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Police say bad heroin has led to 5 Ohio deaths

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Akron say five people have died and several others have overdosed recently, likely from a "bad batch" of heroin going around the region.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 June 2014

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University trustees approve Tressel's contract

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Trustees at Youngstown State University have approved a contract for Jim Tressel, agreeing to pay the former Ohio State football coach $300,000 a year to lead the northeast Ohio school.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 June 2014

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Police cite Ohioan for DUI checkpoint warning sign

CLEVELAND (AP) — A suburban Cleveland man says police violated his First Amendment rights of free speech when they cited him for holding a sign warning motorists to turn if they wanted to avoid a police DUI checkpoint.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014

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Ohio police find man accused of shooting pair

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — Police in southwest Ohio say they have taken into custody a man suspected of fatally shooting his daughter and an unidentified male.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014

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Cleveland mayor seeks registry for gun offenders

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson hopes to combat gun violence in the northeast Ohio city by passing a number of measures including a registry for those convicted of gun offenses.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014

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Michigan mom cleared in crash that killed infants

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — A Michigan woman has been found not guilty by reason of insanity in a car crash that killed her 6-week old twins in Ohio.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014

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Ohio couple pleads guilty in W.Va. extortion case

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — An Ohio couple has pleaded guilty to extorting nearly $1 million from a woman who had embezzled the money from a West Virginia college.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014

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Boy finds man's mummified body in closet of house

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An adolescent boy found the mummified body of a man hanging in a closet while exploring what appeared to be an abandoned house in southwestern Ohio.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014

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