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SMH. Warning about self-immolation

The Ohio Fire Marshal has issued a warning not to take part in the “fire challenge” in which people douse themselves with flammable liquid, set themselves on fire, then challenge others to follow their example.

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Man killed in Wal-Mart shooting had pellet gun

Ohio's attorney general says a 22-year-old man fatally shot by police in a Wal-Mart store in a Dayton suburb was carrying an air rifle.

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Exposer arrested

A man who allegedly exposed himself to a teenage girl in his West Side apartment complex in July was arrested Thursday.

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Prison boss accepts some blame for maggots

Ohio's prisons director says his department and the private vendor that feeds inmates share responsibility for conditions that led to maggots at the women's prison in Marysville.

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Courting the Democrats

Democratic party-planners are touring Ohio Stadium and meeting with state and local leaders to discuss Columbus' bid to host the party's presidential convention in 2016.

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Alumni fight for fired director

Despite Ohio State University officials standing by their decision to fire director Jonathan Waters, the band's alumni association says it will continue to work to get him reinstated to the job.

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Few clues to gay marriage future

Two of the federal judge who heard arguments on six separate cases from Ohio and three other states yesterday indicated they came down on different sides of the debate over same-sex marriage, while the third judge has offered fewer hints.

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Sex assault suspect sought

Authorities in Delaware County are looking for the man they say committed a sexual assault at Highbanks Metro Park Tuesday afternoon.

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Lawmaker targets Chief Wahoo

A state Senator from the Cincinnati area wants the Cleveland Indians to scrap their nickname and their Chief Wahoo mascot.

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Same-sex marriage debate

A federal appeals court will hear arguments in gay marriage fights from Ohio and three other states in the biggest session of its kind so far.

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Columbus woman tests negative for Ebola

Tests on a Columbus woman for Ebola has tested negative for the virus, according to Columbus Public Health.

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Search for 12-year-old runaway

Police are looking for a 12-year-old Northeast Side girl who ran away from home Tuesday afternoon.

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City gets look from Dems

State and local elected officials in Columbus plan to show what Ohio's capital city has to offer as they make their pitch to host the Democratic Party's next presidential convention.

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FitzGerald’s driver’s license questioned

In the race for Governor of Ohio, challenger Ed FitzGerald has been short on good news lately.

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We haven’t seen the last of Lake Erie algae

The worry over another water emergency along Lake Erie is far from over.

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Cyclists struck; one dies

A Northeast Side man was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday on charges of aggravated vehicular homicide and aggravated vehicular assault as a result of an accident that left one bicyclist dead and another seriously injured.

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National Night Out

More than 150 community activities are planned for tonight’s observance of the National Night Out crime and drug prevention effort.

The Ohio State marching band perfrms before an NCAA college football game against Michigan Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio.

Fired bandmaster defends himself

In his first interviews since being fired as director of Ohio State’s marching band, Jonathan Waters says he wants his job back and will keep trying to fix the culture issues that led to his dismissal.

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Search for answers to water problems

Ohio's governor and several prominent lawmakers promise there will be a lot more attention to Lake Erie after the state's fourth-largest city was forced to tell 400,000 people to stop drinking its water.

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Water price gouging vigilance

Water was liquid gold in Toledo over the weekend, when 400,000 people had been told not to use their tap water, and Ohio’s attorney general wants to make sure it was being sold that way.

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