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Columbus launches campaign to plant more trees in city

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The city of Columbus has paired with 20 nonprofits to launch a campaign aimed at bringing more green to Ohio's capital city.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 September 2015

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Georgia man to pay $1.6M in Ohio deer trafficking case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Georgia man convicted in Ohio of charges involving illegal trafficking in white-tailed deer wasordered to pay fines and restitution of $1.6 million, which federal officials say is the largest sum of money an individual has been ordered to pay for a U.S. wildlife crime.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 September 2015

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'Jock tax' ruling delayed during appeal to US Supreme Court

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has delayed its decision striking down the way Cleveland taxes visiting professional athletes while the city appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 September 2015

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Ohio woman accused of trying to smuggle baby to Nebraska

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — An Ohio teenager in a taxi has been accused of trying to smuggle a baby from Mexico through Texas and to Nebraska.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 September 2015

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Retired Ohio police officer charged with stealing evidence

CLEVELAND (AP) — Prosecutors say a retired police officer from a Cleveland suburb has been charged with stealing drugs and money from the department after he began working there as an evidence technician.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 September 2015

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Cleveland airport fined $735,000 for creating unsafe runways

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration has fined Cleveland Hopkins International Airport $735,000 for creating unsafe conditions on runways during snowstorms.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 September 2015

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Charter schools must buy back taxpayer-purchased equipment

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A specific group of charter schools must buy back equipment like textbooks and computers from their management company, even though the company used taxpayer dollars to purchase the items originally, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 September 2015

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School board members to seek vote on Education Dept. probe

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Several state school board members are preparing to offer a resolution requesting an independent investigation of the Ohio Department of Education's charter oversight office in the wake of its director's resignation.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 September 2015

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