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Ohio Highway Patrol reminding drivers not to drive distracted

FINDLAY -- The Ohio Highway Patrol is reminding drivers to keep their eyes and focus on the roadway while driving.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 July 2015

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Ohio public safety employees get disaster response training

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A group of employees from the Ohio Department of Public Safety is wrapping up a voluntary training course in which they learn basic disaster response skills for situations they might encounter at work or in their communities.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 July 2015

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Supervisors disciplined for not vetting officer who shot boy

CLEVELAND (AP) — Two Cleveland police officers have been disciplined for failing to thoroughly check the background of a white rookie patrolman who fatally shot a 12-year-old black boy holding a pellet gun.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 July 2015

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Lawyers in fired Ohio State band director lawsuit reined in

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge in the gender discrimination lawsuit of Ohio State University's fired marching band director says he's intervening in the evidence-gathering process because of "discouraging" behavior by the lawyers.

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DNA testing yields another rape conviction in northeast Ohio

CLEVELAND (AP) — An effort to process a backlog of rape kits for DNA matches has yielded another conviction and long prison sentence in Cuyahoga County.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 July 2015

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16-year-old fatally shot in central Ohio; 2 people arrested

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say a man and woman have been arrested on murder charges in the shooting death of a 16-year-old in Columbus.

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Kasich plans announcement about Buckeye Lake

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Residents eager to learn how the state will replace a deteriorated dam at central Ohio's Buckeye Lake are hoping Gov. John Kasich has good news ready for them.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 July 2015

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Lucas County mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — State officials say mosquitoes from Lucas County have tested positive for West Nile virus, but no human cases were reported in the Toledo area or elsewhere in Ohio.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 July 2015

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