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Ex-Smucker employee sentenced for $4M theft from company

CLEVELAND (AP) — A former employee of the J.M. Smucker Co. in northeast Ohio has been sentenced to nearly five years in federal prison for stealing $4 million from the company over a 16-year-period.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 February 2015

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Party chairs disagree on marijuana, Kasich presidential run

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — At their first side-by-side appearance, the leaders of Ohio's Republican and Democratic parties split Thursday on the legalization of marijuana, the strength of a potential presidential run by Republican Gov. John Kasich, and the re-election possibilities for Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 February 2015

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Sheriff who sold vehicles found guilty of corruption charges

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — A sheriff accused of pocketing cash by selling county vehicles to a salvage yard and spending thousands of public dollars on clothes and restaurant meals was found guilty on Thursday of using his office for his own benefit.

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Ohio juvenile prisons reduced use of seclusion last year

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After being challenged by the U.S. Department of Justice, Ohio's juvenile justice agency reduced the solitary confinement of its young inmates last year.

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117 jobs to be cut as Toledo eliminates local mail sorting

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Nearly half of the jobs at a sorting center in northwest Ohio will be eliminated as the Postal Service moves its local mail-sorting operation to Michigan.

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Ohio officials search for source of online school threat

NORTH CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Law enforcement officials in northeast Ohio are investigating the source of a middle school shooting threat made online.

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New search, but no new clues for Ohio man missing 4 years

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio mother says she knows chances of seeing her son alive again are fading after four years, but she still wants to know what happened.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 February 2015

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Judge: Men exonerated in '75 Ohio case wrongfully imprisoned

CLEVELAND (AP) — Three exonerated men once convicted and sentenced to death in a 1975 slaying were wrongfully imprisoned, an Ohio judge declared, opening the door for them to receive millions of dollars in compensation.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 February 2015

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