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Group urging Ohio pot legalization wants old crimes expunged

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The group working to get a marijuana legalization issue on Ohio's fall ballot is separately proposing to have some related crimes expunged if its legalization amendment is approved by voters.

Last Updated on Friday, 26 June 2015

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Ohio incinerator operator to pay $34,000 for ash malfunction

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio (AP) — The operator of a hazardous-waste incinerator in eastern Ohio has agreed to pay $34,000 for a malfunction that released hundreds of pounds of ash into the surrounding area two years ago.

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Things to know as senators pass Ohio's spending blueprint

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State senators on Thursday passed a sweeping $71.2 billion, two-year budget that provides an income tax cut for Ohioans, funds public schools and seeks to change health care policies.

The House is planning to vote on the measure Friday. The deadline for Republican Gov. John Kasich to sign the bill into law is Tuesday. Some things to know as the measure moves toward his desk:

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Gov. signs bill to ban pure caffeine, powdered alcohol sales

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Pure powdered caffeine won't be legally sold in Ohio under legislation signed by Gov. John Kasich.

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Thousands expected to honor slain police officer in Ohio

CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities expect a slain Cincinnati police officer's funeral and procession to draw thousands of people, including hundreds of police officers from around the country.

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Trio in Cleveland indicted in alleged investment scheme

CLEVELAND (AP) — Federal prosecutors say three men from northeast Ohio have been indicted in an alleged scheme to defraud investors out of about $17 million.

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Ohio House OKs bill to make serious pet abuse a felony crime

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Legislation passed by the Ohio House would stiffen penalties for abuse of pets and other companion animals.

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Ex-homeless man with golden voice: I'm running for president

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A once-homeless Ohio man whose smooth radio voice made him an Internet sensation says he's running for president as an independent.

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