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News Minute: Here is the latest Ohio news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) - The partner of a Cleveland officer who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir (tuh-MEER') Rice recalls pleading for a faster response from medics as the wounded boy's condition worsened. Cleveland.com reports the newly public interviews were done within days of the November 2014 death of Rice, who'd been playing with a pellet gun. The officers weren't criminally charged but face administrative charges. Their union says they did nothing wrong.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A plan unveiled Tuesday by majority House Republicans includes funding for a smartphone app, a 24-hour hotline and other inventive ways to tackle Ohio's opioid crisis. Speaker Clifford Rosenberger, Finance Chairman Ryan Smith and others said their version of Ohio's two-year operating budget adds over $170 million to address the scourge driven by prescription painkillers and heroin.

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Police say a pit bull apparently broke away from a chain and mauled a man to death in Ohio. Dayton police responded to a report about a man screaming for help amid the sound of barking dogs. Tuesday morning. Lt. Mark Ponichtera (PAHN'-uh-tehr-uh) says police found the man being attacked in an alley. Police shot and killed the dog. The man died at a hospital.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A former county elections board director in Columbus has pleaded guilty to a felony charge alleging he knowingly approved inaccurate timesheets for a fiscal officer who was paid for time that she didn't work. A message seeking comment was left for attorneys representing former Franklin County elections board director William Anthony Jr.

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