Ohio's top election official says opponents of the state's new election law do not have the signatures needed to get a ballot repeal question before voters next fall, though foes have another 10 days to submit more signatures.
Among other changes, the law shortens the swing state's early voting period.
Secretary of State Jon Husted's ruling on Monday comes after election officials reviewed the more than 333,000 signatures that opponents submitted in late September to put the law on hold.
The Ohio Supreme Court has denied a request to halt the Tuesday execution of a man who fatally shot his three sons while they slept in 1982.
The high court on Monday rejected Reginald Brooks' request just hours after a state appeals court denied his appeal for a chance to seek a new trial.
An attorney for the 66-year-old Brooks, of East Cleveland, had indicated earlier that a new-trial request was pending in U.S. District Court if the state appeal failed. A separate appeal was pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.
A Cincinnati Democrat who wants to remain in the Ohio House has moved out of her own house.
State Rep. Denise Driehaus moved from her home in the West Price Hill neighborhood to a place a couple miles away in the Clifton area. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that a redrawing of Ohio's legislative map put her into a heavily Republican district. Her new home district is heavily Democratic.
Longtime Toledo lawmaker Teresa Fedor also moved recently, in her case to avoid a Democratic primary faceoff.
Graduation rates are rising at Ohio State University amid efforts by the school to be pickier with admissions and attract better students.
As of last year, 58.5 percent of Ohio State students received their degrees within four years. The rate was up nearly 6 percentage points from a year earlier. The university's six-year graduation rate went up nearly 2 points, to 79.7 percent.