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Ohio ACLU calls for end of 'pay-to-stay' jail fees

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is calling for an end to "pay-to-stay" jail fees that the group says perpetuate cycles of debt and incarceration.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 November 2015

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Ohio moves to 7-day-a-week visitation at youth prisons

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's youth prison system has completed its move to seven-day-a-week visitations to make it easier for parents and guardians to see their children.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 November 2015

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Toledo Zoo announces 3 cheetahs now on exhibit to public

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The Toledo Zoo says three male cheetahs are now on exhibit after completing a quarantine period.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 November 2015

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Divers to unplug leak in sunken Lake Erie barge for sampling

CLEVELAND (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says divers will briefly unplug a tiny leak on a sunken barge to take a sample of the escaping liquid in Lake Erie, near where an oil-based substance has been spotted in recent weeks.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 November 2015

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Nearly $1 million awarded to remove trees along Ohio river

FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — Six counties in northwestern Ohio have approved a proposal to remove dead and leaning ash trees from the banks of the flood-prone Blanchard River.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 November 2015

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Ohio gas prices drop slightly, remain under national average

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Drivers around Ohio are seeing lower fuel costs to start the week compared with last week.

The state average was about $2.20 for a gallon of regular gas in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That's 11 cents cheaper than the average last Monday and 65 cents cheaper than the price a year ago.

The national average for regular fuel was slightly higher at about $2.22 on Monday, up two pennies from a week earlier. At this time last year, it was $2.93.

The national average has risen a bit in recent weeks as crude costs increased slightly.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 November 2015

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Tis the season: Halloween candy scares mostly hoaxes

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Reports that trick-or-treaters in a Philadelphia suburb found needles stuffed in their Halloween candy turned out to be made up, officials said Friday, the latest in a season of similar hoaxes across the country.

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 November 2015

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Alabama teen found in Ohio 13 years later asks for privacy

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland teenager who recently discovered he had been taken from his mother's home in Alabama 13 years ago issued a statement Friday asking to be left alone by the media so that he can try to live a "normal" life.

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 November 2015

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