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Ohio man who helped needy is killed on highway

SILVERTON, Ohio (AP) — An 80-year-old man killed on a southwest Ohio highway was a well-known fund-raising volunteer whose annual "Rubber Duck Regatta" event helped feed thousands of needy people.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 October 2014

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State urges Ohio hospitals to conduct Ebola drills

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State health officials recommended Thursday that Ohio hospitals conduct drills this week to practice how they would interact with a potential Ebola patient and use protective equipment such as gloves, masks and suits.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 October 2014

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DeWine staffer delayed reporting harassment

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Investigators at Attorney General Mike DeWine's office last year first faulted, then exonerated DeWine's then-employment law chief over how he handled an employee who repeatedly told a legal secretary he liked to slap and punch women, records obtained by The Associated Press show.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 October 2014

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Ohio State student who ran on turf pleads guilty

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A student who ran onto the field during an Ohio State football game and was body-slammed by a coach has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor criminal trespassing.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 October 2014

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State: More than 49,000 Ohioans have voted early

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state's elections chief says more than 49,000 Ohioans have cast absentee ballots for the fall election after early voting began last week.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 October 2014

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Ohioans practice earthquake response in exercise

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Emergency management officials say participating in a regional drill can help Ohio families, schools and businesses be prepared for a possible earthquake scenario.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 October 2014

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Road trip protocol clarified for Ohio State band

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University told federal education officials Wednesday that the school has begun designating specific rooms for changing in and out of marching band uniforms during road trips and has made other policy changes since discovering a "sexualized culture" within the band and firing its director.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 October 2014

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Ohio will spend millions on gambling addiction

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After overseeing the opening of four casinos and seven racinos in Ohio, the state is planning to spend nearly $5.8 million on gambling addiction and treatment this year.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 October 2014

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