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Algae bill revised to allow some farmers a limited exemption

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Changes to a bill designed to reduce the toxic algae in Lake Erie would give some farmers a way to avoid penalties for a year or two if they violate a proposed ban on spreading manure.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 March 2015

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Ohio committee slated to vote on 'heartbeat' abortion bill

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio legislative panel has scheduled a possible vote on a proposal to effectively ban abortions after the first fetal heartbeat is detected, which can come as early as six weeks into pregnancy.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 March 2015

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Ohio bills would extend rape cases' statute of limitations

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's 20-year statute of limitations for prosecuting rape cases could be extended under legislation being considered this week by lawmakers in the House and Senate.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 March 2015

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75 mph speed limit proposal on chopping block in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A proposal to boost Ohio's speed limit to 75 mph on rural interstate highways and the turnpike has been scrapped.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 March 2015

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Ohio Medicaid drops 4,200 providers in error after glitch

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Department of Medicaid says it erroneously sent about 4,200 letters to doctors and health workers last week notifying them they had been dropped from the Medicaid program.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 March 2015

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Officials tout health care law's benefits on 5th anniversary

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Federal officials are releasing new data for certain Ohio areas showing the number of residents who enrolled in health care coverage under President Barack Obama's law.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 March 2015

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Business and labor clash over "Right to Work" in Ohio

With Wisconsin earlier this month becoming a "right-to-work" state, half of U.S. states no longer require workers to pay union dues to receive union benefits.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 March 2015

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Ohio woman accused of trafficking daughter, 11, for heroin

CINCINNATI (AP) — A woman has been indicted on charges she trafficked her 11-year-old daughter for heroin, and a man is facing rape charges and other counts in the case, prosecutors said Monday.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 March 2015

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