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Trucks, buses could travel at 75 mph under Ohio Senate plan

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State senators have given the green light to a proposal to increase the speed limit to 75 mph for all motorists on the Ohio Turnpike and rural interstates.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 March 2015

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Judge rejects argument that officer's attorney has conflict

CLEVELAND (AP) — An attorney for a Cleveland police officer charged in the deaths of two unarmed suspects should not be disqualified from the case even though he represented 12 other officers who fired into the suspects' car, a judge ruled on Tuesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 March 2015

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Hundreds attend meeting on Ohio lake after faulty dam report

LANCASTER, Ohio (AP) — Residents and business owners near central Ohio's Buckeye Lake are pleading for officials not to keep the water level unseasonably low, saying the move intended to reduce the risk of a catastrophic failure of a dam will seriously hurt tourism and property values there.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 March 2015

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Bipartisan group in Congress urges no Great Lakes fund cuts

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Members of Congress from both parties are lobbying colleagues not to cut funding from a key Great Lakes environmental program.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 March 2015

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Ohio spending site earns group's highest transparency mark

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has moved from close to the worst in the nation to the top of a list in a watchdog group's ranking of transparency in government spending.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 March 2015

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Ice jam pushes up into Ohio cemetery, toppling headstones

 

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Huge chunks of ice that broke up along a northern Ohio river pushed into a low-lying cemetery and toppled Civil War-era headstones while damaging fences, trees and a roadway at two parks.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 March 2015

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Central Ohio teacher charged with rape, sexual imposition

LEWIS CENTER, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio elementary school teacher has been charged with single felony counts of rape and gross sexual imposition.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 March 2015

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Survey of GW National Forest for pipeline wins US OK

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The builders of a proposed natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to North Carolina have the green light to survey a 12.6-mile slice of the George Washington National Forest.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 March 2015

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