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Social justice advocate kills self outside Ohio Statehouse

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man who killed himself on the steps of the Statehouse was an activist on issues of social justice who also worked with young people and the homeless, a newspaper reported Tuesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 February 2016

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Ohio EPA: Town failed to notify some of lead in recent tests

SEBRING, Ohio (AP) — Tap water samples taken over the last two weeks have found high levels of lead in at least 30 homes in the village, which failed to promptly notify some people about results and didn't submit required weekly reports on water chemistry, state environmental regulators said Tuesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 February 2016

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Ohio's 1st Zika virus cases are woman, man who visited Haiti

CLEVELAND (AP) — Health officials on Tuesday reported the state's first two cases of the Zika virus, involving two travelers who had visited Haiti.

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Bill to strip Planned Parenthood funds nears Kasich's desk

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. John Kasich is expected to sign a bill stripping government money from Planned Parenthood, a move that might help him with conservatives who dominate the upcoming Republican presidential primary in South Carolina.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 February 2016

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Haslam-owned chain exec advised 'say one thing, do another'

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former top executive of the truck stop chain owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam advised sales staff to "Say one thing, do another," when it came to dealing with customers, according to an indictment.

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Ohio bill lowers amount of heroin needed for maximum penalty

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The amount of heroin found in a person's possession that would trigger maximum punishment under state law would be decreased under a bill in the Ohio Legislature.

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Ohio report cards to reflect students who opted out of tests

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio education officials say district performance ratings for last year will reflect the impact of students who opted out of high-stakes standardized testing.

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Ohio cop fired after 137-shot barrage wants back on force

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland police officer fired after a high-speed chase led to a 137-shot barrage that killed two unarmed black people says he wants to return to the force.

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