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New Ohio law seeks uniform regulations for carrying knives

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COLUMBUS (AP) — A new law taking effect this fall will establish uniform rules for carrying knives across Ohio to prevent municipalities from enforcing local regulations, proponents say.

Ohio prosecutors disagree in opposing ‘Heartbeat Bill’ after lawsuit filed

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Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is resisting an attempt to block enforcement of the “Heartbeat Bill,” which bans abortion after five or six weeks’ gestation, but not every affected county prosecutor is falling in line with Yost.

Cedar Point to disband police department

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SANDUSKY, Ohio – Cedar Point plans to disband its police department and turn law enforcement duties at the park over to the city of Sandusky.

State agency to lead probe into deadly Akron police shooting

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AKRON — A man shot and killed by police following a vehicle and foot pursuit this week died from multiple gunshot wounds, and his death has been ruled a homicide, authorities announced Wednesday.

‘Silicon Heartland’ boon for Ohio, but families mourn homes

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JOHNSTOWN, Ohio — When President Joe Biden applauded a decision by Intel Corp. to build a $20 billion semiconductor operation on “1,000 empty acres of land” in Ohio, it didn’t sit well with Tressie Corsi.

Ohio Supreme Court says 6 candidates can appear on August primary ballot

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Supreme Court on Friday held that six Democratic candidates for various political offices can appear on the ballot in the rescheduled Aug. 2 primary election.

DeWine urges Ohioans to find common ground in abortion debate

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said how Ohioans debate the abortion issue is important after the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday returned abortion law and policy to the state level.

Gov. DeWine still has billions to spend in federal coronavirus relief money

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio has more than $2 billion remaining from the massive pile of federal pandemic relief cash sent here by Democrats in Washington, D.C. last year, and Gov. Mike DeWine is trying to figure out what to do with it.

Senate passes North Korea anti-propaganda legislation

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WASHINGTON, D. C. — The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed legislation named for a Cincinnati college student who died after being imprisoned in North Korea. The legislation would provide the United States Agency for Global Media with $10 million each year for the next five years to pay for programming designed to counter North Korea’s repressive censorship and surveillance state.

One person taken to hospital after apartment fire in Dayton

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DAYTON — One person was taken to an area hospital for smoke inhalation and one was treated at the scene of an apartment fire...