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8:09 am
Fri July 10, 2015

Leader Of Local Drug Ring Sentenced

James DeJarnette
Credit Columbus Division of Police

A Columbus man who prosecutors say was the leader of a drug ring has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.

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6:56 am
Fri July 10, 2015

Portman Creates African-American Advisory Committee

Former Columbus City Council member and former Ohio Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Bradley will serve on the Portman campaign's advisory panel
Credit enquirer.com

Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio has created a leadership council of African-Americans to advise his campaign on urban issues.

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6:37 am
Fri July 10, 2015

Presiding Toledo Muni Court Judge To Peform Same-Sex Weddings

Michelle Wagner, speaking at a press conference on domestic violence.
Credit toledoblade.com

After a Toledo municipal court judge refused to perform a same-sex wedding this week, the presiding judge says she will now perform all marriages in her courtroom.

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6:25 am
Fri July 10, 2015

Missing Delaware County Sisters Found Safe

Searchers in Wyoming have found three Delaware County sisters who were reported missing last week while on a camping trip.

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11:38 am
Thu July 9, 2015

June Casino Revenue Down From May

The Ohio Casino Control Commission says the state's four voter-approved gambling establishments collected 63.5 million dollars in revenue in June, nearly 8 million less than May.

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7:14 am
Thu July 9, 2015

Federal Grant To Help Replace Damaged I-70 Bridge

The U.S. Department of Transportation says 1 million dollars in emergency relief funds will go toward repairing the I-70 bridge over the West outerbelt damaged last week when a tanker truck carrying ethanol caught fire.

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8:07 pm
Wed July 8, 2015

Judge Asks To Be Excused From Same-Sex Marriage Ceremonies

Credit Toledo Blade

An Toledo Municipal Court judge who refused to marry a same-sex couple says he wants to know if he can opt out of performing such unions.  

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7:53 pm
Wed July 8, 2015

Advisory Board To Develop Statewide Standards On Police Deadly Force

John Born
Credit State of Ohio

Ohio's public safety director says the process has begun to create first-ever standards for police use of deadly force across the state.  

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10:42 am
Tue July 7, 2015

DeWine Approves Language For ResponsibleOhio's "Fresh Start" Act

The group working to get a marijuana legalization issue on the fall ballot has passed the next step in a separate effort to have some related crimes expunged.

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6:53 am
Tue July 7, 2015

Study: Ohio's Senior Population Outpacking Growth In Other Sectors

A study conducted for the state by Miami University shows the increase in Ohio's senior population is outpacing overall population growth.

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6:39 am
Tue July 7, 2015

Local Health Officials Considering Creation Of Needle Exchange Program

The rise of heroin usage and related hepatitis C infections in central Ohio has local health officials discussing plans to combat the issue, including a needle exchange program.

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6:36 am
Tue July 7, 2015

Anti-Fracking Group To Appeal Judicial Dismissal Of Lawsuit

A community activist group in Broadview Heights that opposes oil and gas wells in residential neighborhoods says it plans to appeal a judge's decision to dismiss its lawsuit.

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6:26 am
Tue July 7, 2015

Father Of DUI Victim Sues OHP

Annie Rooney
Credit annieroonie.com

The father of a Chillicothe attorney killed in a drunken driving crash has filed a lawsuit in the Ohio Court of Claims, alleging a state Highway Patrol dispatcher failed to notify a trooper about a reported reckless driver before the crash.

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6:15 am
Tue July 7, 2015

Court: Former ONG Member May Not Keep Ducks For Therapy

The 5th Ohio District Court of Appeals has ruled a former Ohio National Guard member in West Lafayette violated a local ban by keeping more than a dozen pet ducks to help relieve his post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.

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5:53 pm
Mon July 6, 2015

Cincinnati Police Say They're Prepared To Safeguard All-Star Events

Cincinnati Police Captail Mike Neville
Credit wvxu.org

Police in Cincinnati are expressing confidence that the city is ready to host baseball's All-Star Game even though a weekend melee raised questions about downtown safety. 

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7:25 am
Fri July 3, 2015

Four People Indicted For Promoting Slave Labor At Marion-Area Egg Farms

Credit Newark Advocate

Four people have been indicted on charges related to allegations of illegally bringing teenagers from Guatemala and forcing them to work long hours with little pay at egg farms in the Marion area last year.

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7:16 am
Thu July 2, 2015

Pfeiffer Says Redflex Contracts Reached, Amended Legally Under Municipal Codes

Columbus City Attorney Rick Pfeiffer
Credit youtube

Columbus city attorney Rick Pfeffer says the city's contract with a red-light traffic camera company embroiled in a federal bribery investigation was properly awarded and later modified.

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7:08 am
Thu July 2, 2015

Damage From Tanker Crash Forcing Replacement Of Bridge Over West Outerbelt

The Ohio Department of Transportation plans to replace the I-70 bridge over I-270 on the West side badly damaged yesterday when an overturned tanker truck carrying ethanol caught fire and forced closures.

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6:53 am
Thu July 2, 2015

State To Replace PARCC Tests With Those Of Research Institute

The Ohio Department of Education is starting work on a new series of student tests to be administered in the upcoming school year.

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6:37 am
Thu July 2, 2015

Jail Guard Sentenced For Fatal Crash

Scott Haslehurst
Credit Gahanna Police

A Gahanna man has pleaded guilty to causing a crash that killed one pedestrian and injured another last August.

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