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5:13 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Ohio AG Appeals Federal Order On Gay Marriages

CINCINNATI (AP) - Ohio officials have appealed a federal judge's order to recognize the marriages of gay couples who wed in other states.
 
The state attorney general's office filed a notice of appeal with the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati on Friday.  The state is appealing federal Judge Timothy Black's ruling ordering Ohio to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples that were performed in other states.
 
Most of Black's April 14 ruling was put on hold pending the anticipated appeal.
 

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7:26 am
Thu May 8, 2014

"Hang On Sloopy" Soon To Be State Rock Song—By Law

The OSU marching band made a visit to the House chamber at the statehouse this week.
Credit Karen Kasler / Statehouse News Bureau

The state of Ohio is closer to having an official official rock song. Just after the Ohio State University marching band deliberately stomped into and out of the House chamber Wednesday, representatives passed legislation making “Hang On Sloopy” the state’s official rock song.

Democrat Michael Stinziano of Columbus co-sponsored the bill, which he says came about when he heard it was the state official song only by resolution, not by law. To be sure, he consulted the man who came up with the resolution when he held that seat—his father Mike Stinziano. 

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6:17 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Motive Sought In Dayton VA Shooting

Authorities are trying to determine what led to a shooting at a Veterans Affairs hospital that ended with a housekeeping employee shot in the ankle and a retired worker in custody.

Police say 61-year-old Paul Burnside was shot Monday in a struggle over a gun with 59-year-old Neil Moore. They say the revolver went off as the two fought over it in an employee break room.

Authorities say Moore was taken into custody at another hospital where he was seeking psychiatric treatment.

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Statewide News
6:00 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Ohio Foreclosure Prevention Program Ending This Week

A program to help struggling Ohio homeowners prevent foreclosure is coming to an end this week, but there's still time to register for anyone who needs help.

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12:01 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Federal Judge Rules Ohio Must Recognize Out-Of-State Gay Marriage

A federal judge has ordered Ohio authorities to recognize the marriages of gay couples performed in other states.  Judge Timothy Black's ruling on Monday criticized the state's "ongoing arbitrary discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation."

He says the state's marriage recognition bans are unconstitutional and unenforceable.

Rick Cauthen and his partner of nine years, were married in New York in 2012. He says when they had their taxes done this year, it was a reminder that Ohio considers their marriage invalid.

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