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Rat study complete in Columbus neighborhood

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A study by the Columbus health department found evidence of rat activity in one of every three properties it examined in a popular city neighborhood.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 December 2013

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Federal judge weighing gay marriage fight

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday questioned the constitutionality of Ohio's ban on gay marriage and whether state officials have the authority to refuse to recognize the marriages of gay couples who wed in other states.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 December 2013

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Man who amassed guns at mall faces sentencing

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A man who prosecutors say wanted to start a race war is set for sentencing after pleading guilty to stockpiling weapons at a northern Ohio shopping mall.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 December 2013

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Authorities charge dozens in drug bust

CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities have charged dozens of people in a drug bust that focused mainly on alleged mid-level heroin traffickers in central Ohio.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 December 2013

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High court upholds wind farm's development

MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — The state Supreme Court has upheld the development of a 91-turbine wind farm in north-central Ohio, rejecting opponents' arguments that they were denied due process rights.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 December 2013

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Ohio high court upholds wind farm's development

MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — The state Supreme Court has upheld the development of a 91-turbine wind farm in north-central Ohio, rejecting opponents' arguments that they were denied due process rights.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 December 2013

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Mom accused of assaulting 2 teens near school

BEDFORD, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio woman accused of punching two students outside a high school and taking a loaded gun onto school property has been charged with two counts of assault.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 December 2013

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Deal reached on Ohio police-fire pension fund plan

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state board overseeing pensions for Ohio police and firefighters has reached a deal that aligns the fund with state law while raising costs and lowering benefits by $570 million.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 December 2013

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