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Cargo shipping season resumes Wednesday on upper Great Lakes

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — Another cargo shipping season has begun on the upper Great Lakes.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 March 2015

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Leaders: Lake Erie algae bill moves Ohio in right direction

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — New rules for farmers aimed at helping cut down the toxic algae in Lake Erie are a step toward improving water quality while providing clear regulations for the agricultural industry, Ohio legislative leaders said Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 March 2015

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House panel OKs new charter school regulations, reporting

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bill cracking down on low-performing Ohio charter schools and imposing a host of new accountability standards on sponsors has cleared its first legislative hurdle.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 March 2015

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Senators OK transportation bill, minus 75-mph speed limit

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State senators have passed Ohio's transportation budget after a committee dropped a proposal that would have raised the speed limit to 75 mph on certain rural freeways and the turnpike.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 March 2015

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Ohio House, Senate likely to vote on Lake Erie algae bill

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawmakers in the Ohio House and Senate are set to vote on new rules that are aimed at cutting down the toxic algae in Lake Erie.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 March 2015

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Ohio 'heartbeat' abortion bill goes to House for 3rd time

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio state representatives are getting their third chance in as many sessions to approve a bill effectively banning abortions after the first detectable heartbeat.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 March 2015

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Transportation bill, minus 75-mph speed limit, set for vote

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State senators plan to give final approval to Ohio's transportation budget after a committee dropped a proposal that would have raised the speed limit to 75 mph on certain rural freeways and the turnpike.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 March 2015

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Memorial park for victims of Ohio school shooting in works

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — A committee is working to raise funds and finalize design plans for a memorial park to honor the victims of a 2012 northeast Ohio school shooting.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 March 2015

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