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Cleveland police shooting shows need for strict screenings

DENVER (AP) — The discovery that a Cleveland officer who shot and killed a 12-year-old boy last month had washed out at another police force highlights what some experts call an unnerving truth about policing: Departments don't always dig deeply enough into recruits' pasts.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2014

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Ohio gas well keeping 25 families out of homes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An out-of-control natural gas fracking well has kept 25 families from their homes for the past three days in eastern Ohio.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2014

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Redistricting, fireworks bills on tap in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Bills legalizing consumer fireworks and requiring parental permission for teen tanning were among those poised for final action as Ohio's two-year legislative session neared its end.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2014

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Judge to decide on testimony in police shooting

CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge is expected to decide whether tainted grand jury testimony was used to indict six Cleveland police officers in the aftermath of a deadly police shooting in 2012 and whether the indictments should be dismissed.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2014

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Ohio House to consider lethal injection drug bill

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The names of companies that provide Ohio with lethal injection drugs would be shielded under a proposal the Ohio House is poised to vote on.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2014

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Judge postpones order to cut jail population

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has postponed his demand that a sheriff reduce the population in the overcrowded jail in Toledo by month's end.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2014

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Indictments target 17 in Ohio drug conspiracy

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — State and local officials say a 126-count indictment targets 17 people who took part in a northeast Ohio drug ring.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2014

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State details arrest in Ohio football rape case

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors have outlined details of alleged probation violations by a volunteer football coach whose Ohio house was the scene of a party that preceded the rape of a girl by two high school football players.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2014

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