July 4, 2015

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Gov. John Kasich signs state budget, vetoes 44 items

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed a $71.2 billion, two-year state budget that continues his expansion of the Medicaid health program and provides an income-tax cut. The Republican governor made extensive use of his line-item veto, striking 44 provisions from the sweeping spending blueprint before signing it Tuesday. Several vetoes targeted benefits provided large businesses Read More…

Supreme Court extends same-sex marriage rights nationwide

Carlos McKnight, 17, of Washington, left, and Katherine Nicole Struck, 25, of Frederick, Md., hold flags in support of gay marriage as security walks behind outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday June 26, 2015. A major opinion on gay marriage is among the remaining to be released before the term ends at the end of June.  (AP PHOTO)

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States. Gay and lesbian couples already could marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The court’s 5-4 ruling means the remaining 14 states, in the South and Midwest, will have to stop enforcing their Read More…

Loudonville teacher accused of recording kids faces new charges

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A teacher accused of using a tiny spy camera to record his kindergarten students in the bathroom has been indicted on nearly 150 additional charges after his computer was further investigated. The indictment against 32-year-old Elliot Gornall, of Lorain, was filed late last week. It includes 86 new counts of illegal use of a minor Read More…

Ohio sheriff: Hit man killed wrong victim with target’s name

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CHARDON — Ohio authorities say three men have been indicted on aggravated murder charges for a 2006 contract killing in which the hit man went to the wrong house and killed a man with the same name as the intended target. The men arrested June 1 and indicted Wednesday on conspiracy and aggravated murder charges Read More…

Irving out 3-4 months

Brian Mahoney The Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. — Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving has a fractured left kneecap and will have surgery that will end his season. The Cavs said Friday that an MRI exam at Stanford Sports Medicine Clinic revealed the injury and that Irving’s projected recovery time was three to four months. Irving limped Read More…

NBA Finals: Warriors hold off LeBron James, Cavs for 108-100 OT win in Game 1

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James shoots against Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala during the first half of Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif. (AP PHOTO)

OAKLAND, Calif. — After an eight-day break, the NBA’s top teams and biggest stars put on quite a show. Only one kept it up for 53 minutes. And only one survived without a serious injury. Stephen Curry had 26 points and eight assists, and the Golden State Warriors held off LeBron James and the Cleveland Read More…

Cavaliers lose to Warriors in OT

The Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. — Even LeBron James’ highest-scoring game in his NBA Finals career wasn’t enough for the Cavaliers against the NBA’s top team. James scored 44 points but missed a potential winner at the end of regulation and the Cavaliers lost Game 1 to the Golden State Warriors 108-100 on Thursday night. Read More…

Ohio cancels poultry shows across state due to threat of avian flu virus

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All poultry shows at the Ohio State Fair and county fairs across the state have been canceled this year because of the threat of a deadly bird flu virus, the state’s agriculture department announced Tuesday. The virus that has led to the deaths of more than 44 million chickens and turkeys in the Midwest hasn’t Read More…

Justices boost workplace religious protections in case regarding Muslim hijab

In this February file photo, Samantha Elauf stands outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. The court ruled Monday in favor of Elauf, who did not get hired after she showed up to a job interview with clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch wearing a black headscarf. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court strengthened civil rights protections Monday for employees and job applicants who need special treatment in the workplace because of their religious beliefs. The justices sided with a Muslim woman who did not get hired after she showed up to a job interview with clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch wearing a Read More…

Focus on rape kits intensifies as results across U.S. find serial offenders

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The evidence piled up for years, abandoned in police property rooms, warehouses and crime labs. Now, thousands of sexual assault kits are giving up their secrets — and rapists who’ve long remained free finally may face justice. A dramatic shift is now taking hold across the country as police and prosecutors scramble to process these Read More…