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Kasich signs $71B budget that further cuts income tax

July 1, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) says the $71.2 billion, 2-year state budget he signed helps people without getting "loose" with the spending. more »»

Ohio Senate panel OKs anti-monopoly item affecting Ohio pot

June 30, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A proposal to block monopolies from Ohio's constitution has cleared a Senate committee after being changed to limit it more narrowly to affect a marijuana legalization effor... more »»

Grenade-shaped perfume bottle leads to courthouse evacuation

June 30, 2015

CINCINNATI (AP) — A suspicious item that prompted a Cincinnati courthouse evacuation turned out to be a perfume bottle shaped like a World War II grenade. more »»

Teen gets 25-to-life as accomplice in sledgehammer slayings

June 30, 2015

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A judge has sentenced a 16-year-old boy to 25 years to life in adult prison as an accomplice in the sledgehammer slayings of a prominent attorney and his wife in April 2013. more »»

In Supreme Court loss, death penalty foes see an opening

June 30, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) — A strongly worded dissent in the U.S. more »»

Kasich presidential effort gets website, offers tickets

June 30, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) is ramping up for the launch of his 2016 presidential bid with a website offering free tickets to the July 21 event. more »»

List of 18 people honored with Carnegie Medals for heroism

June 30, 2015

Winners of Carnegie Medals formally announced Tuesday:

— Christopher Brooks King, 29, of Roswell, New Mexico, rescued a 38-year-old woman from a burning home in January 2014. more »»

Marijuana legalization backers deliver signatures in Ohio

June 30, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A campaign to legalize marijuana for medicinal and recreational use in Ohio began delivering hundreds of thousands of petition signatures in its effort to get the issue... more »»

Sentence postponed for gambler in Toledo sports probe

June 30, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — Lawyers for a Detroit-area gambler caught in a sports bribery scandal at the University of Toledo say it would be "unthinkable" to send the ailing 82-year-old man to prison. more »»

Late Oregon teen among 18 to win Carnegie Medal for heroism

June 30, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A 16-year-old Oregon boy who drowned while trying unsuccessfully to save his younger brother's life is one of 18 people to be honored with a Carnegie Medal for heroism.

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Senators delay vote on anti-monopoly item aimed at pot

June 30, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State lawmakers scrambled Tuesday to address warnings from lawyers across the political spectrum that an effort to ban monopolies from Ohio's constitution would have legal... more »»

Bill extending rape case prosecution heads to governor

June 30, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bill extending the time period for prosecuting rape and sexual battery to 25 years after the crime is headed to the desk of Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik. more »»

Ohio, Michigan sue EPA over rule

June 30, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio and Michigan are teaming up in a lawsuit against two federal agencies over a new rule that gives them authority over some streams, tributaries and wetlands. more »»

Family: Girl, 4, shot by officer firing at dog is recovering

June 30, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A 4-year-old girl who was shot in the leg by an Ohio police officer firing at a dog is recovering after surgery as her family questions how the officer responded. more »»

Court ruling spurs backers' hopes for redistricting changes

June 30, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Groups hoping to squeeze partisan politics out of how states shape congressional districts are hailing a Supreme Court decision that lets independent commissions, not... more »»

Kasich to sign $71B budget and expects to veto some items

June 30, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. John Kasich is expected to sign a $71. more »»

Interim publisher named for The Clarion-Ledger

June 30, 2015

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Genia Lovett, a longtime Gannett executive, has been named interim president and publisher of The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi.

The Clarion-Ledger (http://on. more »»

Marijuana legalization backers to deliver Ohio petitions

June 30, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A campaign to legalize marijuana in Ohio for medicinal and recreational use is ready to meet a July 1 deadline for delivering petition signatures. more »»

US church to divest over Israeli treatment of Palestinians

June 30, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — The United Church of Christ has voted to divest from companies with business in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories. more »»

Courthouse evacuated due to suspicious item closed for day

June 30, 2015

CINCINNATI (AP) — Court officials say the Hamilton County courthouse that was evacuated because of a suspicious item will remain closed for the day. more »»



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