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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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From the statehouse

Ohio Senate passes changes to state weapons laws 

ANN SANNER, Associated Press

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014

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Board votes to remove mandate on art, gym teachers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An education policy change that opponents said would let school districts eliminate art, gym and other classes cleared its first hurdle Tuesday at the state school board over some continuing objections.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014

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Cleveland council to hold hearings on DOJ report

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland City Council plans a hearing Wednesday to learn more about a U.S. Justice Department report that outlined excessive force and civil rights violations by Cleveland police.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014

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Crews test Ohio bridge that got stuck over river

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Officials have made electrical repairs and conducted test-runs in hopes of reopening a northwest Ohio river bridge that was stuck in the up position for days.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014

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