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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Federal agents are searching former Republican Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger's home in southwest Ohio and a nearby storage unit. An FBI spokesman confirmed Wednesday that the agency was "conducting law enforcement activities" in the area. Rosenberger's attorney says Rosenberger has nothing to hide.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The ACLU has filed a constitutional challenge to Ohio's congressional map, using Republican Gov. John Kasich's statements opposing gerrymandering as ammunition. A suit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati challenges district maps in effect through 2020 for "an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander" that violates voters' rights to democratically select their representatives.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A condemned killer wants the Ohio Supreme Court to reconsider its decision upholding his death sentence even though a co-defendant who fatally stabbed the victim received a life sentence. Death row inmate Austin Myers was sentenced to die for the 2014 killing in southwestern Ohio of childhood friend Justin Back during a burglary. Myers' lawyers asked the Supreme Court on Tuesday to reconsider its ruling that a death sentence was appropriate because Myers had a large role in the killing.

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - An Uber driver convicted of sexually assaulting a woman after giving her a ride to her northeast Ohio home has been sentenced to 4 ½ years in prison. The Akron Beacon Journal reports 34-year-old Brandon Franklin, of Tallmadge, was sentenced Tuesday in Akron on a third-degree sexual battery conviction. The woman says she woke up on March 25, 2017, and discovered Franklin having sex with her at her home. Franklin says the 22-year-old woman initiated the encounter and willingly had sex with him.

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