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Gay marriage stances in Ohio races true to parties

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The judicial climate on gay marriage may be tumultuous, but in Ohio's top statewide races positions on the issue remain predictably tied to candidates' political parties.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 October 2014

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Ohio bottle-deposit effort cleared at single issue

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Backers can begin collecting signatures for an Ohio proposal to create a refundable deposit on glass, metal, plastic and other containers.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 October 2014

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Search expands for contacts in Ebola investigation

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Health officials expanded their search for people who may have had contact with a Texas nurse diagnosed with Ebola to include another planeload of passengers and shoppers at an Ohio bridal store.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 October 2014

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Ohio's September unemployment rate down

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's unemployment rate fell slightly last month after holding steady for two months in a row, according to state numbers released Friday.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 October 2014

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Prison inmate diagnosed with leprosy

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio prison inmate has been diagnosed with leprosy, but health officials aren't concerned the infection will spread.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 October 2014

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Former police chief sentenced to probation

LAURELVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The former police chief of a southeastern Ohio village has been sentenced to a year of probation after admitting he misused an official law enforcement computer.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 October 2014

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Ohio man who helped needy is killed on highway

SILVERTON, Ohio (AP) — An 80-year-old man killed on a southwest Ohio highway was a well-known fund-raising volunteer whose annual "Rubber Duck Regatta" event helped feed thousands of needy people.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 October 2014

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State urges Ohio hospitals to conduct Ebola drills

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State health officials recommended Thursday that Ohio hospitals conduct drills this week to practice how they would interact with a potential Ebola patient and use protective equipment such as gloves, masks and suits.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 October 2014

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