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Co-defendant testifies how Ohio teen was beaten

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who pleaded guilty to killing a 16-year-old last year testified that he and his co-defendant repeatedly beat the boy when he wouldn't give up his stash of money and drugs.

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 July 2014

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Kings Island tries to set shaved-heads record

MASON, Ohio (AP) — A southwestern Ohio amusement park hopes to set a world record for the most heads shaved simultaneously to help raise awareness and money for the fight against cancer.

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 July 2014

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Ohio Legislature's request denied in voting case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday denied a request from the Ohio Legislature to become part of a lawsuit challenging early voting rules in the key swing state.

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 July 2014

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Fired band director says he fixing vulgar culture

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The fired Ohio State University marching band director says he was working to change a culture of hazing and inappropriate rituals among members when he was dismissed.

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Ohio mumps cases now number 469

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The number of mumps cases in the recent central Ohio outbreak has reached 469 cases.

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 July 2014

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Health department revokes Ohio clinic's license

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The interim director of the Ohio Department of Health has signed an order to revoke the license of Toledo's last abortion clinic.

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Prosecutor challenges Ohio prison release option

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A procedure allowing the Ohio prisons director to recommend to judges early release for certain offenders violates the constitutional separation of powers, a prosecutor says in a court challenge to the policy.

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Justice Dept. weighs in on OH, WI voting cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has sided with challengers of voting laws in Wisconsin and Ohio, saying measures in those states unfairly affect minority voters.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 July 2014

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