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Ohio attorney general to discuss police training

 

LONDON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is exploring whether Ohio needs to change how it trains police in the use of force, following the recent killings of a boy and black men by police officers in Ohio and around the nation.

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 December 2014

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'Heartbeat' abortion bill fails to pass Ohio House

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bill that would impose some of the nation's most stringent abortion restrictions has failed in the Ohio House.

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 December 2014

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Common Core repeal maneuver fails in Ohio House

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state lawmaker's last-ditch effort to insert a repeal of Common Core education standards into another bill has failed.

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Revamp work on Ohio's map-making process continues

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Senate's leader is expressing optimism about reaching agreement to overhaul how the state draws legislative districts.

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Great Lakes water level slump over, future unclear

 

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Two unusually wet years have finally ended the lengthiest period on record of low Great Lakes water levels — a blessing for long-suffering cargo shippers and recreational boaters — although scientists said Tuesday it's uncertain whether the recovery is temporary or heralds a trend.

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 December 2014

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Countless crows, droppings rankle Springfield residents

 

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Thousands of crows roosting at night in a western Ohio city's downtown leave some residents comparing the crow-laden landscape to the Alfred Hitchcock movie "The Birds" as they work to drive away the flocks.

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Prosecutor: chances of February execution 'nil'

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — As Ohio lawmakers rush to pass a bill supporters say is needed to restart executions in the state, a prosecutor says the chances of the next scheduled execution happening are "nil."

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Ohio lawmakers narrow lethal injection bill

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio lawmakers on Wednesday removed a measure from a death penalty bill that doctors and drugmakers warned could have led to shortages of a key drug and set anesthesiology back 20 years.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014

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