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12/12/2014 9:13 AM
Overnight home fire in Ohio kills 3 children
HAMILTON, Ohio — A fire erupted at a southwest Ohio home early today, killing three children as their mother screamed and their father tried in vain to rescue them, witnesses and authorities said. The parents and two other kids were taken to hospitals.

12/12/2014 12:00 AM
Senate passes execution drug bill
COLUMBUS — The Ohio Senate on Thursday agreed to temporarily hide the identities of pharmacies that supply the state’s execution drugs, but also created a study committee that would force lawmakers to revisit the issue in two years.

12/12/2014 12:00 AM
New district format near vote in Senate
COLUMBUS — Ohio’s lawmakers continued to work Thursday night in hopes of breaking through decades of false starts on the issue of how to change the inherently political practice of redrawing state House and Senate districts every 10 years.

12/12/2014 12:00 AM
State Senate OKs bill limiting traffic cameras
COLUMBUS — Gov. John Kasich is expected to sign into law a bill headed for his desk that could take the flash out of red-light and speed-enforcement cameras across the state.

12/11/2014 3:37 PM
Senate passes Safe and Secure Drinking Water Act
Federal legislation that would compel the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to move faster on adopting a drinking water standard for western Lake Erie’s chief algal toxin, microcystin, unanimously passed the U.S. Senate today and is awaiting a vote by the U.S. House of Representatives.

12/11/2014 7:03 AM
Cleveland mayor adresses police probe
CLEVELAND  — The mayor today refused to blame his top safety department officials for what the U.S. Justice Department says is a pattern of police officers using excessive force and violating people’s civil rights.

12/11/2014 1:33 PM
Crows, droppings rankle Ohio residents
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio — Thousands of crows roosting at night in a western Ohio city’s downtown have some residents comparing the landscape with the Alfred Hitchcock movie “The Birds” as they work to drive them away.

12/11/2014 12:00 AM
Ohio House OKs traffic-camera bill
COLUMBUS — Those controversial cameras at Toledo intersections may soon come down after state lawmakers on Wednesday passed strict regulations that cities contend will mean the end of photo traffic-enforcement programs across the state.

12/11/2014 12:13 AM
Pepper claims he has votes to be chairman
David Pepper, one of a dwindling number of candidates for Ohio Democratic Party chairman, has claimed to have lined up nearly two-thirds of the votes on the party’s executive committee, while two other candidates for the job on Wednesday reaffirmed their candidacies.

12/11/2014 12:11 AM
Heartbeat bill fails in Ohio House
COLUMBUS — The Ohio House on Wednesday failed to muster the votes to pass what would have been one of the strictest anti-abortion laws in the nation.

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