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4:29 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Ohio Governor Orders Flags Flown At Half-Staff

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Ohio's governor has ordered flags flown at half-staff Thursday, the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States.

Gov. John Kasich also asks that Ohioans observe a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 a.m. (EDT), the time when the first plane flew into the World Trade Center in New York. The attacks claimed nearly 3,000 lives.
 
His office says flags on public buildings and grounds should be at half-staff from sunrise until sunset Thursday.

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Statewide News
2:09 am
Fri September 5, 2014

Area Organizations Search For Answers To Opiate Overdoses

Ohio Attorney General, Mike DeWine convened Thursday's meeting, which was facilitated by the Community Recovery Project and hosted by the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association.
Credit Jerry Kenney

Representatives from nearly 30 healthcare providers and law enforcement agencies across Ohio met on Thursday in Dayton to discuss the opiate and heroin epidemic the state is facing, and look for ways .

Though Cuyahoga County saw a 7% decrease in opiate drug overdoses in the last year, numbers are still extremely high throughout the state.

President and CEO of the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association, Bryan Bucklew, says in the last four years, inexpensive heroin has flooded Dayton neighborhoods and hit all demographics.

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Statewide News
11:15 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Attorney General Candidate, Pepper, Joins Call For AG Recusal

The call for Ohio Attorney General, Mike DeWine to recuse himself from the investigation into the shooting of 22 year John Crawford III inside a Beavercreek Walmart is now being echoed by his political rival.

The Crawford family and recent protestors have called for DeWine to remove himself from the investigation. Now, the candidate who wants to replace DeWine as Attorney General, David Pepper, says the top investigator should be impartial.

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5:58 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Smithsonian Exhibit Helps One Ohio Town Discuss Its Racial Divide

At the end of this week, a Smithsonian exhibition celebrating two landmark bookends of the civil rights movement heads out of Louisville, Ohio, a small town in Stark County that has had a history of racial problems

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12:55 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Judge Extends Temporary Halt To Ohio Executions

A federal judge has extended a months-long moratorium on executions in Ohio as debate over the state's new two-drug combination continues.
 
The moratorium was to end this week. The new order extends it through Jan. 15.
 
That will delay executions scheduled for September, October, November and January, and highlights the ongoing problem faced by states in obtaining drugs to put inmates to death.
 

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