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New health survey ranks Ohio counties


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Geauga County in northeast Ohio and Scioto County in the southern part of the state are at opposite ends of new state health rankings.

The annual rankings from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute released Wednesday ( ) say Geauga is Ohio's healthiest county based on factors such as longevity, infant mortality rates, access to health care and individual behaviors such as smoking.

Geauga was followed by Putnam County in northwest Ohio and Delaware County in the Columbus area. Scioto was named the least healthy, followed by Lawrence and Adams, also in southern Ohio.

Logan County was ranked 45th and Union County 9th, according to the survey.

Heavily weighted in the survey are social and economic factors because of their impact on health and access to care. Those components include education, unemployment and income.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 March 2014

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Central Ohio woman dies after house fire

ASHVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a woman trapped in an upstairs bedroom by a house fire has died at a central Ohio hospital.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 March 2014

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Ohio woman will be sentenced a 3rd time in death

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The only woman on Ohio's death row will be sentenced a third time for plotting the killing of her ex-husband.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 March 2014

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Ohio doctor gets 15 days for hitting bicyclist


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DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — A Columbus-area doctor has been sentenced to 15 days in jail and 400 hours of community service for driving drunk and hitting a cyclist on a road in 2012.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 March 2014

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Ohio gov says will keep spending on bridge project

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio's governor says the state will keep moving ahead on a major Ohio River bridge project that's in funding trouble on the Kentucky side.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 March 2014

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Officials report progress in Ohio oil leak cleanup

CINCINNATI (AP) — Officials cleaning up thousands of gallons of crude oil that leaked from a pipeline into a southwest Ohio nature preserve hope to complete the emergency phase of cleanup in about a week.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 March 2014

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Age at center of Ohio teen school shooting appeal

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — The age of a teen gunman in a deadly school shooting two years ago in northeastern Ohio is at the center of an appeal over his life sentences.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 March 2014

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APNewsBreak: EPA says Ohio oil leak at 20K gallons

CINCINNATI (AP) — Federal environmental officials estimate more than 20,000 gallons of crude oil leaked from a pipeline into a nature preserve in southwest Ohio.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 March 2014

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