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APNewsBreak: Ohio prisons to use intelligence analysts

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio prisons agency will use five private-sector intelligence analysts in a first-ever move to help monitor inmate phone calls as part of its crime prevention efforts, records show.

Last Updated on Saturday, 04 April 2015

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Ohio Elections Commission is struggling to make payroll

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state budget director has raised questions about the Ohio Elections Commission's handling of revenue as the agency struggles to make its payroll.

Last Updated on Saturday, 04 April 2015

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Interim replacement appointed for Ohio island's police chief

PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio (AP) — The mayor in the Lake Erie island resort town of Put-in-Bay has appointed an interim police chief to take the place of the village's chief who is now facing charges.

Last Updated on Saturday, 04 April 2015

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Ohio park seeking volunteers to clean up after ice damage

MAUMEE, Ohio (AP) — Volunteers are being sought to help clean up a park near Toledo that was littered with debris after chunks of ice along a river pushed up over its banks.

Last Updated on Saturday, 04 April 2015

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State awarding more than $500K for marine patrols in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio will award more than a half-million dollars to support local marine patrols in 23 communities around the state.

Last Updated on Saturday, 04 April 2015

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Ohio's new rules aimed at cutting down Lake Erie's algae won't be a quick or complete fix

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's latest response to the toxic algae in Lake Erie that last year contaminated one of the state's largest drinking water systems will put a stop to practices that environmentalists have complained about for years.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 April 2015

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Ohio county judge blocks new state rules on traffic cameras

CINCINNATI (AP) — A southwest Ohio judge has ruled new restrictions on traffic cameras violate the state's constitution, granting the city of Dayton a permanent order blocking them.

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Cleveland fire crews seek ballistic vests before convention

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland firefighters say they're asking the city for ballistic vests ahead of the Republican National Convention in 2016.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 April 2015

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