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ANDY CHOW / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

A member of the jury who recommended the death penalty for a convicted murderer in 1997 is now seeking mercy for that killer. The juror says he would’ve reached a different decision had the case been argued better.

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STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

A new poll shows most Ohioans oppose higher tariffs on steel and aluminum in general, but support them on products coming from China -- unless it raises the price of things they buy or hurts sales of American-made products overseas.

Barn in northeast Ohio
TIM RUDELL / WKSU

Renewal of the federal farm bill, which funds everything from Ohio’s biggest industry—agriculture—to food stamps, has taken another step in the Senate. The Agriculture Committee approved the bill, which will now go to the full Senate for debate.

The farm bill has to be renewed every five years and the latest deadline is coming up this September.

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A historic Stark County house that was once on the Underground Railroad is up for sale. The property was built in the mid-1800’s and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Gloria Schreiber with the Marlboro Township Historical Society says her group hopes to buy the house and use it for educational purposes.

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ROB BYRON / SHUTTERSTOCK

The Massillon Police Department is considering accepting new recruits who have not yet attended a police academy. Police Chief Keith Moser says he is looking into the policy, which he says would give the new recruits a lower starting wage but pay for their training.

Moser says candidates would still be required to pass background checks, the Civil Service exam and the department’s other requirements.

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