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An Ohio legislative panel has scheduled a possible vote on a proposal to effectively ban abortions after the first fetal heartbeat is detected, which can come as early as six weeks into pregnancy.
 

Update 12:23 p.m. The name of the individual found dead is 47-year-old Christopher D. Downs.

The body was found at the Jacksonville Volunteer Fire Department and pronounced deceased at the scene.

A northwest Ohio judge has blocked in Toledo a new state law sharply restricting use of traffic camera enforcement around the state.

Transit officials are looking for funding to keep buses running between Charleston and Huntington.

The Intelligent Transit bus service's funding will expire on June 30.

Ohio's prisons agency says it has put a hold on its testing of drones as a security measure to keep watch over two corrections facilities.

Update 1:01 p.m. AEP crews have restored power to East State Street.

According to the Athens Bureau of Motor Vehicles their power was restored around 12 p.m.

The AEP Ohio outage map currently shows no reported outages.

As the nation emerges from the recession, people look to several measures to determine just how far we have come back and how far we have to go. Economic recovery can become a matter of perspective.

A Maryland man pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to stealing more than $1.1 million though a scheme in which the conspirators pretended to be romantically interested in the victims.

In their first shot at leading the Legislature since the 1930s, Republicans considered ideas that Democrats hadn't given much play.
 
A former Ohio House page faces felony charges related to a letter prosecutors say he forged in last year's primary.
 

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