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3 hrs ago | WTOP-FM Washington

Congress oks VA, highway bills, not border measure

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio walks to the House chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 31, 2014, for final votes as Congress rushes for the doors and a five-week summer recess.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Spencer Bachus, Barack Obama, Tom Coburn, US Senate

7 hrs ago | TheCourier.com

Ohio Theme Park Tries To Top Shaved-heads Record

A southwestern Ohio amusement park will try to top a Guinness record for the most heads shaved simultaneously to help raise awareness and money to fight cancer.

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Related Topix: Cincinnati, OH, Australia, World News,

11 hrs ago | WVIZ-TV Cleveland

Regional News Stories: Ohio House Education Chair: Effort to Repeal...

A new bill that seeks to repeal the Common Core education standards in Ohio will try a new path through the legislature, after a previous repeal attempt stalled in committee.

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15 hrs ago | Ohio.com

Co-defendant testifies how Ohio teen was beaten

Geldrich described how he and Watson devised a plan to rob the teen drug dealer, then punched and kicked him into unconsciousness.

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19 hrs ago | TheCourier.com

Prosecutor Challenges Ohio Prison Release Option

A procedure allowing the Ohio prisons director to recommend to judges early release for certain offenders violates the constitutional separation of powers, a prosecutor says in a court challenge to the policy.

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Related Topix: Scioto County, OH, Ross County, OH

23 hrs ago | Tri-cityherald.com

Ohio mumps cases now number 469

Columbus Public Health says the number of cases linked to this year's outbreak in Franklin, Delaware and Madison counties is more than in the entire country last year.

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Related Topix: Ohio State University

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Times Bulletin

Early voting lawsuit continues without Ohio

A federal judge on Wednesday denied a request from the Ohio Legislature to become part of a lawsuit challenging early voting rules in the key swing state.

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Related Topix: Ohio Government

Journalgazette.net

GOP-led House ready to OK lawsuit against Obama

Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., listens to comments by House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Md., as she and fellow Democrats criticize the efforts of Republicans to muscle legislation through the House authorizing an election-year lawsuit against President Barack Obama that accuses him of exceeding his powers in enforcing his health care law, Wednesday ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Maxine Waters, Steny Hoyer, Barack Obama, John Boehner, Republican

WLUK-TV Green Bay

Justice Dept. weighs in on OH, WI voting cases

The Justice Department on Wednesday sided with challengers of voting laws in Wisconsin and Ohio, saying in court filings that measures in those states unfairly affect minority voters.

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Related Topix: Ohio Government, Eric Holder, Scott Walker, US Governors, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

News Observer

Ohio: 2nd fine levied against prison food vendor

The $130,200 fine against Philadelphia-based Aramark Correctional Services covered continued staffing shortages, unacceptable food substitutions and shortages and sanitation issues, including maggots observed in food service operations at five prisons this month and last, according to Ohio's July 23 letter to the company.

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Related Topix: Prison, Hocking Correctional Facility, State Prisons

WCAX-TV Burlington

Helicopter pilot in serious condition after crash

A pilot injured when a tree-trimming helicopter crashed in western Ohio remains hospitalized while investigators try to determine the cause of the crash.

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The Heartland Institute

Energy and Earthquakes in Ohio

Ohio sits above the Utica and Marcellus shales, two geologic formations that have rich energy potential waiting to be unlocked by the process of hydraulic fracturing , commonly referred to as " fracking ."

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Related Topix: Youngstown, OH, Geology, Science

WPTV Local News

Fla. man accused of trying to suffocate dad

Police in a Cleveland suburb say an intoxicated man tried to suffocate his 86-year-old terminally ill father at a nursing home, and the older man later died.

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KIII

House set to take up $17B VA overhaul bill

FILE - This July 22, 2014 file photo shows Veterans Affairs Secretary nominee Robert McDonald testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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Related Topix: Jeff Miller, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Boehner, Life, Veteran Affairs, Medicine, Nursing

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Morning Journal

Police union endorses 4 challengers in Ohio races

Ohio's largest police union has endorsed a bipartisan slate of state candidates in fall elections, including challengers to Gov. John Kasich and Attorney General Mike DeWine.

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Related Topix: US Governors, John Kasich

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Tree-trimming helicopter crashes in Ohio; man hurt

The South Carolina company that runs the helicopter tells The Columbus Dispatch the crash critically injured the pilot, a 53-year-old man from New Hampshire.

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Related Topix: Opinion

WFMJ-TV Youngstown

Ohioan gets 15 years for fatal wrong-way collision

A Cleveland man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for a wrong-way collision that killed a woman and badly injured her boyfriend in April.

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TheCourier.com

Ohio Base Pressured To Fill More Hospital Beds

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton needs to boost the use of 62-bed in-patient hospital, where the occupancy rate has been about 45 percent.

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Related Topix: US Military, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, US Air Force

WBNS

Murder charged added against Ohio man in chase

A 44-year-old southwest Ohio man has been charged with aggravated murder after police say he caused the death of man during a robbery before leading officers on a low-speed chase last weekend.

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TheCourier.com

US Officials Promoting Job Training Grants In Ohio

U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Labor Secretary Thomas Perez will be in Toledo on Tuesday to tour a public school that focuses on technology and job training.

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