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Search of computer lacked probable cause, evidence cannot be used

The Ohio Supreme Court Tuesday suppressed evidence taken from the computer of a Twinsburg man because the detective’s statement requesting the search warrant lacked probable cause and the subsequent warrant did not specifically state the items to look for on the computer.
In the 4-3 decision, the Supreme Court adopted a tes ... (full story)


National


After historic arguments, court to rule on same-sex marriage

After historic arguments, court to rule on same-sex marriage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pivotal Justice Anthony Kennedy, whose vote could decide the same-sex marriage issue for the nation, did not tip his hand Tuesday in historic arguments at the Supreme Court. But Kennedy's record on the issue could give encouragement to gay and lesbian couples.
As advocates and protesters demonstrated outsi ... (full story)


Sports


Mystery abounds when it comes to 'neuroscouting' in baseball

Mystery abounds when it comes to 'neuroscouting' in baseball

CHICAGO (AP) — Baseball's most compelling video game is not offered in any store. Exactly how many people are playing is unclear. When it comes to the sticker price, no one wants to talk about it.
With runs at a premium in the major leagues, a handful of teams are trying to help their young hitters with a high-tech program ... (full story)


Baseball manager's lifesaving legacy grows

Baseball manager's lifesaving legacy grows

HOLMES BEACH, Fla. (AP) — At the end of an island, in the back of a baseball field, on the fringe of obscurity, there is an unpretentious plaque dedicated to a man whose immeasurable legacy continues to grow.
The small bronze marker honors Fred Hutchinson, once a big-league pitcher and manager known for his square jaw and s ... (full story)


State


Proposal would help shield tax administrators from certain types of lawsuits

A pair of Ohio lawmakers are sponsoring a bill that would require civil actions by taxpayers related to municipal income taxes be brought against the municipal corporation imposing the tax rather than the municipal corporation’s tax administrator.
“We feel that the current code impedes the duties of every tax administ ... (full story)


Court can't order town official to pay for fuel he was not convicted of stealing, judges rule

A Worthington Township trustee found guilty of stealing gasoline can be ordered to pay restitution for fuel that was the subject of his offense but no more, according to the 5th District Court of Appeals.
In an opinion released recently, the three-judge appellate panel sustained Edwin Swank’s argument that he was unlawfully ... (full story)


Report: Insurers skirt health law's protections for women

Report: Insurers skirt health law's protections for women

CHICAGO (AP) — Some insurance plans offered on the health overhaul law's new marketplaces violate the law's requirements for women's health, according to a new report from a women's legal advocacy group.
The National Women's Law Center analyzed plans in 15 states over two years and found some excluded dependents from matern ... (full story)