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3 firefighters injured in Ohio house fire

WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say three firefighters were injured in a house fire in suburban Cincinnati and a woman living in the house was taken to the hospital.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 July 2014

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Patrol: 2 dead after driver flees police, crashes

CINCINNATI (AP) — The State Highway Patrol is blaming alcohol and speed for a crash that killed two people in southwestern Ohio after a driver fled police.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 July 2014

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Soil tests could settle location for new Ohio jail

LANCASTER, Ohio (AP) — Tests of soil to gauge possible contamination could help settle a debate over where to locate a new jail to replace a chronically overcrowded facility in southeastern Ohio.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 July 2014

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Road rage crash injures 4; 2 are pregnant women

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Police in Dayton are blaming road rage for a two-vehicle crash that injured four people including two pregnant women.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 July 2014

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Priest convicted of killing nun dies in prison

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest convicted of killing a nun who was found strangled and stabbed 34 years ago in a hospital chapel has died, a day after a judge refused his request to be released to family care so he could die in his hometown.

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 July 2014

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Litter of red pandas born at Columbus Zoo in Ohio

POWELL, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Zoo says three red pandas born recently are the first of the endangered species born at the zoo in central Ohio since 2002.

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 July 2014

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BGSU plans new Greek housing village

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — A new housing village intended to help promote fraternities and sororities on campus will be constructed on a university campus in northwestern Ohio.

The planned Greek housing village at Bowling Green State University will replace fraternity and sorority houses to be torn down. University officials determined that conditions at the existing fraternity and sorority houses on campus were substandard and renovating the buildings — some of which date back to the 1940s — would prove too costly.

The project also was driven by the university's realization of the importance of fraternities and sororities to campus life, said Steven Krakoff, vice president of career planning and campus operations.

"We view membership in Greek organizations as a significant part of overall student engagement," he told The Sentinel-Tribune newspaper in Bowling Green (http://bit.ly/1kfWh91).

Work on the project is scheduled to begin this week. But Krakoff said it will take some time to disconnect utilities and prepare the buildings to come down, so actual demolition won't begin until later in the month.

The razed buildings will be replaced with a townhome village of 10 buildings with a capacity of 426 beds. The $30 million project is scheduled to be completed by fall, 2016.

Assistant Dean of Students Chris Bullins has been leading an effort to reinvigorate fraternities and sororities on campus.

"They are a way for students to get involved and engaged on campus," Bullins said.

He said Greek organizations value leadership and civic engagement and help boost school pride. Students who belong to Greek organizations also tend to remain loyal to the institution after graduation, donating time and money to the school, Bullins said.

The village, which will include a courtyard and walkways, should be a major attraction for sororities and fraternities, according to Bullins.

There are about 1,600 members in fraternities and sororities at Bowling Green State University, the newspaper reported.

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 July 2014

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Funeral jobs attracting more people new to trade

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The way a friend's body looked at her funeral — thick cosmetics making the 19-year-old seem unnaturally tan for the time of year — prompted Melinda Coffman to rethink the work she was doing.

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