May 29, 2016

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Ohio rejects marijuana legalization, says yes to redistricting, monopoly ban

COLUMBUS — Ohio voters delivered a one-two punch Tuesday to an effort to legalize medical and recreational marijuana in the state, soundly defeating the pot issue and approving a ban on constitutional monopolies that specifically set out to scuttle it if it passed. Meanwhile, state voters easily approved a new system for drawing state legislative Read More…

Ohio elections: Marijuana, monopolies and maps

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A first-of-its-kind marijuana legalization proposal was nearing decision time in Ohio on Tuesday, even as the effort’s opponents were placing their hopes on a separate measure aimed at nullifying the plan. A legislative redistricting overhaul rounded out the trio of statewide ballot issues before voters. Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted Read More…

Marijuana debate heats up

LORAIN — Ohio voters will have the chance next month to decide whether the Buckeye State should experiment with marijuana. Unlike other states, such as Colorado, that have legalized marijuana slowly beginning with medicinal use and proceeding to recreational pot, Issue 3 would make both forms of use legal at the same time. Although medical Read More…

Baseball: Pete Rose speaks at Miami University

OXFORD — Pete Rose said it’s an American tradition to give second chances, although he wouldn’t describe himself as optimistic about his application for reinstatement to Major League Baseball being approved. “I don’t know if that’s the right word,” Rose said Monday in a brief interview between appearances on the campus of Miami University in Read More…

AP survey: Urban emergency planning for large oil trains remain work in progress

PHILADELPHIA — They rumble past schools, homes and businesses in dozens of cities around the country — 100-car trains loaded with crude oil from the Upper Midwest. While railroads have long carried hazardous materials through congested urban areas, cities are now scrambling to formulate emergency plans and to train firefighters amid the latest safety threat: Read More…

Firefighters soon to carry cribs on calls

ELYRIA — Stuffed somewhere between massive fire hoses and emergency extrication equipment, the Elyria Fire Department soon will start carrying infant pack-and-play cribs as it crisscrosses the city on emergency calls. Not your typical piece of fire apparatus, the baby items are intended for the homes where parents using unsafe sleep practices are running the Read More…

The Morning Hit–8/26/15

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what people are talking about online. The web has become the digital equivalent of the office water cooler, and its becoming more necessary by the day to stay in the loop. With that being said, let’s hit it. Booze to your doorstep. Amazon is taking Read More…

Debate tonight could be first step in winnowing GOP presidential field

WASHINGTON — The political veteran with the right resume, but perhaps the wrong last name. The rookie senators and their focus on foreign policy and individual rights. Governors with experience — and baggage. The never-been-elected outsiders, and of course, the billionaire showman. For the Republican Party, the narrowing of that vast field of presidential hopefuls Read More…

Field is set for Thursday’s GOP debate in Cleveland

CLEVELAND — Billionaire businessman Donald Trump has scored the top spot for Thursday night’s leadoff debate of the 2016 presidential race, joined by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and seven other Republican contenders who made the campaign’s first cut. Seven others will be excluded, including former technology executive Carly Fiorina and Read More…

Gas prices down markedly in Ohio, could fall farther

COLUMBUS — Falling gas prices are greeting motorists in Ohio as the work week gets under way. The average for a gallon of regular gas in the state was about $2.46 in Monday’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That’s down 17 cents compared with last week and Read More…