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Ohio court reverses ruling that freed ex-cop

A judge was wrong to release a former Ohio police captain who spent nearly 15 years in prison for his ex-wife's killing after new testing of a bite mark cast doubt on his conviction, an appeals court ruled Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 March 2014

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Dayton judge launches drug court for women

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A Dayton judge is starting a drug court targeting female defendants to address larger issues that are bringing more women into the justice system.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 March 2014

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Akron police target heroin dealers in overdoses

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Akron's police chief has formed a unit to target heroin dealers for possible murder charges in cases of fatal overdoses.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 March 2014

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Ex-Ohio governor takes position at policy center

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's former governor will promote liberal causes in his home state and across the country as the new head of a Washington think tank's advocacy arm.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 March 2014

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Conservancy group buys Ohio earthworks site

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — A conservancy group has successfully bid on one of the last privately held native American Hopewell earthworks sites in Ohio after the land was put up for sale.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 March 2014

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Ohio defends policy banning riot inmate interviews

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Allowing prisoners convicted for their role in Ohio's deadly 1993 prison riot to conduct face-to-face media interviews could give them too much "notoriety and influence" among fellow prisoners and cause problems throughout the correctional system, the state argues in a new court filing.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 March 2014

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Pipeline leaks thousands of gallons of oil in Ohio nature preserve

 

CINCINNATI (AP) — Thousands of gallons of crude oil leaked from an interstate pipeline into the area of a southwest Ohio nature preserve, authorities said Tuesday. There were no immediate reports of injuries to wildlife.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 March 2014

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APNewsBreak: Watchdog probe sought at Ohio EPA

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Four Democratic lawmakers asked the state watchdog Tuesday to investigate allegations of political pressure at the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 March 2014

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