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Ohio bill would add historic Wright Flyer to state's seal

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio lawmaker who has led the fight against Connecticut's claim that another aviator beat the Wright brothers as first in flight now wants the Wright Flyer emblazoned on Ohio's state seal.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 December 2015

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Ohio House panel begins reviewing right-to-work bill

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A legislative panel in Ohio is reviewing a bill that would bar private employers from requiring workers to join or pay dues to a labor organization as a condition of employment.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 December 2015

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Officer says he told boy to show hands before fatal shots

A white Cleveland patrolman who shot a 12-year-old black boy carrying a pellet gun told investigators that he and his partner continuously yelled "show me your hands" before he fired the fatal shots, according to the officer's statement released by prosecutors Tuesday.

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Prosecutor: Ohio gunman wanted to kill police officers

CINCINNATI (AP) — An armed suspect who killed a Cincinnati police officer and then was shot to death by police wanted to ambush and kill as many officers as possible, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

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'A Christmas Story' museum gets Red Ryder gun from movie

CLEVELAND (AP) — A museum dedicated to "A Christmas Story" has acquired the holy grail of movie memorabilia: a Red Ryder BB gun wielded by Ralphie in the beloved holiday film.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 December 2015

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Zoo to build cheetah-breeding facilities in southwest Ohio

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — Breeding facilities for cheetahs are expected to open in a southwest Ohio county by summer.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 December 2015

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FirstEnergy proposes deal setting rates for next 8 years

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — FirstEnergy is asking utility regulators to approve short-term rate increases for about 2 million customers in Ohio in order to sustain operations at some of its older coal and nuclear plants.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 December 2015

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Court to hear challenge of death row inmate's rape sentence

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has agreed to hear the state's challenge of a prison sentence received by a condemned Ohio killer in a rape case unrelated to his slaying of a Cleveland police officer in 2000.

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