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Ohio's forecasting groundhog predicts early spring

MARION, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's weather-forecasting groundhog Buckeye Chuck predicts the state will see an early spring.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 February 2015

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Tax cuts, hikes in Kasich budget to be detailed

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The two-year operating budget that Gov. John Kasich has prepared will include a package of tax changes that delivers an overall $500 million cut.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 February 2015

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Storm blankets Midwest in snow, creeps toward Northeast

CHICAGO (AP) — A slow-moving winter storm blanketed a large swath of the Plains and Midwest in snow Sunday, forcing the cancellation of thousands of flights, making roads treacherous and forcing some people to rethink their plans to attend Super Bowl parties.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 February 2015

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Hunt extends outside Ohio for man sought in couple's slaying

NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man wanted on a murder charge in the slaying of an elderly couple in northeast Ohio is believed to be involved in armed robberies over the weekend in three states.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 February 2015

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Rules are coming on payday loans to shield borrowers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Troubled by consumer complaints and loopholes in state laws, federal regulators are putting together the first rules on payday loans aimed at helping cash-strapped borrowers avoid falling into a cycle of high-rate debt.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 February 2015

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Toledo mayor in critical condition after heart attack

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The mayor of Toledo is in critical condition after suffering a heart attack while driving around the city checking on road conditions during a snow storm.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 February 2015

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Large pipelines proposed to carry gas from shale formations

CLEVELAND (AP) — The growing supply of natural gas being pulled from the Marcellus and Utica shale regions of Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania has become a potential boon for businesses that build large interstate pipelines and a potential nightmare for people who don't want massive amounts of gas surging through their property.

Last Updated on Sunday, 01 February 2015

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President's task force on policing looks at use of force

 

CINCINNATI (AP) — A presidential task force charged with examining ways to improve police-community relations heard testimony on Friday from researchers, law enforcement representatives and others with suggestions for strengthening policies and oversight of police use of force.

Last Updated on Saturday, 31 January 2015

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