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The Latest: House OKs bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks

by Associated Press on December 8, 2016 at 9:00 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on bills moving through the Ohio Legislature in its final 2016 sessions (all times local): 8:00 p.m. The Ohio House has approved a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks. The House voted 64-29 Thursday night to pass the bill, which will be added to legislation already on… Continue Reading

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University of Akron student pleads not guilty in slaying

by Associated Press on December 8, 2016 at 6:00 pm

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The attorney for a University of Akron student charged in the fatal stabbing of his roommate at an off-campus apartment says the death wasn’t a murder but an “unfortunate accident.” Twenty-two-year-old Kendal Scheid, of Norwalk, pleaded not guilty to a murder charge this week in Akron Municipal Court for the fatal… Continue Reading

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The Latest: Senate approves bill making asset seizure harder

by Associated Press on December 8, 2016 at 5:00 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on bills moving through the Ohio Legislature in its final 2016 sessions (all times local): 4 p.m. The Ohio Senate has approved a bill aimed at making it harder for authorities to seize assets like cash or vehicles if the owners aren’t involved in criminal activity. At issue are… Continue Reading

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Browns in talks with Columbus to move training camp there

by Associated Press on December 8, 2016 at 2:00 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have confirmed the team is discussing a move of its preseason training camp from its year-round facility in Berea to a new city recreation facility in Columbus. Plans first reported by The Columbus Dispatch on Thursday call for the team and Franklin County to contribute $5 million each… Continue Reading

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Facial modeling used in hopes of IDing Ohio skeletal remains

by Associated Press on December 8, 2016 at 2:00 pm

XENIA, Ohio (AP) — Investigators have unveiled a forensic facial reconstruction they hope will help identify a woman whose skeletal remains were found by mushroom hunters in southwest Ohio in early May. A forensic artist created the clay model unveiled Thursday by Attorney General Mike DeWine and Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer. DNA testing hasn’t… Continue Reading

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The Latest: Gun groups, businesses disagree over rights bill

by Associated Press on December 8, 2016 at 1:00 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on bills moving through the Ohio Legislature in its final 2016 sessions (all times local): 12:00 p.m. A bill before Oho lawmakers would make concealed weapons permit holders a protected class under employment discrimination law. The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2h0kLf9 ) gun-rights advocates back the legislation allowing permit holders… Continue Reading

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Facial modeling used in hopes of IDing Ohio skeletal remains

by Associated Press on December 8, 2016 at 1:00 pm

XENIA, Ohio (AP) — Investigators have unveiled a forensic facial reconstruction they hope will help identify a woman whose skeletal remains were found by mushroom hunters in southwest Ohio in early May. A forensic artist created the clay model unveiled Thursday by Attorney General Mike DeWine and Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer. DNA testing hasn’t… Continue Reading

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The Latest: Lawmakers approve governor’s anti-addiction bill

by Associated Press on December 8, 2016 at 12:00 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on bills moving through the Ohio Legislature in its final 2016 sessions (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Lawmakers have approved legislation proposed by Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) as part of efforts to battle Ohio’s addictions epidemic. The bill that got final House and Senate Wednesday requires thousands of pharmacy… Continue Reading

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The Latest: Ohio legislature passes firefighter cancer bill

by Associated Press on December 8, 2016 at 11:00 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on bills moving through the Ohio Legislature in its final 2016 sessions (all times local): 10:15 a.m. Ohio lawmakers have passed legislation that could provide more benefits for firefighters who get cancer as a presumed result of their work. The measure addresses how causes of such cancer are viewed… Continue Reading

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Ohio girl, 14, arrested in fatal shooting of teen brother

by Associated Press on December 8, 2016 at 9:00 am

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a 15-year-old boy was fatally shot in northwest Ohio, and his 14-year-old sister has been arrested as the subject of the murder investigation. Police say officers responding to a report of a shooting in Toledo found the wounded teen shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday. The Lucas County coroner tells… Continue Reading