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Court can move forward on charter school land dispute

The Ohio Supreme Court recently clarified that the “jurisdictional priority” rule does not apply to two cases filed in the same division of the same court, and that the case in which a defendant is first properly notified is the case that moves forward.
In a per curiam opinion, the Supreme Court stated the priority ru ... (full story)

Lawmakers want increased protection for utility workers from threats

Threats directed toward utility workers while on the job presumably have become enough of a problem that a lawmaker duo in the Ohio House of Representatives has proposed expanding the aggravated menacing offense to afford these individuals the statute's protections.
House Bill 276 would expand the offense to prohibit threatening ... (full story)

Man recounts knife attack, finding bodies of wife, in-laws

Man recounts knife attack, finding bodies of wife, in-laws

IRONTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who survived a knife attack after his wife, son and in-laws were fatally shot in southern Ohio said he rushed home from work after hearing screams and a gunshot during a phone call with his mother-in-law.
Todd Holston, 29, described his experiences Saturday in an interview with The Columbus ... (full story)

Mayor's races highlight political hope for Ohio Democrats

Mayor's races highlight political hope for Ohio Democrats

CINCINNATI (AP) — It's mayoral election time, which means Ohio Democrats will finally get some wins.
After a Republican sweep a year ago of statewide offices as Donald Trump scored a decisive victory in the presidential swing state, Democrats are in rebuilding mode and leaning on the urban areas that are among their last vo ... (full story)

University of Cincinnati to allow white nationalist to speak

CLEVELAND (AP) — The University of Cincinnati says it will allow white nationalist leader Richard Spencer to speak on campus, while Ohio State University says it can't accommodate a rental request for a Nov. 15 speech but is considering alternatives.
UC president Neville Pinto said in an email that the university is finaliz ... (full story)