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Prosecutor: Report would end Ohio death penalty

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Many recommendations by a committee studying changes to Ohio's death penalty law would effectively end capital punishment in the state if put in place, a veteran prosecutor said Thursday as the panel prepared its final report after two years of work.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 April 2014

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GE plans to put 1,400 jobs in Cincinnati area

CINCINNATI (AP) — The General Electric Co. plans to build a new U.S. global operations center in the Cincinnati area, bringing an expected 1,400 jobs to southwest Ohio.

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Chief urges civil online comments after stabbings

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A small-town Ohio police chief with a forthright style and an outsize Facebook following has drawn a large online response with a post urging commenters to be respectful instead of political after stabbings at a Pittsburgh-area high school.

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Ohio trooper indicted on porn-related charge

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — A state trooper in northern Ohio has been indicted on a charge of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles.

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Ohio House approves Kasich's midterm budget bill

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio representatives from both political parties criticized Republican Gov. John Kasich on Wednesday for saddling them with a midterm budget bill heavily loaded with disparate proposals they called unsuited to a non-budget year.

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Judge allows Ohio fracking lawsuit to proceed

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A couple who sued to try to stop gas drilling around a state-owned lake in eastern Ohio won an early victory in court.

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Ohio unemployment benefit claims are up

WASHINGTON (AP) — Weekly applications for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped 32,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 300,000. Claims fell to their lowest point since May 2007_several months before the Great Recession started later that year. The decrease suggests strong momentum for hiring in the coming months.

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Dayton home health worker gets 10 years in rape

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A former southwestern Ohio home health care worker has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after admitting that he raped an 82-year-old man who was suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

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