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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. 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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