Judge orders new trial for 3 men convicted of '95 slaying

CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge in Cleveland has ordered new trials for three men convicted of a 1995 slaying because of what she says was "malicious suppression of evidence" by an assistant prosecutor.

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Ohio House OKs bill banning abortions after 1st heartbeat

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bill that would ban most abortions after the first detectable fetal heartbeat again cleared the state House on Wednesday following a startlingly emotional floor debate in which a veteran female lawmaker revealed she'd been raped and had an abortion and a male legislator shed tears as he recounted praying his stillborn child would take a breath.

  • Written by JULIE CARR SMYTH, AP Statehouse Correspondent

Group starts collecting signatures for Ohio pot amendment

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Backers of an effort to legalize marijuana in Ohio for medicinal and recreational use have started collecting the thousands of signatures needed to get the proposal before voters.

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