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Normalcy elusive in community where women were held captive

CLEVELAND (AP) – Residents on a Cleveland street where three women were held captive say they’re tired of being eyed by spectators who still visit the site five years after Ariel Castro’s house of horrors was demolished. Cleveland.com reports cars and buses continue to crawl past the lot where Castro’s …

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Program that studies Lake Champlain qualifies for up to $1M

By WILSON RINGAssociated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) – Two decades after the diminutive Lake Champlain was ridiculed for its brief listing in federal law as one of the Great Lakes, a program that studies the lake has won a designation that could more than double its government funding. The Lake …

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Trump heads to Cleveland ahead of Ohio’s primary Tuesday

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House says President Donald Trump is headed to Ohio to talk about Republican tax cuts and highlight their positive impacts on Ohio families and businesses. The president is expected to arrive at Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland on Saturday morning. Administration officials say his public …

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Ohio auditor subpoenaing data from closed online school ECOT

By KANTELE FRANKOAssociated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The state auditor’s office says it’s subpoenaing computer data from Ohio’s largest online charter school to preserve information in case the funding dispute that caused the school’s closure is followed by a criminal case. The auditor’s office told a judge Friday it …

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GOP candidate sues Trump-backed rival in Ohio US Senate race

CLEVELAND (AP) – A Republican candidate in Tuesday’s U.S. Senate primary in Ohio has sued a Donald Trump-endorsed congressman, alleging that the congressman and his campaign have falsely charged he is anti-Trump. Cleveland investment banker Mike Gibbons also charges in the complaint filed Friday in Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County that Rep. …

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Police: Off-duty sheriff’s deputy crashes cruiser into house

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (AP) – Authorities in suburban Columbus say an off-duty sheriff’s deputy who got into a dispute with his family before crashing a cruiser has been charged criminally. The Columbus Dispatch reports Licking County Sheriff’s Deputy Jonathan Yaeger was charged Thursday with two counts of domestic violence and one …

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Release of police probe into teen’s death reset for May 14

By DAN SEWELLAssociated Press CINCINNATI (AP) – Cincinnati officials have rescheduled the release of the Police Department’s investigation into what went wrong in its response to two 911 calls from a 16-year-old boy who died trapped inside a minivan. The city’s vice mayor, Christopher Smitherman, said in a Tweet on …

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Drug epidemic ensnares 25-year-old pill for nerve pain

By MATTHEW PERRONEAP Health Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – State and federal health officials are grappling with a new drug of abuse. It’s a 25-year-old generic pill long seen as a low risk way to treat seizures, nerve pain and other ailments. The drug called gabapentin (GA-ba-PEN-tin) has grown into one …

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Kent State dedicating historic landmark on May 4 anniversary

KENT, Ohio (AP) – Kent State University is dedicating the inclusion of the site of the May 4, 1970, shootings of four students by Ohio National Guard soldiers as a National Historic Landmark. Former Ohio Gov. Richard Celeste will serve as keynote speaker during Friday afternoon’s event at the university. …

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Man literally trips up armed suspect outside Ohio library

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Police in Ohio’s capital city say fancy footwork outside a library tripped up an armed suspect’s efforts to flee from police. WCMH-TV reports a man identified by Columbus police only as “Bill” is seen in a video April 3 sticking out his leg and sending a …

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