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Emails obtained by the Associated Press show lobbyists for the pharmaceutical industry pushed Ohio officials to lower their estimates of what it would cost the state if lawmakers approved a bill requiring Medicaid and other insurers to cover new higher-priced prescription painkillers.

Zanesville Times Recorder

A homeless man charged in the death of another homeless man whose body was found burning outside a Muskingum County church last year has pleaded guilty to aggravated murder charges.

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Authorities have filed charges against the man at the center of unrest after New Year's Eve festivities in Yellow Springs . 

State investigators yesterday offered no new information about the unsolved slayings of eight Pike County family members.

The state has approved a request to help pay for the funeral of a woman killed in last year's murders of eight Pike County family members.

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A judge has ordered an Ohio televangelist and his restaurant to pay over 388 thousand dollars in wages and damages to a group of employees after finding members of his church were urged to volunteer at the buffet, and it used the unpaid workers. 

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Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred wants the Cleveland Indians to eradicate their Chief Wahoo logo. 

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Forbes Magazine ranks the Cleveland Indians as baseball's 27th most valuable team.

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A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has declined to block the deportation of a Mexican-born woman in Butler County who is the mother of four U.S.-born children.

Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office

A Hamilton County motorist has been indicted for the March 26 dragging death of an Ohio State University student. 

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The potential sale of a Clintonville funeral home that once was a stop on the Underground Railroad has neighbors worried it will be leveled by developers to make room for apartments and condos. 

Prosecutors say a 14-year-old Champaign County boy told a 911 dispatcher an alternate personality was responsible for killing his father's girlfriend.

ojcs.oh.gov

State officials say new standards on police use of deadly force, body cameras, hiring and other policies have been or are being adopted by more than 500 agencies.

Family photo via Columbus Division of Police

An attorney representing the family of a black teen shot by two white undercover Columbus police officers last year says relatives still don't understand why a grand jury declined to indict them.

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Columbus police officials have temporarily reassigned an officer shown in an online video kicking a handcuffed suspect in the head Saturday morning.

Columbus Division of Police

Columbus police say fingerprints obtained in 2015 led to the arrest and indictment of a Mount Vernon man in the fatal shooting of a Columbus woman in the mid-1980s.

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Ohio State University will reconfigure its automated response system for campus emergencies after last November's car-and-knife attack exposed problems with the text-message system.

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Ohio State University trustees have extended the contract of school president Michael Drake by two years, until June 30, 2021.

A bailout is being proposed for two Ohio nuclear power plants that would end up increasing rates by 5 percent for customers of their owner, troubled Akron-based FirstEnergy.

Ohio State University is not commenting on a lawsuit filed by a retired professor for allegedly withholding details of a 1.1 billion deal with a French energy company.

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