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Plea change hearing for Ohio wastewater official

CLEVELAND (AP) — A change of plea hearing has been set for the former senior official of a northeast Ohio wastewater company charged with violating the federal Clean Water Act.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 March 2014

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Senators want faster action on stopping Asian carp

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A group of U.S. senators wants the federal government to move faster on preventing Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes through waterways in the Chicago area.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 March 2014

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Ohio court reverses ruling that freed ex-cop

A judge was wrong to release a former Ohio police captain who spent nearly 15 years in prison for his ex-wife's killing after new testing of a bite mark cast doubt on his conviction, an appeals court ruled Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 March 2014

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Dayton judge launches drug court for women

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A Dayton judge is starting a drug court targeting female defendants to address larger issues that are bringing more women into the justice system.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 March 2014

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Akron police target heroin dealers in overdoses

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Akron's police chief has formed a unit to target heroin dealers for possible murder charges in cases of fatal overdoses.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 March 2014

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Ex-Ohio governor takes position at policy center

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's former governor will promote liberal causes in his home state and across the country as the new head of a Washington think tank's advocacy arm.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 March 2014

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Conservancy group buys Ohio earthworks site

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — A conservancy group has successfully bid on one of the last privately held native American Hopewell earthworks sites in Ohio after the land was put up for sale.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 March 2014

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Ohio defends policy banning riot inmate interviews

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Allowing prisoners convicted for their role in Ohio's deadly 1993 prison riot to conduct face-to-face media interviews could give them too much "notoriety and influence" among fellow prisoners and cause problems throughout the correctional system, the state argues in a new court filing.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 March 2014

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