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Ohio health department reports drop in flu hospitalizations

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio health officials say the number of flu-related hospitalizations fell below 100 last week as an unusually severe season comes to an end.

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Man denies guilt in elderly pair's killing, could face death

COSHOCTON, Ohio (AP) — A man who led authorities on a nationwide manhunt after being charged in the slayings of an elderly Ohio couple has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder and other charges.

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Ohio bill seeks ban on lookalike guns after police shootings

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Legislation in Ohio prompted by two recent fatal police shootings would prohibit the production, sale and public display of lookalike guns.

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Fatal vehicle fire closes Ohio Turnpike in Portage County

STREETSBORO, Ohio (AP) — Officials say one driver has died after a vehicle fire on the Ohio Turnpike.

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Ohio auditor announces public records audit for disputes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State Auditor Dave Yost has announced a public records audit system aimed at resolving disputes over records before a lawsuit is filed.

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2 teens charged with escape, vandalism in SW Ohio

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say two teens accused of fleeing from a juvenile detention center through the ventilation system have been charged with escape and vandalism in southwest Ohio.

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Ruling on Cleveland police shooting could come at hearing

CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge could rule at a hearing Friday whether grand jury testimony used to indict a Cleveland police officer in the deaths of two unarmed suspects was tainted and whether the case should proceed to trial.

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Convicted Ohio juvenile judge indicted on new amended charge

CINCINNATI (AP) — A convicted southwest Ohio juvenile judge has been indicted on a new charge of misusing a county credit card after the judge presiding in her earlier trial restricted jurors from considering parts of the original charge.

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