COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell is endorsing Democrat Connie Pillich for Ohio governor and will join her on the campaign trail. Pillich's campaign tells The Associated Press it will announce the Democratic stalwart's backing Tuesday. Rendell has been mayor of Philadelphia and chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Six Democrats are vying for the chance to succeed Republican Gov. John Kasich, who's term-limited.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio's adult and youth prison services agencies say they're merging back-office functions like payroll to improve efficiency and find some financial savings. The planned collaboration means the agencies will move to a single headquarters in Columbus. The Juvenile Justice Coalition, a youth advocacy group, is concerned about the increase in total rent. It says the extra money could pay for programs to decrease the number of kids entering the justice system.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Beer sales at Ohio State University's football stadium increased 16 percent from 2016, bringing in a total of $1.35 million in net revenue this season. The Columbus Dispatch reports ejections at Ohio Stadium in Columbus have decreased since the stadium started selling beer last year. Public safety records show alcohol arrests have increased, but university officials say most are from people under age 21 attempting to buy alcohol.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a convicted Cleveland-area politician should remain behind bars despite a U.S. Supreme Court decision narrowing the definition of a corrupt act. Former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora says his conviction was based on a definition of an official act that the court rejected as too broad when it vacated former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's bribery conviction. Prosecutors say he would have been convicted under the more stringent definition anyway.
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