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Ohio AG: More than 3,000 rape kits tested for DNA

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Attorney General's Office says it has tested more than 3,000 rape kits as it searches for DNA matches that could help solve sexual assaults.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 March 2014

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Ohio high court strikes down child enticement law

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday struck down the state's child enticement law, concluding that it has the admirable goal of preventing child abductions and lewd acts but can't be used to stop legal activity such as hiring a child to do chores without a parent's permission.

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Toledo museum: Sculpture may be idol stolen in India

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An 11th-century Indian statue owned by an Ohio art museum may have been stolen before the institution purchased it.

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Snow, ice cover will boost Great Lakes levels

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Water levels in the Great Lakes are expected to continue a steady recovery this year, courtesy of widespread ice cover that is slowing evaporation and snowfall that has approached record amounts in some cities, federal experts said Wednesday.

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Colder winter pushing up natural gas prices

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's largest natural gas utility is blaming the colder-than-normal winter for higher bills about to be paid by residential customers on budget payment plans.

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State says fewer Ohio teens abusing painkillers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state says fewer Ohio teens are abusing prescription painkillers and using heroin as efforts to address such abuse appear to be working.

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Auto parts company announces new plant, jobs

MONROE, Ohio (AP) — An auto parts manufacturer says it will build a $50 million plant in southwest Ohio that is expected to result in 150 jobs.

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Ohio woman on trial denies slave labor allegations

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — One of two people charged with enslaving a mentally disabled woman for two years with her child denied on Wednesday that she hurt the woman or locked her inside a filthy basement room.

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