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State: More than 49,000 Ohioans have voted early

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state's elections chief says more than 49,000 Ohioans have cast absentee ballots for the fall election after early voting began last week.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 October 2014

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Ohioans practice earthquake response in exercise

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Emergency management officials say participating in a regional drill can help Ohio families, schools and businesses be prepared for a possible earthquake scenario.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 October 2014

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Road trip protocol clarified for Ohio State band

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University told federal education officials Wednesday that the school has begun designating specific rooms for changing in and out of marching band uniforms during road trips and has made other policy changes since discovering a "sexualized culture" within the band and firing its director.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 October 2014

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Ohio will spend millions on gambling addiction

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After overseeing the opening of four casinos and seven racinos in Ohio, the state is planning to spend nearly $5.8 million on gambling addiction and treatment this year.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 October 2014

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Ohio pumpkin grower shatters festival record

CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The Circleville Pumpkin Show has a new record for biggest pumpkin.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 October 2014

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Kent State reports connection to Ebola case

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Kent State University in northeast Ohio says three of its employees are related to a Texas nurse who visited family in Ohio and flew from Cleveland to Dallas shortly before she was diagnosed with Ebola.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014

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Jury leader frustrated by Ohio judge trial split

CINCINNATI (AP) — The jury forewoman has expressed frustration about a split that resulted in only one conviction against an Ohio juvenile court judge.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014

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Study: Lake Erie vulnerable to bacteria blooms

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A scientific study says proposals for reducing phosphorus runoff won't be enough to prevent more toxic bacteria blooms on Lake Erie such as the one that caused a temporary drinking water shutdown in the Toledo, Ohio, area this summer.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014

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