June 27, 2016

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Cleveland, ACLU reach settlement in rules over RNC protests

CLEVELAND — A federal judge says Cleveland and a civil rights organization have reached a settlement in a lawsuit over the city’s rules governing protests and marches during the upcoming Republican National Convention. A judge on Thursday had ruled the city’s protest regulations would unconstitutionally infringe on people’s right to freedom of expression. He ordered Read More…

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Kasich vetoes bill seeking bond for expanded voting, says it goes ‘a step too far’

COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. John Kasich vetoed a bill Friday that would have required a cash bond for people to get a court order to keep polling places open late on Election Day in the key swing state. Kasich, a Republican, said he agrees with many of the bill requirements but its bond provision goes Read More…

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Court says tax penalty must be refunded to Renacci, wife

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s Supreme Court has directed the state tax commissioner to refund a nearly $360,000 penalty to a Republican congressman and his wife who delayed paying tax on income earned by a trust because they relied on an earlier legal interpretation that put the tax on the trust. The ruling Wednesday ordered a refund Read More…

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North Olmsted mayor offering his home on Airbnb for RNC

NORTH OLMSTED — For $5,575, visitors to Ohio for the Republican National Convention next month can book a five-night stay at the home of North Olmsted’s Democratic mayor. Mayor Kevin Kennedy tells Cleveland.com that he’s not skipping town because of his party affiliation, but he and his family plan to take a vacation if their Read More…

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Mahoning County Sheriff seeks body scanner after jail fentanyl overdoses

YOUNGSTOWN — A northeast Ohio sheriff’s office is asking county officials to buy a $200,000 body scanner after two inmates recently overdosed on fentanyl smuggled into the county jail by a third inmate. The (Youngstown) Vindicator reports that the administrator for the Mahoning County Jail in Youngstown told county commissioners Thursday that the jail “dodged Read More…

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Federal judge says ‘golden week’ voting must be reinstated for November

COLUMBUS — A federal judge in Ohio has refused to delay enforcement of a ruling that restored certain early voting opportunities for the November general election. U.S. District Judge Michael Watson also agreed in a ruling Thursday to stay the earlier decision for the Aug. 2 special election while an appeal is pending, but kept Read More…

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BREAKING: Hamilton County Prosecutor won’t seek charges in Cincinnati Zoo incident

CINCINNATI — A prosecutor said Monday that he isn’t seeking charges against the mother of a 3-year-old boy who got into the Cincinnati Zoo’s gorilla exhibit, resulting in the shooting of an endangered gorilla to protect him. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said the child’s mother had three other children with her, and she was Read More…

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Hamilton County Prosecutor to decided today on charges in Cincinnati Zoo case

CINCINNATI — An Ohio prosecutor plans to release his decision Monday on whether he will pursue charges against the family of a 3-year-old boy who got into the Cincinnati Zoo’s gorilla exhibit, leading to the fatal shooting of an endangered gorilla to protect the child. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters has scheduled an afternoon news Read More…

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Gorilla exhibit at Cincinnati Zoo once pioneering, now common

CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Zoo, where a gorilla was shot and killed over the weekend after a 3-year-old boy climbed over a fence and fell into its enclosure, has an open viewing area that was among the first of its kind and is now common in many zoos around the country. The exhibit was at the Read More…

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Portman touts fight against drug addiction in first TV ads

COLUMBUS — Sen. Rob Portman touts his efforts to tackle heroin addiction in the first statewide television ads of his 2016 re-election campaign. The three 30-second spots were released Tuesday. They begin airing Wednesday a part of a $15 million TV and online ad buy running through Election Day. They tout a Senate-passed bill of Read More…

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