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The state crime lab is offering to use its drones to take aerial photos of Ohio schools that could help police respond to an active shooter or another emergency.  

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A powerful Republican Ohio lawmaker has been quietly cleared in a sexual harassment investigation conducted by an outside law firm where he worked for 36 years. 

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The Ohio Attorney General's office has certified a ballot proposal to cap interest rates on payday loans and impose additional regulations. 

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Backers of a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana have passed the first big hurdle in that process. 

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Major League Soccer and Columbus Crew SC owner Anthony Precourt's company are asking a judge to dismiss the city and state's lawsuit attempting to block the team's planned moved to Texas. 

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The state has rejected a petition submitted by backers of a ballot issue to legalize marijuana. 

Ohio's attorney general has sued the agribusiness company Monsanto alleging the company produced and sold chemical compounds known as PCBs for decades despite knowing of hazards the chemicals posed.

The Ohio Attorney General's office says more than 131 thousand conceal-carry licenses were issued last year, down 34 percent from the record set in 2016 and below the five-year average.

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The Ohio Attorney General's office has filed a lawsuit against chemical giant DuPont over the company's decades-long release of C8 into the Ohio River from it's Washington Works Plant in West Virginia. 

The Ohio Attorney General's office says investigations of human trafficking cases rose last year to the highest level since the state began keeping track of those numbers in 2013. 

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Republican State Auditor David Yost says questions about the past drug convictions of a consultant who played a key role in Ohio's new medical marijuana program need to be addressed before the program launches next year. 

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A state law could be invoked to keep the Crew SC in Columbus. 

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The Ohio Attorney General's office has filed a lawsuit against a charity that claims to help children who are victims of crimes.

Ohio EPA

Ohio's attorney general has filed a lawsuit against the builders of the Rover natural gas pipeline, saying it polluted wetlands and waterways.

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The Ohio EPA has more than doubled the fines against a company building a natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to Michigan.

The state has filed a consumer protection lawsuit against a Columbus-based company for failing to deliver promised financial services. 

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The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is ordering the company building the Rover natural gas pipeline to come up with a plan to clean up its spills from fracking and get rid of diesel-soaked mud.

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An advisory group that reviews debt-collection practices for unpaid student loans at Ohio's public colleges has recommended high school students receive financial literacy education.

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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says finding missing children will continue to be a priority for the state. 

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The Franklin County Sheriff's office says a special weapons and tactics team is helping search for evidence in the execution-style slayings of eight members of a Pike County family last year.

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Investigative reports say former Sandusky County Sheriff Kyle Overmyer, who admitted stealing prescription drugs, had been abusing Vicodin he obtained from multiple doctors for more than four years.

Records from the Ohio Attorney General's office show the number of concealed carry permits issued by the state this year is on pace to far exceed the number of permits issued in 2015.

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The Ohio Attorney General's office says dozens of cars, trucks and farming equipment have been investigated and will be returned to the relatives of eight Pike County family members who were slain earlier this year.

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The Ohio Attorney General's Office has approved 22 thousand 500 dollars to help pay for the funerals of three Pike County siblings who were among eight family members slain earlier this year.

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The Ohio Attorney General's office is declining to prosecute civil rights allegations against the Columbus Division of Police in the wake of two cases of alleged racism by a white officer.

The Ohio Attorney General's office says the state plans to carry out at least three executions next year with a new three-drug lethal injection combination.

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Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says a new advisory group will meet this month to review the debt-collection practices for unpaid student loans at public colleges and universities.

State of Ohio

The Ohio Attorney General's Office says the state Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors authorized its former director to practice law without a license by allowing her to negotiate violation settlements.

The state is joining a new effort to recognize and stop human trafficking ahead of the Republican National Convention.

Ohio will get a share of the multi-state legal settlement with Volkswagen to resolve lawsuits brought by customers who purchased what were advertised as "clean" diesel cars that emitted pollution at levels above federal limits.

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