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Suicide is a top cause of death but victims largely ignored

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Suicide claims a life in Ohio every seven hours, yet its victims largely have been ignored by lawmakers, medical professionals and much of the public, a newspaper concluded following a nine-month investigation.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 November 2015

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Ohio bill provides confidential address for violence victims

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Victims of domestic violence, stalking and other crimes could have their addresses shielded from use by government agencies under proposed Ohio legislation.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 November 2015

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Anti-fracking group plans demonstrations in Ohio, elsewhere

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Activists in about a dozen U.S. states are having a day of action to highlight concerns about potential environmental and health effects of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a high-pressure technique for extracting oil and gas from shale deposits.

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Ohio House to weigh bill targeting Planned Parenthood funds

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bill that seeks to divert more than $1 million in government funding away from Planned Parenthood was slated for votes in the Ohio House, as opponents planned to rally against the potential changes at the Statehouse.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 November 2015

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Ohio House to consider bill to expand concealed weapons law, allows guns in colleges and day cares

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House is slated to vote Tuesday on a bill to expand the state's concealed weapons law to allow guns in places such as colleges and day cares and on private aircraft.

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Jim Tressel, wife give $1M to grow student work on campus

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Youngstown State University President Jim Tressel and his wife are donating $1 million to help give students more opportunities to work on campus.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 November 2015

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$30K reward offered after dad gunned down in front of kids

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio nonprofit group that helps fight against crime is tripling its reward offering for information leading to the arrest of a man who shot a father as he was leaving a Columbus restaurant with his wife and their six children.

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Construction begins to build barrier at Ohio's Buckeye Lake

BUCKEYE LAKE, Ohio (AP) — Workers have begun constructing a stability barrier in front of a deteriorating dam at central Ohio's Buckeye Lake.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 November 2015

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