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Lawmakers fail to meet deadline for passing state budget

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State lawmakers failed this weekend to meet a statutory deadline for agreement on a two-year operating budget for Ohio for the first time since 2009. With time running out to meet Sunday's deadline, the Ohio Senate late Saturday night approved a 17-day stopgap measure ...

Former prisons chief is 1 of 2 new Ohio school board members

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio prisons director is one of two new appointees to the state school board that governs the Department of Education. Republican Gov. Mike DeWine has appointed Reginald Wilkinson to join the Ohio Board of Education for a term that runs through 2022. Wilkinson ...

City’s new ticket taxes to help fund arts, arena repairs

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two new 5% taxes on arts, sports and entertainment ticket sales are set to take effect Monday in Ohio's capital city. One Columbus tax is expected to raise $6 million annually for arts groups. It will apply to performances and sporting events costing more than $10 a ...

Report: Texts show extent of alleged university hazing

By KEITH BIERYGOLICK The Cincinnati Enquirer CINCINNATI (AP) — The student had an exam on Monday. He needed to study but was also a new member of a fraternity at Miami University. He asked another fraternity member at the Southwest Ohio college what time they would be done with an event in ...

Police: 14-year-old boy shot and killed in Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police say a 14-year-old boy has been shot and killed in Cincinnati. Cincinnati police say the shooting occurred in the city's Over-the-Rhine neighborhood just north of downtown early Sunday morning. Police haven't identified the teen or released any details on a possible ...

Democratic candidate Sanders to speak at black press meeting

By DAN SEWELL Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Democratic presidential contender Sen. Bernie Sanders will be the featured speaker at a black press convention that begins Tuesday evening in Cincinnati. National Newspaper Publishers Association organizers expect hundreds of people to join ...

Police: Motorcyclist in fatal crash had suspended license

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police say a motorcyclist in Ohio who fatally struck a 15-year-old boy on a bicycle was driving with a suspended license. Akron police also have said that speed was a factor in Friday's crash that killed 15-year-old Damiyon Frazier. Police said witnesses told them three ...

State, Planned Parenthood seek delay in Ohio abortion case

CINCINNATI (AP) — Republican Attorney General Dave Yost has joined Planned Parenthood in asking a federal judge to postpone information-gathering in a legal challenge to Ohio's law banning a common second-trimester abortion procedure. In a joint filing Monday, the parties asked U.S. District ...

Tension brews between cities, states over opioid lawsuits

By GEOFF MULVIHILL and MARK GILLISPIE Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Tension is emerging between lawyers representing state and local governments over the path forward in a set of lawsuits seeking to hold the drug industry accountable for the toll of the nation's opioid crisis. A federal ...

Sheriff’s office offers reward to help solve man’s homicide

XENIA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio sheriff's office has offered a reward for information in the death of a man whose body was found in a nature preserve in April. The Greene County Sheriff's Office said in a release Tuesday that it is offering $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and ...