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Ex-deputy state treasurer extradited from Pakistan

Federal prosecutors say a former Ohio deputy treasurer has been extradited from Pakistan to serve a 15-year prison sentence for a kickback scheme at the state treasurer's office.

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Women’s Equality Day

A number of groups are using the occasion of Women's Equality Day to illustrate just how unequal the world still is in many ways when it comes to the genders.


Gas flowing again, prices drop

BP says it has restarted a portion of a large Indiana oil refinery whose unplanned shutdown for repairs caused gasoline prices in Ohio and several other states in the Great Lakes region to spike earlier this month.


Mom could face death penalty in sons’ deaths

A funeral service is scheduled for a baby who prosecutors say was suffocated by his mother along with his two brothers over a period of 13 months.

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County sprays for mosquitoes

Franklin County Public Health officials are spraying areas of the county where mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile virus.


Ex-Buckeye, wife sentenced in sports drink scam

A former Ohio State football player and his wife have been sentenced to jail and ordered to repay millions of dollars for their roles in a sports drink fraud scheme.

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North Linden slaying

Police are looking for clues in the murder of a 48-year-old man found lying in the front yard of a North Linden home late Tuesday night.

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Woman evaluated for Ebola

A woman who has recently been to a country with Ebola is under evaluation after she reported concerning symptoms to nurses at Columbus Public Health, agency spokesman Jose Rodriguez said.


Kasich gets high approval rating; Portman closes gap

Governor and presidential hopeful John Kasich’s approval rating with Ohio voters is as high as ever, while incumbent U.S. Sen. Rob Portman is narrowing the gap between himself and his Democratic challenger, according to a new poll.

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Central Ohio unemployment at 4.2%

The unemployment rate in central Ohio remained steady at 4.2 percent in July, unchanged from June, according to data released Tuesday morning by the state.

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Mosquito spraying in Columbus, Delaware Co.

After Ohio recorded its first human death of 2015 from the West Nile virus, health officials continue to battle the mosquitoes that carry the disease.


Grand jury considers Bellefontaine mom case

A grand jury is scheduled to convene Tuesday to weigh possible new charges against a Bellefontaine woman accused of killing her three sons because authorities say she was jealous of the attention her husband paid them.


Mass. fugitive charged in assault, rape

Authorities say warrants for attempted murder, rape, assault and kidnapping have been issued for a man arrested in southern Ohio after he stabbed his brother and raped a woman in Massachusetts.

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Effect of anxiety, depression, medications on fertility unclear

Anxiety and depression are becoming more prevalent among couples trying to have children, and so are medications prescribed to treat those disorders, so researchers at Ohio State wanted to know if either the conditions or the treatments affected fertility. What they found out was: There are few clear answers.


Immigrant youth treated like slaves

A Guatemalan man has pleaded guilty to charges related to an operation that took immigrant teenage boys from U.S. custody and put them to work as virtual slaves on Ohio egg farms.

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Officers cleared in gang leader’s killing

A prosecutor says three police officers have been cleared in the shooting of a suspected gang ringleader on the run for more than a year.


School’s mascot benched by animal law

The Massillon Washington High School Tigers play their first football game of the season Thursday but they might have to take the field without their traditional mascot on the sideline.

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7,000 new Buckeyes

For more than 7,000 new Ohio State University students from Ohio, 46 other states, and 20 foreign countries, college life has begun.

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Gas price declines, but remains elevated

Ohio motorists continue to deal with gas prices that have skyrocketed due to a refinery problem, though the average price has declined in the last week.


It’s unanimous: Buckeyes #1

In the 65 years that the Associated Press has been publishing a preseason Top 25 in college football, no team has ever been a unanimous choice for No. 1. Until now.

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