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Ohio drilling tax hike clears panel; House to vote

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A contentious proposal increasing taxes on Ohio oil-and-gas drillers — but by less than what Gov. John Kasich wants — narrowly cleared a state House committee Tuesday, after objections from both Democrats and anti-tax Republicans.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 May 2014

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Father of slain US soldier seeks Iraqi justice

WASHINGTON (AP) — The father of a U.S. soldier whose remains were found near Baghdad in 2008 said he urged an Iraqi judge at a hearing Tuesday to fully prosecute the insurgent accused of killing his son.

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Great Lakes recreation route aims to boost tourism

SAUGATUCK, Mich. (AP) — Supporters of a proposed international biking, hiking and paddling route around the Great Lakes basin are meeting this week in southwestern Michigan to collaborate on the idea.

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About 185K Ohioans enroll under expanded Medicaid

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Roughly 185,000 Ohioans have enrolled in Medicaid under an expansion of the taxpayer-funded program.

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Middletown authorities probe suspicious house fire

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Fire officials are investigating as suspicious an early morning home fire in southwest Ohio.

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6 students charged in Ohio tree-cutting prank

CALEDONIA, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors in central Ohio have charged six students with vandalism for allegedly taking a chain saw to two dozen trees outside the school as a senior prank.

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Tressel signs on as Youngstown State president

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Former Ohio State University football coach Jim Tressel has signed on to be the ninth president of Youngstown State University, where he started his college coaching career.

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New Ohio law allows free samples of beer, wine

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new state law will allow Ohio retailers to hand out free samples of beer and wine.

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