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Ohio ends fiscal year with $800 million surplus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has ended its budget year as expected with a nearly $800 million surplus, money set aside to fund tax breaks and any unexpected Medicaid expenses coming from federal health care reform.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2014

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Columbus police officer accidentally shoots his leg

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus police say an off-duty officer accidentally shot himself in the leg while in his own vehicle and then drove himself to a local hospital.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2014

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Man charged with killing teen found in landfill

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An 18-year-old Ohio man is charged with aggravated murder and kidnapping in the stabbing death of a teenage girl whose body was found at a western Pennsylvania landfill.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2014

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Court orders review in Freshway Foods, Freshway Logistics birth control case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered further review in a case involving Ohio business owners who challenged the birth control mandate under the new federal health care law, following its ruling that businesses can now lodge religious objections to the coverage.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2014

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Coroner perplexed by teen's caffeine overdose

LAGRANGE, Ohio (AP) — The death of a healthy high school student initially baffled the local coroner until testing of a white powdery substance found in his home came back as caffeine.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2014

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Free speech suit targets student code at Ohio U

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A lawsuit challenging Ohio University's student conduct code alleges administrators violated constitutional free speech rights by telling students not to wear T-shirts bearing a sexually suggestive double entendre.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2014

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Thousands of fish dead in creek after fire

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An environmental advocacy organization is looking into a fish kill in an eastern Ohio creek that is also under investigation by the state.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2014

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Ohio identity theft suspect faces federal charges

SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio (AP) — A suburban Cleveland woman accused of stealing the identities of 16 people and filing false tax claims has been indicted in federal court.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2014

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