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Ohio Supreme Court sidelines another JobsOhio challenge

by Associated Press on August 31, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has rejected another legal challenge to Gov. John Kasich’s (KAY’-sik’s) privatized job-creation agency on grounds that the plaintiff lacks the standing to sue. In a ruling Wednesday, the high court affirmed a lower court’s decision against former ProgressOhio attorney Victoria Ullmann in her effort against JobsOhio. Justices… Continue Reading

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ACLU raises concerns over FBI access to Ohio crime database

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is raising concerns about potential federal access to a state crime database, which would include facial recognition data. The ACLU said Wednesday that any agreement allowing the FBI access to the database run by Ohio’s attorney general would need public input. The… Continue Reading

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Proposed rule would let Ohio attorneys advise on pot law

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A proposed rule would let Ohio attorneys counsel clients seeking to comply with the state’s new medical marijuana law. The Ohio Supreme Court released a proposed amendment to its professional conduct rules on Wednesday. If adopted, it would let attorneys help clients navigate the law and how it’s implemented. The proposal… Continue Reading

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Prosecutor says woman confessed to killing disabled daughter

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EASTLAKE, Ohio (AP) — A prosecutor says a 50-year-old woman walked into a northeast Ohio police station last week and confessed to killing her developmentally disabled daughter. Sandra Speck has been charged with murder in the death of 21-year-old Mindy Speck at their apartment in Eastlake, 20 miles east of Cleveland. She pleaded not guilty… Continue Reading

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Police: Shooter dies after killing neighbor at a bus stop

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HOLLAND, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio man who shot and killed a neighbor and injured another at a school bus stop has died. The Lucas County sheriff’s office says Jimmie Pemberton died Tuesday night at a Toledo hospital, about 12 hours after he shot the couple. Investigators say Pemberton shot the couple just… Continue Reading

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Hillary Clinton heads to Cleveland for Labor Day event

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine will bring their campaign to Cleveland on Labor Day. Clinton’s campaign confirmed in a statement released Tuesday night that the Democratic presidential and vice presidential candidates will attend the 11th Congressional District picnic and parade in Luke Easter Park in Cleveland. The… Continue Reading

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Health officials: Contagious diarrheal disease cases grow

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Public health officials say a contagious diarrheal disease continues to grow in central Ohio. The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2bBTHj3 ) reports health officials say 423 cases of diagnosed cryptosporidiosis were reported as of Monday. Columbus Public Health Spokesman Jose Rodriguez says the number of cases of the disease caused by a parasite… Continue Reading

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Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein heads to Ohio

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein will be making a campaign swing through Ohio. Stein plans stops in the Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati areas beginning Friday. The Chicago-born physician and activist is scheduled to visit Capital University near downtown Columbus on Friday afternoon. She then travels to northeast Ohio, where she… Continue Reading

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Ohio education leaders to discuss career education

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MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Education leaders will discuss the future of career education at a pioneering Ohio regional campus that’s celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Miami University’s Middletown campus says Ohio Chancellor of Higher Education John Carey and new Miami University president Greg Crawford will join legislators Wednesday for a discussion on education. The… Continue Reading

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Ohio seeks help to create habitats for monarch butterflies

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A group is looking for help creating new habitats for monarch butterflies to bolster the specie’s dwindling population. The Ohio Department of Transportation’s Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative is holding its annual milkweed pod collection campaign that runs for two months starting Thursday. Seeds will be used to establish new plantings for… Continue Reading