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Deep-sea treasure hunter still must answer for missing gold

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A deep-sea treasure hunter who pleaded guilty to contempt of court after spending years as a fugitive will have to testify before his sentencing about gold he discovered in a historic shipwreck.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 September 2015

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Man pleads not guilty to intimidation at Ohio mosque

PARMA, Ohio (AP) — A man has pleaded not guilty to making intimidating comments outside a suburban Cleveland mosque.

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Ohio again sees new record number of drug overdose deaths

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A record number of Ohioans died from drug overdoses last year thanks in part to abuse of a synthetic painkiller far more powerful than heroin, the Department of Health said Thursday.

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Ohio's deadline approaches for DNA testing of rape kits

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's office is reminding state law enforcement agencies that they have six more months to submit untested rape kits to the state to check for possible DNA matches.

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More than 100 local Ohio governments put checkbooks online

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio treasurer says more than 100 local governments have put their spending information online through a treasurer's office website.

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7 from Ohio, W.Va. charged in heroin trafficking ring

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say seven people from Ohio and West Virginia have been charged in a heroin trafficking operation.

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Feds, Cleveland seek additional week to pick police monitor

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland officials and the U.S. Justice Department say they need an additional week to select the monitor to oversee the city's troubled police department.

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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo begins work on $4.1M tiger exhibit

CLEVELAND (AP) — Construction is underway on Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's $4.1 million tiger exhibit expansion that will place visitors right in the middle of the action.

Plans call for four interconnected habitat areas, including two trail connections allowing tigers to pass over the heads of marveling park guests.

Crews broke ground on the project Thursday. Work is scheduled to be completed by next summer.

Officials say the zoo's new Tiger Passage will be five times larger than the previous grotto-style exhibits.

The exhibit will feature the zoo's two Siberian tigers — 12-year-old Klechka and 14-year-old Dasha. Their new enclosure boasts climbing poles, meadows, shallow streams and soaking pools.

Executive Zoo Director Chris Kuhar says the project, designed to provide more space for the animals, was inspired by the zoo's African Elephant Crossing exhibit.

 

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