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August 10, 2014 - 4:01am
1 week 4 days ago

CINCINNATI (AP) — Public pool use in Cincinnati is experiencing a decline after the drowning of a 10-year-old boy prompted officials to increase the minimum age for children swimming alone.

Attendance numbers dipped by 5 percent the week after officials raised the minimum age to swim alone from 7 to 12 on June 26.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports (http://cin.ci/X4tIqI ) that it went from nearly 21,300 visitors to about 20,200. That's a difference of...

August 9, 2014 - 7:41pm
1 week 4 days ago

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities have identified a 14-month boy found dead in a northeast Ohio apartment and his mother, who they say was killed when she ran in front of a truck on an interstate highway in an adjacent county.

The Stark County coroner's chief investigator identified the baby found dead in Canton in Stark County on Thursday as Omoyele Gonzalez. Coroner's Chief Investigator Harry Campbell says the baby's autopsy results won't be released until Monday....

August 9, 2014 - 3:26pm
1 week 4 days ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio historians are welcoming a U.S. Senate bill to make it easier to get headstones for historic unmarked veterans' graves.

U.S. senators Rob Portman of Ohio and Jon Tester of Montana recently introduced a bipartisan bill to enable veterans' service agencies, military researchers, historians or genealogists to request free headstones or markers from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The VA previously provided headstones for...

August 9, 2014 - 3:02am
1 week 4 days ago

MASON, Ohio (AP) — A southwestern Ohio amusement park says it has set another record in efforts to help in the fight against cancer.

Kings Island in Mason says 2,148 people participating Saturday broke the record for the most people applying sunscreen at the same time. The event is part of the park's campaign to raise awareness and money in the fight against cancers, specifically melanoma, affecting men, women and children.

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