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(AP) — A sheriff says a man killed in a shooting by deputies had pointed a gun at them as they responded to a vehicle crash near Dayton.

The Montgomery County sheriff's office says a 911 caller reported around 12:45 a.m. Thursday that a maroon car had crashed into another vehicle off of a Harrison Township road.

WILBERFORCE, Ohio (AP) — Central State University has covered up Bill Cosby's name on a campus sign in front of a building named for him.

A spokesperson for the college tells the Dayton Daily News that the school has covered up Cosby's name on a sign in front of the Camille O. and William H Cosby Mass Communications Center.

The university said last week it was considering changing the name of the building. A final decision could be made this fall.

 

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The group working to get a marijuana legalization issue on Ohio's fall ballot has passed the next step in a separate effort to have some related crimes expunged.

ResponsibleOhio says its "Fresh Start Act" calls for reviewing and expunging criminal records for people with previous marijuana convictions if their actions would no longer be considered illegal under the legalization amendment.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine cleared the petition language Monday, a move that sends the effort to the state Ballot Board for further review.

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.

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