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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio man who admitted he plotted attacks on military members in the U.S. after receiving training in Syria is scheduled to be sentenced. Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud (ab-dee-RAH'-mahn shayk moh-HAH'-mud) is set to be sentenced Friday in federal court in Columbus. Mohamud's attorney argues a lengthy prison term isn't necessary. Prosecutors want a 23-year sentence. Mohamud previously pleaded guilty to terrorism charges.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An ex-treasure hunter jailed on contempt-of-court charges is ready to argue before an Ohio judge why his imprisonment should be ended. Federal Judge Algenon Marbley has scheduled a hearing for Friday. Marbley has held Tommy Thompson in contempt since December 2015 for violating terms of a plea deal by refusing to respond to questions about the location of 500 missing gold coins. Thompson's attorney argues federal law prohibits holding someone under such conditions for longer than 18 months.

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio University will allow beer sales during football games starting this season. The Columbus Dispatch reports school officials announced the new policy this week. Beer won't be sold on the student side of the stadium, but that won't prohibit students from taking beer to their seats. Ohio's five other Mid-American Conference schools sell beer at football games.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio-based conservative group plans to host as many candidates for governor as will appear at a candidate forum this fall. Citizens for Community Values, based in the Cincinnati suburb of Sharonville, says both Republican and Democratic candidates have been invited to the Oct. 8 event.

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