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Senate panel weighs measure that could block legalizing pot

June 29, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Senate panel is weighing potential changes to an anti-monopoly proposal that potentially could block marijuana legalization in Ohio this fall. more »»

Man convicted of rape wants to play football in college

June 29, 2015

NELSONVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A former high school football player found delinquent in the rape of a 16-year-old girl wants to play at the community college level. more »»

Ohio announces rules for testing lethal injection drugs

June 29, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio will test lethal injection drugs ahead of executions if it obtains specialty batches of the drugs, the state prisons agency announced Monday in its latest update of... more »»

Supreme Court upholds use of controversial execution drug

June 29, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trading sharp words, a deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal-injection executions Monday, even as two dissenting justices said for the... more »»

Ohio senator eyes redistricting changes after court ruling

June 29, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio senator says he's planning to introduce legislation soon to overhaul how the swing state draws its congressional districts.

Republican state Sen. more »»

Trial for 5 white police supervisors moving to black suburb

June 29, 2015

CLEVELAND (AP) — The trial for five white Cleveland police supervisors charged with failing to control a high-speed car chase that ended in the deaths of two unarmed black people is moving to a... more »»

Man convicted in sledgehammer slayings is sentenced to death

June 29, 2015

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend's parents with a sledgehammer 10 days after stabbing their daughter was sentenced Monday to death.

Shawn Ford Jr. more »»

Police announce crackdown in Ohio city where women missing

June 29, 2015

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — Police in a southern Ohio city where four women have died in just over a year and two are still missing have announced a crackdown on drugs and prostitution. more »»

Federal officials investigate recent fires at black churches

June 29, 2015

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal authorities say they are investigating recent fires at predominantly black churches, though the blazes do not appear to be related. more »»

Prosecutor: Trial for 5 police supervisors moving to suburb

June 29, 2015

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County prosecutor says the trial for five Cleveland police supervisors charged with misdemeanors for failing to control a high-speed chase that ende... more »»

Groups seek changes to Cleveland police consent decree

June 29, 2015

CLEVELAND (AP) — The NAACP and other civil rights groups want a federal judge to modify a consent decree aimed at reforming the troubled Cleveland police department by requiring outside agencies... more »»

University of Akron football drew worst attendance in NCAA

June 29, 2015

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Among all 125 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision teams, the University of Akron had the worst home attendance this past season.

The Akron Beacon Journal (http://bi. more »»

Hillsdale, 4 other schools switching to new sport conference

June 29, 2015

HILLSDALE, Mich. (AP) — Hillsdale College says it and four other colleges will compete in a different athletic conference starting in two years. more »»

Detroit excursion boat getting ready for move to new home

June 29, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit excursion boat that ferried passengers to the defunct Boblo Island amusement park is getting ready to continue its journey to its new home in New York. more »»

Ohio, Indiana, Michigan divide money to help Lake Erie

June 29, 2015

PERRYSBURG, Ohio (AP) — Ohio will get much of the $17.5 million in federal money going to farmers to help reduce the algae problem in Lake Erie. more »»

A look at 13 states using redistricting commissions

June 29, 2015

The Constitution requires boundaries for U.S. House districts to be redrawn after each census. more »»

Justices uphold use of drug implicated in botched executions

June 29, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — A deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal-injection executions Monday, even as two dissenting justices said for the first time they think... more »»

Editorials from around Ohio

June 29, 2015

Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers:

The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, June 29

The bighead and silver carp keep swimming. more »»

Senate panel nears vote on measure to block pot from ballot

June 29, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio Senate panel is nearing action on a fast-moving anti-monopoly proposal that could block a marijuana legalization amendment headed for this fall's ballot. more »»

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