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Toledo mayor to discuss water at Senate hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Toledo Mayor Michael Collins is appearing before a Senate committee to discuss ways farmers and government can help improve water quality, coming after toxins produced by algae blooms tainted the city's water supply.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 December 2014

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Mindfulness helps teens cope with stress, anxiety

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — As the morning school bell rings and students rush through crowded corridors, teenagers in one Portland classroom settle onto mats and meditation pillows. They fall silent after the teacher taps a Tibetan "singing bowl."

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 December 2014

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Ohio treasurer takes state's checkbook online

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's treasurer launched the state's first ever online checkbook on Tuesday, a searchable website of individual state expenses going back to 2008.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 December 2014

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Senate weighs bill to shield execution drugmaker

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Senate is considering a bill that would shield the names of companies providing lethal injection drugs to the state for at least two decades.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 December 2014

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Ohio officials say deer at preserve must be killed

MILLERSBURG, Ohio (AP) — Ohio officials have ordered that all deer at a private hunting preserve in Holmes County be killed because the owner didn't follow quarantine rules after one tested positive for a rare disease.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 December 2014

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NAACP convention will return to Cincinnati in 2016

CINCINNATI (AP) — The NAACP convention will return to Cincinnati in 2016, eight years after the city hosted the event.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 December 2014

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Ohioan admits lying about transplant to get money

DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio woman who admits she lied about needing a kidney transplant to get money from friends has agreed in court to repay more than $39,000.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 December 2014

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Ohio regulators say power plant goals unachievable

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State regulators told the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday that new federal goals for reducing mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from power plants are unachievable, costly and based on flawed assumptions.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 December 2014

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