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Parents Upset State Law Prevents Security Barricades

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8:23AM
February 27, 2015

Parents of students in the Southwest Licking Schools district say they’re frustrated with the state’s decision to keep schools from using security barricades intended to stop a gunman.

Fewer Ohioans Got Concealed Carry Permits In 2014

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8:13AM
February
27, 2015

For the first time in several years, there was a drop in the number of people getting or renewing concealed carry gun permits in Ohio last year.

Columbus Man Pleads ‘Not Guilty’ To Alleged Terror Charges

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Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud confers with his legal defense, Sam Shamansky, in Franklin County Court.Mohamud pleaded not guilty to alleged terrorism charges.
3:49PM
February 25, 2015

A prosecutor’s motion to set a $2.5 million bond for Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud alleges he provided material support, resources or electronic devices to people engaged in terrorism in the Middle East and traveled there.

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments Over Abercrombie Dress Code

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The case being argued Wednesday explores when an employer must take steps to accommodate the religious beliefs of a worker or job applicant.
9:38AM
February
25, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court is considering the employment discrimination claim of a Muslim woman who was turned down for a job by Central Ohio-based retailer Abercrombie & Fitch after she showed up at her job interview wearing a black headscarf that conflicted with the company’s dress code.

Ohio Police Chief’s Brother Killed; Girlfriend Shoots Self

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Police in Cleveland say the brother of Police Chief Calvin Williams has been fatally shot.
3:27PM
February 24, 2015

Authorities say the brother of Cleveland’s police chief has been killed and the girlfriend suspected in his death shot herself when troopers stopped her vehicle in western Pennsylvania.

Four Capital University Students Robbed At Gunpoint On Campus

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Four Capital University students were robbed at gunpoint Tuesday morning on campus.
12:47PM
February
24, 2015

Four Capital University students were robbed at gunpoint this morning on the Bexley campus.

Columbus Police Host First Forum On Improving Community Relations

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Tamir Rice (left), 12, was killed by police who say he reached for his waistband as officers were responding to reports of someone waving a gun. He had what turned out to be a toy air pistol. John Crawford was killed by police in a Dayton-area Walmart while holding an air rifle he picked up off a store shelf.
11:34AM
February 23, 2015

The forums come after some highly-publicized police-involved deaths in Ohio, including the shootings of two young black males who were holding what turned out to be air guns.

Attorney General Wants Rebate From Anti-Overdose Drug Maker

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Some Ohio agencies say prices for naloxone doubled during 2014.
11:52AM
February
18, 2015

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is asking the maker of a drug used to combat overdoses to send money back to local police departments and other agencies that administer the drug.

Group Pushing Marijuana Amendment Makes Major Change

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ResponsibleOhio still intends to put its issue on the ballot this fall.
8:29AM
February 18, 2015

Backers of a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana in Ohio are changing their proposal to let Ohioans grow four pot plants in their home.

Increase In Liquid Nicotine Poisoning Drives Childproofing Bill

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E-cigarettes use containers of liquid nicotine, and some are easy to open, often with screw-on caps.
7:30AM
February
16, 2015

As electronic cigarettes become more popular, the number of medical emergencies involving their liquid nicotine refills has increased dramatically. That’s sparked a bipartisan effort to crack down on the products.