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Ohio chief to speak to president's task force on policing

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus police chief plans to speak at an Arizona meeting of a presidential task force charged with examining ways to improve police-community relations.

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 February 2015

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Video shows Ohio man recounting 4 killings during drug binge

BUCYRUS, Ohio (AP) — A man who killed four others during a cocaine binge told investigators that two people knew about several of the slayings before the last one but apparently didn't notify authorities before he walked into a police station and confessed, according to newly released video of his two police interviews.

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Final sentences in Ohio prescription-drug operation

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) — A prosecutor says sentences handed down to a husband and wife prosecuted for prescription-drug trafficking conclude a case in which pills were obtained on monthly trips to Florida.

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Ohio could get 10 indoor pot farms if voters OK ballot issue

CLEVELAND (AP) — The mayor of the northeast Ohio city of Lorain says he's never inhaled, but he's not opposed to a developer building a large indoor marijuana farm on undeveloped city-owned property.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 February 2015

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Ex-Smucker employee sentenced for $4M theft from company

CLEVELAND (AP) — A former employee of the J.M. Smucker Co. in northeast Ohio has been sentenced to nearly five years in federal prison for stealing $4 million from the company over a 16-year-period.

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Party chairs disagree on marijuana, Kasich presidential run

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — At their first side-by-side appearance, the leaders of Ohio's Republican and Democratic parties split Thursday on the legalization of marijuana, the strength of a potential presidential run by Republican Gov. John Kasich, and the re-election possibilities for Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman.

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Sheriff who sold vehicles found guilty of corruption charges

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — A sheriff accused of pocketing cash by selling county vehicles to a salvage yard and spending thousands of public dollars on clothes and restaurant meals was found guilty on Thursday of using his office for his own benefit.

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Ohio juvenile prisons reduced use of seclusion last year

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After being challenged by the U.S. Department of Justice, Ohio's juvenile justice agency reduced the solitary confinement of its young inmates last year.

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