CLEVELAND (AP) - Thousands of runners will take to the streets for the Cleveland Marathon as officers from local, state and national law enforcement agencies provide stepped-up security in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings. Organizers in Cleveland say about 22,000 people registered for this weekend's events, which include tomorrow's marathon and half-marathon and shorter affiliated races today.
SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say a 19-year-old charged with aggravated murder in the stabbing of an 11-week-old baby is on suicide watch in a northern Ohio jail. Sandusky police say the suspect was stabbing the little girl with a kitchen knife when they arrived after a 911 call late Thursday night. Police arrested 19-year-old Denzel Castile and he was later charged with aggravated murder.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A proposed constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana in Ohio has cleared an initial step to get before voters. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine certified a summary of the proposal yesterday and said the submission contained the 1,000 valid signatures required for the effort to move forward. The group hopes to put it before voters by 2014 and must collect roughly 385,000 valid signatures to get the measure on the statewide ballot.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A Columbus man has pleaded guilty to threatening President Barack Obama on Twitter and now faces up to five years in prison. A complaint filed by the U.S. Secret Service in federal court in Columbus said threatening tweets by Daniel Temple from March included the president's name and phrases such as "coming to kill you" and "killing you soon."
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