Here is the latest Ohio news from The Associated Press

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal court hearing is set for today, as state lawyers seek to have a funeral director taken off a lawsuit seeking to have gay marriages recognized on Ohio death certificates. The state argues the state's ban on gay marriage couldn't affect Robert Grunn's constitutional rights.

CLEVELAND (AP) — A pretrial hearing will be held today for Elias Acevedo, a convicted sex offender now facing nearly 300 new charges stemming from the mid-1990s killings of two people. Acevedo remains jailed on $4 million bond.

CLEVELAND (AP) — A candlelight vigil was held in Cleveland last night to remember the 11 women murdered by Anthony Sowell, four years after the first victim was found. Some family members tell WJW-TV the gathering -- which included area politicians -- was too political rather than a time to remember the victims.

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Murray police chief Christopher Bishop has pleaded guilty to buying a motorcycle from a murder suspect that turned out to be stolen from the dead man. Athens County authorities say Bishop will go through a diversion program and will testify against the murder suspect.