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State Rep Agrees to Skip Votes Amid Probe

A Democratic lawmaker in Ohio has missed votes this week amid a prosecutor's investigation into his conduct.

Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien said state Rep. Clayton Luckie of Dayton agreed to sit out a Tuesday meeting of the powerful Controlling Board on which he sits and to skip Wednesday's House session. O'Brien said the arrangement was negotiated with Luckie's attorney, Lloyd Pierre-Louis.

Luckie has not been charged with a crime. In an earlier statement, he said the probe involved alleged report errors. A day after the investigation became public, he announced he wouldn't seek a fourth term.

House Speaker William Batchelder said Wednesday that he understands the probe to involve campaign finance matters.  O'Brien declined to elaborate on his request of Luckie. A message was left with Pierre-Louis.