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2 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

Ex-tax official failed to refund millions to Ohio businesses

A former deputy tax commissioner has been convicted of dereliction of duty for his role in failing to refund more than $30 million in tax overpayments to Ohio businesses.

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7 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

Common Core still contentious among GOP legislators

With 22 Republican signatures, a discharge petition aimed at forcing a House vote on a bill that would eliminate Common Core in Ohio remains well short of the 50 needed to initiate action.

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11 hrs ago | Daily Reporter

How Arizona, Ohio, Oklahoma, executions went awry

A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S. Since the start of the year, executions in Ohio, Oklahoma and Arizona have gone awry, with inmates gasping for breath as lethal drugs coursed ... (more)

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Related Topix: Arizona, Arizona Government, Oklahoma Government, Ohio, Oklahoma, Prison

11 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

How Arizona, Ohio, Oklahoma, executions went awry

Arizona Republic justice reporter Michael Kiefer describes what he saw as a witness to the execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood, which took more than an hour and a half at the state prison on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Florence, Ariz.

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11 hrs ago | News Times

How Arizona, Ohio, Oklahoma, executions went awry

Arizona Republic justice reporter Michael Kiefer describes what he saw as a witness to the execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood, which took more than an hour and a half at the state prison on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Florence, Ariz.

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Related Topix: Arizona, Arizona Government, Ohio, Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, State Prisons, Prison

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

GOP border report advises a compassionate but tougha response

Speaker of the House John Boehner of Ohio, joined at right by incoming Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy of Calif., and Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Kan., talks with reporters in Washington, Wednesday, July 23, 2014, following a Republican strategy session.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Kevin McCarthy, Ohio, Representative Lynn Jenkins, Kay Granger

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Cleveland.com

Early-voting cuts in Ohio rightfully draw Justice Department ire: editorial

At stake is one of the most precious of constitutional rights, the right to vote.

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Related Topix: Ohio, US Governors, John Kasich, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Opinion

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Phoenix New Times

Death Row Inmate's Execution on Hold as He Tries to Find Details on the Method

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has temporarily halted the execution of an Arizona death-row inmate as he attempts to get information about the state's new lethal-injection method.

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Related Topix: Arizona, Arizona Government, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Ohio

Free Republic

Boehner: House Has No Plans to Defund Unconstitutional Acts by Obama

House Speaker John Boehner indicated today that if President Barack Obama takes actions that exceed his constitutional authority, the House of Representatives has no plans to use its own constitutional authority to withhold funding from those actions.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Ohio, Barack Obama

WTVG-TV Toledo

Noon Weather Update 7/21

According to Court records, William Houston, was arrested Sunday morning for attempted rape.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

WTVG-TV Toledo

7/20/14 6pm Weathercast

After years without a plan, the City of Toledo plans on buying Southwyck. The city has a 120-day purchase agreement to buy the former mall property for 3 million dollars.

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Customer Interaction Solutions

Ohio online sales taxes revenues rise as businesses voluntarily pay up [Dayton Daily News, Ohio :: ]

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) July 20--Ohio's online sales tax collections have hit historic highs this year as more businesses are voluntarily charging sales tax on purchases and sending the money back to Ohio.

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Cleveland.com

The late Bob Netzley, an Ohio legislator whose lawn-mowing...

Then-state Rep. Robert Netzley questions a witness in an Ohio House Finance Committee hearing in 1998.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Dayton, OH, Miami County, OH, Laura, OH, Opinion

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Toledo Blade

Kasich owes Ohioans an explanation

Gov. John Kasich has signed a measure that freezes Ohio's popular renewable-energy standards.

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Related Topix: Ohio, US Governors, John Kasich, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Opinion

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Xenia Daily Gazette

House bill creates tougher graduation requirements

Ohio's 130th General Assembly recently passed HB 487, which included some changes to graduation requirements beginning this fall.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Standardized Testing, Education

WKSU-FM Kent

Ohio's jobless rate holds steady at 5.5 percent

Ohio's jobless rate holds steady at 5.5% Ohio's unemployment rate for June was 5.5 percent, unchanged from May, which was the lowest level since before the Great Recession.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Violent Crime, Cleveland Heights, OH

Cleveland.com

You can speed up first responders' job with online info: Briefly Brook Park

I just was browsing through the city's website and happened to notice something interesting on the police department's page about emergency contact information.

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Lucianne.com

Boehner: House Has No Plansto Defund Unconstitutional Acts by Obama

House Speaker John Boehner indicated today that if President Barack Obama takes actions that exceed his constitutional authority, the House of Representatives has no plans to use its own constitutional authority to withhold funding from those actions.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Ohio, Barack Obama

The Indianapolis Star

Indiana plans campaign against distracted driving

Indiana plans campaign against distracted driving We're one of 6 states watching drivers for bad behavior starting this Sunday Check out this story on IndyStar.com: http://indy.st/1mWAus7 The campaign against distracted driving is to start Sunday and run through July 26 in Indiana and five other states.

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The Plain Dealer

Redistricting reform must be on Ohio constitutional modernization agenda: editorial

"To the victor go the spoils" -- that's the principle that now guides how Ohio draws General Assembly and congressional districts.

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