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Ohio clears specialty drug-makers in executions

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio could begin executing inmates with doses of a lethal injection drug prepared by specialized pharmacies under a change in its execution process prompted by difficulties securing the powerful sedative last used by the state.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 October 2013

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Man pleads guilty in Jeep crash near White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Ohio man pleaded guilty Friday to rigging his Jeep so that it would crash, unoccupied, near a White House Secret Service guard booth in June.

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Gas drilling concerns force closure of Ohio bridge

MIDDLEBOURNE, Ohio (AP) — The last S-curve bridge in service in the state is being closed to traffic because of concerns that heavy trucks used in eastern Ohio's gas drilling boom are too much for a structure once traversed by wagons, Model T's and even Abraham Lincoln.

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Goshen man again faces animal cruelty charges

GOSHEN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man, who was on probation for animal cruelty convictions, has pleaded not guilty to new charges of animal cruelty and failure to dispose of dead animals after cow carcasses and the bodies of four horses were found on his property.

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Ohio home's Halloween pirate ship grabs attention

LORAIN, Ohio (AP) — Halloween has run aground early at one northern Ohio home where a pirate ship jutting out from one side of the building has passing drivers doing double-takes and stopping to snap photos.

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Clay substance spills during Ohio pipeline job

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Environmental regulators worked Thursday to determine the cause of a significant spill of a clay lubricant during construction of an underground pipeline in eastern Ohio.

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Ohio growers see solid pumpkin crop despite rains

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Pumpkin-picking time has arrived, and Ohio growers say plenty are available despite crop losses caused by bouts of heavy rain.

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Ohio group drops fight against Internet cafe ban

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state's effective ban on storefront sweepstakes parlors is set to go into effect Friday, after opponents dropped their effort to pursue a ballot repeal due to a lack of signatures.

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