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Gay marriage ruling means high court review likely

CINCINNATI (AP) — The march toward gay marriage across the U.S. hit a roadblock Thursday when a federal appeals court upheld laws against the practice in four states, creating a split in the legal system that increases the chances the Supreme Court will step in to decide the issue once and for all.

The cases decided were from Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 November 2014

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Man dies doing maintenance work at bowling alley

FAIRFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Officials in southwest Ohio say a 53-year-old man performing maintenance work at a bowling alley became trapped in the machinery and died.

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Report: Casino revenue up as economy strengthens

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Revenue at U.S. casinos jumped more than 6 percent in 2012, the first significant increase in three years as economic growth picked up speed and more casinos opened in several markets.

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Rock attack victim given special welcome by school

MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio middle school teacher who was severely injured when a rock was dropped from a Pennsylvania highway overpass onto her vehicle was welcomed by excited students as she visited the school for the first time since the accident.

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Dayton man sentenced to life in prison for stabbing

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A man convicted of murder in the slaying of a homeless man stabbed over 100 times has been sentenced in southwestern Ohio to life in prison with no chance for parole for 15 years.

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Dayton woman gets jail for stealing guide dog

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A 22-year-old southwest Ohio woman has been sentenced to 50 days in jail for stealing a guide dog from a blind person's backyard and selling the animal on Craigslist.

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3 admit dumping bodily fluids on autistic teen

CLEVELAND (AP) — Three Ohio teens charged in a cruel prank that involved dumping a bucket of urine, tobacco and spit on an autistic classmate have admitted to charges in juvenile court.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 November 2014

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Athens OKs fracking ban, others in Ohio rejected

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A southeastern Ohio college town is among communities around the country that voted to ban fracking in Tuesday's election.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 November 2014

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