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Failed Ohio pot legalization effort vows to regroup

COLUMBUS (AP) — Efforts to legalize medical and recreational marijuana in a single vote will regroup for next year's ballot and will gather input from residents on how best to proceed, said the head of Ohio's failed campaign.
In an "open letter to Ohioans," ResponsibleOhio Executive Director Ian James acknowledged ... (full story)

In Ohio, Bill Clinton stresses importance of public service

COLUMBUS (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton on Thursday stressed the importance that public service will play in an increasingly interdependent world.
Speaking at an event hosted by the Ohio State University's John Glenn College of Public Affairs, Clinton said the global population is condemned to share the future.
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Mal Whitfield, Olympian who served in Foreign Service, dies

Mal Whitfield, a Tuskegee airman who won Olympic track and field titles in the 800 meters in 1948 and 1952 and served for decades as a sports affairs officer for the U.S. Information Agency, died Thursday. He was 91.
Fredricka Whitfield said she and other family members were with her father when he died at the Veterans Administra ... (full story)

APNewsBreak: Kasich aides helped craft abortion restrictions

COLUMBUS (AP)––Believing state legislators were solely responsible for abortion restrictions added to the 2013 budget bill, activists and editorialists across Ohio called on Gov. John Kasich to veto the provisions. What they didn't know at the time was that Kasich's office had a hand in developing some of the language.(full story)

Mock trial provides unique seminar setting

The Central Ohio Association for Justice and the Columbus Bar Association are joining forces to offer a different spin on the traditional lecture seminar — by taking attendees into the court room.
The sixth annual Trial Skills Institute is a complete mock trial that serves as an interactive seminar for the local legal commu ... (full story)