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6 min ago | The Columbus Dispatch

Fewer Ohioans lack insurance

The number of people without health insurance fell by 47,000 during the past year in Ohio, one of 15 states that saw a decline in its pool of uninsured from 2012 through 2013, the federal government reported yesterday. In a report released by the U.S. Census Bureau, the government concluded that 1.258 million in Ohio, or 11a The decline in the number of those without health insurance in Ohio - a trend that started in 2010 - can be attributed to the gradually expanding state economy and some sections of the 2010 federal health-care law that have been phased in, such as allowing people as old as 26 to remain on their parents' insurance policies.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Sherrod Brown, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Health Insurance, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, US Governors, John Kasich

4 hrs ago | SFGate

Ohio woman wants playing cards to publicize crimes

This photo made Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Cincinnati, snows a deck of cold case playing cards featuring 65 of Cincinnati's cold case homicides, including that of Daniel "Chaz" Dudley, who was shot and killed in Hartwell, in September 2007.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Tue Sep 16, 2014

WLWT-TV Cincinnati

Candidates in Ohio governor's race won't debate

In a turn of events unprecedented in recent years, Ohio's governor and his Democratic challenger won't face each other in debates ahead of Election Day. Republican Gov. John Kasich's campaign said Tuesday that he is seeking other opportunities to discuss his plans for Ohio's future.

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Related Topix: US News, US Governors, John Kasich

USA Today

Concerns raised about dangers of powdered caffeine

As the new school year gets under way, poison control officials across the nation are sounding the alarm about powdered caffeine. Concerns raised about dangers of powdered caffeine As the new school year gets under way, poison control officials across the nation are sounding the alarm about powdered caffeine.

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Drink, Coffee, University of Toledo

Education Week

Ohio adds 2 charter schools to misconduct inquiry

The state department of education has expanded its review of an embattled charter school chain to include two additional cities amid additional complaints, a spokesman said Tuesday. The Ohio Department of Education was already investigating a Dayton-area Horizon Academy after teachers there shared accounts in July of sex games, test tampering and other potentially criminal misdeeds.

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WNDH-FM Napoleon

Ohioans more likely to hit deer this year

Ohioans have a greater chance of running into a deer on the road over the next year. That's according to State Farm, the state's largest insurer, which says motorists in the Buckeye State have a 1-in-127 chance of hitting a deer in the one-year period that began Aug. 1. Last year, chances were 1-in-135.

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WLNE-TV Providence

Police: Ohio homicide suspect set himself on fire

The FBI is investigating after a police officer in suburban Kansas City, Missouri, used a stun gun to subdue a 17-year-old during a traffic stop, leaving him hospitalized in critical condition.

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The Chronicle-Telegram

Man who set himself on fire connected to homicide

Authorities say a man who stepped into traffic and set himself on fire on a northeast Ohio highway has been connected to a woman found dead in a Cleveland home. Cleveland police said Tuesday that Hugo Ramos, 28, is a suspect in the slaying of the woman, whose name and cause of death haven't been released.

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WTOV9

Ohio woman faces charges in fatal motorcycle crash

A 20-year-old central Ohio woman has pleaded not guilty to two felony charges in a weekend crash that left a motorcyclist dead and his 7-year-old passenger with serious injuries. Police say Devin Downour of Rushville failed to stop at a red light in Lancaster, southeast of Columbus, and hit a Honda Shadow motorcycle on Saturday night.

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Norwalk Citizen News

Congress scrutinizes Obama military strategy

In this Sept. 11, 2014, photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Barack Obama, Terrorism

Mon Sep 15, 2014

New York Daily News

Ohio girl forced to live in shed, sleep on cinderblocks: deputies

The 15-year-old girl, who was allegedly banned from entering her parents' home, slipped a note to a neighbor asking for help, leading to her parents' arrest Thursday. Kim Eng Sherman, 60, who faces felony charges with her husband, Douglas Lyle Sherman, 64, called it an 'only sometimes discipline.'

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NewsandSentinel.com

Ohio elections chief issues new early voting hours

Ohio's elections chief has set new early voting hours ahead of the Nov. 4 election after a federal judge's order called for an expanded schedule in the swing state. Court records show that Secretary of State Jon Husted issued a directive late Friday to county boards of elections containing the new schedule, which includes evening hours and another Sunday to cast an early ballot.

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Related Topix: Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, ACLU

Star-Telegram.com

Patrol: Escaped Ohio school shooter had pitchfork

State troopers say the convicted Ohio school shooter who briefly escaped from prison last week had a pitchfork when he was captured. State Highway Patrol spokesman Lt.

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Related Topix: Prison, Lima, OH, State Prisons, Allen Correctional Institution

KFVS12

Man pleads not guilty in 4 slayings in Ohio town

A Manhattan judge must decide whether to allow the videotaped confession of a man charged with murder in the death of a 1979 missing boy. A man charged with killing a boy who disappeared in 1979 speaks calmly about strangling the child in a confession video that's the focus of a New York City hearing.

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Related Topix: Crawford County, OH, Sex Scandal

The Wichita Eagle

Airbus officials meet with Ohio businesses

Officials of the aircraft manufacturer Airbus planned to meet Monday with representatives of nearly 100 Ohio companies to talk about doing more business with them. Airbus officials arranged the meeting with companies at a procurement conference in suburban Dayton to promote and facilitate increased business between the state's aerospace manufacturers and Airbus.

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NewsOn6 Tulsa

Man pleads not guilty in 4 slayings in Ohio town

Olive Garden is defending its practice of giving customers as many breadsticks as they want, saying the policy conveys "Italian generosity." Olive Garden is defending its practice of giving customers as many breadsticks as they want, saying the policy conveys "Italian generosity."

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Related Topix: Crawford County, OH

WTOV9

Editorials from around Ohio

When Ohio voters finally agreed a few years ago to allow casino gambling in their state, many did so with reservations. The referendum's numbers - 53 percent voting in favor of casinos and 47 percent against - were not exactly a landslide.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mike DeWine, US Senate, Republican

News Journal

Police: Man orders beer at drive-thru, robs Ohio storePolice: Man...

Police: Man orders beer at drive-thru, robs Ohio store Police say a man pulled up at a southwest Ohio drive-thru, ordered some beer, then got out with a gun Check out this story on mansfieldnewsjournal.com: http://ohne.ws/1s2eFM3 Police say a man pulled up at a southwest Ohio drive-thru, ordered some beer, then got out with a gun, put the clerk in a walk-in cooler and took off with some money. Authorities say the suspect in the Saturday evening robbery at Naskars Drive Thru in Middletown pulled up in a silver Honda Civic and ordered a six-pack of Budweiser.

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Related Topix: Beer

Sun Sep 14, 2014

WKYC-TV Cleveland

Ohio Supreme Court heads to Ravenna High SchoolOhio Supreme Court...

Ohio Supreme Court heads to Ravenna High School Students from 11 high schools will attend arguments before the court at Ravenna High School on Sept. 24. Check out this story on WKYC.com: http://on.wkyc.com/1s2rbuM RAVENNA -- The state Supreme Court will hear a set of cases in a northeastern Ohio high school as justices conduct one of their biannual off-site sessions.

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Related Topix: Ravenna, OH

Journalgazette.net

Mystery animal befuddles northwest Ohio town

The guesses in Leipsic , a village of about 2,000 people south of Toledo, are that the animal is a wolf, a large coyote or a wolf mix. The Courier reports that the animal first appeared Sept.

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