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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.

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 December 2014

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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."

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 December 2014

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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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Ohio House sets vote on 'heartbeat' abortion bill

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bill that would impose some of the nation's most stringent abortion restrictions is set for a Wednesday floor vote in the Ohio House.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014

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Officials hopeful for Ohio uranium cleanup funding

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — As Congress considers a massive spending bill, project officials and lawmakers anticipate approval of funding to avert hundreds of layoffs for workers decontaminating and decommissioning a Cold War-era uranium plant in southern Ohio.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014

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Ohio House panel OKs traffic camera restrictions

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bill requiring a police officer's presence for tickets to be issued from traffic cameras is headed to the full Ohio House for a vote on Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014

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Cleveland, DOJ to begin talks on police reforms

CLEVELAND (AP) — Negotiations between the city of Cleveland and the U.S. Justice Department over allegations of a pattern and practice of excessive force by police are expected to begin next week.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014

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Ohio would get poet laureate under bill

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio would join 44 other states and the District of Columbia in establishing a state poet laureate under legislation on its way to the governor.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014

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