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Ohio overpaid $88 million in food stamps in 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state of Ohio's overpayment of food-stamp benefits last year exceeded the national average.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 July 2014

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Former Ohio police chief indicted on drug charges

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — The former police chief of a southeastern Ohio village is among those indicted by a grand jury on drug charges.

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Ohio probation officer serious after being shot

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio probation officer is reported to be in serious condition after exchanging gunshots with a man he was trying to arrest.

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Ohio man sentenced for fatal drunken-driving crash

CINCINNATI (AP) — A judge in Cincinnati has sentenced a habitual drunken driver to more than nine years in prison for hitting and killing a schoolteacher riding his bicycle earlier this year.

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Ohio casino tax revenue short of predictions

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's casino tax revenue over the past year fell short of what state officials had predicted.

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Significant algae bloom predicted for Lake Erie

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Lake Erie will have a significant bloom of toxic blue-green algae in its western basin this summer, though it isn't expected to be as large last year's or the record-setting 2011 outbreak, researchers in northern Ohio predicted Thursday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 July 2014

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State wants lawsuit over Ohio execution dismissed

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A lawsuit alleging an executed inmate endured needless pain and suffering should be dismissed, the state said in a court filing that argues the prisoner is the only one who could have argued a violation of constitutional rights.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 July 2014

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Ohio Sen. Portman says he could consider 2016 bid

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio's Republican senator says he could end up making a 2016 presidential bid, depending on what happens with the field of candidates.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 July 2014

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