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Gay Ohio councilman tells LGBT youth: 'You are not alone'

CINCINNATI (AP) — The city's first openly gay councilman is offering his support to youth who are struggling with being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 January 2015

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About 150 dead birds found near oil leak in northwest Ohio

BRYAN, Ohio (AP) — Crews in the northwestern corner of Ohio have found close to 150 dead birds near the site of an oil storage tank leak.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 January 2015

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Critically hurt man left in towed car for 6 hours in Ohio

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio sheriff's office is trying to figure out how a critically injured man was left inside a vehicle for six hours after it was towed from a crash scene in suburban Dayton on New Year's Day.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 January 2015

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Judge: Rehire Cleveland officer fired after deadly chase

CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge in Cleveland has upheld an arbitrator's decision that the city should rehire a police sergeant fired after a deadly 2012 chase that ended with officers killing two people in a barrage of gunfire.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 January 2015

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Ohio sheriff seeks state help in police shooting of boy

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cuyahoga County sheriff's department has asked the Ohio Bureau of Investigation for help in its investigation of a Cleveland police shooting that killed a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 January 2015

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Ohio State says championship isn't a pass to miss class

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio State University official is warning students that they could risk being cut from courses if they skip class for the Buckeyes' championship matchup against Oregon.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 January 2015

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Lawmaker again proposes 5-year Great Lakes cleanup extension

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A proposal to continue a wide-ranging Great Lakes cleanup program has been resurrected in Congress after falling short last month.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 January 2015

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Ohio drops 2-drug lethal injection method, delays execution

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio says it's dropping the two-drug combination used in the troubling 26-minute execution of an inmate a year ago during which the prisoner repeatedly gasped and snorted.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 January 2015

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