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Trial set for ex-sheriff’s deputy charged in 2 Ohio killings

by Associated Press on October 1, 2016

WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — An ex-sheriff’s deputy in Ohio who was indicted in two separate fatal shootings has a date for his first trial. The Chillicothe Gazette (http://ohne.ws/2dgOjCr) reports former Pike County Sheriff’s deputy Joel Jenkins goes on trial Nov. 28 for an on-duty killing. Jenkins was indicted on charges of murder and reckless homicide… Continue Reading

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Rare LeBron James rookie card could fetch $200K at auction

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AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A rare LeBron James autographed rookie card is up for auction and could fetch up to $200,000. The Akron Beacon Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2dh0XRS ) just eight bidders had vied as of Friday for what’s being billed as the world’s rarest and most valuable James basketball trading card. The leading bid of… Continue Reading

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Elections chief OKs drug price issue for 2017 Ohio ballot

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An issue aimed at controlling what Ohio agencies pay for prescription drugs has cleared a hurdle on the path to appearing on next year’s ballot. The Drug Price Relief Act aims to keep state agencies from buying drugs at prices higher than what the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs pays. Ohio’s… Continue Reading

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Elections chief OKs drug price issue for 2017 Ohio ballot

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An issue aimed at controlling what Ohio agencies pay for prescription drugs has cleared a hurdle on the path to appearing on next year’s ballot. The Drug Price Relief Act aims to keep state agencies from buying drugs at prices higher than what the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs pays. Ohio’s… Continue Reading

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Elections chief OKs drug price issue for 2017 Ohio ballot

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An issue aimed at controlling what Ohio agencies pay for prescription drugs has cleared a hurdle on the path to appearing on next year’s ballot. The Drug Price Relief Act aims to keep state agencies from buying drugs at prices higher than what the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs pays. Ohio’s… Continue Reading

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Baby gorilla, JJ, enlarges family of Colo at Columbus Zoo

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The longest-lived gorilla on record has another great-grandchild. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium says a baby western lowland gorilla named JJ was born there Friday. The newborn’s gender has not yet been determined as it bonds with its mother, Tabibu (tah-BEE’-boo). Both are expected to remain behind the scenes for several… Continue Reading

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Ohio steel company: Not dredging river will damage mill

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CLEVELAND (AP) — A steel distributor in Cleveland says the mill will suffer catastrophic harm if a judge doesn’t immediately order the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to dredge the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) River shipping channel. The Plain Dealer in Cleveland reports (http://bit.ly/2d43Ymx ) ArcelorMittal says the steel mill could be forced to curtail or shut… Continue Reading

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6 more arrested as Ohio clown threats multiply

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The growing rash of reported threats involving clowns has law enforcement agencies across Ohio working to identify legitimate threats while warning hoaxes are no laughing matter. The number of arrests in the Cincinnati area rose overnight from two to seven, as Montgomery police charged an additional five students with inciting panic… Continue Reading

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New sentencing date for man who plotted government attacks

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CINCINNATI (AP) — A new sentencing date has been set for an Ohio man who pleaded guilty to plotting attacks against a U.S. military official and a local police station. Charging documents say Munir Abdulkader (moo-neer ab-duhl-KAH-der) pleaded guilty in March to attempting to kill officers and employees of the United States, material support of… Continue Reading

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Study: Tab for new airport signs estimated at $775K

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A newly released study says changing Port Columbus’ name to John Glenn Columbus International Airport will cost an estimated $775,000 in new signs. The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2dI0FWa ) the name change became official this month. The study was released in conjunction with a meeting of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority…. Continue Reading