News Minute: Here is the latest Ohio news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. EST
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Supreme Court has rescheduled its argument over Ohio's effort to purge inactive voters from the rolls for Jan. 10. The high court delayed the much anticipated proceeding last month, after one of the lawyers had a medical issue. Civil liberties groups are challenging the state's program for removing thousands of people from voter rolls based on their failure to vote in recent elections.
HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio homeowner and his nephew have been convicted of murder and arson for a 2015 blaze that led to a firefighter's death. Butler County jurors found Lester Parker and William "Billy" Tucker guilty Wednesday morning, after getting the case late Tuesday. A judge sentenced both to life in prison, with a minimum of 15 years each. Parker and Tucker both testified in their own defense and denied any involvement in the fire.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Smooth Thanksgiving holiday travel with no construction slowdowns is projected along the Ohio Turnpike, a busy connector between the East Coast and Chicago. The Ohio Turnpike Commission say construction zones have been removed for Thanksgiving and its 2017 construction season is in the process of winding down. Drivers may see temporary construction zones between the end of November and mid-December, but the commission says they'll be of limited length and duration
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The deaths of at least four fraternity pledges this year have helped fuel a re-examination of Greek life at U.S. colleges. More and more schools are hitting pause on the organizations as they grapple with how to prevent hazing, alcohol misuse and other misconduct. The move comes after pledges died at Florida State, Texas State, Penn State and Louisiana State universities.
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