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Court: traffic camera fine revenue can reduce state funding

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Reducing state funding to local municipalities by the amount those communities collected through the use of traffic cameras doesn't violate the state Constitution, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The court also upheld the constitutionality of a law requiring that ...

Depression, pandemic photographs paired in Ohio exhibit

LANCASTER, Ohio (AP) — An exhibit in Ohio pairing photographs from two moments of societal crisis — the Great Depression and the COVID-19 pandemic — aims to help visitors see parallels between the human tolls felt across generations. The show, "Chronicles: The Great Depression and the ...

GOP lawmakers, Ohio AG, want public safety a factor in bail

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Judges in Ohio would be required to consider criminal suspects' threat to public safety when setting bail amounts under both legislation and a proposal for a state constitutional amendment being advanced by House Republicans. The GOP proposals followed a ruling by a ...

Ohio principals reject endorsement deals for prep athletes

CLEVELAND (AP) — High school principals in Ohio have overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to allow prep athletes to sign deals cashing in on their name, image and likeness, the Ohio High School Athletic Association said Tuesday. In voting that began May 1 and finished Monday, principals from ...

Neighborhood dispute ends with police fatally shooting woman

WINDHAM TOWNSHIP, Ohio (AP) — A dispute between neighbors ended when police shot and killed a 66-year-old woman who was armed with a gun, authorities said. The shooting in Windham Township occurred around 9:30 a.m. Saturday, according to the Portage County Sheriff's Office. Witnesses said ...

Agreement reached for Ohio vote on legal weed in 2023

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A group backing the legalization of marijuana for adult use in Ohio and Republican legislative leaders have reached a settlement calling for a possible statewide legalization vote next year. The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol sued the Republicans in ...

Ohio governor delays September execution amid drug shortage

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Friday delayed by three years the September execution of a death row inmate sentenced to die for killing two men in a robbery that netted $40. The governor's action was one of several reprieves he's issued in recent years as the state struggles ...

Doctor innocent after murder trial permanently loses license

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Despite being found innocent of murder charges related to multiple patient deaths, a doctor determined that practicing medicine again in Ohio would be impossible following a yearslong ordeal and so chose to surrender his medical license, his attorney said. William ...

‘Just too far’: Ohio mapmakers spar over contempt threat

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Partisan mapmakers in Ohio made distinctly emotional pleas to the Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday, as justices once again weigh whether to hold the state's redistricting commission in contempt. The bipartisan commission has sent five different plans for state legislative ...

Social-worker, rights groups sue Ohio city over abortion ban

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Groups advocating for professional social workers and women's rights challenged a small Ohio city's ban on abortion Wednesday, arguing it is an "extraordinarily broad" infringement on the constitutional rights of due process and free speech. The lawsuit argues that the ...