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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 ...