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Ohio struggles with 'epidemic' of heroin overdoses

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Some states, including Ohio, are reporting a rise in heroin use as many addicts shift from more costly and harder-to-get prescription opiates to this cheaper alternative. A look at what's happening in Ohio:

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Judge to end Ohio ban on recognizing gay marriage

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge said Friday that he will strike down Ohio's voter-approved ban on gay marriage, a move that stops short of forcing Ohio to perform same-sex weddings but will make the state recognize gay couples legally wed elsewhere.

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Ohio gets funding to control tree-killing beetle

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ohio will get more than $140,000 in federal money to help control a tree-killing beetle and other pests threatening the state's ecology and forestry industry.

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Heavy rainfall around Ohio prompts flood warnings

GRANVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Forecasters have put much of Ohio under flood warnings or related advisories as showers and thunderstorms continue throughout the state.

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Volunteers excavate Ohio Civil War island prison

JOHNSON ISLAND, Ohio (AP) — Civil War history hides under a grassy field tucked amid barren trees on Johnson Island, a patch of land in Sandusky Bay where captured Confederate prisoners were confined 150 years ago.

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Effects linger for Ohio breeder's poisoned dogs

BROWNSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Seventeen dogs poisoned with antifreeze at an Ohio family's kennels are still showing some problems but have returned home after veterinarians used intravenous vodka to counteract the poison's effect.

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Student charged after shot fired at Kent State

KENT, Ohio (AP) — The Kent State University freshman who prompted a campus lockdown when he shot himself in the hand during a domestic dispute remained jailed Thursday on a concealed weapon charge, campus police said.

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Ohio gay marriage ban challenged in federal court

CINCINNATI (AP) — Civil rights attorneys are arguing that a federal judge should prohibit Ohio officials from enforcing the state's ban on gay marriage.

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