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Former Newark H.S. band director sentenced to 4 years, 10 months

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — A former central Ohio high school band director arrested for inappropriate conduct with three students has been sentenced to four years and 10 months in prison.

Last Updated on Saturday, 16 August 2014

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Records: FitzGerald fueled cars while unlicensed

 

CLEVELAND (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald, while mayor of a Cleveland suburb, put gas into city vehicles 37 times despite not having a valid driver's license or a temporary driving permit, records show.

Last Updated on Saturday, 16 August 2014

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Ohio man accused of burning cat pleads not guilty

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio man accused of setting a cat on fire has pleaded not guilty to animal cruelty charges.

Last Updated on Saturday, 16 August 2014

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Ohio ex-officer sentenced in surplus property case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former central Ohio police officer has been sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison for misappropriating and selling surplus property that a police department received through a U.S. Department of Defense surplus equipment program.

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Lake Erie water moves to forefront for lawmakers

OREGON, Ohio (AP) — One of the many ideas being floated to deal with the blue-green algae that tainted Toledo's water supply is whether the state should declare Lake Erie a distressed watershed.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 August 2014

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Ohio's July unemployment rate rises to 5.7 percent

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's unemployment rate for July ticked up slightly after job reports for the last two months showed the rate at its lowest level since before the Great Recession.

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Cleveland Clinic to build new $276M cancer center

CLEVELAND (AP) — Officials say the Cleveland Clinic will soon begin building a new cancer facility on its main campus.

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Ohio State marching band to alter some traditions

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Student leaders say Ohio State's marching band won't give out nicknames this year, after the sometimes-lewd monikers played a role in the firing of its popular director.

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