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Lawmakers scrapped Gov. Kasich's proposal that would have given schools less money.
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Senators have passed their version of the two year state budget. The $71.3 billion spending plan now goes to a conference committee to work out differences with the House version.

The sweeping proposal would increase Ohio's tobacco taxes, boost higher-education funding and eliminate state taxes for certain small business income.

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware bankruptcy judge has tentatively approved the sale of Standard Register Co.'s assets to a company run by billionaire businessman Glen Taylor, owner of the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves and the Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaper.

 

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FAIRBORN, Ohio (AP) — A man arrested protesting at an Ohio Wal-Mart where police fatally shot a man last year has been convicted of trespassing after pleading no contest and is banned from Wal-Mart stores for two years.

A Fairborn Municipal Court official says an obstructing official business charge against Elias Kelley was dismissed Wednesday in a plea agreement. The judge suspended 29 days of a 30-day sentence and credited Kelley for one day served.

"Patches" is one of the C-123 cargo planes used to spray Agent Orange. It's now on display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.
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The Department of Veterans Affairs is now saying that Air Force reservists who became ill after being exposed to Agent Orange residue while working on planes after the Vietnam War should be eligible for disability benefits.

The VA says it's been working to finalize a rule that could cover more than 2,000 military personnel who flew or worked on Fairchild C-123 aircraft from 1972 to 1982. Many of the planes were used to spray Agent Orange in Vietnam.
 

Arise Academy in Dayton is now closed, and former leaders of the school have been convicted of federal crimes.
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 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio charter school superintendent, a school board chairman and an education consultant suspected of bribing them in exchange for a contract have been convicted of federal charges.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state says three organizations have received more than $1 million in federal funds to provide housing assistance and limited case management services for Ohioans with HIV and AIDS.

The Ohio Development Services Agency says the grant winners are: the Community AIDS Network in Portage and Summit counties; COMPASS Family in Mahoning County; and the AIDS Resource Center Ohio. The center will use the funds to provide housing services to those in Athens, Canton, Dayton, Lima, Mansfield, Marion, Toledo and the surrounding counties.

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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio sheriff's detective fired for sending what the sheriff said were racially charged cell phone texts has sued the sheriff and others, alleging invasion of privacy and other violations.

Former Detective Michael Sollenberger filed the lawsuit Friday in a county court in Dayton. The lawsuit against Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer and others also alleges unauthorized use of property and unlawful search and seizure.

Messages seeking comment were left at the sheriff's office.

The Ohio Supreme Court is considering the role of the school bus driver for student safety.
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SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a senior prank that damaged 24 school buses has led to felony charges against four students in Clark County.

County sheriff's officials say the teens are accused of removing valve stems from tires on buses used by Northwestern Local School District in Springfield. Authorities say the vandalism forced school officials to cancel all classes in the 2,000-student district on Friday. School officials estimate repairs will cost thousands of dollars.

An Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol faces a new charge of supporting a U.S.-designated foreign terrorist organization.
 
A federal grand jury added the charge Thursday in the case of 21-year-old Christopher Lee Cornell of suburban Cincinnati. Cornell was charged in January with the attempted murder of U.S. officials and employees. He also was charged with two other counts in an alleged plot to attack the Capitol.
 
The new charge says Cornell offered "material support and resources" including himself as "personnel" to the c extremist group.

Cincinnati's new parking meters include data analytics to help price parking according to demand.
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CINCINNATI (AP) — How much you have to pay to park in Cincinnati could depend on the demand for your spot. The city of Cincinnati is increasingly setting rates tied to usage. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the city's parking contract with Xerox includes data analytics.

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