State rejects execution delay for man who raped, killed girl

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state has rejected a proposal to temporarily delay the January execution of a man set to die for the 1993 rape and killing of his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter.

  • Written by ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press

Ohio smoking rate barely changed 10 years after indoor ban

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Since Ohio voters approved a statewide indoor smoking ban in 2006, experts can point to a host of resulting benefits — but a significantly reduced adult smoking rate isn't one of them.

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Bills to give youth killers parole hope facing opposition

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — People affected by a 2012 Ohio school shooting that left three students dead are opposing two proposed laws that could give the shooter a chance at parole — something he doesn't currently have.

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Ohio, Michigan congresswomen ask US EPA to act on Lake Erie

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Congresswomen from Ohio and Michigan want the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to step in and designate western Lake Erie as an impaired waterway because of the harmful algae that has hurt water quality.

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