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July 13, 2014 - 4:42pm
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say a Columbus man has been killed and an unidentified woman is in critical condition after both were shot on the city's East side.

Thirty-nine-year-old Michael L. Cumberland was found dead around 11:30 a.m. Sunday on the front porch of a Berkeley Road home. A second victim, who was female, was found inside the residence and transported to Grant Medical Center Hospital, where she underwent emergency surgery.

Police have...

July 13, 2014 - 2:53pm
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect across most of Ohio, as well as in parts of neighboring Indiana, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and West Virginia.

The National Weather Service issued the watch Sunday afternoon, effective through 8 p.m., with storms expected to intensify throughout the day and evening. It includes all but the upper northwest corner of Ohio, as well as southeast Indiana, north central Kentucky, western Pennsylvania and northern West...

July 13, 2014 - 12:10pm
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Rural hospitals across Ohio face financial straits worse than their urban counterparts as expenses rise and health-care reimbursements decline.

The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1sPvt52 ) a January snapshot by iVantage Health Analytics found hospitals in the state's metropolitan counties were running slightly in the black, while those in non-metro counties — often the largest employers — showed narrow losses.

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July 13, 2014 - 11:20am
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CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The trial begins this month for a northeast Ohio man accused in the 2007 slaying of an 87-year-old Pearl Harbor survivor.

The (Canton) Repository reports (http://bit.ly/1oTLRAx) that 34-year-old Chester R. Crank stands trial in the fatal shooting of Bennie Angelo starting the week of July 21.

Crank was indicted by a grand jury in November. He faces aggravated murder and other charges. Prosecutors have said they aren't seeking the...

July 13, 2014 - 10:39am
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohioans saw increases in their homeowners' and auto insurance rates last year, though they're still getting a bargain.

The state's Department of Insurance recently released the 2013 average rates for homeowners' and auto insurance.

The top 10 insurance companies doing business in Ohio boosted homeowners' rates by 7.4 percent last year, while the biggest auto insurers raised rates by 2.6 percent.

In both...

July 13, 2014 - 10:29am
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CLEVELAND (AP) — Clevelanders have said a dramatic goodbye to the old Inner Belt Bridge along Interstate 90.

The giant structure that carried traffic over the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) River for 55 years was demolished early Saturday in a cloud of smoke and dust.

The Plain Dealer reports (http://bit.ly/1r8er4D) thousands of spectators came out for the show. They lined a grassy bluff that overlooked the bridge with cellphone cameras held high....

July 13, 2014 - 9:34am
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AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Local union leaders are working with Akron and surrounding Summit County to persuade Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. to build its new $500 million plant in northeast Ohio, where the company was founded.

Akron's mayor sent a letter to Goodyear's CEO, and the city council passed a resolution on the issue. The president of United Steelworkers Local 2 says they've informed Goodyear that they'll do whatever they can to get the new facility in the Akron area...

July 13, 2014 - 6:11am
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LOUDONVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Ohio parks officials say the state will spend $5 million to build a new nature center and fix-up Mohican State Park near Mansfield.

Plans also call for sprucing up the park's campground and lodge.

The state says it will renovate all 25 cottages at the park and the campground pool. It also plans to add a splash pad and build new restrooms.

The state this year is putting $88.5 million into capital...

July 13, 2014 - 3:31am
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has upgraded its mobile app for veterans to provide more information on job and education resources.

The Ohio Department of Veterans Services launched its mobile app in November to give veterans an overview of available federal and state benefits and how to apply for them.

The app upgraded this month provides additional resources to student veterans and veterans looking for work. It also offers news of interest to veterans...

July 12, 2014 - 4:39pm
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An 8,000-pound limestone sculpture of a sofa has been removed from its spot in a trendy Columbus neighborhood, after becoming a favored perch for homeless nappers.

The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/W8g3hW ) the giant couch was removed from the Short North Arts District Friday. It's being sent back to Akron artist Robert Huff for a six-month refurbishment.

Plans are for it to return to the city as the centerpiece of...

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