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Review: Ohio's swamps are setting for new novel by San Francisco writer Special

San Francisco - From the view of today's urban landscape its hard to imagine a swamp land once existed in a place like Ohio. Impressive cities like Columbus, Toledo, Cincinnati say little about a rural past.

Camper plunges over precipice while sleepwalking

Slade - A camping trip almost turned deadly, after an unnamed Ohio resident plunged 60 feet over a precipice while sleepwalking.

Ohio under 'State of Emergency' Toledo's water contaminated

Toledo - About 2 a.m. Saturday morning, officials in Toledo, Ohio issued a "do not drink" warning, declaring the city's water supply contaminated with the toxin microcystin. Ohio Gov. John Kasich declared a State of Emergency, allowing water to be brought in.

Photo Essay: Museum of the Great Lakes, Toledo, Ohio Special

Toledo - The Museum of the Great Lakes in Toledo, Ohio, shows the importance of the five Great Lakes in World War II, American Independence, commerce in the United States and throughout the world and recreation. Digital Journal took a tour of the museum.

Powerball officials await winner of $124 million jackpot

A mystery winner in northeastern Ohio still needs to claim the $124 million Powerball jackpot. The lottery player matched all six numbers from the draw held on July 9.

Man collapses and dies outside courtroom after 60-day verdict

Cleveland - A man sentenced for inappropriate conduct with a minor collapsed and died outside of a courtroom in Ohio. His cause of death is not yet available leaving many to speculate on what could have happened.

Ohio State has the mumps, all but one infected were vaccinated

On Tuesday, a city health department spokesman, Jose Rodriguez, said that mumps cases at Ohio State University have grown to 28 cases. Rodriguez said all but one of those infected had received at least one dose of the mumps vaccine.

Ohio horror: 3 adults arrested for severe abuse of 3 children

Wheelersburg - A 31-year-old mother, along with her own mother (52) and her boyfriend (44), have been arrested for the alleged extreme abuse of three children in their care. The child endangerment charges included beating, starvation and rape.

Ohio man buried atop his beloved Harley-Davidson

Mechanicsburg - An Ohio man was granted his final wish Friday, when his family carried out the motorcycle enthusiast's plans to be laid to rest astride his beloved 1967 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide.

New execution drug takes long time to kill US murderer

Lucasville - A US murderer struggled and gasped for air for at least 10 minutes as he was put to death in a prolonged execution using a controversial new drug cocktail, according to witnesses.

Man executed in Ohio using new lethal drug

Columbus - A convicted murderer has been executed in the State of Ohio using a drug combination never used before in state executions.

Ohio boy receives two new wheelchairs after his was stolen

Cleveland - One of the most heartwarming stories from this holiday season occurred shortly before Christmas, when a young boy in desperate need of a new wheelchair was given even more than he lost.

Ohio — Consultant firm predicts record premium increases

Columbus - Open enrollment is underway for Ohio employer-based health insurance and a growing number of employees are seeing their premiums soar.

Ohio woman charged with stealing $2.87 from public fountain

Bellefontaine - A poor, mentally disabled Ohio woman is facing up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine for taking less than $3 in loose change from a public fountain, money she says she needs to buy food.

63 Police officers suspended in shooting of unarmed man and woman

Cleveland - Thirteen officers fired over 130 rounds at two unarmed passengers after mistaking a backfiring car for gunshots, in what some say was a racially motivated shooting.

Man declared legally dead cannot now be officially labeled alive

An Ohio man who was declared dead after disappearing in 1986 cannot now be declared officially alive. A judge found that three years after a person has been declared dead the rulings cannot be overturned if that person reappears.

Op-Ed: Ohio runs out of execution drug

Lucasville - It's a good news, bad news scenario. Ohio got to kill a guy last night. And he had a killin' coming if you believe in capital punishment.

Ohio kidnapper Ariel Castro commits suicide in prison cell

Ohio corrections officials said Ariel Castro, the man who held three women captive in his home for nearly a decade, has committed suicide at a state prison facility.

Bank wrongfully repossesses home while owner on vacation

A bank reportedly wrongfully repossessed an Ohio woman's home. The homeowner had been out of town and came back to find the locks changed and all her possessions gone.

NOAA: 'significant harmful algal bloom' to strike Lake Erie

In a statement released Tuesday, NOAA predicted that portions of western Lake Erie near the coasts of Ohio, Michigan, and Ontario are likely to see a harmful algal bloom develop over the summer.

Ohio man gets 36 years to life in dying blink case

Cincinnati - An Ohio man convicted last month based on the blinking statement of a paralyzed shooting victim to identify his shooter was sentenced Thursday to 36 years to life in prison.

Police officer shoots kittens in front of children

North Ridgeville - The Ohio Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) is pushing for animal cruelty charges against a North Ridgeville, Ohio police officer Barry Accorti, after he shot and killed five kittens.

Ohio blanket bans Internet cafes for operating as gambling houses

Columbus - Ohio lawmakers have decided it's time to shut down Internet cafes since their business methods are viewed as operating in a gray area of the law that could be viewed as encouraging gambling activities.

Op-Ed: Overtones of racism in Ohio kidnapping rescue?

Cleveland - Comments by the police and others give me the impression that the key role of Charles Ramsey in the rescue of the kidnapping victims in Ohio is being played down because of his color.

Op-Ed: ACLU study shows Ohio bringing back debtor's prisons

Columbus - Debtor's prisons were abolished in the US in the 1830's but they are making a comeback even though jailing people who are unable to pay debts is against the US Constitution.

Ashtabula shooting: Man shouts 'Will of Allah,' shoots dad dead

Ashtabula - There was panic at an Easter service in Ohio when a man Reshad Riddle, 28, went to the Hiawatha Church of God in Christ, shot his father Richard dead and then walked through the church shouting "It's the will of Allah."

Gun Appreciation Day leads to five gun show shootings

A portion of the American population celebrated Gun Appreciation Day by attending guns shows across the country, resulting in some of the attendees perhaps appreciating paramedics and first responders more than guns, at least temporarily.

Ohio men arrested as bullets fly into homes during AK-47 practice

Montville - Montville Township Police arrested two men after their AK-47 target shooting practice sent bullets flying through the neighborhood. Officers called to the scene said they were dodging bullets as they tracked down where the shooting came from.

Ohio School Board: We'll arm the janitors to protect the school

Montpelier - The school board of Montpelier, Ohio, in a 5-0 vote, decided to allow school custodians to undergo firearms training and carry concealed weapons. In short, the school board's response is to arm the janitors.

Obama wins Ohio and four more years as U.S. President

It's been confirmed Americans have reelected President Obama back to the White House. The Republicans maintain control of the House, while the Democrats remain the majority in the Senate.
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An image of Duke Energy s W.C. Beckjord Station in New Richmond
An image of Duke Energy's W.C. Beckjord Station in New Richmond
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A monumental statue of Jesus burned to the ground after being struck by lightning June 14  2010. The...
A monumental statue of Jesus burned to the ground after being struck by lightning June 14, 2010. The 6-story statue stood outside a church in Ohio. Insurance companies are calling it an "act of God."
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Cleveland, Ohio skyline
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A monumental statue of Jesus burned to the ground after being struck by lightning June 14  2010. The...
A monumental statue of Jesus burned to the ground after being struck by lightning June 14, 2010. The 6-story statue stood outside a church in Ohio. Insurance companies are calling it an "act of God."
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Dominick Gatta( right)  his wife  Mickey  his grand daughter and great grand daughter
Dominick Gatta( right), his wife "Mickey" his grand daughter and great grand daughter
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3 adults were arrested for the child endangerment and rape of 3 children.
3 adults were arrested for the child endangerment and rape of 3 children.
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Tail end of the funnel cloud as it goes to Youngstown  Ohio
Tail end of the funnel cloud as it goes to Youngstown, Ohio
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A school bus in Ohio
A school bus in Ohio
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Rob Moore says Romney event was mandatory
Rob Moore says Romney event was mandatory
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Romney at Murray Energy Company event
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The Jesus portrait at Jackson Middle School  southern Ohio
The Jesus portrait at Jackson Middle School, southern Ohio
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Ariel Castro  a man convicted of kidnapping three women in Ohio. He committed suicide in his prison ...
Ariel Castro, a man convicted of kidnapping three women in Ohio. He committed suicide in his prison cell
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The lightning could be seen up in the clouds like a spectacular show.
The lightning could be seen up in the clouds like a spectacular show.
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