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Federal Judge Questions Abortion Restrictions

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A federal judge deciding a legal challenge of new Arizona restrictions on abortion drugs cast doubt Wednesday on the medical evidence cited by abortion opponents to establish the rules. Judge David C. Bury heard arguments in Tucson on a request by Planned...

Indicted Ohio Sheriff To Be Temporarily Replaced

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Commissioners in a southeast Ohio county plan to appoint a temporary replacement for a sheriff indicted in a corruption case. Athens County Sheriff Patrick Kelly has denied wrongdoing and vowed to fight the charges at trial in September. The Ohio Supreme Court...

$2.4 Billion Construction Budget Clears Ohio House

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House has passed a nearly $2.4 billion state construction budget that funds a host of community, school, park and prison projects. It now goes to the Senate, where a committee started hearings on Wednesday. The proposal directs $675 million toward...

Columbus Police To Review 3,000 DNA Test Results

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus police chief says the agency is reviewing around 3,000 DNA test results, saying updated reporting procedures weren’t always followed. Chief Kim Jacobs says some reports given to investigators, prosecutors, defense attorneys and courts...

Buckeyes Seek Replacement For RB Carlos Hyde

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Now that Carlos Hyde is gone from Ohio State’s backfield along with his 1,521 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns, there’s a gaping hole in the lineup. Ezekiel Elliott, the leading returning rusher at running back with 262 yards on only 30 carries,...

Indians Choose Carrasco For Starting Rotation

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Carlos Carrasco has earned a spot in the starting rotation for the Cleveland Indians. The Indians said Wednesday that Carrasco will start on April 5 against Minnesota. Cleveland chose Carrasco over Josh Tomlin. Carrasco joins Justin Masterson, Corey Kluber,...

IRS Chief: Producing Documents Could Take Years

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Internal Revenue Service told House Republicans on Wednesday that it would take years to provide all the documents they have subpoenaed in their probe of how the agency handled tea party groups’ applications for tax-exempt status. The...

Q&A: How The Health Law Penalty Takes Its Bite

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new health care law helps some people, hurts others and confuses almost everyone. Hoping to simplify things a bit, The Associated Press asked its Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus followers for their real-life questions about the program and the problems...

Findlay man sentenced to 8 years for baseball bat assault

A Findlay man who contended he is “not a monster” despite attacking two others with a baseball bat was sentenced on Wednesday to eight years in prison. Shawn R. Yeater, 25, admitted entering 406 E. Lima St., Apt. A., and striking two men on July 10. The assault...

U.S. National Softball team to visit Findlay

The 2014 United States women’s national softball team is coming to Findlay in June for the first time. The team will be at the Marathon Diamonds on Monday, June 16th and Tuesday, June 17th. A doubleheader exhibition will be played against college all-stars on the 17th, and an...