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Great Lakes become nearly covered with ice

CHEBOYGAN, Mich. (AP) — From the bridge of the Coast Guard cutter Mackinaw, northern Lake Huron looks like a vast, snow-covered field dotted with ice slabs as big as boulders — a battleground for the icebreaker's 58-member crew during one of the roughest winters in memory.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 February 2014

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Officials: Rescued Ohio children enjoying freedom

CINCINNATI (AP) — Three Ohio children who police say were tied to their beds for long periods of time, beaten and deprived of food are now relishing the seemingly mundane — going to school and eating ice cream.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 February 2014

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Southwest Ohio legislator faces more charges

CINCINNATI (AP) — A southwest Ohio grand jury has brought 53 new charges including an alleged pattern of corruption against a state legislator already facing trial on felony charges of security fraud, theft and other counts.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 February 2014

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Trial set for coach charged after Ohio rape case

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A former volunteer coach whose home was allegedly the scene of a drinking party that preceded the rape by two Ohio high school football players is set for trial in the spring.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 February 2014

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Ohio auditor to examine 3 charter school sponsors

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state auditor is investigating three sponsors of Ohio charter schools following a string of failed schools.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 February 2014

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Ohio man charged with trying to buy girl for $400

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio man has been indicted on federal charges of trying to pay an undercover officer $400 to buy a 10-year-old girl to keep at home for sex, the government said Thursday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 February 2014

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Ohio House delays formal vote on calamity day bill

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House has held off taking a formal vote on a plan to let schools take up to four additional days off this year because of the season's extreme weather.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 February 2014

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Feds: Signups for health insurance top 60K in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Federal officials say more than 60,000 Ohioans have picked health plans in the first four months of the new online marketplace created by President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 February 2014

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