April 30, 2016

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Judge to hear arguments today in lawsuit against Husted about 17-year-olds voting

COLUMBUS — A judge planned to hear arguments Thursday in a dispute over whether the swing state’s youngest voters can have a say in next week’s presidential primary race. State law allows 17-year-olds who will be 18 before the fall election to vote in Tuesday’s primary. But a manual for elections officials issued last year Read More…

Former Congresswoman Giffords backs Strickland in Senate race; Sittenfeld on way to locking up Jedi vote

COLUMBUS — Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is endorsing former Gov. Ted Strickland in his race for the U.S. Senate, while Democratic primary opponent P.G. Sittenfeld has landed the backing of Star Wars actor Mark Hamill. Both endorsements came Tuesday, a week before Strickland, Sittenfeld and Cincinnati occupational therapist Kelli Prather vie for the Democratic nomination and Read More…

Northwest Ohio native to receive Medal of Honor for Afghanistan hostage rescue

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is set to award the nation’s highest military honor to a Navy SEAL who helped rescue an American hostage in December 2012. Edward Byers, a senior chief in the Navy, will be the 11th living service member to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Afghanistan. The ceremony Read More…

Officials unveil 20-year, $240 million renovation plan for Akron-Canton Airport

GREEN — Officials with the Akron-Canton Airport have unveiled a $240 million, 20-year plan for guiding improvements and capital investments at the facility. Airport CEO and President Rick McQueen says the plan announced Thursday was approved by the Federal Aviation Administration late last year. Current projects under the plan include a glass-canopy and ticket-wing expansion Read More…

State approves language for ResponsibleOhio marijuana amendment

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has approved ballot language proposed by ResponsibleOhio that would legalize marijuana in the state. It’s the first hurdle the investor-backed organization needs to clear in its effort to put a constitutional amendment before voters in November. Although DeWine opposes legalization, his role in the certification process was to determine if Read More…

School: Boy brings moonshine to class; teacher in trouble

DE GRAFF (AP) — Officials say a 13-year-old Ohio boy was suspended for bringing moonshine to school, and a science teacher who knew he was making the illegal alcohol was reprimanded for not reporting that the boy brought it to class. The boy brought the liquid to school in De Graff, about 50 miles northwest Read More…

Central Ohio to get new 380 area code in existing 614 region

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Central Ohioans will see a new 380 area code introduced in their area because the available phone numbers for the existing 614 code are expected to run out next year. Regulators plan to use both codes for the same geographic area, meaning even local phone calls eventually will require dialing the Read More…

Ohio won’t withhold school funding for those skipping tests

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state will not withhold funding to penalize Ohio schools for students opting out of standardized testing this year, the state’s superintendent has told districts. A growing number of parents are letting kids skip mandated exams amid complaints that new testing linked to the Common Core standards is too time-consuming and Read More…

Lawyer: Filing blaming boy for his own death was insulting

CLEVELAND (AP) — The mother of a 12-year-old who had a pellet gun when he was fatally shot by Cleveland police said Tuesday that the city was disrespectful of her son by suggesting he died as a result of his own actions. Tamir Rice’s mother addressed the city’s response to her family’s lawsuit a day Read More…

Amish to be resentenced for remaining charges in attacks

CLEVELAND (AP) — Sixteen members of a breakaway Amish community from eastern Ohio are scheduled to be resentenced in Cleveland after a federal appellate court overturned their hate crime convictions. The resentencing Monday afternoon is necessary because their original sentences did not distinguish between the hate crimes convictions that were overturned and other charges related Read More…