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Hundreds attend meeting on Ohio lake after faulty dam report

LANCASTER, Ohio (AP) — Residents and business owners near central Ohio's Buckeye Lake are pleading for officials not to keep the water level unseasonably low, saying the move intended to reduce the risk of a catastrophic failure of a dam will seriously hurt tourism and property values there.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 March 2015

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Bipartisan group in Congress urges no Great Lakes fund cuts

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Members of Congress from both parties are lobbying colleagues not to cut funding from a key Great Lakes environmental program.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 March 2015

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Ohio spending site earns group's highest transparency mark

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has moved from close to the worst in the nation to the top of a list in a watchdog group's ranking of transparency in government spending.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 March 2015

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Ice jam pushes up into Ohio cemetery, toppling headstones

 

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Huge chunks of ice that broke up along a northern Ohio river pushed into a low-lying cemetery and toppled Civil War-era headstones while damaging fences, trees and a roadway at two parks.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 March 2015

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Central Ohio teacher charged with rape, sexual imposition

LEWIS CENTER, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio elementary school teacher has been charged with single felony counts of rape and gross sexual imposition.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 March 2015

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Survey of GW National Forest for pipeline wins US OK

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The builders of a proposed natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to North Carolina have the green light to survey a 12.6-mile slice of the George Washington National Forest.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 March 2015

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Ohio city begins flood cleanup as Ohio River drops

 

CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities in Cincinnati are taking down floodgates and doing cleanup work as Ohio River floodwaters recede.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 March 2015

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Ohio lawmakers take on Connecticut over 1st to flight claim

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A resolution moving through the Ohio Statehouse challenges Connecticut's insistence that one of its aviators beat the Wright brothers to the first successful airplane flight by two years.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 March 2015

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