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Judge: Ohio teen competent to stand trial in fire

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A 17-year-old Ohio boy accused of tying his parents' bedroom doors shut while they were inside and setting the house on fire has been found competent to stand trial.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 March 2014

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DeWine: Ohio election law violates free speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to rule as unconstitutional a state election law that bars people from making recklessly false statements about political candidates, saying it restricts free speech.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 March 2014

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Ohio's exotic animal law survives federal lawsuit

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal appeals court upheld Ohio's restrictions on exotic animals on Tuesday, rejecting a challenge by owners who had claimed the law was too stringent and forced them to join organizations they disagree with.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 March 2014

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Libertarian governor candidate challenged in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawyers sparred Tuesday over whether a Libertarian gubernatorial candidate in Ohio is qualified for the May ballot, a dispute whose outcome could affect Republican Gov. John Kasich's re-election bid.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 March 2014

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Ohio governor OKs ban on e-cigarette sales to kids

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed a bill that aims to keep electronic cigarettes out of the hands of those under age 18.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 March 2014

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Army Corps sets aside money for Ohio flood project

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio members of Congress say the Army Corps of Engineers plans to put up $1.5 million to move forward with a project aimed at finding a solution to flooding that has plagued areas of northwestern Ohio.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 March 2014

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Train derails in Delaware, spilling corn; no one hurt

 

DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say part of a train hauling corn derailed north of Ohio's capital, sending nearly three dozen cars off the tracks and spilling their contents.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 March 2014

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Advocates lobby feds for Great Lakes programs

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Great Lakes advocates are meeting in Washington, D.C., this week to lobby for funding of environmental projects and to discuss strategies for dealing with challenges such as invasive species.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 March 2014

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