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12:50 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Ohio State reports historic fundraising efforts

Ohio State University officials say the past two years of fundraising have been the most successful in school history.

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12:41 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Authorities Arrest Man Suspected Of Killing Ashland Woman

A month-long, nationwide search has ended as the U.S. Marshals Service says Nathan Summerfield was captured this morning in northeast Ohio.

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9:53 am
Wed August 15, 2012

More Swine Flu Cases

The Ohio Department of Health says the number of swine flu cases in Ohio has increased to 54, and most involve people who had contact with hogs at fairs.

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9:46 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Dozens charged in 2 drug operations

Authorities investigating an alleged prescription drug trafficking operation in central Ohio and an alleged cocaine ring in northwest Ohio have started arresting dozens of people indicted in the cases.

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5:27 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Armed Movie-goer Indicted

An Ohio man arrested with a loaded gun, ammunition and knives at a showing of the latest Batman movie has been indicted on three weapons counts. 

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12:23 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

More Presidential Ads Coming To Ohio

A business funded group supporting GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is spending more than 10 million dollars on tv ads in Ohio and ten other states  criticizing President Obama's handling of the economy. 

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12:21 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Analysis of 2010 Gubernatorial Spending

A new independent analysis shows the Republican Governors Association spent more in Ohio in 2010 than in any other state, helping John Kasich beat Democrat Ted Strickland. The assessment of national political spending in states with disclosure was conducted by the National Institute on Money in State Politics. It found the Republican governors' group directed more than 11 million dollars against Strickland. The group got a 1-million dollar donation from Rupert Murdoch, Kasich's former employer at Fox.

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12:19 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Columbus Police Want Lion Sculptures Returned

Columbus police say they'd like to see the trademark lion sculptures returned to the perch outside of headquarters they've used since 1991. Mayor Micheal Coleman's decision to move the sculptures to the Central Police Precinct over the weekend is not sitting well with some officers who note they stand for every fellow officer who died in the line of duty. The city removed the statues unbeknownst to officers in the dead of night Sunday using heavy lifting equipment. 

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9:43 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Ohio Second For Toxic Air Pollution

A report by the Natural Resources Defense Council ranks Ohio second among the 50 states when it comes to toxic air pollution from coal-fired power plants. The report ranks neighboring Kentucky as the worst state for pollution. Spokesperson John Walke says the report examined emissions from power plants in 2010, the most recent data available. 

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9:39 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Big Ten Medal Count

More than 100 former and current Big Ten student-athletes and coaches represented 32 countries in 24 sports at the 2012 Olympic games, winning 35 medals. Michigan athletes won 12 medals, Penn State athletes secured five medals, Minnesota athletes won four medals, Northwestern and Purdue athletes claimed three medals each, while Illinois and Indiana athletes each brought home two. 

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7:21 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

Boxer 'Dynamite' Dokes Dead at 54

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Michael Dokes, a former heavyweight boxing champion from Northwest Ohio, has died.

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1:28 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

Costly Summer Storms

The storms that socked Ohio in June and July caused insured losses of at least $433.5 million.

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10:24 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Ohio Republicans Energized By Romney Selecting Ryan

Republican Mitt Romney campaigns in Ohio tomorrow with stops in Beallsville, Zainesville and Chillicothe. Romney's visit to the Buckeye State comes after his decision on a running mate -  Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.

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12:19 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

Drought Taking Toll On Crop Production

The U.S. Agriculture Department says corn growers could end up with their lowest average yield in 17 years as the drought continues in Ohio and many other states. The Department is cutting its projected  corn production to 10.8 billion bushels from last month's forecast of nearly 13 billion bushels. The Department expects corn growers to average 123.4 bushels per acre, down 24 bushels from last year. That would be the lowest average yield since 1995. Soybean production is now forecast at 2.69 billion bushels, a 12 percent decline from last year.

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12:17 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

Acting Superintendent Missued District Credit Card

Acting Ohio Schools Superintendent Michael Sawyers says he misused a Perry Local School district credit card two years ago. A State Education Department spokesperson says it was a mistake. John Charlton says Sawyers admitted it when he was hired as deputy State Superintendent in 2010. Charlton says it was not an issue then and is not an issue now. Sawyers says the district credit card looked similar to his personal card and he mixed them up. Sawyers is taking over today for Superintendent Stan Heffner, who resigned after he was found to have engaged in ethical violations. 

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9:49 am
Fri August 10, 2012

Police Shoot And Kill Man At North Columbus Hotel

Columbus police officials say two officers were forced to shoot and kill an armed man overnight at a hotel near Busch Boulevard on the north side.  Police say 28-year-old James Hattersley threatened his wife, the clerk, and the officers before he was shot on the second floor of the hotel. Hattersley and his wife were seen arguing outside before the shooting, and she says he has a history of mental illness. Police say drugs and alcohol are also suspected to have been factors in the incident. 

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9:48 am
Fri August 10, 2012

Swine Flu Cases Increase

The Centers for Disease Control reports a five-fold increase of cases of the H3N2 strain of swine flu. The number of people infected is now 158, thanks to a wave of new cases confirmed in Indiana and Ohio. Two people have been hospitalized.  

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9:42 am
Fri August 10, 2012

Clippers Coach Going To "The Show"

One day after snapping an 11-game losing streak, the Cleveland Indians fired pitching coach Scott Radinsky. Columbus Clippers Pitching coach Ruben Niebla was named an interim replacement Thursday. Indians General Manager Chris Antonetti says Niebla is in his 12th year in the organization, the last two in Columbus. Antonetti says the team has yet to name Nibla's replacement in Columbus.  

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9:39 am
Fri August 10, 2012

Prosecutor Confirms Probe Of State Lawmaker

Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien confirms Democratic State Representative Clayton Luckie is the subject of an ongoing investigation. But O'brien says the inquiry does not involve bribery as reported by the "Dayton Daily News." O'Brien did not specify what it involves or name the investigating agency. Luckie was appointed in 2006. 

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9:37 am
Fri August 10, 2012

Bond Set For Armed Theater Patron

Bond is set at 250-thousand dollars for the man charged with carrying a loaded gun, ammunition and knives into a showing of the latest Batman movie last weekend in Westlake. 37-year-old Scott Smith is due back in court on Tuesday to face charges of carrying concealed weapons and having weapons under disability.

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