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Ohio’s corn and ethanol industry is fighting back at ads it says are misleading and funded by "big oil".

The ad aired last week in Ohio, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont, and it says in part: “Mandating corn for ethanol doubles greenhouse gas emissions compared to gasoline over 30 years, and escalating mandates raise food costs and threaten the quality of the air we breathe. Mounting scientific evidence has revealed the inconvenient truth – increasing ethanol mandates can actually make things worse.”

A new study shows inmates in Ohio’s local jails often rack up thousands of dollars in fees while they are in those lockups. And as Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports, the study shows those fees make it harder for ex-offenders to become productive citizens.

Karen Kasler, Statehouse News Bureau

A Republican Senator from northeast Ohio is trying a fourth time to get a bill passed that he says will help firefighters who got cancer while on the job. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

Thirty-five states have so-called presumptive disability laws linking firefighting to cancer – and that makes it easier for firefighters with cancer who can’t work anymore to get workers’ comp and disability benefits. Sen. Tom Patton (R-Strongsville) wants Ohio to be the

After a brief break for the elections, state lawmakers are getting back in gear. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow has a look at some of the bills that might see action involving gun laws.

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Some evangelical church leaders throughout the state are the latest to oppose Issue 3, the proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize marijuana. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports.

Andy Chow

A plan was rushed through the Senate on Wednesday to take money away from abortion providers. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports.

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People who want medical marijuana in Ohio say they are ready to vote for Issue 3, even if they don’t particularly like all of the aspects of the plan. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles explains why.

Ohio’s Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor and safety leaders throughout the state are taking part in a campaign called “5 to Drive” that tells parents to talk to their young drivers about five safe driving practices.

Karen Kasler, Statehouse News Bureau

Many Ohioans know there’s a marijuana legalization issue on the ballot – but most don’t know there’s an issue to change the way state lawmakers’ districts are drawn.

A new poll shows Issue 3, the proposed constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana in Ohio, is the one that will drive Ohioans to the polls in November. Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports.

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