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Oldest of zoo gorillas turns 59 at Ohio facility

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A gorilla that officials say is the oldest known gorilla living in a zoo has celebrated her 59th birthday with a party in Ohio.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 December 2015

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Cleveland judge agrees to step down, never run again

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland municipal court judge accused of mistreating staff, defendants and others will step down and agree never to serve as a judge again in exchange for her disciplinary case being dropped.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 December 2015

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Sheriff's office joins probe of Ohio woman's unsolved death

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio sheriff's office has responded quickly to a father's request to add "fresh eyes" to the unsolved homicide death of his daughter who disappeared from her home more than four years ago.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 December 2015

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White lion loaned from Siegfried & Roy dies at Toledo Zoo

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The last of three white lions on loan from the Siegfried & Roy animal and magic act has died at an Ohio Zoo.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 December 2015

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Amid rise in Ohio traffic deaths, safe holiday travel urged

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials are preaching road safety in anticipation of a surge in end-of-year holiday travel, as Ohio already has dozens more traffic deaths this year than in all of 2014.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 December 2015

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Family housing at VA medical center planned in Ohio

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Planning has begun for a building to house families of patients receiving care at a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in southwest Ohio.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 December 2015

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Q&A: A look at Ohio's rules for fetal tissue disposal

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State lawmakers, officials and a federal judge have been taking a closer look at Ohio's regulations for fetal tissue disposal, following the state attorney general's investigation into three Planned Parenthood affiliates that provide abortions.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 December 2015

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5 hurt in blast at Newark plant; tank pressure problem blamed

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — A fire chief says "overpressure" in a tank containing hexane and ethanol caused an explosion at a central Ohio plant that injured five people, none of them seriously.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 December 2015

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