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Wife of detained American asks for mercy for him

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — The wife and three children of an American man charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea apologized Tuesday to the communist country and pleaded for its government to show him mercy, saying in a statement they're "desperate for his release and return home."

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Toledo mayor requests help to avoid water problems

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Toledo's mayor wants state and federal officials, starting with President Barack Obama, to take action in cleaning up Lake Erie and helping cities improve their water treatment operations in order to prevent future water emergencies.

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Record crops predicted; farmers market carefully

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Farmers will produce a record-breaking corn harvest this year, surpassing earlier expectations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which has revised upward its estimate of this year's corn harvest to 14 billion bushels.

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11 salmonella cases linked to Ohio hatchery

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire health officials say all 11 cases of salmonella treated since March are linked to the purchase of chicks from an Ohio hatchery.

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Troubled southwest Ohio charter school shuts down

CINCINNATI (AP) — An urban charter school has shut down in southwest Ohio amid state opposition and worsening financial problems.

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More firearms being confiscated at Ohio airports

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Federal transportation officials say more firearms are showing up at airport checkpoints in Ohio and around the country — and most have been loaded.

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New natural gas pipeline planned for W.Va., Ohio

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A company is planning a $1.75 billion project that includes laying 160 miles of natural gas pipeline in West Virginia and Ohio.

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Alum: Fired Ohio band director protected students

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A witness in the investigation of Ohio State's marching band says it's "absurd" to suggest fired director Jonathan Waters was dismissive of sexual harassment.

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