Associated Press

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The Cleveland Board of Control has approved the deal with the ACLU relaxing city rules on protest marches and rallies at the Republican National Convention,  after a federal judge last week determined the previous rules violated the right of free expression.

State of Ohio

A federal district judge has rejected a lawsuit brought by voting rights groups that alleged Ohio's process for purging election rolls illegally removes eligible voters.

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The Ohio Fire Marshal's Office says 40 thousand dollars worth of fireworks have been stolen from the Phantom Fireworks company in Bloomingburg.

An investigation by the Associated Press has identified more than 16 percent of police agencies in Ohio that have not filed a single hate crime report to the FBI in past six years.

Dayton Police

The man charged with fatally shooting his pastor brother in a Dayton church office last February has been found mentally competent to stand trial.

State Auditor David Yost says a 48 thousand dollar audit of Ohio's food stamp program found roughly 31 thousand in questionable costs, including benefits used by dead people and duplicate payments.

Cleveland Browns legend and NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown has accepted a 600 thousand dollar settlement offer from video game maker Electronic Arts to end his lawsuit alleging the company illegally used his likeness in its football game.

The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles says deputy registrars will soon accept credit cards as payment, following years worth of requests by the public.

State of Ohio

An inmate at the Lebanon Correctional Institution has been indicted on charges of  killing his cellmate.

Muskingum University

The former Muskingum University student accused of giving birth in a sorority house bathroom and killing the child  has been sentenced to life in prison.

governor.nc.gov

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory is calling for a review of oversight of the U.S. National Whitewater Center following the death of a Westerville teenager who contracted a rare brain infection after she visited the park last month.

Ohio State University

An Ohio State University men's soccer player drowned last Friday while swimming with teammates at Apple Valley Lake in Knox County.

columbusunderground.com

The Columbus Regional Airport Authority is considering adding more parking at Port Columbus to handle a near-record number of passengers.

Water use has been banned in the City of Logan due to unsafe reservoir supply levels.

clevescene.com

A federal judge says Cleveland and the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio on Friday reached a settlement in a lawsuit over the city's rules governing protests and marches during the upcoming Republican National Convention.

operationdrywater.org

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is increasing patrols of waterways this weekend in an effort to reduce deaths and accidents caused by boaters who are high on drugs or alcohol. 

hillfuneral.com

The U.S. National Whitewater Center in North Carolina is temporarily suspending operations after water samples found the amoeba believed to have caused the death of a Westerville teen.

pbs.org

A federal judge has ruled the City of Cleveland's regulations governing protests and marches during next month's Republican National Convention infringe on free expression.

Existing home sales rose last month on the local and national levels, but fell statewide.

usnwc.org

The Westerville teen who died last weekend from a rare virus she contracted while swimming apparently became infected at the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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