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State gets 370 applications for medical marijuana licenses

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials say they've received more than 300 applications to operate 60 dispensaries that will sell medical marijuana. The Ohio Board of Pharmacy said on Monday that it had received 370 applications to operate the dispensaries the state expects to have up and ...

GOP official quits, says move unrelated to Senate misconduct

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, AP Statehouse Correspondent COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The chief of staff to Ohio Senate majority Republicans said Monday he will leave his post in a move unrelated to allegations of inappropriate conduct roiling the chamber. The seven-year Senate veteran, Jason Mauk, told ...

Final report analyzes options for controversial oil pipeline

By JOHN FLESHER, AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Crude oil that flows through twin pipelines beneath the channel linking Lakes Huron and Michigan could be transported to refineries in other ways, although the likelihood that the pipes will fail probably won't change much ...

Couple crashes into woods after high-speed police chase

BUTLER, Ohio (AP) — Police say they plan to file several charges against a couple that crashed into two cruisers during a high-speed chase in Ohio. The police chase ended after the couple crashed into a wooded area in Butler Township Monday night. Authorities say the man and woman, both 26, ...

Review clears police who shot ‘Buckeye Bandit’ bank robber

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say officers acted within department policy when they shot and wounded the suspected serial bank robber whom law enforcement called the "Buckeye Bandit" because he often wore Ohio State University clothing. Columbus police cornered him after a teller slipped a ...

Ohio officer shot in face is recovering from initial surgery

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police say a narcotics detective who was shot in the face during a drug raid at an Ohio home can't speak as he recovers from surgery but is communicating using a whiteboard. Toledo police say Detective Jason Picking was hurt when SWAT officers knocked and tried to enter a ...

Murder trial in Ohio firefighter’s arson death set to resume

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — Attorneys are ready to resume their defense of an Ohio homeowner and his nephew charged in a 2015 house arson that resulted in a firefighter's death. Prosecutors say homeowner Lester Parker solicited nephew William "Billy" Tucker to set the fire that led to the death of ...

Ohio justice issues another apology over Facebook post

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio Supreme Court justice and Democratic gubernatorial candidate has issued another apology on Facebook after a post Friday outlining his sexual history with women drew widespread condemnation. William O'Neill's latest post Sunday morning says he admits he was wrong and ...

Ohio woman 1 of 32 Americans named as a Rhodes Scholar

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Cincinnati woman has been named one of 32 Rhodes Scholars from the U.S. The Rhodes Trust says 21-year-old Camille Borders, a senior at Washington University in St. Louis, was chosen from more than 850 applicants who received endorsements from their schools to study at ...

Police: 2 hospitalized after backyard explosion

NORWOOD, Ohio (AP) — Police say two people have been hospitalized after an explosion in an Ohio backyard. Authorities tell WKRC-TV a small propane tank used for barbecuing exploded in Norwood around 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Two people were rushed to a local hospital with burns. Their current ...

School district: Board not liable for teen killing herself

FAIRFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A southwestern Ohio school district wants its board and administrators to be dismissed from a lawsuit filed by parents who say their 13-year-old daughter killed herself after being bullied. The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports the Fairfield City School District ...

Young man’s shooting death appears accidental, officials say

WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in southwestern Ohio say the shooting death of a 19-year-old man appears to be an accident. Officials say a preliminary investigation indicates the man accidentally shot himself on Saturday at a home in West Chester Township, north of Cincinnati. Police ...

Ohio clerk accused of leaking search warrants indicted

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio authorities said Thursday a longtime clerk of courts employee has been fired and now faces felony charges alleging she leaked confidential information from search warrants that allowed potential law enforcement targets to be ...

Experts: Failed execution attempt may cause legal challenges

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's failure to execute a condemned killer with poor veins despite multiple claims by the state that the veins were accessible will lead to new challenges of the state lethal injection process, death penalty experts ...

Ohio deputy shoots self in foot firing at attacking dog

MARION, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio sheriff's deputy shot himself in the foot while fending off an attacking dog during a drug raid. The shooting happened Thursday morning in Marion as a police task force searched a suspected drug house. The Marion Star reports Deputy Mike Wheeler ...

Patrol: crashes, fatalities jumped after Ohio went to 70 mph

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state highway patrol says crashes and fatalities jumped after Ohio adopted a 70 mph speed limit on many roads and highways. A patrol report released Thursday found a 24 percent increase in crashes on 70 mph roads, including 22 percent more fatal and injury ...

Ohio campaign targets bullying, promotes support of youth

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state has launched an ad campaign targeting bullying and promoting the support of at-risk Ohio youth. The "Be Present" campaign from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services encourages friends, classmates and siblings to support youth experiencing ...

Change of plea for Ohio man suspected of Bosnian war crimes

CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge has set a change of plea hearing for an Ohio man accused of hiding the fact that he had been in a special police unit in Bosnia and took part in the Serb massacre of more than 8,000 Muslim Bosnians during the 1995 genocide. The U.S. government accused Oliver Dragic ...

Police report multiple injuries after car strikes home

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say multiple people have been seriously injured after a flaming car crashed into a Cleveland home. Authorities say the crash happened around 11 p.m. Thursday. Witnesses say the car hit another vehicle at an intersection before striking the home. Police say the ...

Ohio calls off execution after failing to find inmate’s vein

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Ohio called off the execution of a condemned killer with multiple health problems on Wednesday, because members of the state's execution team were unable to find a vein to insert an IV that would administer the lethal ...