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Ohio State Fair officials ban sale of Confederate flag

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State Fair officials say vendors won't be permitted to sell Confederate flag merchandise at the event, which starts July 29.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 July 2015

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University of Toledo's newest research vessel dedicated

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A $350,000, custom-made research vessel owned by the University of Toledo was dedicated Thursday at the National Museum of the Great Lakes along the Maumee River.

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Ohio University donor apologizes for 'race card' email

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — A major contributor at Ohio University has apologized for email comments advising administrators to "play the race card" in a dispute.

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Ohio senator: Veterans Affairs police need broader authority

CINCINNATI (AP) — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown has requested that Veterans Affairs police be designated as law enforcement officers with authority beyond VA property, citing an Ohio case in which a shooter fled a medical center.

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4 Ohio men charged in $7M conspiracy to defraud investors

CLEVELAND (AP) — Federal authorities say four northern Ohio men indicted in an alleged conspiracy to defraud investors out of $7 million were associated with a Mansfield-based company pitching a hypodermic needle destruction device.

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Patrol investigating how Ohio inmate got prison passwords

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio authorities are investigating how an inmate obtained a list of prison administrators' usernames and passwords.

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Columbus police investigating overdose deaths of 2 toddlers

COLUMBUS (AP) — Columbus police have opened investigations into the May deaths of two toddlers who died of drug overdoses in separate incidents.

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Upper Sandusky boy dies from accidental gunshot wound

WYANDOT COUNTY — An Upper Sandusky boy died from an accidental gunshot wound Wednesday in Salem Township, Wyandot County.

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