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Lawmakers want gun law 'leasing' loophole closed

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Some Ohio lawmakers are trying to close a gun law loophole they say allows municipalities to get around a provision permitting concealed weapons in parks.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 May 2014

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Ohio House approves tax hike for shale drillers

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After years of debate, a tax compromise backed by the oil and gas industry cleared the Republican-led state House on Wednesday amid criticism from Democrats who said it failed to adequately protect local communities and the environment and from Gov. John Kasich, who wanted a bigger tax hike.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 May 2014

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Rain brings threat of floods, flash floods in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Flood watches remained in effect across much of eastern and northern Ohio Thursday as communities recovered from several days of heavy rain and storms.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 May 2014

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Ohio teen scoops 3-foot carp from flooded street

NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio (AP) — A northern Ohio teenager is reeling in attention for a big catch after he spotted a 3-foot carp swimming in receding floodwaters on his street and scooped it into his arms as his mother caught the scene on video.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 May 2014

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Judge considers removing Ohio coroner facing suits

 

CINCINNATI (AP) — A judge is considering whether to remove a southern Ohio coroner from office over allegations that she has mishandled death scenes and abandoned evidence amid her husband's political feud with a county sheriff.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 May 2014

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Ohio bill sparks questions over public benefits

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A proposal contained in a midterm budget bill should have a goal of addressing the basic needs of Ohio residents, the human services director for Ohio's poorest county told state lawmakers Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 May 2014

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Farming groups launch tractor safety campaign

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A coalition of farming organizations is starting a campaign to encourage parents to keep children under age 12 off of tractors after a spate of accidents in the past year.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 May 2014

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Heroin use soars in Ohio child custody cases

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Heroin use by the parents or caregivers is skyrocketing as a factor in Ohio child custody cases, according to first-ever state data on the effect of specific drugs on cases.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 May 2014

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