Zoo plan for baby hippo: More independence, nix lap naps

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo says its premature baby hippo, Fiona, is getting more independent and now tops 100 pounds (45.36 kilograms), meaning her days of napping on her human caretakers' laps are dwindling.

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Ohio school-funding suit leaves mark after 20 years

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Twenty years after the first decision in Ohio's landmark school-funding lawsuit, hundreds of new school buildings dot the landscape and the notion of what constitutes an adequate education is regularly debated in U.S. state capitals.

  • Written by JULIE CARR SMYTH , AP Statehouse Correspondent

Ohio paying 2 men declared wrongfully imprisoned $1.45M each

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state has agreed to pay about $1.45 million each to two men declared wrongfully imprisoned for more than 16 years in a woman's slaying, the Court of Claims announced Thursday.

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