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Business, labor groups file brief in support gaming industry

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A group of business, labor and education officials have filed a brief in support of Ohio casinos and racinos.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 January 2015

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Democratic Ohio Rep. Ryan makes public switch on abortion

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Democratic congressman who is weighing a U.S. Senate run in politically divided Ohio has publicly declared a position switch on abortion, saying Wednesday the decision is deeply personal and unrelated to any political aspirations.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 January 2015

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House committee passes ban on plastic beads polluting lakes

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana House committee unanimously passed a bill that would ban the sale and manufacture of soaps and cosmetics containing tiny plastic particles that environmentalists say are polluting water resources.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 January 2015

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Charter school changes, student grants on House GOP's agenda

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Students seeking in-demand jobs in nursing, manufacturing and other industries could be eligible for grants up to $5,000 under a proposal Republicans in the Ohio House announced Wednesday as part of their legislative agenda.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 January 2015

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Divided court rejects sealing criminal records after pardon

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Judges don't have the authority to seal the criminal records of offenders purely on the basis of a pardon by the governor, a divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 January 2015

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Fugitive treasure hunter nabbed in Florida after 2-year hunt

A treasure hunter locked in a legal battle over one of the greatest undersea hauls in American history has been arrested in Florida after more than two years on the lam, authorities said Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 January 2015

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Ohio company fined for illegal discharges into Lake Erie

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland metal plating company has been fined $50,000 for making illegal discharges with high concentrations of metals into Lake Erie.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 January 2015

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Advocates push for maintaining Medicaid expansion in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A coalition of behavioral health groups say an extension of Medicaid has benefited low-income Ohioans living with mental health disorders and addictions, and lawmakers should continue it.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 January 2015

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