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Name change puts Urbana on map

The city of Urbana garnered national attention this week after Mayor Bill Bean signed a certificate of recognition temporarily changing the city's name, on Jan. 12 only, to “The City of Urban,” in honor of Urban Meyer, who will coach The Ohio State University football team in the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship on Jan. 12 in Dallas against the University of Oregon.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 January 2015

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Ohio flu hospitalizations spike again; 4 deaths reported

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Four people, all children, have died from the flu this season as hospitalizations for the illness continue to rise, the Ohio Health Department said Friday.

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Ohio man arrested after 6-year-old spotted in casino garage

 

CINCINNATI (AP) — A man accused of leaving his 6-year-old son in a car while he went inside a Cincinnati casino to gamble has been jailed.

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Ohio prosecutor says shopper cleared in fatal mall shooting

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio prosecutor has concluded that a shopper acted in self-defense when he fatally shot a 16-year-old boy outside a mall last month.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 January 2015

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Ohio school board's Democrats want charter school limits

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state school board's beefed-up coalition of Democrats says it will fight for better accountability for Ohio's charter schools, beginning with pushing for the election of Democrats for board president and vice president.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 January 2015

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Gay Ohio councilman tells LGBT youth: 'You are not alone'

CINCINNATI (AP) — The city's first openly gay councilman is offering his support to youth who are struggling with being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

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About 150 dead birds found near oil leak in northwest Ohio

BRYAN, Ohio (AP) — Crews in the northwestern corner of Ohio have found close to 150 dead birds near the site of an oil storage tank leak.

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Critically hurt man left in towed car for 6 hours in Ohio

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio sheriff's office is trying to figure out how a critically injured man was left inside a vehicle for six hours after it was towed from a crash scene in suburban Dayton on New Year's Day.

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