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STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

After months of warnings that a death row inmate was too sick to be executed, the state tried and failed to carry out his lethal injection.

Convicted killer Alva Campbell was in the execution chamber lying on the table for more than 20 minutes, but the medical staff couldn’t find a viable vein.

Gov. John Kasich, who was monitoring the attempted execution from a different location, ultimately called it off.

OHIO HOUSE

A state lawmaker has resigned after a state employee accused him of inappropriate conduct inside his downtown Columbus office. This is the second resignation to come from Capitol Square this week.

Republican Representative Wes Goodman left office because of unspecified, inappropriate behavior.

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ROB BYRON / SHUTTERSTOCK

The Ohio ACLU is warning that a plan to install a series of license plate scanners to catch criminals in Northeast Ohio could violate privacy rights.

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ANDY CHOW / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

After months of speculation, it appears a shake-up in the Democratic race for governor next year is starting. A potential candidate who is likely to be a front runner in that contest has made a big move.

FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF CLEVELAND

A new report finds that minority-owned businesses have a more difficult time getting credit from lenders than companies with white owners.

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