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Ohio's top court declines to change rules on plea deals

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state's top court on Thursday decided to continue allowing defendants to plead to lesser crimes that don't bear much resemblance to the facts of the original charge.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 January 2016

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Ohio man who recorded fatal accident scene sentenced to jail

LORAIN, Ohio (AP) — A northern Ohio man who recorded grisly cellphone video of a car crash that killed one teenager and critically injured another has been sentenced to 30 days in jail.

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Court revives lawsuit against Cleveland officer in shooting

CLEVELAND (AP) — A federal appeals court says a lawsuit can continue against a Cleveland officer who shot and killed an unarmed bank robbery suspect in 2010.

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Ohio House leader to name task force on medical marijuana

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The leader of the Ohio House plans to name a bipartisan task force to review the issue of medical marijuana.

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Ohio's elections chief focuses on poll worker recruitment

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's elections chief said Wednesday he is renewing efforts to recruit and train poll workers as the closely watched battleground state prepares for another presidential election.

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Lottery: 3 Ohio tickets win $1 million each in Powerball

CLEVELAND (AP) — Lottery officials say three tickets sold in Ohio won $1 million apiece in Wednesday's Powerball drawing, though none matched all the numbers for the unprecedented $1.6 billion jackpot.

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Ohio man jailed for 20 days for harassing gay man at gym

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge has sentenced a man to 20 days in jail after he was convicted of "ethnic menacing" for harassing a gay man at a central Ohio health club.

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Ohio police training panel reviews tougher entry standards

LONDON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's police training commission is considering beefed up standards that prospective police officers must meet before they undertake their initial training.

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