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1 hr ago | Lexington Herald-Leader

Ohio adds 244K jobs under Kasich; recovery slow

Job growth is both a key economic indicator and an easy issue for politicians to talk about when campaigning.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Ted Strickland, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Governors, John Kasich, Cuyahoga County, OH

5 hrs ago | Times Herald

Top reader photos: Concrete waves, Prince Charming, more

We asked for your photos, and you shared! Here's a roundup of your best reader photos today.

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9 hrs ago | The Review

Northwest Ohio mechanic killed in freak accident

A northwest Ohio auto mechanic has died after a fan blade broke off a car he was working on and struck him in the neck and face.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Aurora Advocate

Ohio charity wants to house immigrant children

A charity said it has applied for a federal grant aimed at bringing to Ohio some of the immigrant children who have flooded across the U.S. border recently.

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WWWZ-FM North Charleston

Ohio-Native Katie Holmes Talks About LeBron James's Return to Cleveland

LeBron James can count Katie Holmes as a fan. The actress, a Toledo native, may now live in New York City with her daughter, Suri Cruise, but she's excited that King James is returning to her home state.

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WMDT

Virginia Keeping Drug Used In Botched Executions

Virginia Department of Corrections spokesman Larry Traylor said Friday that officials aren't considering eliminating midazolam as one of three drugs that can be used as the first dose in Virginia's three-drug cocktail.

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Related Topix: Virginia, Virginia Government, Ohio Government, Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, Arizona, Arizona Government

Ohio.com

Ohio woman won't be jailed for abandoning 2 kids

CLEVELAND: A judge has found a 31-year-old mother not guilty by reason of insanity on charges that she abandoned her two young children at a Cleveland homeless shelter in May. That means Alisha Houston will go to live in a private residence monitored by a mental health agency and won't be punished with jail time.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

Ohio.com

Priebus speaks to Urban League meeting in Ohio

CINCINNATI: The Republican Party chairman has assured participants at a civil rights organization conference that the GOP is making a serious effort to build ties with minority voters.

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Related Topix: Hank Azaria, African-American, US Politics, US News, Joe Biden

The Review

Ex-Ohio tax official pleads guilty in refund case

A former top official at the Ohio Department of Taxation has pleaded guilty to a dereliction of duty charge in a case involving more than $30 million in business tax refunds wrongly withheld from companies that had properly requested the money.

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Related Topix: Ohio Government

Thu Jul 24, 2014

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Ohio woman gets 32 years in forced labor case

FILE - This undated file photo released by the Ashland County Sheriff's Office shows Jordie L. A northeast Ohio woman convicted along with her boyfriend of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in their home for nearly two years will be sentenced in federal court in Youngstown.

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Related Topix: Youngstown, OH, Prison, Federal Prisons

SanLuisObispo.com

Challenges, drug shortages, mark US executions

Robert Hungerford, of Phoenix, prays as he and a group of about a dozen death penalty opponents protest the possible execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood at the state prison in Florence, Ariz.

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Related Topix: Prison, Death Penalty, State Prisons, US News, US Supreme Court

Tri-cityherald.com

Ohio State marching band chief fired after probe

Jonathan Waters had led the band since 2012, and served in lesser capacities for a decade before that.

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Related Topix: Ohio State University

Boston Herald

Sanders offers lower-cost bill to reform VA

Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., , speaks to reporters on Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 23, 2014, about reforming the vast health care system responsible for treating the nation's veterans.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Senator Rob Portman, Sherrod Brown, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Opinion

WTEN-TV Albany

Suspected Nazi guard's death a blow to prosecutors

A more efficient system must be established to alert residents of danger in North Dakota's booming oil patch, an emergency manager and residents said, after authorities failed to alert the public for more than... A more efficient system must be established to alert residents of danger in North Dakota's booming oil patch, an emergency manager and ... (more)

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Related Topix: Prison, Federal Prisons

ABC 33/40

Women charged with helping al-Qaida-linked group

A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on capital punishment in the U.S. A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on ... (more)

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Death Penalty

Wed Jul 23, 2014

SanLuisObispo.com

Ohio woman to be sentenced in slave labor case

Thirty-three-year-old Jessica Hunt faces a possible sentence of 30 years to life in federal prison on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Federal Prisons, Prison

Cybercast News Service

Some lethal injection problems in US executions

Since Texas became the first state to use lethal injection as its execution method on Dec. 7, 1982, some problems have been reported during the process nationwide.

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Related Topix: Prison, US News, US Supreme Court, US Politics, Ted Strickland, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Governors

Ohio.com

Thousands of Ohio third-graders escape the - failed' list for reading

In mid-June, after the second state reading test was scored and returned to Ohio schools, more than 16,000 elementary students faced another year in third grade after failing to achieve the cut score for the Third Grade Reading Guarantee.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Akron, OH, Cincinnati, OH

Ohio.com

Toddler, man shot at backyard gathering in Ohio

COLUMBUS: Police say a toddler was one of two people wounded by gunfire during a backyard gathering in northeastern Columbus.

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Navy Times

Ohio veteran cited for therapy ducks due in court

An Army veteran who says his pet ducks help relieve his post-traumatic stress disorder is getting his day in court after being cited for violating an Ohio village ban, even though someone else already paid his fine.

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