CLEVELAND (AP) - A lawyer for families of men killed in separate 2012 shootings by Cleveland police is questioning a grand jury's role in a county prosecutor's ruling this week. Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty announced last week that Cleveland Patrolman Roger Jones acted lawfully when he fatally shot 20-year-old Kenneth Smith in March 2012. Attorney Terry Gilbert tells The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer a grand jury didn't hear from key witnesses.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - An investigation has found the average pay gap between men and women in the offices of four of Ohio's five elected statewide officials has grown to almost $10 an hour, as it's shrunk to under a dollar across the rest of state government. The Dayton Daily News reports women working in Republican Governor John Kasich's (KAY'-siks) office earn $9.81-an-hour less, on average, than men.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Hog farms in Ohio are reporting cases of a relatively new disease that kills newborn pigs. The state's agriculture department tells The Toledo Blade it has recorded a couple hundred confirmed cases of the virus across Ohio. The disease first found a year ago causes baby pigs to become dehydrated and die.
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio lawmaker is pushing legislation to boost prosecution of timber theft in a move that has the state forestry association worried about overregulation. The Dayton Daily News reports the proposal by state Rep. Ross McGregor would require a written agreement between landowners and the timber harvester that specifically shows which trees should be cut down.
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