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Columbus Zoo's polar bear cub named Nora after public vote

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The 3-month-old female polar bear cub at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will be named Nora.

Last Updated on Saturday, 06 February 2016

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Ohio deputy fatally shoots suspect holding pellet gun

A deputy confronting a man who had just stabbed his wife fired two fatal shots after the man ignored several warnings to drop what turned out to be a pellet gun and said "it's time to die," an Ohio sheriff said Friday.

Last Updated on Saturday, 06 February 2016

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Bottled water urged for kids, pregnant women amid lead scare

SEBRING, Ohio (AP) — New advisories being sent to Ohio communities previously found to have high lead levels in tap water suggest children and pregnant women in those areas should instead drink bottled or filtered water.

Last Updated on Saturday, 06 February 2016

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About 244,000 Ohioans sign up for coverage under Obama's law

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nearly 244,000 Ohioans signed up for private insurance or renewed coverage through the federal marketplace created by President Barack Obama's health law.

Last Updated on Saturday, 06 February 2016

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FBI says lasers distracted pilots over Cleveland airport

CLEVELAND (AP) — Federal officials say pilots of commercial airliners landing at the Cleveland airport have been distracted by lasers more than two dozen times since December.

Last Updated on Saturday, 06 February 2016

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Judge: Discovery done in protracted Libertarian suit in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge has declared the evidence-gathering phase closed in the Libertarian Party of Ohio's protracted lawsuit over disqualification of two of its statewide candidates in 2014.

Last Updated on Saturday, 06 February 2016

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Ohio man sentenced to almost 12 years in heroin case in La.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Attorney in New Orleans says an Ohio man has been sentenced to 11 years and eight months in prison for heroin distribution.

Last Updated on Saturday, 06 February 2016

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Review IDs safeguards against future crimes at Ohio treasury

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An independent internal review finds other individuals inside Ohio treasury knew or should have known that a former deputy treasurer was committing fraud and suggests safeguards against future wrongdoing.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 February 2016

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