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Dangerous algae returning to Toledo

Toledo has detected the first signs in Lake Erie of the dangerous toxin that resulted in a water crisis last year.


Ohio infant mortality declines

An optimist would find hope in new numbers that show fewer Ohio babies are dying before they see their first birthday, said Dr. Arthur James, a national expert on infant mortality and an ob-gyn with Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center.

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Nothing links WVA case with missing Ohio women

Authorities in Ross County say there does not appear to be any link between a man killed in West Virginia and the deaths and disappearances of several women near Chillicothe.

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Decorated Columbus firefighter killed in crash

Columbus Division of Fire officials say a veteran firefighter was killed in an auto accident in Union County Monday night.


State tax panel clears Amazon proposal

A state panel has approved tax breaks for online retailer Amazon, which has promised to bring 2,000 jobs to central Ohio as part of a major expansion.


West Side fire injures 2 people

Two people were injured in a fire Tuesday morning on the West Side.

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Mosquito battle rages in Dublin, Northwest Columbus

Mosquitoes spawned in the pools and puddles created by this summer’s heavy rain are being targeted by local health officials in their battle to control the West Nile virus.

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West Side boil alert

A boil alert has been issued by Franklin County officials for an area west of I-270 on the West Side after a section of water main was accidentally broken Monday morning by a contractor working on a state Department of Transportation project on W. Broad Street.

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Robot Smokey, butter cow await fair visitors

A moving, talking Smokey Bear will be one of the new features when the 2015 Ohio State Fair begins Wednesday morning.


Kasich: Keeping campaign rhetoric cool

Ohio's governor says he's not going to use "hot rhetoric" or campaign promises that won't be kept to stand out in the crowded GOP field.


Pump prices down 34 cents this month

Gas prices continue to fall in central Ohio and at least one analysts expects further drops in the price at the pump.


Woman, dog rescued from creek’s waters

A woman and her dog’s narrow escape from the Little Darby Creek Sunday serves as a reminder of how dangerous Ohio waterways are after weeks of rain.

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PUCO approves additional area code for 614 region

Get ready to start dialing more numbers to make a call. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has approved the new 380 area code for those living in the 614 area, which includes Columbus, Franklin County and most of the city’s suburbs.


Ohio celebrates sales tax holiday

Ohio is joining the growing list of states to offer a sales tax holiday in August to help back-to-school shoppers reduce the cost of clothing and school supplies.


Man charged after petting zoo’s cougars

Columbus zoo officials say they are pressing charges against a Gahanna man who jumped a fence to pet cougars, then posted his video on YouTube.

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Buckeye football ticket promotion

Buckeye fans can snap up remaining tickets for two early-season home games during a three-day ticket promotion.


Indictment in Chillicothe woman’s death

A grand jury has indicted a suspect in the shooting death of a woman whose slaying is one of several deaths and disappearances troubling a southern Ohio city.

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Dublin to get thorough mosquito spraying

Just ahead of one of Dublin’s biggest weekend events of the year, the entire city will be treated to a dose of bug spray after mosquito traps tested positive for the West Nile virus.

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Report: Braxton shifting from QB to receiver

Braxton Miller is reportedly shifting from quarterback to receiver, whittling Ohio State's QB competition to two star passers.


Civilian’s weapon fired outside recruiting station

Armed civilians who had been guarding a military recruitment center here are gone, ordered off the property after one of them accidentally discharged his rifle on Thursday.

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