Lawmaker proposes shifting duties of prison watchdog agency

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio prison watchdog agency that survived a legislative push to eliminate it might have its duties shifted to the state inspector general's office under possible changes that lawmakers are considering.

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Ohio auditor to probe if e-schools can track learning time

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's auditor ordered a statewide examination Thursday of cyber schools' data collection practices after his office found the state's largest online charter school lacked adequate systems to track the time students spent learning.

  • Written by JULIE CARR SMYTH , AP Statehouse Correspondent

Advocates to lobby Congress for Great Lakes cleanup program

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Supporters of a Great Lakes cleanup program are taking their case to Congress as preliminary budget figures suggest the Trump administration may try to cut nearly all its funding.

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Police arrest man accused of having gun at Columbus State

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An 18-year-old man accused of displaying a gun in a community college building in Ohio's capital city has been jailed on a felony charge of inducing panic and a weapons-related count.

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