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Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein heads to Ohio

by Associated Press on August 31, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein will be making a campaign swing through Ohio. Stein plans stops in the Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati areas beginning Friday. The Chicago-born physician and activist is scheduled to visit Capital University near downtown Columbus on Friday afternoon. She then travels to northeast Ohio, where she… Continue Reading

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Ohio education leaders to discuss career education

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MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Education leaders will discuss the future of career education at a pioneering Ohio regional campus that’s celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Miami University’s Middletown campus says Ohio Chancellor of Higher Education John Carey and new Miami University president Greg Crawford will join legislators Wednesday for a discussion on education. The… Continue Reading

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Ohio seeks help to create habitats for monarch butterflies

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A group is looking for help creating new habitats for monarch butterflies to bolster the specie’s dwindling population. The Ohio Department of Transportation’s Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative is holding its annual milkweed pod collection campaign that runs for two months starting Thursday. Seeds will be used to establish new plantings for… Continue Reading

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Beauty products company to hire dozens at Ohio call center

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SPRINGDALE, Ohio (AP) — Beauty products maker Avon is planning to hire dozens of workers over the next two months at its customer call center near Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports (http://cin.ci/2c5WoI1 ) the Avon Customer Insights Center in Springdale plans to hire 70 workers. Among the positions being recruited are customer service, digital media,… Continue Reading

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Obama cuts short sentences of 3 federal inmates from Ohio

by Associated Press on August 30, 2016

CLEVELAND (AP) — President Barack Obama has commuted the prison sentences of 111 federal inmates convicted of nonviolent drug offenses, including three from northeast Ohio. Obama has called for phasing out strict sentences for drug offenses. The White House says Obama has granted a total of 673 commutations. More than a third of the recipients… Continue Reading

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Monaco’s Prince Albert II to visit Ohio State University

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Prince Albert II of Monaco will visit Ohio State University to learn more about the university’s research and educational programming on sustainability issues. The university says the ruler of Monaco will be on campus Wednesday. He is scheduled to give a lecture focusing on climate change, biodiversity and access to clean… Continue Reading

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Sheriff: Man shoots couple just after kids get on school bus

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HOLLAND, Ohio (AP) — Authorities near Toledo say a man shot two of his neighbors just after they put their children on a school bus. They say he then set fire to their home and shot himself. All three have been taken to a hospital Tuesday but their conditions haven’t been released. The suspect’s girlfriend… Continue Reading

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Reports say suspect in fatal shooting was veteran with PTSD

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SOLON, Ohio (AP) — Records show a man charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a woman after a traffic accident near Cleveland served two tours in Iraq with the U.S. Marine Corps and received treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. Twenty-nine-year-old Matthew Desha (DESH’-uh) told North Ridgeville police in 2011 about his PTSD diagnosis…. Continue Reading

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Court sets execution date for condemned killer of 3-year-old

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has set a 2020 execution date for a gang member who fatally shot a 3-year-old boy. The court ruled 6-1 Tuesday in the case of John Drummond. Drummond was convicted of killing 3-month-old Jiyen (JEYE’-ehn) Dent Jr. in March 2003 when a bullet hit him in the… Continue Reading

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Ohio woman says boyfriend shot couple next door, then self

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HOLLAND, Ohio (AP) — Police near Toledo say at least two people have been shot at a home that was on fire when officers got there. A woman who lives next door tells The Blade newspaper that she watched her boyfriend shoot the couple who live in the house and then shoot himself in the… Continue Reading