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State legislators highlight plight of black Ohioans at event

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Business, voting rights and other public policy issues facing black Ohioans are in the spotlight at an annual event celebrating Black History Month.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015

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Ohio Supreme Court stands by traffic cameras ruling

CINCINNATI (AP) — A closely divided Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday stood by its earlier ruling upholding use of traffic cameras.

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Federal agency won't dump sediment in Lake Erie this year

CLEVELAND (AP) — Sediment from the floor of the Cuyahoga River won't be dumped into Lake Erie, the federal agency that maintains the lake's shipping channels said.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015

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Jury convicts Lima man of setting fire that killed 2

LIMA, Ohio (AP) — A man already serving a life sentence in Ohio is now facing a possible death sentence after being convicted of setting a fire that killed two people in Lima.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015

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Super PAC launching for Ohio Sen. Portman's '16 re-election

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A super PAC capable of raising unlimited donations is being launched to help Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman as his Ohio race for re-election heats up.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015

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Ohio Supreme Court ruling favors fracking

ST. CLAIRSVILLE - By a 4-3 vote, Ohio Supreme Court justices decided Tuesday that cities, townships and counties cannot impose regulations on oil and natural gas drillers, effectively overruling any local fracking bans passed throughout the state.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015

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Group wants Ohioans over 21 to be allowed to grow pot

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A group pushing for a constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana in Ohio has rewritten its proposal to allow people to grow a limited amount in their homes.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015

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Abortion foes introduce 'heartbeat' bill for 3rd time

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — For the third time in as many legislative sessions, Ohio abortion opponents have introduced a proposal to effectively ban the procedure after the first fetal heartbeat is detected, which can come as early as six weeks into pregnancy.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015

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