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Cleveland officer charged in shooting wants bench trial

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland police officer charged with voluntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of two unarmed suspects wants a judge instead of a jury to decide his fate next month.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 March 2015

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Wildlife researcher: Ohio bald eagle population is thriving

LORAIN, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's bald eagle population appears to be thriving, according to a state wildlife researcher.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 March 2015

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Compromise close on Lake Erie algae legislation

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio lawmakers are close to agreeing on a plan aimed at reducing farm runoff that feeds the toxic algae in Lake Erie, but it's still not known how it will impact farmers.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 March 2015

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Ohio drivers can show proof of insurance electronically

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohioans are now able to show proof of insurance to police officers and state agencies with their electronic devices.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 March 2015

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State puts hold on drone security testing at SW Ohio prisons

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's prisons agency says it has put a hold on its testing of drones as a security measure to keep watch over two corrections facilities.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 March 2015

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New Ohio gun rules allowing noise suppressors take effect

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new state law that relaxes some requirements for concealed carry permits and allows hunters to use noise suppressors under certain conditions is set to take effect in Ohio.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 March 2015

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Judge in Toledo blocks new Ohio law on traffic camera use

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A northwest Ohio judge has blocked in Toledo a new state law sharply restricting use of traffic camera enforcement around the state.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 March 2015

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PHOTOS: Coast Guard welcomes spring by breaking up Great Lakes ice

ALGONAC, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is welcoming spring by breaking up ice that remains on some Great Lakes shipping channels.

Last Updated on Saturday, 21 March 2015

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