Ex-Ohio prisons director dies; became death penalty opponent

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Terry Collins, a former Ohio prisons director who oversaw more than 30 executions and then became an anti-death penalty advocate in retirement, died Thursday of a heart attack, the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction confirmed. Collins, of Chillicothe, was 63.

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State says Ohio's February unemployment rate 4.9 percent

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's unemployment rate of 4.9 percent in February was unchanged from January as the number of unemployed workers and Ohio's nonagricultural wage and salary employment both increased.

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District OKs $27K settlement over principal who dragged boy

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio school district is paying $27,500 as part of a settlement to the family of a special needs student who was dragged down a hallway and kicked into an office by a principal.

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Police: Man charged in 2015 shootings at Cincinnati tower

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police say a man accused of shooting at Cincinnati's largest building multiple times last year has been charged in federal court with possession of the firearm used in the shootings.

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