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$7B budget adjusts motorists' training, credit card options

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House is poised to approve a two-year state transportation budget that adds certain training requirements for prospective drivers and allows the Bureau of Motor Vehicles to accept credit and debit cards.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 March 2015

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Blocked chimney flue blamed in Ohio carbon monoxide deaths

 

TROY, Ohio (AP) — Officials have determined a blocked chimney flue at a southwest Ohio home caused carbon monoxide poisoning that led to the deaths of three children and left a fourth in critical condition.

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 March 2015

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Bad weather pushes back Ohio tornado drill

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio emergency management officials say a statewide tornado drill has been pushed back two days because more wintry weather is on the way.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 March 2015

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Amish jailed in beard-cutting attacks win lower sentences

CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge reduced the prison sentences Monday for the leader of a breakaway Amish group and seven followers after their hate-crime convictions were thrown out in their hair- and beard-chopping attacks against fellow members of the faith.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 March 2015

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Ohio sues BP for more than $33M in cleanup of storage tanks

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is suing oil and gas company BP for more than $33 million, alleging it double dipped by taking state funds and money from insurers to clean up accidental leaks from underground storage tanks at hundreds of its gas stations around the state.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 March 2015

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Ohio bill would extend foster care services to wards age 21

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state bill would extend the age that younger residents can get foster care services while requiring that court-appointed guardians receive a guide developed by the state's attorney general.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 March 2015

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Ohio college's revival plan includes sustainability effort

YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio (AP) — A small, western Ohio liberal arts college that temporarily closed is making sustainability and energy efficiency part of its revival strategy involving an estimated $81 million in campus improvements.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 March 2015

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Ohio pair charged with locking up adopted kids, abusing them

A husband and wife kept their two adopted daughters in northeastern Ohio locked in a bedroom for all but a few hours each day where they were beaten, given little to eat and sexually abused by the man over at least two years, prosecutors said.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 March 2015

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