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Ohio Lawmaker Wants Tougher State Texting Ban

An Ohio lawmaker who sponsored the state’s texting-while-driving ban says more should be done to strengthen the law.

23 hours ago

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Thirsty Skunk Gets Head Caught In Beer Can Near Fraternity House

A skunk with a beer can stuck on its head had to be rescued near a fraternity house in southwestern Ohio.

09/17/2014

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Court Awards $82,000 To Wrongfully Imprisoned Man

The Ohio Court of Claims has awarded $82,000 to a man for wrongful imprisonment after determining he was sent to prison for a crime that didn’t carry a spelled-out penalty.

09/17/2014

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Amusement Park Won’t Rename Coaster ‘King James’

Ohio’s Cedar Point amusement park is partnering with the LeBron James Family Foundation instead of renaming a roller coaster for the basketball superstar.

09/16/2014

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Police: Ohio Homicide Suspect Set Himself On Fire

A man who stepped into traffic and then set himself on fire in an apparent suicide attempt has been connected to a woman found dead in a Cleveland home, authorities said.

09/16/2014

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Teen Shot After Argument Over Girl

Police say an argument over a girl led to a 16-year-old high school student being shot and three schools locked down.

09/16/2014

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Police Say They ID’d 5 Teens That Dumped Bodily Fluids On Autistic Boy In Ice Bucket Prank

Police said they have identified five teenage suspects involved in dumping bodily fluids on a 15-year-old autistic teen who thought he was participating in the “Ice Bucket Challenge.”

09/10/2014

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Ohio Governor Orders Flags Flown At Half-Staff For Sept. 11th Anniversary

Ohio’s governor has ordered flags flown at half-staff Thursday, the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States.

09/10/2014

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Couple Charged In Fatal Heroin Overdose

A southwest Ohio prosecutor says a suburban Cincinnati couple have been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the heroin overdose death of a 21-year-old woman.

09/09/2014

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Measles Outbreak Seems To End With 377 Cases

Health officials say the Ohio outbreak that helped push the number of U.S. measles cases to a two-decade high appears to have ended.

09/09/2014

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