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Statewide News
8:57 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Report Claims Child Poverty on the Rise

A new report says there's been a surge in the number of Ohio children growing up in poor neighborhoods. A Kids Count Data Snapshot from the Annie E. Casey Foundation released today (Thursday) shows the number of Ohio children living in high-poverty communities has increased by 60-percent over the last decade. 

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Statewide News
10:08 am
Wed February 22, 2012

Ohio Gov OKs Bill Ending 'Vicious' Pit Bull Label


Pit bulls in Ohio will no longer be labeled as "vicious" dogs under a bill that's been signed into law by Gov. John Kasich.

The governor on Tuesday signed the bill that changes a law defining a vicious dog as one that has seriously hurt or killed a person, killed another dog or is among those commonly known as pit bulls. The new measure removes the reference to pit bulls from the definition and requires evidence to prove pit bulls are actually vicious.

It also specifies that the label does not include a police dog that has injured a person or has killed another dog.

Statewide News
5:28 pm
Tue February 21, 2012

Few Ohio Counties Use Funds to Pursue Sex Offenders

Ohio's attorney general says only 13 of Ohio's 88 counties have used federal funds available for bringing back convicted sex offenders who flee the state without informing authorities.

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Statewide News
10:30 am
Fri February 17, 2012

Teen Pleads 'Not Guilty' in Ohio Craigslist Killings

An Ohio teen has pleaded not guilty to killing one man and attempting to kill a second in a deadly Craigslist robbery scheme that targeted older and single out-of-work men.

Brogan Rafferty, his ankles and wrists cuffed, made a brief appearance Friday in adult felony court in Akron on charges originally filed in Noble County, where the case unfolded.

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Ohio Speed Limit
6:12 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

Ohio House Panel OKs Plan for 70 MPH Speed Limit

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The speed limit for cars and trucks on Ohio's interstate highways would increase from 65 mph to 70 mph under a bill passed by a House committee.

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