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Prosecutors Announce Largest Federal Murder Indictment In Ohio History

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Prosecutors and law enforcement in central Ohio are talking about what they say is the largest federal murder indictment in Ohio history. Seventeen alleged members of the Short North Posse are accused of 12 unsolved murders and 23 attempted murders in six central Ohio cities since 2005. They’re accused of committing those crimes to control… Read More

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Decision On Workers Compensation Case Appeal To Be Made By End Of June

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The employers, mostly small businesses filed suit against the BWC, claim that the agency overcharged them for insurance premiums for years through group rating plans. The businesses won nearly $860 million in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas court last year, and the state turned to the 8th District Court of Appeals. Brian Wright speaks for Pay… Read More

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Ohio Committees Are Considering 2 Parts Of Kasich’s Budget Update

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Three Representatives and three Senators on the two conference committees will have to work out the differences in two big parts of the governor’s budget update. On the big appropriations bill, the three Representatives and three Senators on the conference committee will have to deal with the Senate’s additions to the House bill an accelerated… Read More

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Poll Surveys Voters’ Attitudes On Redistricting, Term Limits, Early Voting

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The Akron Buckeye poll asked about three issues that lawmakers may deal with soon – redistricting, term limits and early voting. Dr. John Green with the Bliss Institute for Applied Politics at the University of Akron says the term limits answers surprised him the most. Fifty-seven percent of voters said term limits have helped the… Read More

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New Proposed Changes To Conceal-Carry Law Brings Back Old Battles

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Another bill that tinkers with the state’s concealed-carry weapons law is in a Senate committee now. Two groups that have always been very involved in the issue are once again clashing over the proposed changes. It’s no secret that law enforcement has had serious concerns about concealed-carry weapons permits. And this bill to make some… Read More

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Democratic Lawmakers Want To Hold Charter Schools To Public School Standards

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Charter schools aren’t held to many of the same requirements that traditional public schools are. Two Democratic lawmakers want to change that with some new bills that they say will assure charter schools meet the same standards as public schools. Representatives Teresa Fedor of Toledo and John Patterson of Jefferson in northeast Ohio are both… Read More

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FitzGerald Is Looking Forward To Race Against Kasich In November, Not Ealy In May

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There are two names on the Democratic primary ballot – in alphabetical order, Larry Ealy and Ed FitzGerald. For FitzGerald, the former FBI agent and current Cuyahoga County Executive who’s been running as a Democrat for governor for more than a year, the contest isn’t this week against Ealy – it’s this November against incumbent… Read More

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Prisons Department Says It Will Up Dosage Of Execution Drugs

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The January execution of Dennis McGuire was the first time ever someone was put to death with the sedative midazolam and the opioid hydromorphone. It was the longest on record, veteran witnesses say McGuire appeared to be gasping, and McGuire’s family filed a lawsuit against the state. The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction’s review acknowledges… Read More