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A boy has been sentenced for raping a fellow teen who was drunk at a party after a high school football game in southwest Ohio.
 
Warren County Judge Joseph Kirby in Lebanon sentenced the boy to a minimum of a year in a rehabilitation program. The teen could face at least a year in juvenile detention if he does not complete the program.
 

Both sides are turning up the heat in the general election campaign in Ohio's closely watched U.S. Senate race.

Former Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland easily won his three-way primary Tuesday to face Republican Sen. Rob Portman. He calls Portman a Beltway insider. It's a seat Democrats think they could take in their effort to regain a Senate majority. Polls have indicated Strickland and Portman turn toward fall about even.

A political newcomer backed by conservative advocacy groups has topped the Republican field running to succeed former House Speaker John Boehner in his GOP-leaning western Ohio district.

Army veteran and businessman Warren Davidson of Troy topped two state legislators in a 15-candidate field in both races: for nomination to complete Boehner's term and for the next Congress. He had 32 percent of the vote with 91 percent of precincts reporting unofficial returns, to 24 percent for state Rep. Tim Derickson and 20 percent for state Sen. Bill Beagle.

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A former Ohio governor has won the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination in Ohio for the Republican-held seat.

Ted Strickland handily held off a spirited challenge by Cincinnati councilman P.G. Sittenfeld, who argued that state Democrats needed fresh faces and ideas. Strickland had 69 percent of the vote to 20 percent for Sittenfeld and 10 percent for Cincinnati occupational therapist Kelli Prather with 7 percent of precincts reporting unofficial returns.

Hillary Clinton has won the Democratic presidential primary in Ohio, earning her third win in Tuesday's quintet of contests.

Clinton already scored victories in Florida and North Carolina, earning 175 additional delegates before winning Ohio.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has scored his first win of the presidential nomination contest, grabbing all 66 delegates in the Ohio primary, in what could ultimately stall Donald Trump's decisive dash to the nomination.

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The Ohio Supreme Court is adopting the use of gender-neutral references in family court cases in place of words such as husband and wife following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling legalizing gay marriage across the country.

The updates to the Ohio high court rules and forms take effect Tuesday.

The Ohio order also includes father, mother, parent and spouse in its description of terms expressing familial relationships.

This covers the areas of divorce, child support, guardianships, adoption, domestic relations and domestic violence.

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The National Weather Service confirms a tornado caused damage in a southwest Ohio village near Dayton.

There were no immediate reports of injuries from Monday's tornado. The National Weather Service says the EF-1 tornado touched down in Phillipsburg in Montgomery County at 2:19 p.m. An EF1 means winds reached speeds between 86-110 mph.

Officials say the tornado caused some property damage throughout the Phillipsburg area and leveled a barn.

Mitt Romney did not endorse John Kasich ahead of tomorrow's Ohio primary, but the 2012 GOP presidential nominee shared a stage with the governor today and said Kasich is the only Republican running who "has a real track record."

Romney told voters at an air museum in North Canton, Ohio, to treat the election like a job interview and review each candidate's record.

The former Massachusetts governor has not endorsed a candidate in the nomination fight, but he has urged Republicans not to choose front runner Donald Trump.

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The state says the first four Ohio law enforcement agencies have adopted new standards for use of deadly force by police.

The standards adopted last year permit police to use deadly force only when officers are defending themselves or other people from serious injury or death.

The agencies are the Medina, Coldwater and Colerain police departments and the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office. The four departments also adopted first-ever standards for police recruiting and hiring, which set a goal of a qualified diverse workforce while providing equal employment opportunity.

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BARNESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Crews are working to clean up thousands of gallons of drilling wastewater that spilled into an Ohio reservoir after a truck hauling the toxic water overturned.

 Barnesville Fire Chief Bob Smith tells The Columbus Dispatch that the truck crashed early Wednesday, sending about 5,000 gallons of wastewater into a field, a creek and eventually into one of the village's reservoirs. The driver was taken to a hospital with injuries that aren't life-threatening.

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