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6/11/2014 3:56 PM
Ohio man sentenced for raping, killing girl
WOOSTER, Ohio — An Ohio man has pleaded guilty to raping and killing a 9-year-old girl who was strangled and found in a trash bin at the trailer park where they lived.

6/11/2014 12:00 AM
Payday loans unaffected by law
COLUMBUS -- The Ohio Supreme Court today upheld the ability of payday lenders to avoid a law reforming short-term loans and, under another section of state law, continue making what critics denounce as predatory loans to low-income Ohioans.

6/11/2014 1:49 PM
Ohio shields interviews with execution workers
COLUMBUS — The state is shielding interviews its attorneys conducted with about 20 prison employees involved in the January execution of an inmate who repeatedly gasped and snorted as he was put to death.

6/11/2014 12:56 PM
Plane lands on Cedar Point beach
SANDUSKY — Authorities say a pilot made an emergency landing on a beach that runs alongside Cedar Point amusement park in northern Ohio.

6/11/2014 12:00 AM
Electronic records requests get varied response
Electronic requests for public records held by local governments are sometimes much further than a few clicks away. A public records audit conducted by journalists in each county of the state found local governments have a scattershot approach to electronic requests.

6/11/2014 12:06 PM
Hearing process for traffic cameras heard
COLUMBUS — Toledo’s traffic enforcement cameras may survive, but a ruling from the Ohio Supreme Court striking down the program’s administrative hearing process would have “untold consequences” across the state, the city argued today.

6/11/2014 12:00 AM
U.S. House passes algae-control bill
As Lake Erie begins its almost annual algal bloom season, Congress has taken steps to reauthorize a program monitoring and mitigating the harmful effects of algae on freshwater systems.

6/11/2014 12:00 AM
Court rules for JobsOhio
COLUMBUS — Even as they debated whether their decision blocks future challenges to Gov. John Kasich‘s JobsOhio‍, the Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that at least those standing before it can’t sue again.

6/11/2014 12:00 AM
4 counties among the worst for giving info
Crawford, Scioto, Montgomery, and Greene counties were among the worst offenders in pockets of the state where participants in an Ohiowide public-records audit were denied public information from local government agencies.

6/11/2014 12:00 AM
Test of open-records requests shows improvement statewide
COLUMBUS — Public employees asked to provide common records during a statewide test of Ohio’s open-records laws in April eventually followed the law in 9 of every 10 requests, according to audit results that found much higher compliance than a similar survey a decade ago.