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Gibbons lands support for US Senate bid from Rand Paul

CLEVELAND (AP) – Cleveland businessman Mike Gibbons has landed the endorsement of Republican Rand Paul in his bid for U.S. Senate. The second-term senator from Kentucky on Thursday called Gibbons a fiscal and constitutional conservative who can be trusted to “stand up and fight for smaller government and less government …

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Backers to rally for Ohio nuclear plant in danger of closing

PERRY, Ohio (AP) – Supporters of an Ohio nuclear plant that’s in danger of being shut down are planning to rally this weekend. School and county leaders who stand to lose out on millions of dollars in tax money are organizing Saturday’s rally at the high school near the Perry …

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Funeral procession, services for Ohio officers fatally shot

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) – A funeral procession and service are planned for two Ohio police officers fatally shot while responding to a 911 hang-up call in the Columbus suburb of Westerville. A viewing is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon Friday for officers Anthony Morelli and Eric Joering at St. …

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College named for John Glenn to honor widow’s 98th birthday

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Admirers of Annie Glenn will be able to watch a videotaped 98th birthday tribute to her online and leave the widow of astronaut John Glenn well wishes. A spokesman for the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at Ohio State University says faculty and staff will …

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Funk music museum celebrates grand opening in Ohio

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) – A museum in Ohio dedicated to the funk music genre is hosting its grand opening on Friday. Plans for a funk museum in Dayton have been public since 2013, but the head of the new Funk Music Hall of Fame and Exhibition Center says it has …

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Dog food is withdrawn over concerns about euthanasia drug

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The J.M. Smucker Co. is withdrawing some shipments of dog food amid reports that it could be tainted with traces of a drug used to euthanize animals. The company says it is pulling back shipments of several varieties of wet canned Gravy Train , Kibble ‘N …

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The Latest: Lawyer for marijuana grower says details limited

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Latest on the state announcing a mistake led to a marijuana growing applicant being bumped from medical marijuana process (all times local): 6:55 p.m. A lawyer for an Ohio medical marijuana company says he doesn’t have any details about the state’s admission that the company …

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Ohio man could face death penalty in rape, murder case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio man charged with raping, torturing and killing a 24-year-old woman could face the death penalty if convicted. A prosecutor announced a capital indictment Thursday against 53-year-old Anthony Pardon. He faces charges including aggravated murder, rape and kidnapping in the death of Rachael Anderson. Anderson …

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Feds announce new charges against alleged Ohio MS-13 members

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The government has announced new charges including murder against alleged members and associates of the MS-13 gang in Ohio. Prosecutors say a federal grand jury on Thursday charged 23 individuals in a racketeering conspiracy that includes five killings as well as attempted murder, extortion, money laundering, …

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2 guilty of conspiracy in Pilot Flying J case

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – Three of four former employees of truck stop chain Pilot Flying J who have been on trial since November have been convicted in connection with a rebate scam. News outlets report former company President Mark Hazelwood and former account representative Heather Jones were found guilty of …

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