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House Adds Ban On Powdered Alcohol To Bill Outlawing Powdered Caffeine

The Ohio House has voted overwhelmingly to outlaw powdered caffeine. But changes representatives made to the bill mean it has to go back to Senators for their approval.
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Idea of “Overcriminalization” Analyzed as Lawmakers Tackle Sentencing Reform

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Prison cell
Michael Coghlan

When leaders talk about reforming criminal sentencing, some begin to argue that it’s too easy for average Ohioans to break the laws. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow has more on the topic of what’s been called “overcriminalization.”

Buckeye Lake's Fairfield Beach at sunset
Ibagli / Wikimedia Commons

There’s more bad news at Buckeye Lake.  The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says a harmful algal bloom has caused a large growth of bacteria that are producing toxins above safe levels. 

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Ohio's 2016 presidential primary will be pushed back a week under a bill that's cleared the swing state's Legislature and headed toward Republican Gov. John Kasich's  expected approval.

State Farm

AAA Ohio says the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day are known as the "100 deadliest days" for teen drivers.

baby feet
Gabi Menashe / Flickr

Faith leaders who advocate for the poor are urging the Republican-dominated Ohio Senate to change a proposed drop in Medicaid eligibility for poor women. They believe babies will pay the price if this change goes through in the two year budget.

The Ohio Statehouse
Flickr / Creative Commons

An Ohio Senate panel that's reviewing the state budget proposal is expecting to get ideas on how to change it.

Banner installed at Ohio Stadium
Tom Borgerding / WOSU News

Work crews are busy transforming Ohio Stadium. The Rolling Stones will perform in concert Saturday.

Funeral arrangements have yet to be announced for Columbus artist Aminah Robinson. 

Sen. Sherrod Brown Pushes For Cut In Duplicate Tests

May 26, 2015

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown Tuesday in Hilliard pushed for a reduction in duplicative testing in schools.  Brown pushed for legislation that would provide incentives for school districts to study existing local, state and federal tests to find ways to eliminate unnecessary exams. 

Brown says the program would also ensure school districts and parents receive test results in a timely manner so teachers can design instruction based on the results.

Three convicted burglars are sharing tips of their trade in a YouTube crime prevention video produced by the police in Columbus, Ohio.

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