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Doctors recommend nearly 4,500 in medical marijuana registry

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials say doctors have submitted nearly 4,500 recommendations in the medical marijuana patient and caregiver registry for Ohio. The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy announced on Monday that the number of recommendations now totals 4,440, with at least 3,036 ...

Ohio capital to conduct national search for new police chief

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The mayor of Ohio's capital city says a national search will be conducted for the next chief of police. The announcement by Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther marks a departure from past practice, when new chiefs were chosen from the ranks of existing officers. The Columbus ...

Christmas Eve house fire destroys home, 2 cars

WAYNESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A Christmas Eve fire in southwest Ohio has destroyed a three-story home and two cars. The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports fire crews arrived Monday afternoon to a building engulfed in flames in Wayne Township, some 130 miles east of Cincinnati. Fire ...

Barber tells Sen. Sherrod Brown he’s looking presidential

GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio barber said he has a policy of not talking politics in his shop — but maintains the new haircut he gave to client and U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown made him look "more like a candidate for president." Carlo Sarti, 73, has run his shop in Garfield Heights ...

Kasich signs prison law changes named for slain OSU student

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Criminal sentencing law changes named for a slain Ohio State University student have been signed into law in Ohio. Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) signed a bill containing part of the Reagan Tokes Act Friday. It gives state prison officials greater discretion in ...

Ex-corrections officer indicted for sexual assault of inmate

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A former corrections officer accused of sexually assaulting a female inmate has been indicted on sexual battery charges. Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. said Friday that 23-year-old Franco Villella, of Troy, faces two counts in the Dec. 11, 2018, assault of a ...

Police: Suspect arrested in West Virginia for Ohio murder

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Police say they have arrested an Ohio suspect who law enforcement officials say was involved in a November murder. According to the Charleston Police Department, 36-year-old Silas Thomas Hill II was arrested early Saturday morning after police received ...

Shooting near Cincinnati playground injures 2

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati police say two people have been shot in the city's Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. WCPO-TV says police called the Saturday night shooting near Findlay Playground a gun battle in which a woman was shot in the head. TV stations report that her injuries are not ...

Kasich vetoes gun bill, bars gender identity discrimination

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Outgoing Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich acted as expected Wednesday to veto a bill expanding gun-owner rights and, in a surprise move, also expanded a years-old anti-discrimination order to include gender identity. Both moves ...

Planned Great Lakes oil pipeline tunnel clears final hurdle

By JOHN FLESHER, AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A proposal to run an oil pipeline beneath a crucial section of the Great Lakes cleared its final hurdle Wednesday, gaining approval of a Michigan panel created a week earlier in a dash to complete the deal before Republican ...