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Mayor: Police brass not to blame for problems

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson says he doesn't blame police brass for problems detailed in a blistering report by the U.S. Justice Department that says there is a pattern and practice of officers using excessive use of force and violating people's civil rights.

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Ohio announces new approach for child abductions

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio law enforcement officials have announced a new approach for responding to reports of child abduction.

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Ohio bill aims to cover pets in protection orders

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A proposal would allow cats, dogs and other family pets to be included within the scope of protection orders obtained by victims of domestic violence or other offenses.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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