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Judge stays most of Ohio gay marriage ruling

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio officials must immediately recognize the same-sex marriages of four couples who sued over the state's gay marriage ban, a federal judge said Wednesday, while staying the broader effects of his ruling to avoid "premature celebration and confusion" in case it's overturned on appeal.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 April 2014

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Murder charge in death of 8-year-old Columbus boy

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus police have filed a murder charge against a suspect in the death of an 8-year-old boy who died days after being shot in the head.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 April 2014

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Council OKs eminent domain process for Sidney traffic project

The city of Sidney moved forward with traffic-control improvements on Ohio 47 near Walmart when City Council Monday night authorized the acquiring of easements through eminent domain proceedings.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 April 2014

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Court to weigh challenge to ban on campaign lies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Negative campaigning and mudslinging may be a fact of life in American politics, but can false accusations made in the heat of an election be punished as a crime?

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 April 2014

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Group asks Dayton schools to reduce suspensions

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A community activist group is asking Dayton city schools to reduce its number of out-of-school suspensions.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 April 2014

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No school recommended for unvaccinated kids

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Central Ohio officials are warning that children without mumps vaccinations might have to miss weeks of school if an outbreak of the illness hits classrooms.

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Ohio justice: division over death penalty expected

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The chief justice of the Ohio Supreme Court says divisions about the death penalty on a panel that spent more than two years studying capital punishment in the state were to be expected.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 April 2014

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Judge to sentence 7 in deadly Ohio pill mill case

CINCINNATI (AP) — A judge has set sentencing dates for six doctors and the owner of three pain management clinics where they worked, all of whom previously pleaded guilty to charges related to the clinics' operations.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 April 2014

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