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Judges extends temporary halt to Ohio executions

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has extended a months-long moratorium on executions in Ohio into next year as questions mount about the effectiveness of a new, two-drug combination being used to carry out the death penalty.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 August 2014

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Ohioan charged with embezzling $2.9M from insurer

CLEVELAND (AP) — A former longtime employee of Ohio's biggest health insurance company has been charged in federal court in Cleveland with embezzlement for diverting nearly $3 million in phony payments that he deposited into his own bank account.

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Ohioan hit by rock thrown at car moves to rehab

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio teacher who was severely injured when a rock was dropped on a car on a central Pennsylvania highway has moved to a rehabilitation hospital.

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Farms are focus of studies on drinking water toxin

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Scientists and farmers agree that phosphorus from agriculture runoff is feeding the blue-green algae blooms on Lake Erie linked to a toxin found in the drinking water of 400,000 people in Ohio and southeastern Michigan last week.

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Study explores Asian carp effects on Lake Erie

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A successful invasion of Lake Erie by Asian carp wouldn't necessarily doom its valuable sport fish such as yellow perch and walleye, a newly released scientific paper said.

Last Updated on Saturday, 09 August 2014

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Ohio park tries for record on applying sunscreen

MASON, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio amusement park has another record-breaking attempt lined up to benefit the fight against cancer.

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Marysville man gets 40 years for child porn

MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A convicted sex offender in Ohio has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for coaxing a 12-year-old girl to send him sexually explicit photos and videos on her cellphone.

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Ohio prisons may invite food service inspections

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's prisons agency is developing plans to invite local health inspections of each prison's food service operations in the wake of complaints about problems including maggots in kitchen areas, a corrections spokeswoman said Friday.

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