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Ohio EPA: No contamination detected after Lima refinery explosion

LIMA, Ohio (AP) — No dangerous contaminants were released into the air by an explosion at an oil refinery that was felt 10 miles away and sparked a fire that burned for more than 14 hours, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency said Sunday.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 January 2015

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Icy road conditions cause multiple school delays

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A mix of rain and snow is creating icy road conditions and causing multiple schools around Ohio to announce closings or two-hour delays.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 January 2015

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Ohio schools get federal grants to help with food services

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — More than $1.1 million in federal funding has been awarded 79 Ohio schools and other providers that participate in the National School Lunch Program.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 January 2015

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Akron sheriff releases 72 inmates because of budget cuts

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio sheriff has released 72 inmates because of budget cuts he says are restricting his ability to safely run his jail.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 January 2015

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Ex-Columbus schools chief to face dereliction of duty charge

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A prosecutor says the former Columbus city schools superintendent will be charged with dereliction of duty in connection with the district's attendance data-scrubbing scandal.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 January 2015

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Ohio gas prices inch up slightly, remain under $2 per gallon

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gas prices inched up slightly to start the week though Ohio drivers are still paying less than $2 per gallon.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 January 2015

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Explosion, fire shake Lima refinery; police say nobody hurt

An explosion at an Ohio oil refinery blew out windows at homes in Lima on Saturday and could be felt at least 10 miles away, but it resulted in no injuries, police said.

Last Updated on Sunday, 11 January 2015

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Group derides behavior in video of police shooting aftermath

CLEVELAND (AP) — A civil rights group says footage from a surveillance video that shows the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun and the rough treatment of his teenage sister is evidence that Cleveland police officers fail to protect and serve citizens.

Last Updated on Sunday, 11 January 2015

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