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Ocean crash kills teen pilot seeking world record

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A family spokeswoman says an Indiana teenager was killed when his plane crashed while trying to set a record for an around-the-world flight. More>>

Ohio veteran cited for ducks hopes for law change

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COSHOCTON, Ohio (AP) - An Army veteran who says his pet ducks help relieve his post-traumatic stress disorder is now hoping for a change in the Ohio village law that prohibits him from keeping the animals in his backyard. Darin Welker, who served in the Army National Guard, was cited for violating a ban on keeping farm animals in West Lafayette. The village is about 80 miles east of Columbus. Welker and his attorney said Wednesday that village officials are considering the possibility of a n... More>>

More than 500 migrant children sent to Pa.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - More than 500 migrant children are being housed in Pennsylvania as federal officials wrestle with a national crisis created by a flood of tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors across the southern U.S. border. State officials confirmed Wednesday that the federal government told them 120 children are in two temporary centers in Bethlehem and Womelsdorf, near Reading. Kait Gillis of the state Department of Public Welfare says the other 386 youngsters are staying with ... More>>

Governor to help kick off 161st Ohio State Fair

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It's time for the Ohio State Fair. More>>

Boy, 15, arrested in Ohio teen girl's slaying

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Police in Columbus say a 15-year-old boy has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old girl. More>>

Ohio man accused of killing mom, living with body

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Prosecutors in northeast Ohio say a 33-year-old man stabbed his mother to death then lived in the house with the decomposing corpse for about six months. More>>

Ohio teen will be tried as adult in shooting

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A judge has ruled that a 16-year-old central Ohio boy will be tried as an adult in a shooting that left one man dead and another wounded two days before Christmas. Franklin County Juvenile Court Judge Elizabeth Gill transferred the teen's case to adult court on Tuesday, ruling that he cannot be rehabilitated in the juvenile system. The Columbus Dispatch reports that the boy was 15 when he was accused of fatally shooting 26-year-old Marvin Ector and wounding 31-year-old ... More>>

Toledo suburb bans feeding of stray cats

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SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) - Animal-welfare advocates are taking issue with a suburban Toledo city's ban on feeding feral cats. Officials say the law that took effect Tuesday in the city of Sylvania is necessary because of the large population of stray cats. The (Toledo) Blade reports the issue has pitted city leaders against animal advocates, who say that feeding feral cats is crucial to being able to trap them for spay-neuter-return programs. Also, advocates say, a feeding ban could lead to more ... More>>

Ohio base ranked highly by Air Force newspaper

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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - A newspaper serving U.S. Air Force personnel has ranked Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton as one of the best places in the country to be stationed. The base, which is Ohio's largest single-site employer, tied as the top Air Force base to be stationed among 68 bases in the U.S. That's according to a survey by the weekly Air Force Times newspaper, which made the rankings based on a dozen categories. Wright-Patterson tied for the top spot with Scott Air Force Base,... More>>

Ohio veteran cited for ducks has hearing postponed

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COSHOCTON, Ohio (AP) - A court hearing is postponed for an Army veteran cited for violating an Ohio village ban by keeping pet ducks that he says help relieve his post-traumatic stress disorder. Darin Welker and his attorney say the Wednesday hearing was postponed while West Lafayette officials consider negotiating a new ordinance covering therapeutic animals. Welker says his 14 ducks are therapeutic. He was cited for violating a ban on keeping farm animals in the village about 80 miles east... More>>

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