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Court to weigh challenge to ban on campaign lies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Negative campaigning and mudslinging may be a fact of life in American politics, but can false accusations made in the heat of an election be punished as a crime?

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 April 2014

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Group asks Dayton schools to reduce suspensions

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A community activist group is asking Dayton city schools to reduce its number of out-of-school suspensions.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 April 2014

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No school recommended for unvaccinated kids

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Central Ohio officials are warning that children without mumps vaccinations might have to miss weeks of school if an outbreak of the illness hits classrooms.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 April 2014

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Ohio justice: division over death penalty expected

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The chief justice of the Ohio Supreme Court says divisions about the death penalty on a panel that spent more than two years studying capital punishment in the state were to be expected.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 April 2014

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Judge to sentence 7 in deadly Ohio pill mill case

CINCINNATI (AP) — A judge has set sentencing dates for six doctors and the owner of three pain management clinics where they worked, all of whom previously pleaded guilty to charges related to the clinics' operations.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 April 2014

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Missing autistic teen in NW Ohio found safe

TIFFIN, Ohio (AP) — The mother of a northwest Ohio autistic teen who had been missing since Sunday says her son has been found safe.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 April 2014

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Congress is giving states the transportation blues

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: the government's Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke. If allowed to run dry, that could set back or shut down projects across the country, force widespread layoffs of construction workers and delay needed repairs and improvements.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 April 2014

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Police: Ohio man's drone hindered medical chopper

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A man is facing charges after deputies say he was flying a video camera-equipped drone that hindered the landing of a medical helicopter at an accident scene.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 April 2014

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