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Farmers to get more money to reduce algae in Lake Erie

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is giving farmers more money this year to help reduce the toxic algae in Lake Erie.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 August 2015

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8 men indicted in alleged Mexico-to-Cleveland drug ring

CLEVELAND (AP) — Federal prosecutors say eight men have been charged in an indictment accusing them of being part of a conspiracy that brought heroin and other drugs from Mexico for distribution in Cleveland.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 August 2015

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Report: Medicaid costs Ohio $2 billion less than expected

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's total Medicaid spending was nearly $2 billion below estimates for the fiscal year that ended in June, despite more newly eligible enrollees under an expansion of the program, according to a new report.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 August 2015

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Ohio judge denies gas pipeline firm's request to survey land

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio judge has denied a company's request to immediately survey nearly 60 properties where it is proposing to build a high-pressure natural gas pipeline.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 August 2015

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Ohio prisons chief calls for compassion toward wrongdoers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's prisons chief is calling for more compassion toward wrongdoers as he continues a push to reduce the state's inmate population.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 August 2015

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Police dog, suspect dead after chase, standoff in Ohio

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a police dog chasing two suspected car thieves was fatally shot, and one suspect was found dead after a standoff in Ohio.

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First lady's healthy kids director knows toll of poor diet

WASHINGTON (AP) — Debra "Deb" Eschmeyer was jobless and near penniless but excited about heading to Ecuador with her husband as Peace Corps volunteers. Then everything changed.

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Ohio vote set on marijuana legalization

 

COLUMBUS — Ohioans are headed for a historic vote that could make the Buckeye State the first one east of Colorado to legalize the use of marijuana for recreational, medical, and commercial purposes.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 August 2015

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