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Dennis Kucinich holds his pocket Constitution during a speech at a Columbus church on April 2, 2017.
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Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich is making a series of appearances across Ohio to describe what he says are the failings of the state's charter school system.

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A Texas company building a high-pressure natural gas pipeline has been issued violations notices by the state of Ohio for spilling drilling mud in separate wetlands.

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is set to visit a public school in Ohio with the president of a national teachers union, who has been among her most vocal critics and has suggested that DeVos doesn't understand what students need to succeed.

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A program announced last month to help children hurt by their parents' addictions is already expanding in Ohio.

Ohio's rules for medical marijuana cultivators have cleared their final legislative hurdle. The Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review cleared the rules for growers, including application and license fees, without objection on Monday.

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The three-day search for Steve Stephens ended Tuesday morning with Stephens killing himself after a brief pursuit by Pennsylvania State Police near Erie, Pa.. Stephens was accused of randomly shooting and killing an elderly Cleveland man on Easter Sunday and posting the gruesome video on Facebook.

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A Butler County lawmaker no longer faces a felony charge that could have resulted in his automatic ouster from the legislature.  

An Ohio city has spent over $430,000 defending two officers in connection with the fatal police shooting of a man at a Wal-Mart who was carrying an air rifle from a store shelf.

The Dayton Daily News reports the cost to the Dayton suburb of Beavercreek includes about $210,000 paid to two law firms.

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Authorities are hoping a reward will help them capture the man accused of shooting an elderly man at random Sunday and posting the grizzly footage on Facebook. Mayor Frank Jackson is asking anyone with information on Steve Stephens to come forward.

Two key hearings have been set to discuss if a proposed natural gas pipeline can be built under Cincinnati's suburbs.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports a public hearing June 15 at the University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash campus will allow citizens to express thoughts on the proposed 13-mile long pipeline planned to run under multiple suburbs in northern Cincinnati.

A number of community organizations have already announced that they will oppose the pipeline project.

An adjudicatory hearing is set July 12 in Columbus.

A daughter of the elderly Cleveland man shot and killed in a gruesome video posted on Facebook says he was a gentle person, with nothing mean about him.

Debbie Godwin says her father, 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr., was shot Sunday afternoon while he was picking up aluminum cans. She says he "wasn't harming anyone."

Authorities are telling people in Cleveland, as well as Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana and Michigan, to be on the lookout for the suspect, 37-year-old Steve Stephens.

Cleveland's police chief is telling residents to be careful.

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manhunt is underway in Ohio and surrounding states for a man accused of posting a Facebook video as he gunned down an elderly man.

Two key hearings have been set to discuss if a proposed natural gas pipeline can be built under Cincinnati's suburbs.

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As the one-year anniversary of a massacre in Pike County nears, investigators still have no arrests and little new information to show for it.

At a press conference Thursday, neither Ohio's attorney general nor the Pike County sheriff would divulge details, while still insisting that "significant progress" has been made on solving the eight murders.


The Ohio Supreme Court ruled an East Cleveland judge can hear criminal charges against five police supervisors, following the death of two unarmed black individuals in a barrage of police gunfire. But the Cuyahoga County prosecutor hasn't decided whether he will pursue those charges.

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State lawyers want an entire appeals court to review Ohio's new and twice-rejected lethal injection process as the state struggles to resume executions.

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The chief justice of the Ohio Supreme Court has asked the state's congressional delegation and two senators to stop the proposed elimination of millions in legal aid funding.


A man accused of killing a woman whose body was found in a recycling bin partially submerged in a creek has been indicted on charges including aggravated murder.

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A public comment period on strict new rules proposed for the use of medical marijuana in Ohio is ending.


It's officially illegal in Ohio to use plywood to board up properties certified as vacant and abandoned.

Two brothers accused in a Yellow Springs area double fatal shooting have each been indicted on aggravated murder and murd

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Authorities say they've seized a "significant" amount of suspected cocaine from an unauthorized plane that landed at Ohio University's airport.

The U.S. attorney general's latest warning that so-called sanctuary cities could lose federal funding has raised more questions about whether Cincinnati might be in jeopardy of losing grants after adopting that legally ambiguous label.

Some sanctuary cities block cooperation between city police and federal immigration authorities.

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Officials in Columbus have voted to ban conversion therapy, which seeks to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity. The ordinance does not apply to religious practices.


A new annual report on poverty indicates nearly 15 percent of Ohioans lived at or below the federal poverty line in 2015, down from 16.4 percent in 2011.


The Ohio House has unanimously passed a bill designating the barn as the official historical architectural structure of Ohio.

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Attorneys for a convicted Ohio killer who survived a botched execution attempt in 2009 are opposing a request to set a new execution date.

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An appeals court has rejected a newspaper's request for access to coroner's office evidence regarding eight Ohio massacre victims.

Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci has entered the 2018 Ohio governor's race against a potential trio of GOP state officeholders.  The 58-year-old Renacci, of Wadsworth in northeast Ohio, sought to position himself Monday as a political outsider alongside three Republicans who have spent their careers in public office: the state attorney general, the secretary of state and the lieutenant governor.


A new Ohio law requires drivers to allow at least 3 feet of space when passing bicyclists on the road, though some cyclists say it's tough to enforce and not a strong enough deterrent to cars zipping past too closely.