COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio state Supreme Court justice running for governor has a message for people who've criticized him for volunteering candid details about his sexual past on Facebook: "Lighten up folks." Democrat William O'Neill says Friday's post grew out of frustration over Democrats' calls to remove Al Franken from the U.S. Senate over sexual misconduct allegations. O'Neill says Franken's apology has been accepted and "IT IS WRONG for the dogs of war to leap onto his back and demand his resignation."
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio Board of Pharmacy has extended the deadline for medical marijuana dispensary applications to accommodate a flood of last-minute filings. Spokesman Cameron McNamee (MAK'-nuh-mee) said Friday's 2 p.m. deadline was moved to 3 p.m., then to 5, then to 6. He said the board continued to digitally monitor in-process applications and was hopeful all could be completed without additional time.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A university student's therapy dog has been allowed to stay in an Ohio sorority house until the courts sort out whether it needs to move because of another student's allergies. The Columbus Dispatch reports a federal judge's ruling issued Friday blocks Ohio State University from ordering the dog out of the Chi Omega sorority house. The dog is trained to help Madeleine Entine during her panic attacks, but another resident has complained the dog inflames her allergies and her Crohn's disease.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is congratulating college sports champions at the White House. Teams including the Texas A&M women's equestrian team, Pennsylvania State University's women's rugby team, and the University of Washington's women's rowing team have gathered around the White House grounds to be recognized for their wins. Trump is posing for photos with the players. At one point, he playfully got into a wrestling pose. At another, he popped a volleyball into the air.
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