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Court program gives prostitutes another chance

BEXLEY, Ohio (AP) — Judge Paul Herbert once dismissed prostitution as "the world's oldest profession," a crime the accused women brought on themselves. Then he began to notice the similarities between domestic violence victims appearing in his courtroom one moment and prostitutes the next.

Last Updated on Sunday, 28 September 2014

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Ohio reports record low in abortions since 1976

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The annual number of abortions reported in Ohio has dropped below 24,000, its lowest level since the state began tracking the data in 1976.

Last Updated on Sunday, 28 September 2014

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APNewsBreak: DeWine favored unregistered charity

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Attorney General Mike DeWine was holding fundraisers in Ohio for years on behalf of a charity that had not registered with the state, including while he was a U.S. senator, according to state emails.

Last Updated on Saturday, 27 September 2014

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Ohio repeat rape suspect linked to 2000 assault

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland man was indicted Friday in the rapes of three women — two reported in the last month and one in 2000.

Last Updated on Saturday, 27 September 2014

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Ex-OSU band director sues, alleges discrimination

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Fired Ohio State marching band director Jonathan Waters has filed a federal lawsuit requesting reinstatement on grounds that the university denied him due process.

Last Updated on Saturday, 27 September 2014

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VA Secretary McDonald to visit Ohio hospital

CINCINNATI (AP) — U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald will be back in Cincinnati this weekend.

Last Updated on Saturday, 27 September 2014

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Study: Lake Erie silt dumping isn't fueling algae

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A federal agency that has resisted calls to stop depositing tons of mud and soil in western Lake Erie said new research shows that the dumping isn't contributing to the rising number of harmful algae outbreaks in recent few years.

Last Updated on Saturday, 27 September 2014

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Patrol effort targets I-75 offenders

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers will be out in force on Interstate 75 this weekend as part of a six-state effort to reduce crashes on the busy highway.

Last Updated on Friday, 26 September 2014

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