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A shuttlecraft that was used in the original "Star Trek" TV series in the late 1960s and acquired by an Ohio collector sold at auction Thursday for just over 70-thousand dollars after a last-minute bidding war. An Akron-area collector had the partially restore Galileo shuttlecraft for several years
before putting it up for auction online. Auctioneer Brooks Ames says the selling price rose as three late bidders fought to claim the shuttlecraft.  Ames believes the buyer plans to restore it and possibly display it in a museum. 

Congress is expected to vote shortly to order federal engineers to speed up a study of how to keep the Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes. The measure requires the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to produce a plan for preventing species migrations between the lakes and the Mississippi River watershed within 18 months. The provision was attached to a highway spending bill. The Obama administration has pledged to produce a list of options by the end of 2013. But the measure requires a more detailed plan for blocking invasions at 18 locations.

Columbus police officials say officer shot a man after responding to a domestic violence call last night on the East side. Police say the unidentified man is being treated at a local hospital for a gunshot wound and self-inflicted knife wounds. Police say a woman reported her boyfriend was threatening their two children with a knife at an apartment complex near Brice Road. Police say the man opened the door and displayed a gun. The two children are being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. 

The Columbus school board is scheduled to vote next week on whether to place a levy on the November ballot. Superintendent Gene Harris has asked board members to wait until next year, so a levy can be combined with a bond issue for school upgrades. Meanwhile the man who oversaw data collection for the district is being reassigned amid investigations of claims that officials retroactively altered student attendance records to boost ratings on the district's state report card.

Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling upholding the individual insurance mandate in the federal health care law will make it the predominant issue of the presidential campaign. 

The Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has rejected a request to posthumously restore the American citizenship of a recently deceased Cleveland-area autoworker convicted of Nazi war crimes. John Demjanjuk died in Germany in March at age 91. His attorneys say the government withheld potentially helpful material. They asked the court to either restore the citizenship or to order a hearing on the case. The decision upholds a ruling last year by a Cleveland judge who refused to reopen the citizenship case. 

West Virginia authorities have released the name of the Central Ohio pilot killed when his small plane crashed on June 22nd near a state forest. The state Medical Examiner's Office identifies the pilot as 63-year-old Richard Lambert of Columbus. The cause of the crash has yet to be determined. 

Columbus Police say a 13-year-old girl driving on Interstate 70 on the South Side rear-ended an unmarked police cruiser early this morning. Both drivers were taken to local hospitals as a precaution. Authorities have not release their names but say the girl will be cited. 

The State Auditor and the State Education Department say they will investigate allegations that Columbus schools administrators manipulated attendance records to improve the district's state report card. The district has two weeks to turn over records and communications related to the issue. The records affect state aid to the district. 

The family of an Ohio man who died after his losing his leg at West Virginia's Shoemaker Mine has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Consol Energy. 

Officials have identified a worker fatally injured in an accident at a General Motors plant in suburban Cleveland.

A central Ohio judge has blocked the state from moving forward with tentative Medicaid contracts it awarded to five managed-care organizations.

The American Red Cross says it has reached a deal with employees in northwest Ohio that will end a three-month strike. 

One of five suspects charged with plotting to bomb a highway bridge in Ohio wants to exclude trial evidence that he threatened to bomb his seventh-grade principal. Attorney Anthony Vegh told a federal judge in Akron that information about the threat by Douglas Wright of Indianapolis when he was 12 years old would prejudice the jury. The judge said Thursday he will take up the issue next month. All five men have pleaded not guilty. They allegedly tried to detonate what turned out to be a dud bomb provided by an informant.

A new report by Columbus-based Battelle and the Biotechnology Industry Organization finds the bioscience sector expanding as the overall job market struggles. 

The state is appealing a judge's decision that an Ohio man is too mentally ill to be executed for killing his estranged wife and brother-in-law in a courtroom basement. 

Major League Baseball expanded its playoff format to 10 teams Friday, adding a second wild-card in each league.

The decision establishes a new one-game, wild-card round in each league between the teams with the best records who are not division winners, meaning a third-place team could win the World Series.

This is the only change in baseball's playoff structure since the 1995 season, when wild-card teams were first added.

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