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6:28 am
Thu May 7, 2015

Commission Chair Says Ten Police Academies Will Stay Open

Credit ohioattorneygeneral.gov

The head of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission says ten police academies with low graduation rates will remain open despite a recommendation from a state task force to cull up to half of Ohio's 62 police academies.

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7:20 pm
Wed May 6, 2015

Abortion Rights Supporters Ask Legislators To Slow Restrictions

Planned Parenthood of Ohio advocates and members of the National Council of Jewish Women stage symbolic display on Statehouse steps
Credit Ohio Public Radio

Abortion rights supporters are asking state legislators to step back in their efforts to limit access.

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6:45 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

Rare Declaration Of Independence Copy Set For Ohio Display

A rare Declaration of Independence print published more than two centuries ago and tucked away in historical archives in Ohio for more than 140 years will be displayed publicly for the first time by a Cincinnati museum.

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9:34 am
Tue May 5, 2015

City Says Site Of Four-Alarm Fire Was Deemed Unsafe Last Fall

Credit Columbus Dispatch

Columbus city inspectors last fall determined the recycling facility where a four-alarm fire broke out last Friday was unsafe.

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6:40 am
Tue May 5, 2015

Chief Justice Says No To Eliminating Grand Juries

Maureen O'Connor
Credit State of Ohio

Republican Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor has told Democratic State Senator Sandra Williams the court is powerless to get rid of the grand jury process.

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6:28 am
Tue May 5, 2015

Hocking College Adding Athletic Programs

Hocking College in Nelsonville is planning to offer some athletic programs.

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6:26 am
Tue May 5, 2015

Attendance Complaints Against Ohio Virtual Academy Sent To State Auditor

Two state lawmakers have referred to the state auditor's office allegations an online charter school failed to disenroll hundreds of chronically truant students in order to pad its rolls.

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9:40 am
Mon May 4, 2015

Annual Conference Emphasizes Advocacy For Ohio Crime Victims

An annual Ohio crime victims' rights conference is focusing on issues faced by a variety of individuals, from people with disabilities to the homeless. 

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9:38 am
Mon May 4, 2015

Medical Care For Ohio Veterans To Expand Under Air Force, VA pact

Credit medicine.wright.edu

An agreement aimed at helping decrease wait times for veterans seeking medical care has been forged between Air Force and Veterans Affairs officials in Ohio. 

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2:08 am
Sat May 2, 2015

Columbus Fire Officials Expect To Spend Weekend At Scene Of South Side Blaze

Columbus firefighters battle four-alarm blaze at Marion Road plant
Credit Columbus Dispatch

South side residents near a large commercial warehouse that caught fire Friday afternoon and sent thick black smoke billowing into the air have been asked to stay inside, shut their windows and doors and avoid breathing in the smoke.

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10:18 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Feds Increase Reward For "Buckeye Bandit"

Credit Federal Bureau of Investigation

The FBI and Crime Stoppers have increased to 10 thousand dollars the award being offered for information leading to the arrest of a bank robber they have dubbed the "Buckeye Bandit."

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7:29 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Ohio Again Leads Nation In Tree City USA Communities

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says the state remains the national leader in the number of Tree City USA communities with 242.

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7:25 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Overdose Deaths Continue To Rise

The Ohio Department of Health says a record number of Ohioans died from heroin-related overdoses in 2013.

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6:56 am
Fri May 1, 2015

SUPCO Rules Cleveland "Jock Tax" Unconstitutional

The facility formerly called "Cleveland Browns Stadium"
Credit cleveland.com

The Republican-controlled Ohio Supreme Court has ruled Cleveland's tax on professional athletes who work for short periods of time in the city unconstitutionally violates their due process rights. 

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6:35 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Community Relations Board Member Reprimanded For Social Media Postings

Blaine Griffin
Credit clecityhall.com

Cleveland Community Relations Board chair Blaine Griffin has been reprimanded and has issued an apology for several social media postings that referenced other sites of tension between police and the public and invited comments on whether the city should "be burned down."

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6:27 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Hocking College Selects New President

Betty Young
Credit hocking.edu

Hocking College in Nelsonville has promoted its interim president to take over on a full-time basis.

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6:11 am
Fri May 1, 2015

New BWC Billing System Begins In July

A new billing system will change how private businesses pay their workers' compensation premiums.

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6:36 am
Thu April 30, 2015

SUPCO Rejects Public Records Request Involving Columbus Police

Adam Saleh
Credit Columbus Division of Police

The Ohio Supreme Court has declined to dismiss a lawsuit against Columbus police seeking the complete files of a long-closed criminal case.

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5:37 pm
Tue April 28, 2015

Jeni's To Destroy 265 Tons Of Ice Cream

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams is destroying more than 265 tons of ice cream after listeria was found in the production facility and in products last week. 

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7:02 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Improperly Canned Food Confirmed As Source Of Lancaster Botulism Outbreak

Cross Pointe Free Will Baptist Church
Credit WCBE Files

Ohio Department of Health officials say the likely source of the Lancaster botulism outbreak is home-canned potatoes used in a potato salad. 

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