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Plea deal calls for man to get life terms in 4 Ohio slayings

BUCYRUS, Ohio (AP) — A defendant charged with killing four men at their homes in a small, north-central Ohio city would spend life in prison under a proposed plea deal, a prosecutor said.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 January 2015

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Ohio State football revelers set fires, tear down goal post

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Fans took to the streets after Ohio State's football championship early Tuesday, yelling and screaming in delight, setting nearly 90 fires and in the case of a few, tearing down an Ohio Stadium goal post.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 January 2015

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Republican team to lead Ohio state school board

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's state school board has elected a former high school teacher and college football coach as its next president.

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Ohio House speaker announces committee structure, chairs

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House is adding two new legislative committees, including one that will focus on families and communities.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 January 2015

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Police investigate bodies of 2 men found in Ohio hotel

SOUTH LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — Police are investigating after the bodies of two men were found in a southwestern Ohio hotel.

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Ex-director of county drug task force sentenced in NE Ohio

LISBON, Ohio (AP) — A drug task force's former director found guilty of charges including theft in office has been sentenced in northeast Ohio to 1½ years in prison.

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Ohio winter weather leads to continued school delays

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Winter weather is leading to continued school delays and some closings around Ohio as temperatures are predicted to fall over the next couple of days.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 January 2015

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Ohio EPA: No contamination detected after Lima refinery explosion

LIMA, Ohio (AP) — No dangerous contaminants were released into the air by an explosion at an oil refinery that was felt 10 miles away and sparked a fire that burned for more than 14 hours, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency said Sunday.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 January 2015

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