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Prison inmate diagnosed with leprosy

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio prison inmate has been diagnosed with leprosy, but health officials aren't concerned the infection will spread.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 October 2014

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Former police chief sentenced to probation

LAURELVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The former police chief of a southeastern Ohio village has been sentenced to a year of probation after admitting he misused an official law enforcement computer.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 October 2014

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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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