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US gives threatened status to northern long-eared bat

DETROIT (AP) — The federal government said Wednesday that it is listing the northern long-eared bat as threatened, giving new protections to a species that has been nearly wiped out in some areas by the spread of a fungal disease.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 April 2015

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Ohio man gets 110 years for 4 rapes found through DNA tests

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland man convicted of rape and kidnapping for assaults on four women in the 1990s has been sentenced to 110 years to life in prison after tests matched his DNA to evidence in a backlog of untested rape kits.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 April 2015

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Business leaders seek second opinion on failing Ohio dam

 

BUCKEYE LAKE, Ohio (AP) — The regional chamber of commerce at central Ohio's Buckeye Lake is seeking a second expert opinion following a federal report warning of a catastrophic dam failure that could put 3,000 lives at risk.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 April 2015

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Judge agrees to delay in Ohio terrorism suspect's case

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge has pushed back the timetable for the case of an Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 April 2015

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New leader: Ohio State commits $400M to affordability effort

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State is committing $400 million over five years to lower students' costs and improve the value of their education, the university's new president announced Tuesday.

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Lawsuit aims to stop Ohio from dropping people from Medicaid

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio group wants a federal judge to block state officials from ending the Medicaid health coverage of tens of thousands of low-income residents.

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Will Kasich leave voter item in Ohio transportation budget?

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The governor is set to decide the fate of a proposal that Democrats say could discourage out-of-state college students from voting in swing state Ohio.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 April 2015

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Judge won't dismiss Ohio suit over banned prison interviews

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Inmates and reporters challenging a ban on face-to-face media interviews with prisoners convicted for their roles in Ohio's deadly 1993 prison riot can proceed with their lawsuit, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

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