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Lawmakers reach agreement over taxes in state budget
Other noon headlines: Analyst says gas prices should continue to drop; OSPCA wants humane officer fired for shooting kittens

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  • Lawmakers reach agreement over taxes in state budget
  • Analyst says gas prices should continue to drop
  • OSPCA wants humane officer fired for shooting kittens
  • 36 years for convicted murderer in 'blinking' testimony case
  • Lawmakers want to restrict teens from tanning
  • Lawmakers reach agreement over taxes in state budget
    Republican majority leaders in Ohio plan to release details Thursday afternoon on an agreement reached over taxes in the state budget. State lawmakers are finalizing Ohio's next two year-budget. They face a June 30 deadline to pass the almost $62 billion spending plan. The House and Senate have separate tax proposals that must be reconciled. The Senate dropped a 7 percent statewide income tax reduction passed by the House in favor of small-business exemptions. House Finance Chairman Ron Amstutz has said lawmakers on a key legislative committee were considering a modest blending of the two plans. The state budget director says roughly $397 million in uncommitted funds could be left at the end of the current budget year. The governor has said he wants any extra money returned to taxpayers.

    Analyst says gas prices should continue to drop
    Gasoline prices are on the way down in Ohio, and one analyst says they could continue to fall. shows a gallon of regular is averaging $3.62 in Ohio today…and lower in some parts of Northeast Ohio. Tom Kloza,’s chief oil analyst tells the Columbus Dispatch that refinery outages in the Midwest have been largely resolved and he thinks prices should hover around $3.30 a gallon over the summer. He does caution that a refinery in Toledo is scheduled to shut down in August, but he’s unsure how that could affect prices.

    OSPCA wants humane officer fired for shooting kittens
    An anti-animal cruelty group wants a human officer who shot feral kittens in Cleveland suburb to be fired. The Plain Dealer reports the Ohio Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals sent a letter to North Ridgeville officials also demanding an end to cat shootings and is threatening a lawsuit. An officer shot five kittens at a resident’s back yard earlier this month following a nuisance complaint. About 100 residents showed up to this week’s city council meeting asking police to end the practice and adopt more humane methods of controlling the stray cat population.

    36 years for convicted murderer in 'blinking' testimony case
    A Cincinnati man has been sentenced to 36 years to life in prison in a murder case that hinged on a paralyzed victim blinking his eyes to identify his shooter. Ricardo Woods' attorney says he will appeal, claiming David Chandler's blinks were inconsistent and unreliable.

    Lawmakers want to restrict teens from tanning
    Teen tanning is again on state lawmakers' agenda. The latest proposal on the issue would bar anyone under age 18 from tanning in a salon unless they get a doctor's OK. Teens wouldn't be punished but The Columbus Dispatch reports salon owners could face fines or loss of their licenses.


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