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Report: Drug overdose deaths surged in 14 states last year

NEW YORK (AP) — A government report shows drug overdose deaths surged in 14 states last year.

Last Updated on Saturday, 19 December 2015

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Court: Ohioan could withdraw imposter's drunken-driving plea

FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio appeals court says the listed defendant in a drunken-driving case should get to withdraw a plea that was entered by a relative who impersonated him during the 2012 traffic stop and later in court.

Last Updated on Saturday, 19 December 2015

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Ohio bill to bolster penalties for certain convicted drivers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Proposed legislation in Ohio is seeking to increase penalties for drivers convicted in certain aggravated vehicular homicides.

Last Updated on Saturday, 19 December 2015

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Ohio man who killed wife released from prison

CLEVELAND (AP) — A former northeast Ohio undertaker has for the third time been sentenced to prison for using poison to kill his wife — but then the judge decided to let him out.

Last Updated on Saturday, 19 December 2015

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State warns puppy shoppers to beware of online scams

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Attorney General's Office is warning Ohioans that people offering puppies for sale online could be scam artists.

Last Updated on Saturday, 19 December 2015

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Southbound I-75 overnight closure set in southwest Ohio

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio transportation authorities have added a southbound Interstate 75 overnight shutdown near Cincinnati that will begin Saturday night.

Last Updated on Saturday, 19 December 2015

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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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