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John Kasich Says the Campaign Humbled and Changed Him

Gov. John Kasich formally withdrew from the GOP presidential race this evening, saying he doesn’t have the money or the sexy-soundbite message to continue. But he did say he will continue to look for a way to serve America and its people. “As I suspend my campaign today, I have renewed faith, deeper faith, that the Lord will show me the way forward and fulfill the purpose of my life. Thank you and God Bless.” Kasich gave no indication if he’ll endorse or campaign for the now all-but-assured...
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  One of the farms that supplied live tiger mascots for Massillon High School has been raided by authorities.

Stump Hill Farm in Perry Township had been trying to gain Zoological Association of America certification.

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Two high-ranking state officials and big supporters of Gov. John Kasich say they’re ready to back Donald Trump as the GOP nominee. 

Republican Senate President Keith Faber and House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger have been rooting for Kasich to win the Republican nomination.

With Kasich exiting the race both seem to be slowly accepting the idea of Donald Trump as their pick.

Here’s what Faber said about the possible General Election race between Trump and Hillary Clinton.

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Officials in the Tuscarawas County village of Bolivar say the EPA will investigate another chemical dumping that occurred this morning.

Lawrence Township Trustee Donald Ackerman says he was on his way to work when he saw a truck driver dumping a liquid along Towpath Road.

That’s when Ackerman says he stopped his car and approached the driver .

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A group of law enforcement and legal experts are working on answering an important question: When should an officer engage a suspect in a high-speed chase? 

There are times when a police pursuit can stop a lawbreaker and protect the community, but there can be consequences. Attorney General Mike DeWine recalls the case of a mother and son who were killed during a police chase while they were delivering newspapers in Greene County.

DeWine has a task force working on best practices for law enforcement to consider before giving into the instinct to chase.

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Kent State University commemorated the 46th anniversary of the May 4th shootings today by looking at the issue of unarmed black people being shot by police.

The event’s keynote speaker was Samaria Rice, whose son Tamir was killed by a Cleveland police officer who thought the replica gun he was holding was real.

John Kasich withdrawals
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Gov. John Kasich formally withdrew from the GOP presidential race this evening, saying he doesn’t have the money or the sexy-soundbite message to continue.

But he did say he will continue to look for a way to serve America and its people.

“As I suspend my campaign today, I have renewed faith, deeper faith, that the Lord will show me the way forward and fulfill the purpose of my life. Thank you and God Bless.”

Kasich gave no indication if he’ll endorse or campaign for the now all-but-assured GOP nominee, Donald Trump.

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A fledging eco-tech company in eastern Stark County may be getting some big national business. WKSU’s Tim Rudell reports on the unlikely emergence of Alliance-based Wind Turbines of Ohio.

“Green Lab,” is a technology for integrating control of the utilities of institutional buildings, including incorporating renewable energy from on-site wind and solar generators

The state’s highest court will decide whether internet retailers who sell products in Ohio but have no offices or employees here have to pay a tax that nearly all Ohio businesses pay.

Statehouse Correspondent Karen Kasler reports the question before the court centers on what the definition of "doing business" in Ohio actually is.

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Cuyahoga County officials have filed charges against 11 members of a street gang whose members range from 15- to 17-years-old.

The members of the gang -- known as OTZ or Only The Zone -- face 151 counts including kidnapping, robbery and grand theft auto. The alleged crimes occured between last December and March of this year, and the prosecutors’ office says the list of charges will probably grow as the investigation continues. The crimes reportedly occurred in Cleveland as well as its suburbs.

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  Ohio Gov. John Kasich will suspend his presidential campaign at a 5 p.m. statement in Ohio, two Kasich campaign sources tell NPR.

Kasich canceled a planned news conference at Dulles Airport in Virginia, instead remaining behind in Ohio.

The news comes a day after Kasich again finished last in another primary, this one in Indiana, a state that borders Ohio. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz dropped out of the race Tuesday night. Kasich getting out clears the way for Donald Trump, the last man standing for the GOP nomination.

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"I will not rest, and I'm going to make sure that the leaders at every level of government don't rest until every drop of water that flows to your homes is safe to drink, and safe to cook with, and safe to bathe in," President Obama told an energetic audience in Flint, Mich. "Because that's part of the basic responsibilities of a government in the United States of America."

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The controversial North Carolina law that prevents transgender people from using public bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity, and limits protection for LGBT people, violates federal civil rights and can't be enforced, the U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday.

There's no magical spending threshold for student success. Solutions are also complicated by the fact that children with different needs require different levels of support.

To better understand those needs — and what it will cost to meet them — a state can commission what's called an "adequacy study."

Most states have already done at least one.

Michigan is a late-comer. Its first adequacy study is due out this month.

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