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Ohio officials call for funding to combat human trafficking

July 6, 2015

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is joining with officials in the Toledo area who asking for funding to combat human trafficking to northwestern Ohio. more »»

Ohio woman sentenced to institution in slaying of mother

July 6, 2015

PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A judge has ordered a northeast Ohio woman committed to a psychiatric institution for the stabbing death of her 86-year-old mother last Septembe. more »»

Ohio effort to have old pot crimes expunged takes next step

July 6, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The group working to get a marijuana legalization issue on Ohio's fall ballot has passed the next step in a separate effort to have some related crimes expunged. more »»

US Chamber makes early entrance into 2016 Senate contests

July 6, 2015

An occasional look at what Capitol Hill is talking... more »»

Rise in heroin use, hepatitis C infections worries officials

July 6, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The rise of heroin usage and subsequent surge in hepatitis C infections in central Ohio has state health officials considering new ways to combat the issue, including a... more »»

Cincinnati leaders pledge city safe for All-Star Game events

July 6, 2015

CINCINNATI (AP) — City and police leaders are insisting that Cincinnati's downtown will be safe for All-Star Game event visitors, in the aftermath of a violent Saturday night melee. more »»

Ohio's rise in heroin use, disease worries health officials

July 6, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The rise of heroin usage and subsequent surge in hepatitis C infections in central Ohio has state health officials discussing plans to combat the issue, including a needle... more »»

FBI: Woman in surveillance photo not missing Cleveland teen

July 6, 2015

CLEVELAND (AP) — The FBI says a woman photographed by a surveillance camera last October in Rhode Island is not the person who went missing seven years ago from her Cleveland home as a 14-year-old. more »»

Man charged with obstruction in shooting of 2 children

July 6, 2015

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say the uncle of two children who were critically injured after being shot Saturday at a home in Cleveland has been charged with obstructing official business. more »»

Commercial building south of Cleveland destroyed in fire

July 6, 2015

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — A commercial building in suburban Cleveland has been destroyed by a large fire that broke out overnight.

Police officers saw the fire around 3:30 a.m. more »»

Editorials from around Ohio

July 6, 2015

Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers:

The Columbus Dispatch, July 4

Chances are the best parts of the day for most Columbus workers ar... more »»

Weekend melee in Cincinnati as police prep for All-Star Game

July 6, 2015

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police in Cincinnati are expressing confidence that the Ohio city is ready to host baseball's All-Star Game even though a weekend melee raised questions about downtown safety. more »»

APNewsBreak: Over-65 population rate jumping in Ohio

July 6, 2015

CINCINNATI (AP) — The increase in Ohio's older population is so far outpacing overall growth that a new projection forecasts that 22 percent of the state's residents will be 65 or older in less... more »»

Shootings injure nearly a dozen in Cleveland over weekend

July 6, 2015

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland police are investigating a spate of shootings that injured nearly a dozen people, including five juveniles, over the weekend. more »»

Crews battling commercial building blaze south of Cleveland

July 6, 2015

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Fire crews are battling an early morning blaze in a commercial building in a Cleveland subur. more »»

Ohio motorists see lower gas prices to start work week

July 6, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio motorists are seeing lower prices at the pump to start the work week after the holiday weekend.

A gallon of regular gas in Ohio was averaging $2. more »»

Police: Shoplifting suspect jumps off overpass to evade cops

July 6, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a shoplifting suspect has been hospitalized after he jumped from a western Ohio overpass while trying to shirk police. more »»

2015 National Rifle and Pistol Matches set for Ohio

July 6, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The opening ceremony for the 2015 National Rifle and Pistol Matches is set to begin at a National Guard training center in northwest Ohio. more »»

Delays expected as work begins on busy Cleveland streets

July 6, 2015

CLEVELAND (AP) — Resurfacing work was scheduled to begin on several highly-traveled roads near downtown Cleveland as commuters returned to work after the holiday weeken. more »»

1 dead, 2 hurt in Hamilton, Ohio, shooting

July 6, 2015

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — Police in Hamilton, Ohio, responding to a 911 call found two men shot and wounded, and an hour later discovered a third man shot dead between two home. more »»


Concert July 7, 2015

BELPRE — The St. Marys Community Concert Band will present a patriotic outdoor concert at 7:30 p.m. July 7 at Civitan Park in Belpre. New members are welcome at practices on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the St. Marys Marina in St. Marys. For more information, contact 740-473-9076, fozbar@exede. more »

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