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Bill provides confidential address for violence victims

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Victims of domestic violence, stalking and other crimes could have their address shielded from use by government agencies under proposed Ohio legislation.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 October 2015

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Man faces up to 14 years in shooting death of teen

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A northwest Ohio man accused of shooting his friend to death has entered an Alford plea to involuntary manslaughter.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 October 2015

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18 indicted in large heroin ring in northeast Ohio

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Federal prosecutors say 18 people have been indicted for their roles in an alleged conspiracy that brought large amounts of heroin and crack cocaine from Chicago to Canton in northeast Ohio.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 October 2015

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Man who died after Ohio bar fight apparently hit with bottle

PIKETON, Ohio (AP) — A sheriff says a man who died after he was injured in a southern Ohio bar fight apparently was hit with a beer bottle.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 October 2015

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Grandview Heights approves revised under-21 smoking ban

GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — A suburb of Ohio's capital has approved a revised ordinance that bans the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products by anyone younger than 21.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 October 2015

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Condemned Ohio killer who shot informant dies in prison

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A condemned Ohio killer who shot a confidential informant and taunted him as he bled to death has died of natural causes.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 October 2015

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Ohio River's huge algae bloom a warning for water suppliers

A toxic algae outbreak that snaked more than 600 miles down the Ohio River past four states is forcing water utilities to reassess the threat from harmful algal blooms that are popping up increasingly around the nation.

Last Updated on Monday, 19 October 2015

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Union: guard taken hostage was left alone with Ohio inmates

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The union representing state prison guards says a female corrections officer was taken hostage by a male inmate after being left alone with other inmates in the library at a central Ohio prison.

Last Updated on Monday, 19 October 2015

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