Protests to continue over fatal police shooting of Ohio teen

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A group calling for an independent investigation after an Ohio officer fatally shot a 13-year-old boy while investigating a reported armed robbery is returning to downtown Columbus to protest.

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Study: Tab for new airport signs estimated at $775K

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Changing Port Columbus' name to John Glenn Columbus International Airport will cost an estimated $775,000 in new signs, according to a newly released study.

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Great Lakes beach experts meeting at Lake Superior this week

MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — An Upper Peninsula beach in October? The calendar doesn't matter when the subject is the health of Great Lakes beaches.

Experts are gathering in Marquette, Michigan, starting Tuesday, for the 16th annual conference of the Great Lakes Beach Association — the first to be held along Lake Superior. State toxicologist Shannon Briggs says each conference produces "new ideas for hands-on, practical solutions to improve" beaches.

Participants include the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, public health managers, sanitarians, scientists, elected officials and interested citizens. Among the speakers is Calum David McPhail from the Environmental Protection Agency in Scotland.

Speakers will offer advice on best management practices and information about the transformation of the Marquette waterfront.

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