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News Minute: Here is the latest Ohio news from The Associated Press at 4:40 p.m. EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) - A man sentenced to die in an Ohio murder-for-hire case says statements against him alleging his involvement were hearsay, and a federal court has agreed and thrown out his conviction and death sentence. Friday's ruling came in the case of Ahmad Fawzi Issa convicted of aggravated murder for arranging the killing of a Cincinnati convenience store owner shot outside his store in 1997. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals gave Hamilton County prosecutors six months to retry Issa or release him.

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Federal authorities say an Ohio mail carrier has been arrested during a sting operation and charged with mail theft for opening a package containing marijuana. A court affidavit says Ramon Johnson was arrested Wednesday in Toledo after being caught by investigators from the U.S. Postal Service and Toledo police opening a package containing 10 pounds (4.5 kilograms) of marijuana at Toledo's main post office.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say a man has died after apparently jumping from the top floor of a parking garage in downtown Columbus. The Columbus Dispatch reports the Franklin County Sheriff's Office has not identified the man who jumped near the county courthouse around 4:15 p.m. Thursday. The death comes several days after Ohio State University said it would be closing the top floors of two garages on the school's Columbus campus. A male student killed himself in a jump from an Ohio State garage last week.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio's largest school district has announced the selection of a new superintendent. Columbus City Schools says Talisa Dixon will be offered the job to lead the district and its more than 50,000 students after a unanimous school board vote Thursday. The district says Dixon could assume the post Jan. 1 after the completion of a background check and contract negotiations. The school board selected Dixon over two other finalists.

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