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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.

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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.

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Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci has entered the 2018 Ohio governor's race against a potential trio of GOP state officeholders, as well as at least three Democrats.

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A Holocaust survivor who became a sculptor and has his work on display at Ohio's governor's mansion has died.

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A new law banning abortions after 20 weeks' gestation has taken effect in Ohio as anti-abortion activists plan further efforts aimed at curbing abortion access in the state.

Two universities in Ohio were placed on lockdown Monday night following reports of an armed robbery and gunfire.

Central State University says one female student was wounded. She was taken to a hospital and is in stable condition. It's unclear if she was shot.

Officials in Akron have charged five high school students who they say defaced a door with a swastika and a message including a racial slur.

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The Ohio prisons system has accidentally released about 2,000 prisoners' Social Security numbers as part of a records request by a convicted identity thief.

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A federal appeals court is hearing arguments over the constitutionality of Ohio's lethal injection process as the state tries to start carrying out executions once again.

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The state is offering grants to Ohio nonprofit organizations to help them with security improvements to prevent or prepare for acts of terrorism.

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The remains of Native Americans dug up in southern Ohio and sold by three men will be buried again in the state now that those involved have been sentenced.

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An Ohio company has issued a recall on more than 40,000 pounds of meat.

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The man who leads Democrats in the Ohio Senate has announced a run for governor. Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni, of Boardman, is the first of his party's potentially crowded field to make a 2018 gubernatorial bid official.

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The Ohio Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday over the constitutionality of a Columbus student's backpack search that authorities say led first to the discovery of bullets and later to a gun.

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A bill to crack down on violence committed in dating relationships passed the House unanimously on Tuesday.

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Columbus Police say more officers will carry a drug overdose antidote after dozens of heroin users were revived with it during a pilot program.

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A state certification process will require that all Ohio police departments for the first time collect data on the race and gender of people they pull over in traffic stops or take aside for questioning.

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Ohio is celebrating 214 years of statehood this year, and the Statehouse in Columbus is marking the occasion with a family-friendly party on March 5.

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Proposed legislation would keep Ohio offenders from automatically going back to prison if they're on parole and commit technical violations like missing mandatory meetings. 

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Ohio drivers would not be required to have a front license plate on their vehicles under a proposal being considered by a state House committee.

A federal appeals court is hearing arguments over the constitutionality of Ohio's lethal injection process as the state tries to start carrying out executions once again.

State attorneys say they've provided plenty of evidence to show that the contested first drug in Ohio's three-drug method will put inmates into a deep state of unconsciousness.

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A federal appeals court hears arguments Tuesday over the constitutionality of Ohio's lethal injection process as the state hopes to start carrying out executions once again.

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Some state lawmakers want to bring back cursive handwriting as a requirement in Ohio's elementary schools.

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Ohio's governor has proposed allowing counties to create committees that would review overdose fatalities, and the public would have limited access to the findings.

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Gov. John Kasich says he supports repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act but thinks a plan floated by Congressional Republicans last week to phase out the expanded Medicaid program that's providing health care coverage to previously uninsured Ohioans is a "very bad idea."

The president of the National Aviation Hall of Fame in Ohio says it considered selling a century-old wooden propeller signed by one of the Wright brothers but decided against it, at least for now.

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Abortion opponents want the Ohio Legislature to ban a commonly used abortion procedure.

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American Airlines says a threat that forced one of its planes to be diverted to St. Louis has been deemed "non-credible" by law enforcement and the flight will continue to Phoenix.

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