Backers withdraw proposal to raise Cleveland's minimum wage

CLEVELAND (AP) — Backers who proposed phasing in a $15 minimum wage in Cleveland have withdrawn their petition to get the issue on the ballot after the governor signed a bill blocking municipalities from raising the local minimum wage beyond Ohio's rate.

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Ohio brother slaying case might return to juvenile court

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio teenager accused of killing his 14-year-old brother after an argument over Halloween candy will have a hearing Feb. 9 to determine whether his case is handled in juvenile court or the adult court system.

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Man accused of pretending to be Marine to get VA benefits

CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities say a man improperly received $130,000 in medical and housing benefits through Veterans Affairs by claiming he had served in the Marine Corps during years when he actually had been imprisoned in Arizona.

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Ohio woman pleads guilty over dad's fatal heroin injection

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman accused of injecting her father with a lethal dose of heroin has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and been sentenced to three years in prison.

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