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Libertarians face quagmire in seeking ballot access in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Libertarian candidates seeking some local offices in Ohio face uncertain access to the ballot this year as they await a judge's decision over new rules for minor political parties.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 March 2015

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Bill protecting Ohio pupils from testing impacts advances

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bill protecting students from the academic impacts of Ohio's new proficiency tests is headed toward the expected signature of Gov. John Kasich.

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Coast Guard urges caution on Great Lakes amid warmer weather

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is urging people to use caution on Great Lakes waterways due to warmer temperatures and unstable ice.

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Ohio lawmaker wants tougher penalties for wastewater dumping

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state senator wants increased penalties and stiffer permit rules for improperly disposing of gas-drilling waste and toxic brine in Ohio.

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Ohio Supreme Court weighs exceptions to sex offender label

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court is considering whether the state's sex-offender labels amount to cruel and unusual punishment if the classification is a significantly harsher punishment than an offense warrants.

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Ohio bill would allow workers' compensation for police PTSD

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Emergency responders diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder could be eligible for workers' compensation benefits even if they don't have physical injuries under proposed legislation being considered by an Ohio Senate panel.

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Advocates to push vaccine legislation at Ohio Statehouse

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The father of a boy killed by bacterial meningitis and an expert in infectious diseases are among advocates coming to the Ohio Statehouse to promote new vaccine legislation.

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New judge to hear Ohio highway slaying case

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A new judge has been assigned to hear the case of an Illinois man charged with killing a Kentucky woman found dead in a vehicle in southwest Ohio.

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