Cause of mussel die-off along Ohio river still unknown

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state says water, sediment and tissue samples haven't helped explain what caused an extensive mussel die-off along a central Ohio river starting last year.

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US military: Ohio soldier killed in raid in Afghanistan

CLEVELAND (AP) — A soldier from Ohio was among two Army Rangers killed in a raid in Afghanistan who may have died as the result of friendly fire, the U.S military said Friday.

  • Written by DAKE KANG , Associated Press

Brother of man killed by pit bull says breed is dangerous

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The brother of an Ohio man mauled to death by a pit bull says the breed is dangerous while the fatality is rekindling debate about the threat pit bulls pose to humans.

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Ex-Chicago Public Schools CEO gets prison time for kickbacks

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge lamented the persistence of city corruption Friday as he sentenced the former head of Chicago Public Schools to 4 ½ years in prison for steering $23 million in no-bid city contracts to education firms for a cut of more than $2 million in kickbacks.

  • Written by MICHAEL TARM , AP Legal Affairs Writer