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Court: Therapy dog didn't sway jury against sex offender

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A therapy dog used to calm a testifying young victim did not influence the jury during the trial of an Ohio man who was convicted of having sex with a minor and providing drugs to another, an appeals court ruled.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 October 2015

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Man pleads not guilty to intimidating mosque worshippers

PARMA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man accused of making intimidating comments outside a suburban Cleveland mosque has pleaded not guilty to new charges.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 October 2015

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Ohio awards $34 million in post-prison program grants

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's prisons department has announced $34 million in grants to local probation departments and courts.

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5 juveniles charged in bomb threats at Ohio schools

MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Police say an 11-year-old and four other juveniles have been arrested in connection with a string of school bomb threats in central Ohio.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 October 2015

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Bill punishes sex offenders who don't report Internet info

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A proposed bill would punish Ohio sex offenders who fail to report Internet-related information such as email addresses when registering with authorities.

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Main Street Bridge in Columbus is infested with thousands of spiders

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Main Street bridge in Ohio's capital might appear to be decked out for Halloween, but officials say the extensive webs spotted by motorists at night are real.

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Man gets 7 years in prison for role in fatal shooting

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Columbus man has been sentenced to seven years in prison in the shooting death of a 26-year-old man.

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Court denies 3rd appeal by man convicted of rape, kidnapping

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — A court has rejected the third appeal by a New York doctor who was convicted five years ago of rape, kidnapping and burglary charges in Ohio.

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