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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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Boy dies after car ends up in northern Ohio river

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in northern Ohio say a vehicle ended up in the Huron River, and one of the two children inside the vehicle with the driver later died at a hospital.

Last Updated on Monday, 22 December 2014

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Man dies when car is struck, catches fire in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in central Ohio say an unidentified driver died when he lost control of his car, was struck by an oncoming SUV and became trapped in his vehicle, which caught fire.

Last Updated on Monday, 22 December 2014

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Olympian Jesse Owens honored in Senate resolution

WASHINGTON (AP) — A resolution honoring Ohioan and Olympic athlete Jesse Owens has been approved by the U.S. Senate.

Last Updated on Saturday, 20 December 2014

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