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Ohio payroll level in ’14, but overtime up

COLUMBUS — Declines in state employee payroll leveled off last year, but the amount of overtime was on the rise.

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 March 2015

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Study says youth in rural areas have higher suicide rate

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new Ohio State University study has found that adolescents and young adults living in rural areas are more likely to commit suicide than those in cities.

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Roads, businesses close amid Ohio flooding

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio River flooding has forced road and business closures in the Cincinnati area.

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Lima tank plant gets $2.3M for upgrades for next-generation tank

LIMA, Ohio (AP) — A military tank plant in northwestern Ohio is getting $2.3 million from the U.S. Army for upgrades at the facility.

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Ohio legislator wants to limit tethering of animals in yards

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Cleveland-based Ohio state representative is backing legislation that would set rules for how long an animal may be tied up outdoors.

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Dayton man gets 5 years in companion's heroin death

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Another person in Ohio has been held criminally responsible for providing heroin to someone who then suffered a fatal overdose.

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Ohio safety director continues distracted driving push

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's public safety director is urging the state Senate to restore proposed distracted-driving penalties to a pending transportation budget that he says are part of a package of reforms aimed at protecting Ohio roads.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 March 2015

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Ohio AG certifies petition for marijuana legalization issue

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A marijuana legalization effort in Ohio cleared a key hurdle Friday when the state attorney general signed off on a petition for the proposed constitutional amendment.

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