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A judge has dismissed evidence tampering and vandalism charges against the brother of one of the eight victims of last year's Pike County slayings.

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A Republican State Representative has introduced a bill easing penalties for carrying a concealed handgun on school grounds and other gun-free sites.

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A Champaign County judge has ruled the teen charged in the West Liberty High School shootings last January is competent to stand trial.

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The Ohio Attorney General's office has approved the petition summary submitted by the group behind a ballot proposal to change the way the state's congressional districts are drawn.

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Wright State University near Dayton plans to lay off 70 employees and eliminate 100 vacant jobs to cut 14 million dollars from its budget. 

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Bands and music fans at a weekend rock festival where Soundgarden had been scheduled to headline are paying tribute to frontman Chris Cornell.

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Ohio Supreme Court Justice William O'Neill says it's time for the state to decriminalize marijuana.

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Vice President Mike Pence told military members at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton the Trump administration's budget coming out next week will include the largest increase in defense spending since the days of Ronald Reagan.

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The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed a 280 thousand dollar fine against Republic Steel for violations over lead exposure and hazards caused by unsafe machinery at its plant in Canton.

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Licking County Municipal Court officials say lapses in protocol and judgment led to a domestic violence suspect being released early from jail weeks before he killed his alleged assault victim, a police chief and a third person.

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A Franklin County grand jury has voted not to indict a white Columbus police officer for fatally shooting a 13-year-old African-American boy after a suspected robbery last year. 

Ohio's unemployment rate fell by a tenth of a point to 5 percent in April.

Environmental advocates have filed a second lawsuit against the U.S. EPA over whether enough is being done to address toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie.

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Federal prosecutors say the former commander of the Ohio Highway Patrol's Marietta post accused of stalking a subordinate's wife put a GPS tracking device on her car so he could follow her. 

A coalition of progressive and conservative online political commentators in Ohio has filed a constitutional challenge to the state's recently enacted law against internet harassment.

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The union representing Ohio prison guards says it plans to picket on May 31 over contract violations and rampant drug use at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville. 

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Ohio Republican Congressman Pat Tiberi says he has decided not to run for U.S. Senate.

Pike County Sheriff's Office

Prosecutors have charged the brother of one of the eight victims of the Pike County slayings with tampering with evidence and vandalism.

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Gloria Steinem says her work advocating for reproductive freedom and women's rights doesn't make her "pro-abortion."

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More than 51 groups and individuals are seeking a disciplinary counsel investigation of Republican Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon Kennedy for a potential ethics violation.

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