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10:55 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

David Pepper Front-Runner To Head State Democrats

David Pepper
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It looks like David Pepper is poised to become the next leader of the Ohio Democratic Party.

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10:39 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Lawmakers Consider Lifting Driving Bans For Pot Convictions

State lawmakers are taking early steps toward lifting Ohio's driving penalties for marijuana possession.

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10:30 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Browns' Hawkins Protests Police Shootings, Union Demands Apology

Credit Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins says he joined the growing ranks of athletes  protesting police shootings because of a fear something could one day happen to his son. 

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5:12 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Federal Grant Helps Expand Ohio Families' Access To Drug Courts

Ohio is using a federal grant to help expand families' access to drug courts to address the impact of the state's addiction epidemic. 

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9:54 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Two Veteran Lawmakers Reflect On Their Differences, Friendship

The end of the year will mean the end of some legislative careers for lawmakers who are leaving because of term limits. 

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3:21 am
Sat December 13, 2014

Jury Convicts OWU Stabbing Suspect

Nicholas Eber
Credit Delaware Police

A Delaware County jury has convicted the man accused of stabbing the Ohio Wesleyan University student body president. 

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3:14 am
Sat December 13, 2014

Nearly Two Dozen People Apply For City Council Seat

Jaiza Page
Credit Columbus City Attorney's Office

19 people have applied to fill a soon-to-be vacant seat on Columbus City Council.

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3:06 am
Sat December 13, 2014

More Soil Tests To Be Conducted Near Saunders Park

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency plans to take soil samples from nine more homes near the closed Saunders Park on the East side.

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3:04 am
Sat December 13, 2014

Authorities Identify Victims Of Fatal Truck-School Bus Crash Downtown

Credit Ohio Public Radio

Columbus authorities have identified the female pedestrian killed and male pedestrian critically injured Friday after a Groveport-Madison school bus and a pickup truck collided at the intersection of Broad and High Streets downtown.

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6:27 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Lawmakers Hail New Bi-partisan Redistricting Plan

Ohio lawmakers have finally come to a bi-partisan agreement on redistricting that many are calling historic.

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11:07 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Ohio Senate Approves Redistricting Plan

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A bipartisan redistrict agreement is awaiting Ohio House approval after the Senate passed the measure early this morning. 

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7:35 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Local Flu Hospitalizations Up Dramatically

Columbus Public Health officials say flu cases are on the rise and they do not expect the situation to change anytime soon.

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7:24 am
Fri December 12, 2014

New Annual Report On State Health Gives Ohio Low Marks

Ohio is the 40th healthiest state in America, according to the annual National Health Assessment by the United Health Foundation and the American Public Health Association.

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7:16 am
Fri December 12, 2014

DeWine Creates Working Group To Study Police Use Of Force Training

Mike DeWine

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has directed the state police training commission to study possible updates in officer instruction in use of force. 

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7:12 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Cleveland Mayor Responds To Federal Report On Excessive Use Of Force

Frank Jackson at Thursday news conference
Credit cleveland.com

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson says he is not blaming police officials for problems detailed in a Justice Department report describing a pattern or practice of officers using excessive force and violating citizens' civil rights. 

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7:02 am
Fri December 12, 2014

U.S. House Approves Extension Of Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Congress has approved legislation to continue the fight against toxic algae and other problems in the Great Lakes. 

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6:55 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Ohio Senate Passes Bill To Shield Lethal Injection Drug Makers

The Ohio Senate has approved a bill backers say is needed to restart executions.

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6:47 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Kasich On Tour Touting Balanced Budget Amendment

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Ohio Governor John Kasich is in Arizona this week as part of a national tour promoting a federal balanced budget amendment.

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6:39 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Vague Threats Force Lockdown Of Local Schools

Westerville police say a vague threat posted Wednesday night on the Whisper app put the city's schools on alert yesterday and forced the lockdown of all Columbus high schools. 

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6:36 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Activists Charged In P&G Protest To Plead Guilty Today

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Eight people who staged a protest at Cincinnati-based Procter and Gamble's headquarters last March will be in court today to plead guilty to criminal trespassing charges. 

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