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Effort Underway To Allow Voters To Keep and Strengthen Term Limits

A group has submitted signatures to the Ohio Secretary of State’s office to start the effort to allow voters to vote for a proposal that would put stronger term limits in the state’s constitution.
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Not Everyone In Ohio Is Upset About Mount McKinley's New Name

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ormer Mount McKinley in Denali National Park
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President Obama’s announcement that Mount McKinley in Alaska will now be called Denali piqued a lot of interest in Ohio – the home state of the president for whom the summit was named nearly a century ago.

Mark Shapiro Leaving Cleveland Indians For Toronto

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Former Cleveland Indians President Mark Shapiro (center) talks to reporters with team owner Paul Dolan nearby. Shapiro announced he accepted a simular position with the Toronto Blue Jays.
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The Cleveland Indians’ president is leaving to take on a similar position with the Toronto Blue Jays. Mark Shapiro’s move caps off nearly a quarter century’s work with The Tribe.

Ohio Firefighters Sent To Help Battle California, Oregon Wildfires

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A firefighter watches a helicopter fight a wildfire in Califonia.
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Experts are calling this one of the worst wildfire seasons in history in northern California and Oregon – and Ohio is doing its part to help.

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A man charged in the slayings of four people at an Ohio home is set to be arraigned.

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New technology waits in the wings for agriculture.  Advocates say unmanned aerial systems – commonly known as drones – will boost crop yields and lighten farmers’ workloads.  But Ohio farmers are in a holding pattern as they wait for FAA regulations. 

Ohioans File More Complaints About Credit Report Errors

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Ohioans have been filing more complaints about inaccuracies in their credit reports that range from annoying to costly.


More than $18.7 million in federal funding to help small businesses has been awarded to Ohio.

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For the first time, Ohio’s law enforcement agencies now have a set of minimum standards for the use of deadly force and for recruitment and hiring. But, the panel that set those standards says there’s a lot more work ahead.

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A Bellefontaine police officer questioned the behavior of a woman charged with the murder of her three children. 


A former Ohio deputy treasurer who fled to Pakistan in the face of a 15-year prison sentence has delivered a public apology before a federal judge and, after nearly two years of drama, been sent to a U.S. prison.


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Charter School Evaluation and Oversight

10am Ohio continues to be the target of sharp criticism of charter school failure after an official at the Department of Education altered test scores from poor-performing online school evaluations. These revelations unfold as backers and school leaders urge state lawmakers to come up with a better system.
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