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Ohio boy gets help from new friends in Wichita

NOTE: This is an AP Member Exchange shared by The Wichita Eagle.

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — When Austin Osner made a Christmas wish recently in Ohio, he had no idea it would come true nearly 800 miles away in Wichita.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 December 2015

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Ohio mom helped by repo man gets gifts from his colleagues

GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Two weeks after a man went to repossess a car and instead ended up offering to help cover a suburban Cleveland woman's payments, his colleagues have returned with another surprise: Stacks of Christmas gifts for her 10-year-old daughter.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 December 2015

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Ohio dog missing for 3 years is found in Michigan

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Yorkshire terrier that disappeared out a doggy door at an Ohio home three years ago has been reunited with its owner after being found about 200 miles away, near Detroit.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 December 2015

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Ohio watchdog: Workers' 2014 dumping in Salt Creek illegal

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state watchdog has found reasonable cause to prove that several state highway department employees acted illegally when they dumped polluted dirt and sediment over a guardrail into the federally protected Salt Creek last year.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 December 2015

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Dispute over Ohio's voting rules in hands of federal judge

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A legal dispute over changes to voting rules in swing state Ohio is now in the hands of a federal judge.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 December 2015

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Feds: 218,000 Ohioans enroll in marketplace health plans

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Federal officials say more than 218,000 Ohioans have enrolled in health plans through the federal marketplace.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 December 2015

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Signatures submitted in Ohio 'drug price relief' proposal

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Signatures have been submitted in an effort aimed at keeping Ohio agencies and publicly-funded entities from buying prescription drugs at prices higher than what the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs pays.

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Ohio issues updated school charter sponsor evaluation rules

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's troubled evaluation system for charter school sponsors would be adjusted under guidelines issued Wednesday to assure that the sponsors face the same academic performance standards as traditional public schools.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 December 2015

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