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Officials: Schools play large role in heroin fight

WORTHINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Parents, schools and educators all play an important role in fighting the state's heroin abuse epidemic, Ohio's governor and attorney general said at a forum Tuesday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 April 2014

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Ex-Ohio governor Taft had record expunged

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Legal records of the historic conviction of then-Ohio Gov. Bob Taft in a 2005 rare-coin investment scandal have been shielded forever from public view.

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House speaker foe withdrawing from Ohio race

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A tea party activist announced Tuesday that he is withdrawing his candidacy one week before the Republican primary in House Speaker John Boehner's district.

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Go For the Food: Athens, Ohio, diner a must-taste

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — There's a reason there is almost always a wait at the Court Street Diner here.

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Ohio to increase lethal injection drug dosages

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio said Monday it's boosting the dosages of its lethal injection drugs even as it stands by the January execution of an inmate who made snorting and gasping sounds that led to a civil rights lawsuit by his family and calls for a moratorium.

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Shooting flames, smoke from AK steel plant

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Flames and thick smoke shot up in a southwest Ohio community from a steel plant fire that was brought under control without anyone being injured.

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Girl diagnosed with rare case of diphtheria

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A girl in southwest Ohio was diagnosed this month with diphtheria, an illness that has been extremely rare in the U.S. since children started being vaccinated against it in the 1920s, health officials said.

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Ohio has 21 confirmed measles cases in 3 counties

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio health officials say a measles outbreak that began among Amish who had traveled to the Philippines now involves 21 cases confirmed over three counties.

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