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Girl's eye impaled by hook in fall at Ohio store


DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say a girl suffered a serious eye injury when she tripped and fell onto a piece of a shoe rack in a clothing store at a southwest Ohio shopping mall. The accident happened Sunday afternoon inside the Dayton Mall. Lt. Ray Eaton from the Miami Valley Fire District tells the Dayton Daily News the girl fell into a 7-inch hook used for hanging shoes, and it impaled her eye. Eaton says the girl was taken to Dayton Children's Hospital. Her injury wasn't believed to b... More>>

Van forces horse-drawn buggy to stop in robbery


LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - Police say someone forced an Amish horse and buggy off a central Pennsylvania road to pull an armed robbery. Lancaster Newspapers reports the buggy was carrying three people early Monday morning when a white minivan pulled into its path and forced it to stop. East Lampeter police say a masked man demanded money, after which the three threw their wallets to him. The buggy driver then drove into a field to get away. No one was injured. Information from: Intelligencer Jour... More>>

Obama administration offers new rules for religious objections to health care law

Responding to a Supreme Court ruling handed down late in June, the Obama administration proposed a compromise path that it said would allow women to obtain contraceptives through their health plan. More>>

River in Ohio turns red after accidental dye dump


ST. MARYS, Ohio (AP) - A city official says mistakenly dumped dye was to blame when part of a western Ohio river turned red earlier this week. St. Marys Safety-Service Director Greg Foxhoven tells The Lima News about 55 gallons of food-grade red dye were dumped into the city's wastewater system because of an equipment failure. The water was then discharged into the St. Marys River, turning part of it red on Thursday. Foxhoven says environmental and emergency management officials were notifie... More>>

W. Pa. police searching for alligator


PITTSBURGH (AP) - A police department near Pittsburgh has issued an alligator alert. Indiana Township police issued the be-on-the-lookout alert for the gator on Friday. Sgt. Tim Michael says it was spotted twice this month in the Rural Ridge neighborhood, most recently on Tuesday in a resident's back yard. The township is about 10 miles outside of downtown Pittsburgh. Michael says the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium has offered to take the alligator, but police have to catch it first. Police are... More>>

Police: mother shoots son in self-defense

A 78-year-old Philadelphia woman says she shot her son in self-defense after he threatened her. More>>

Favorite Ohio school cafeteria cookie removed


ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) - New federal nutritional guidelines for school cafeterias has meant the end of a favorite - and locally famous - treat in one northeast Ohio school district. The federal government's edict to provide healthier foods and cut fats and cholesterol put an end of the sale of the traditional Elyria (eh-LEER'-ee-uh) pink cookie - a buttery sweet treat with pink icing. The pink cookie has been a favorite for four decades. The Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports the treat gained a cu... More>>

Babysitter charged in death of 3-month-old girl


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) - An 18-year-old Pennsylvania woman is charged with killing an infant she was babysitting after police say she lost her temper because of the child's crying. Rosanna Desinor of Chambersburg was charged Thursday with criminal homicide. She was babysitting 3-month-old Kaendra Destinvil when she allegedly struck the infant several times in the head. Police also say she dropped the child while carrying her from a bedroom. Desinor allegedly then put the baby back to bed, wh... More>>

Police: Couple used dog to lure 2 Amish girls


A woman accused along with her boyfriend of abducting and sexually abusing two young Amish sisters is due in court for a preliminary hearing. More>>

State won't sell naming rights for Ohio Turnpike


Ohio will pursue opportunities to collect revenue through sponsorships along the state turnpike but will not sell naming rights for the 241-mile toll road. More>>

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