CINCINNATI (AP) - Expectations are that appeals of a federal judge's ruling ordering Ohio recognize same-sex couples' marriages in other states could take months to resolve. A judge yesterday stayed his ruling pending appeal, although he also said he doesn't expect the state will succeed in the end.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - School students in Columbus will be doing extra work at home to make up for the class time they lost over the winter. Columbus was among the many districts that exhausted their five allowable calamity days to snow and cold. Lawmakers gave districts extra snow days along with more flexibility for makeup work.
FAIRFIELD, Ohio (AP) - Fairfield police say they believe they know who stabbed a 15-year-old girl there in 2012, even though nobody has been charged in Chelsea Johnson's death. Area media report a 24-year-old man was convicted of offering Johnson drugs in exchange for sex shortly before her death but was not charged in the girl's slaying.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Federal authorities have charged five people in a tax fraud investigation. IRS officials say Fatma Ali, a Columbus tax preparer, drew up the bogus tax documents over several years with the other four being business owners who allegedly used them to underreport their income.
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