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Cardiologist who performed unnecessary procedures sentenced

WESTLAKE, Ohio (AP) — U.S. Attorney's Office authorities say a northeastern Ohio cardiologist has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for overbilling nearly $29 million after performing unnecessary medical procedures.

Last Updated on Saturday, 19 December 2015

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5 Ohio pension funds joining treasurer's online checkbook

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Spending information from five public pension funds is being added to Ohio's online checkbook website, the state treasurer announced Friday.

Last Updated on Saturday, 19 December 2015

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Ohio infant mortality rate down slightly, higher for blacks

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — New state figures show a slight drop in Ohio's overall infant mortality rate, though the rate for black infants is nearly three times that of whites.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 December 2015

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Study: Rising lake temperatures may worsen algae blooms

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Some of the world's biggest temperature jumps are happening in lakes — an ominous sign that suggests problems such as harmful algae blooms and low-oxygen zones hazardous to fish will get worse, says a newly released scientific report.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 December 2015

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Rally planned in Cleveland in support of Syrian refugees

CLEVELAND (AP) — An immigrant support group is behind a planned rally and march in Cleveland to welcome Syrian refugees to Ohio.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 December 2015

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Ohio unemployment rises slightly from lowest mark since '01

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials say Ohio's unemployment rate rose slightly for November, a month after reaching its lowest level in 14 years.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 December 2015

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Ohio bill would require fetal remains be cremated or buried

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Pregnant women getting abortions would be asked to decide in writing whether their fetal remains should be buried or cremated under new Ohio legislation.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 December 2015

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Ohio lifts bird-show ban issued over avian flu concerns

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (AP) — Ohio officials are lifting the ban on bird shows that was issued in June because of the threat of a deadly bird flu virus that affects domestic poultry.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 December 2015

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