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Ohio man imprisoned for 2 decades is acquitted

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man imprisoned for murder for nearly two decades while denying involvement and being granted a new trial was acquitted Tuesday as prosecutors in Cleveland dropped the charges against him but stopped short of conceding his innocence.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 December 2014

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Ohio woman had protection order against shooter

NEW PARIS, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio sheriff says a woman "did everything she should do" to try to protect herself from the man who shot and wounded her and killed her 10-year-old daughter before killing himself.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 December 2014

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4 Ohio inmates challenge lethal injection drug law

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Four death row inmates are challenging a new state law that shields the names of companies that provide Ohio with lethal injection drugs.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 December 2014

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Top stories of 2014 from the Ohio Associated Press

A list of the top 10 stories of 2014 from the Ohio Associated Press, as voted on by member newspapers and broadcasters around the state:

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 December 2014

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Ohio St. band alumni praise findings of 2nd report

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The alumni club of Ohio State University's marching band said Monday that an independent review of band culture is less inflammatory than the university's internal investigation and should be used to revisit the firing of band director Jonathan Waters.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 December 2014

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48 extra days in rape case probation violation

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A volunteer football coach whose Ohio house was the scene of a party that preceded the rape of a girl by two high school football players received a two-month sentence Monday for violating his probation in that case.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 December 2014

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2 men sentenced in cold-case rapes in Ohio

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities in northeast Ohio say two more suspects linked to cold-case rape cases by DNA processing recently have been given long prison sentences.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 December 2014

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Man arrested in theft of vehicle with baby in it

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police have arrested a 25-year-old Cincinnati man wanted in northern Kentucky on suspicion of briefly stealing a vehicle with a 3-week-old infant in it.

Last Updated on Monday, 22 December 2014

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