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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio has more Democratic than Republican voters, but is headed toward another rock-solid Republican majority in Congress this fall.

The bellwether state provides one of the clearest examples in the nation of how congressional districts drawn after the 2010 Census using a combination of geography and gerrymandering gave Republicans a 33-seat majority despite heavy voting losses.

The four of Ohio's 16 districts held by Democrats are more heavily uninsured, poor and black than Republican districts. The dozen districts controlled by Republicans are on average wealthier and predominantly white.

Observers say politicians representing strongly partisan districts are less likely to listen to voices outside their parties, including independents, than those holding closely divided districts.

Ohio's Republican chairman says GOP leaders who controlled the process followed laws preserving communities and protecting minority representation.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Exotic animal owners in Ohio are asking a federal appeals court to reconsider its decision that upheld the state's restrictions on exotic animals.

The owners sued the state over the regulations, arguing that the law violates their free speech and free association rights.

A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati court ruled against the owners earlier this month.

Ohio says the rules address animal welfare, public health and public safety concerns associated with private ownership of dangerous wild animals.

The new law requires owners to get a new state-issued permit by Jan. 1 of this year. They also must pass background checks, pay fees, obtain liability insurance or surety bonds and show they can properly contain and care for the animal.

Monday, 31 March 2014 08:53

Energy Assistance Deadline Extended

Moved back two weeks

 

Monday, 31 March 2014 08:49

Gas Goes Back Up

Increase after decreasing last week

Cambridge players lead Ohio over WV in Battle Against Cystic Firbrosis All Star Game

Monday, 31 March 2014 05:15

Cavs defeat Pacers Sunday

Pacers stumble again, lose 90-76 to Cavs

Monday, 31 March 2014 05:12

Reds face Cardinals in home opener

Defending champ Cards open against depleted Reds

Monday, 31 March 2014 05:10

Indians play As in opener Monday night

 Sonny Gray starts Oakland opener against Indians

Sunday, 30 March 2014 09:34

NBA

Sixers finally halt streak

Sunday, 30 March 2014 09:33

NHL

Bruins clinch division, CBJ win in OT

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