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Ohio Democrats push proposal setting up equal pay hotline

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Two Democratic state lawmakers in Ohio are proposing an equal pay hotline that they say could help fight wage discrimination. State Reps. Kent Smith, of Euclid, and Janine Boyd, of Cleveland Heights, introduced legislation Tuesday establishing the hotline. Their bill would establish a toll-free number where …

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Ohio House panel nears vote to eliminate renewable mandates

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A repeat proposal seeking to eliminate Ohio’s renewable energy requirements is headed toward a crucial committee vote. The House Public Utilities Committee has set a Wednesday hearing on the measure, which is likely to clear the panel and head to a House floor vote this week. …

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Elections chief: Ohioans must register soon for May primary

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The state’s elections chief is reminding Ohio residents that they have only a few days left to register to vote in the spring primary. Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO’-sted) says voters in 74 of Ohio’s 88 counties may have a local race or issue on …

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Judge orders mediation in banned prison interviews lawsuit

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A federal judge has directed opposing parties to try to resolve a dispute involving face-to-face media interviews by inmates convicted for their roles in Ohio’s deadly 1993 prison riot. A 2013 lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union argues the prison system’s policy is inconsistent, especially …

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Village’s legal fees in traffic camera case total over $260K

NEW MIAMI, Ohio (AP) – A southwest Ohio village that had its traffic camera enforcement ruled unconstitutional in 2014 has spent more than $260,000 in legal fees the past four years defending that enforcement. A Butler County judge ruled last month that New Miami must pay back more than $3 …

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The Latest: Goodell plans to attend Patriots’ opener

PHOENIX (AP) – The Latest on the NFL meetings (all times local): 5:55 p.m. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has plans for Thursday night, Sept. 7. Goodell said Tuesday at the NFL owners meetings that he expects to be at the season kickoff in Foxborough when the Patriots play host to …

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The Latest: Coroner: Vigil held outside Cincinnati nightclub

CINCINNATI (AP) – The Latest on the nightclub shooting in Cincinnati (all times local): 8:15 p.m. A vigil has been held outside a Cincinnati nightclub where one person was killed and 16 others were injured in a shooting. WXIX-TV (http://bit.ly/2neTCEU ) reports the police chief, city manager and others attended …

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The Latest: Helmets by position in NFL’s future?

PHOENIX (AP) – The Latest on the NFL meetings (all times local): 3:40 p.m. NFL players may be wearing different helmets based on their position in the not-too-distant future. The chairman of the league’s head, neck and spine engineering subcommittee outlined the research that’s leading in that direction in an …

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Brain and arm implants help paralyzed US man feed himself

By MARIA CHENGAP Medical Writer LONDON (AP) – Doctors say a paralyzed Ohio man was able to feed himself for the first time in eight years, after they implanted sensors in his brain that sent signals to his arm. Fifty-six-year-old Bill Kochevar was paralyzed from the shoulders down after a …

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The Latest: Cowboys coach says Romo situation status quo

PHOENIX (AP) – The Latest on the NFL meetings (all times local): 3:05 p.m. Everything is status quo with Tony Romo, which means the Dallas Cowboys quarterback remains in limbo. Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Tuesday at the NFL owners meetings that nothing has changed regarding Romo, who sat out …

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