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Organic Farmer Can Keep Land After Marijuana Raid

MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio judge is allowing an organic farmer to keep his 5-acre property despite the discovery that he was growing hundreds of marijuana plants. Defendant Adam Welly is the co-founder of one of central Ohio’s largest organic farms and the supplier of...

Ohio Teacher Fired Over Comment On Black President

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio teacher has been fired following allegations that he told a black student who said he wanted to become president that the nation didn’t need another black president. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports ( ) the Fairfield Board of Education voted 4-0 on...

Suspect In 3 Ohio Slayings Wants Evidence Tossed

CLEVELAND (AP) — Attorneys for a sex offender suspected of killing three Ohio women want evidence against the man thrown out. Michael Madison’s attorneys say police should have had a search warrant when they looked through a garage where a body was found. Madison is charged...

Ohio Teacher Fired Over Alleged Obama Comment

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio teacher has been fired after allegedly telling a student who said he wanted to become president that the nation didn’t need another black commander-in-chief. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports (http://cin.ci/1kIkFmQ) the Fairfield Board of Education...

APNewsBreak: Ohio Prison Vendor Fined $142,000

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The private food vendor that holds the contract for feeding Ohio’s 50,000 prisoners has repeatedly failed to meet the staffing levels it promised, the state announced Friday as it hit the company with $142,100 in fines. Philadelphia-based Aramark...

Ohio Unemployment Rate Drops To 6.1 Percent

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state says Ohio’s unemployment rate dropped in March to the lowest level in six years. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said Friday the seasonally adjusted rate in March was 6.1 percent, which was down from 6.5 percent in February....

APNewsBreak: Ohio Prison Vendor Hit For Damages

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state has hit a private food vendor that holds the contract for feeding Ohio prison inmates with $142,100 in damages for failing to meet contractual requirements. The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction says Philadelphia-based Aramark...

Texan, 98, A Doolittle Raider, To Mark Anniversary

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A 98-year-old retired Air Force pilot who’s among just four surviving Doolittle Raiders will mark the anniversary of the war-changing flights at a ceremony in Texas. Officials with Joint Base San Antonio say retired Lt. Col. Richard “Dick”...

Police Investigate Slaying Of 89-year-old Woman

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus police say an 89-year-old woman was fatally stabbed during an attempted robbery. The body of Anna Eblen was found Thursday evening after neighbors called police when they saw her back door open. WCMH-TV reports ( ) Oblen was found inside the home on...

Search To Resume For 2 Missing In Lake Erie

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Authorities are preparing to resume the search for two missing men in western Lake Erie following the discovery of the bodies of a woman and a teenage girl. The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victims as 33-year-old Amy Santus of...