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8:33 pm
Mon July 20, 2015

State Agencies Adapting Language To Comply With Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Same-sex couples in Ohio may hold their weddings in the Statehouse, file their state taxes jointly and list their spouses on death certificates.  

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6:43 am
Mon July 20, 2015

Flash Flooding In Brown County Claims Three Lives

This is what remained of the family’s double-wide trailer after flash flooding in Ripley
Credit wcpo.com

Brown County Sheriff's deputies say a mother and two children were killed when their mobile home was swept into Red Oak Creek in Ripley during a heavy rainstorm late Saturday night.

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6:37 am
Mon July 20, 2015

Six Indicted For Cheating At Cincinnati Casino

Three former Cincinnati casino workers and others accused in two alleged cheating scams last year have been indicted on felony gambling charges.

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6:35 am
Mon July 20, 2015

Columbus Fire Investigating Firefighter Party At Closed Station

Columbus fire officials are investigating unauthorized activities at the closed fire station 2 amid reports firefighters hosted an alcohol-fueled party at the facility that included women not associated with the fire division.

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6:28 am
Mon July 20, 2015

Tips Helped Police Find Missing Woman

Loretta Lawson-McCrary
Credit Chillicothe Police

Chillicothe police attribute the quick recovery of a woman reported missing to a goal of getting information out about such reports as fast as possible. 

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2:06 am
Sun July 19, 2015

School Choice Director Resigns Following Omissions In Charter Evaluations

An Ohio Department of Education official has resigned after acknowledging he excluded failing grades for charter schools in evaluations of the schools' overseers.

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2:40 am
Sat July 18, 2015

Prison Inmate Told Chaplain He Was Not Suicidal Prior To Hanging

Lawrence Michael Hensley
Credit Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction/Associated Press

Records show an Ohio prisoner convicted of killing five people including a Bible studies teacher in Shelby County told a prison chaplain he wasn't suicidal before apparently hanging himself. 

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2:34 am
Sat July 18, 2015

Knox County Deputy Cleared Of Wrongdoing In Inmate's Death

David Dehmann
Credit washingtonpost.com

Knox County Prosecutor Chip McConville says a grand jury has cleared a sheriff's deputy in the death of a man he scuffled with at a the county jail on April 23.

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2:29 am
Sat July 18, 2015

Judge Orders New Trial For Convicted Cop Killer

Quisi Bryan in court
Credit cleveland.com

A federal judge has ruled that a Cleveland man sentenced to death for killing a police officer 15 years ago may have a new trial because prosecutors improperly excluded an African-American woman from the jury. 

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2:26 am
Sat July 18, 2015

Lawmaker Questions Who Is Funding Kasich's Out-Of-State Security Detail

Democratic State Senator Charleta Tavares
Credit cleveland.com

Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich has been traveling around the country in recent weeks, laying the groundwork for his presidential campaign.

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2:17 am
Sat July 18, 2015

State Retracting Charter School Sponsor Evaluations

State Schools Superintendent Richard Ross (in white shirt) Ohio Senate Education Committee Chair Peggy Lehner (in blue stripes) at this week's state board of education meeting.
Credit wcpn.org

The Ohio Department of Education is retracting evaluations of charter school sponsors after discovering a pro-charter school  official excluded failing grades received by online schools from the reports.

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10:31 am
Fri July 17, 2015

Ohio's June Jobless Rate Unchanged From May

Ohio's unemployment rate for June is 5.2 percent, unchanged from the previous two months.

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10:29 am
Fri July 17, 2015

Confederate Flag Merchandise Will Not Be Sold At Ohio State Fair

Ohio State Fair officials say vendors will not be permitted to sell Confederate flag merchandise at the event that starts July 29.

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10:22 am
Fri July 17, 2015

New Rules In Place For Horizontal Well Pads

Credit sustainalytics.com

New state rules are now in effect for the construction of oil and gas horizontal well pads and access roads.

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10:18 am
Fri July 17, 2015

Yellow Springs Cop Acquitted Of Assault And Other Charges

A Greene County jury has acquitted a Yellow Springs police sergeant of civil rights violations. 

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8:15 am
Fri July 17, 2015

One Dead, Five Injured Following Early Morning Robbery Attempt

Columbus police say one person was killed and five others injured early this morning when a burglary was interrupted at a home on Scales Drive on the West side.

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7:09 am
Fri July 17, 2015

County B.O.E. Says Thousands Of ResponsibleOhio Petition Signatures Invalid

The Franklin County Board of Elections says 64-thousand of the more than 106-thousand petition signatures collected by a group seeking to put a marijuana legalization measure before the voters  are invalid. 

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7:01 am
Fri July 17, 2015

Police Investigating Drug Overdose Deaths Of Two Local Toddlers

Columbus police have opened investigations into the May deaths of two toddlers who died of drug overdoses in separate incidents.

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6:56 am
Fri July 17, 2015

Local Teen Robbery Suspect To Be Tried As An Adult

A judge has ruled a 17-year-old Columbus man accused of participating in a robbery in which two suspects where shot and killed by police may be tried as an adult.

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6:53 am
Fri July 17, 2015

Foreclosures Down In Central Ohio, Nation In First Six Months Of 2015

The listing service RealtyTrac says there were nearly 49 hundred foreclosure related documents filed in the first half of the year in central Ohio, down 16 percent from the same period in 2014.

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