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Ohio patrol uses drug dogs more often with black drivers

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINSAssociated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Records show the Ohio State Highway Patrol uses drug-sniffing dogs on stops involving black drivers at a higher rate than stops involving whites. Patrol data show blacks made up 28 percent of the nearly 17,000 stops where dogs were used from 2013 …

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Body found in E. Indiana river is that of missing man

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) – Eastern Indiana police say a body found in the Whitewater River has been identified as that of man who vanished more than a week ago after leaving a bar. Richmond police say the body pulled Sunday from the river near a dam in Richmond is that …

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Obama man Cordray, populist Kucinich in Ohio governor fight

By JULIE CARR SMYTHAssociated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A former consumer watchdog under President Barack Obama is fighting an unexpectedly close Democratic gubernatorial primary in Ohio against an ex-congressman with a catchy populist slogan. In final ads headed into Tuesday’s primary, Democrat Richard Cordray used his wife, Peggy, to …

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US abortion clinics face surge of trespassing and blockades

By DAVID CRARYAP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) – America’s abortion clinics experienced a major upsurge in trespassing, obstruction and blockades by anti-abortion activists in 2017. That’s according to the National Abortion Federation’s latest annual survey. The report chronicled a litany of actions that ranged from coordinated trespassing efforts by …

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US, Canadian officials to discuss Great Lakes fishery issues

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) – U.S. and Canadian officials are meeting this week to discuss the condition of fish populations in the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes Fishery Commission’s 63rd annual meeting is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday in Toronto. The commission is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It implements …

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Ohio thrill ride accident spurs look at increasing oversight

By JOHN SEEWERAssociated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) – Lawmakers in Ohio are looking at increasing oversight of amusement park rides after a deadly accident at last year’s Ohio State Fair. The proposed changes call on the state to hire more ride inspectors and look for ones who have more professional …

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New Cedar Point roller coaster reopens after minor collision

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) – Cedar Point’s newest roller coaster that shut down on opening day from a minor collision is back up and running again. A spokesman for the amusement park in Sandusky says a train on the new Steel Vengeance coaster bumped into the back of a parked train …

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Prosecutors: Springfield murderer may have killed others

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) – Prosecutors say a Springfield man who has pleaded guilty to a second murder charge may have killed others. The Springfield News-Sun reports that Clark County Assistant Prosecutor Dan Driscoll says 37-year-old Prentiss Hare is a suspect in the Florida slaying of Michael Frazier and unsolved murders …

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Store that sold winning Mega Millions ticket to get $100,000

MORAINE, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio convenience store is being presented with a $100,000 check for selling the winning $143 million Mega Millions ticket in last Friday’s drawing. Officials from the Ohio Lottery’s Dayton Regional Office say they’ll present the check on Monday at Fat Daddy’s Road Dog, a division …

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The Latest: 911 call describes attack by man shot by officer

KETTERING, Ohio (AP) – The Latest on an Ohio police officer’s fatal shooting of a suspect (all times local): 4 p.m. Police have released 911 audio in which a neighbor describes a violent encounter between a woman and a suspect who was fatally shot by an Ohio officer on Saturday. …

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