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FitzGerald picks SW Ohio senator as running mate

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial contender Ed FitzGerald has picked a Cincinnati lawyer and state senator well known to President Barack Obama as his running mate as he seeks to unseat Republican Gov. John Kasich in 2014.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 November 2013

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Great Lakes levels rise, but slump hasn't ended

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Federal scientists say Great Lakes water levels are up sharply this year because of heavy rain and snow. But it's too early to declare an end to the slump that has affected most of the system since the late 1990s.

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Investigation: Ohioan, 19, accidentally shot self

FREMONT, Ohio (AP) — An investigation has concluded an accidental, self-inflicted gunshot killed a 19-year-old northern Ohio man whose family challenged a ruling that it was a suicide.

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Ohio livestock prices

The Eastern Cornbelt Daily Direct Summary from Tuesday as reported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agriculture Marketing Service:

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Broad Ohio gun bill spurs stand-your-ground debate

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio legislative panel cleared a measure Tuesday that makes broad changes to the state's gun laws, including the addition of a "stand your ground" self-defense rule that has sparked similar debates on gun control across the country.

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Mich. State Police take lead on missing boys' case

MORENCI, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State Police have taken over an investigation into the disappearance of three Michigan boys missing since Thanksgiving 2010 and the agency has vowed to solve the disappearance no matter how long it takes.

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Ohio 'Clean Energy' group can collect signatures

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Ballot Board has cleared the way for backers of a proposed initiative requiring billions of dollars of state investment in alternative energy to continue their ballot effort.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 November 2013

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Body in SW Ohio park identified as exotic dancer

VANDALIA, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio coroner's investigation has determined that a badly decomposed body found in a park is that of a 20-year-old exotic dancer missing for weeks.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 November 2013

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