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Turnpike director to lead Ohio Health Department

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich has tapped the state's turnpike commission director to lead the Department of Health.

Last Updated on Saturday, 02 August 2014

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Fired Ohio band head's backers sets up legal fund

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Friends of fired Ohio State University marching band director Jonathan Waters, who's accused of failing to stop salacious behavior among band members, have established a legal assistance fund to help him tell his side of the story.

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33 people indicted in heroin distribution ring

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Thirty-three people have been indicted on charges connected to a heroin distribution ring that operated in northeastern Ohio.

Last Updated on Saturday, 02 August 2014

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Dayton firefighter feted for chip idea

TROY, Ohio (AP) — A firefighter is being celebrated in his Ohio hometown for concocting a new potato chip flavor that's being produced by Frito Lay.

Last Updated on Friday, 01 August 2014

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Kings Island says it topped shaved-heads record

MASON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio amusement park says it has set a record for the most heads shaved simultaneously.

Last Updated on Friday, 01 August 2014

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2 Americans detained in North Korea seek US help

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Two American tourists charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea said Friday they expect to be tried soon and pleaded for help from the U.S. government to secure their release from what they say could be long prison terms.

Last Updated on Friday, 01 August 2014

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Group: homeless assaults should be hate crimes

CINCINNATI (AP) — A southwest Ohio homeless advocacy group wants assaults on homeless people to be considered hate crimes under the law.

Last Updated on Friday, 01 August 2014

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Access limited to Ohio facial-recognition system

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's office said it continues to reduce the number of law-enforcement officers statewide who have access to controversial facial-recognition technology.

Last Updated on Friday, 01 August 2014

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