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Clinton, Kasich win Ohio: U.S. networks

Cleveland - Republican Governor John Kasich and Democrat Hillary Clinton were projected to win their party's Ohio presidential primaries on Tuesday.

Sebring, Ohio sees high levels of lead, copper in water

Sebring - As if Flint wasn't enough, an Ohio village is now having a lead crisis of it's own. Tests showed that Sebring's water had lead levels of 21 parts-per-billion, well over the EPA's limit of 15 parts-per-billion, reports CNN.

Weekly LOL: Distracting a free throw with a fake birth

Thornville - Sports always foster intense competition, and fans are always trying to distract players on the opposite team. Few fans would think to stage a birth, however.

U.S. House bans microbeads in personal care products by 2019

Washington - Several states have passed legislation to put and end to the use of tiny microbeads in beauty products, but now the rest of the nation is catching up. It's all part of an effort to keep the tiny plastic beads out of the ocean and our seafood.

Chipotle shares plummet as E. coli now reported in six states

The E. coli outbreak that sickened dozens of customers who had eaten at Chipotle Mexican Grill in Oregon and Washington has now made its way to three more states. This brings the total up to six states that have been affected.

Boy writes letter asking judge to keep his mother in prison

Middletown - A boy who watched his mother fatally stab his father in the chest with a knife has written a letter to a judge asking him to to keep her behind bars. Little Bradyn Takach, 10, was only four when he saw his mother, Shannon Smith, stab his dad to death.

Op-Ed: College memories about the Mill town of Steubenville Ohio Special

The changing of summer to fall, stirred a harvest of memories for this reporter. The sudden shift of summer heat to cool brisk air. And, the changing of leaves brought me to thoughts of college days.

Ohio judge ends oversight in chemo fight of Amish girl

An Ohio judge ended court efforts to force chemotherapy on an Amish girl and formally freed her from court-ordered guardianship.The girl along with her parents had fled the country to Mexico to seek alternative treatment.

Aerosmith's Tom Hamilton discusses the band's current activities Special

The Aerosmith juggernaut just keeps on rolling and in 2015 the legendary five-piece from Boston, Massachusetts - America's most successful rock band - remain as busy as ever. Digital Journal spoke to their bass player, Mr. Sweet Emotion himself.

Ohio asks neighboring states for help as Lake Erie turns green

Toledo - Algae blooms in Lake Erie have become a common occurrence the past few years. The main cause is agricultural pollution, but putting the problem on Ohio's doorstep will not get the Lake cleaned up. It's going to take a concerted effort by several states.

Ohio pushing for unrestricted concealed carry

A series of proposals by pro-gun lawmakers in Ohio would expand gun rights in the state and eliminate the concealed carry permit.

One woman dead, 18 sick with botulism linked to church potluck

Lancaster - A suspected botulism outbreak linked to a Ohio church potluck has killed one person and sickened at least 18 others, health officials said Wednesday.

Ohio 11-year-old charged in beating death of infant

Wickliffe - An 11-year-old Wickliffe, Ohio girl is being held on a murder charge in the beating death of a 2-month-old baby girl who was staying overnight with her and her mother.

Op-Ed: New novel is compared to Laura Ingalls Wilder's books Special

San Francisco - To the delight of novelist, Martha Conway, her latest work, "Thieving Forest" was well-recieved at its launch book-signing and reading event at Booksmith bookshop in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury District this past Nov. 11.

Ohio police officer kills 12-year-old over a fake gun

Cleveland - A 12-year-old boy playing with a replica gun died Sunday after being shot by a Cleveland police officer responding to a 911 call about a person waving a gun in the park.

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.
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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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The lightning could be seen up in the clouds like a spectacular show.
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Tail end of the funnel cloud as it goes to Youngstown, Ohio
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On Nov. 11, people gathered at Booksmith bookshop in San Francisco to listen to author Martha Conway read from her latest novel, "Thieving Forest."
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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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Ariel Castro, a man convicted of kidnapping three women in Ohio. He committed suicide in his prison cell
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"Thieving Forest" is author Martha Conway's second novel. It was very well received on Nov. 11 at Booksmith bookshop in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury District.
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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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