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nature.org

Ohio's plan to fight the phosphorous runoff feeding toxic algae blooms in western Lake Erie leans heavily on programs established in the last few years.

Cleveland Indians

Cleveland Indians outfielder Marlon Byrd has been suspended 162 games for testing positive a second time for a performance-enhancing drug.

Ohio taxpayers will pay more than 45 thousand dollars in legal bills for Planned Parenthood for the dispute involving the disposal of aborted fetuses.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A Columbus man was sentenced yesterday to life in prison for raping the two young daughters of his girlfriend as she stood by and participated in some of the assaults.

ukaron.edu

University of Akron President Scott Scarborough is resigning after the board of trustees decided the school needs new leadership.

WCBE Files

The Ohio Highway Patrol says 11 people died on the roads over the four-day Memorial Day weekend, down from 16 during the same period last year and 13 the previous year.

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Trial is underway in federal district court in Columbus on a lawsuit alleging links between human illnesses and DuPont discharging C8 into the Ohio River.

scottrupert.com

An independent candidate has entered the U.S. Senate race between Republican incumbent Rob Portman and Democratic challenger Ted Strickland.

nhregister.com

The family of a boy who survived a 15-foot fall into a gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo says he is home from the hospital and doing fine.

greensboro-nc.gov

A North Carolina police department has rescinded its offer to send 50 police officers to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland citing concerns about insurance coverage and the city's level of preparedness. 

A Cincinnati abortion clinic has received state permission to continue operating despite not having a required transfer agreement with a nearby hospital for emergencies. 

A northeast Ohio woman accused of falsely registering more than 30 people to vote has been indicted on charges of voter registration fraud after an investigation started when election officials found at last five dead people's names among new registrations. 

cleveland.com

Officials say a planned wind-farm project in Lake Erie has received a $40 million federal grant for construction costs. 

Dublin-based Wendy's says Todd Penegor is now the company's CEO and president, a move that was previously announced late last year.

1080 Plus

State officials will let the water level rise by two feet in Buckeye Lake after keeping it low for over a year as a precaution because of it's deteriorating earthen dam.

Ohio Public Radio

Republican Ohio Attorney General and former U.S. Senator Mike DeWine has confirmed what political prognosticators have reported for months: he's running for governor.

A Dayton Daily New investigation shows the state has not tracked insurance company payments of death benefits to see if benficiaries hey are getting what they are owed since a national probe revealed large insurers were holding onto billions of dollars meant for those beneficiaries.

The Ohio Department of Insurance is taking over a company that provides health insurance to nearly 22 thousand residents, mainly in central Ohio. 

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio officials are appealing a ruling by a federal judge that a law trimming early voting in the state is unconstitutional and can't be enforced.  

legacy.com

The state Fire Marshal's office says the cause of a mobile home fire in Champaign County that killed a 16-year-old boy and injured four other people remains undetermined.

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