Man gets 5-year sentence for stealing $800k from Ohio church

WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) — A former southwest Ohio church treasurer has been sentenced to serve five years in prison after admitting he embezzled $800,000 from the congregation and used it to buy drugs, pornography and escorts.

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US, Canada to seek 40 percent cut in Lake Erie phosphorus

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. and Canadian governments called Monday for deep cuts in phosphorus runoff from farms and other sources into Lake Erie, where an overload in recent years has fed harmful algae blooms that have fouled drinking water and killed fish.

  • Written by JOHN FLESHER, AP Environmental Writer

27K Ohio homeowners eligible for federal refinancing program

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The federal government is in the midst of a 10-day social media campaign aimed at Ohio and nine other states to let homeowners know they may still be eligible for a refinancing program that expires Dec. 31.

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