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2 deadly pileups close Ohio Turnpike; snow grounds flights

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Blowing snow led to whiteout conditions across Ohio on Saturday, causing numerous accidents and pileups that shut down interstates.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 February 2015

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Ohio school gets $1M gift for cancer survivorship program

CINCINNATI (AP) — A $1 million gift will be used to develop a cancer survivorship program at the University of Cincinnati

Last Updated on Monday, 16 February 2015

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Almost all of Lake Erie now covered by ice

CLEVELAND (AP) — The latest cold snap has almost all of Lake Erie covered by ice.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 February 2015

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The University of Toledo looks to create nonprofit corporation

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The University of Toledo is looking into creating a nonprofit corporation that would allow it to enter into hospital partnerships that could save money for its medical center.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 February 2015

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Bowling Green to host conference on algae, water

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Bowling Green State University is planning to host a two-day conference looking at how algae blooms are becoming a problem on Lake Erie and throughout the world.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 February 2015

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Ohio candidate seeks to go from prison to mayor's office

HILLSBORO, Ohio (AP) — A convicted felon is among candidates lining up to challenge the professional comedian who is Hillsboro's mayor.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 February 2015

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Governor’s reform plan draws fire from left, right

COLUMBUS — Two think tanks on opposite points of the ideological spectrum have very different opinions of the varying elements of Gov. John Kasich’s tax-reform proposal.

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 February 2015

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Ohio Turnpike Commission joins health care tax lawsuit

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Turnpike Commission has joined a lawsuit against the federal government over what Attorney General Mike DeWine calls an unconstitutional health care tax levied on state and local governments.

The lawsuit argues there's no precedent allowing the collection of $6.25 million last year from government entities and nothing in the federal health care law that allows such a tax.

At issue is a provision in the law permitting tax assessments against health insurance companies and certain employers who offer self-insured group health plans to help keep premiums affordable.

A federal court filing Friday said the turnpike joined because it has a self-insured group health plan for its employees.

The Department of Health and Human Services, which declined to comment, has said the law is helping keep premiums affordable.

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 February 2015

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