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State officials say a $48,000 audit of Ohio's food stamp program found roughly $31,000 in questionable costs, including benefits used by dead people and duplicate payments.

State Auditor Dave Yost released the findings of Ohio's $2.5 billion Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program on Tuesday.

The audit found 36 cases where recipients received about $24,000 in benefits a year after they died.

Nearly $29 million was spent outside of Ohio, indicating that those recipients don't live in Ohio or that they're selling cards and benefits.

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Astronaut John Glenn is getting an airport renamed in his honor in his home state of Ohio.

The 94-year-old former U.S. senator and his wife are scheduled to appear at a ceremony Tuesday to rename Port Columbus International Airport in Ohio's capital city as John Glenn Columbus International Airport.

State lawmakers voted on a bill last month to authorize the renaming. Republican House Speaker Clifford Rosenberger and Democratic Mayor Andrew Ginther are expected at the event.

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Severe storms knocked down trees and power lines in parts of southwestern and central Ohio, causing thousands of power outages as rain produced some flooding in low-lying areas.  
 

Organizers of a petition drive to raise Cleveland's minimum wage to $15 an hour appear to have missed its deadline to get the measure on the November ballot.

Cleveland.com reports the Cleveland City Council could stall action on the issue long enough to prevent a November vote.

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and City Council President Kevin Kelley oppose raising the current minimum wage of $8.10, but would support an increase if mandated statewide or nationally.

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Republican Gov. John Kasich has signed legislation legalizing medical marijuana in Ohio, though patients shouldn't expect to get it from dispensaries here anytime soon.

While the law takes effect in 90 days, the medical marijuana program won't be running by then. It's expected to be fully operational in about two years.

The measure lays out a number of steps that must happen first, including the writing of rules for retailers and cultivators.

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The Cincinnati Zoo plans to reopen its gorilla exhibit with a higher, reinforced barrier installed after a boy got into the exhibit and was dragged by a 400-pound gorilla, which was then shot and killed.

The exhibit's reopening Tuesday comes a day after a prosecutor said the boy's mother would not be charged and that the 3-year-old had "scampered off" as children sometimes do.

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  A 15-year-old Ohio boy will be kept in juvenile detention until he is 21 for opening fire on fellow students in a school cafeteria.

Butler County Juvenile Court Judge Ronald Craft says James Austin Hancock will be free at 21 unless he causes problems in juvenile custody. If so, he could then face going into the adult prison system.

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The race to fill John Boehner congressional seat will be decided after Tuesday's special election.

Three candidates emerged from March’s high-profile primary election: Republican Warren Davidson, Democrat Corey Foister, and Jim Condit, Jr. who is running under the Green Party banner.

15 candidates vyed for the GOP nomination back in March. Davidson says it’s been difficult to generate interest in the race since then.

An Ohio juvenile court judge is set to sentence a 15-year-old boy who pleaded guilty to charges after police say he opened fire on fellow students in a school cafeteria.

Butler County Juvenile Court Judge Ronald Craft has scheduled a Monday afternoon hearing in the case of James Austin Hancock. The teenager pleaded guilty in April to four counts of attempted murder and one count of inducing panic. Craft ordered a pre-sentencing investigation and agreed to a defense request for a psychological evaluation.

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The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in southwest Ohio wants to add a current Air Force One to its collection.

The Dayton Daily News reports a new $40.8 million hangar at the museum near Dayton opens on Wednesday and officials say they've designed the 224,000-square-foot building with the idea of landing the presidential aircraft.

Museum historian Jeff Underwood says the facility has a "pretty good shot" at landing one of the two current VC-25s. That's the name designated for the planes.

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