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News Minute: Here is the latest Ohio news from The Associated Press

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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - The federal government is coming up with more money to help farmers cut down on the fertilizers that are feeding algae in Lake Erie and contributing to drinking water contamination. An additional $1 million will go into a program that will give grants to farmers who plant winter crops that help to stop fertilizers from washing into streams.

BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) - A rally planned today outside an Ohio Wal-Mart store is the latest effort by people wanting to shed more light on the Aug. 5 shooting of 21-year-old John Crawford III inside the store in the Dayton suburb of Beavercreek. Police say Crawford refused orders to put down an air rifle.

BRECKSVILLE, Ohio (AP) - The cause of death is pending in the case of 30-year-old Hillary Sharma of Eastlake. Her body was found in a river in the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) Valley National Park. She had been reported missing last week. Park officials say the investigation hasn't led them to believe park visitors are at any increased risk.

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - A lawyer for Dr. James Bressi, who was acquitted of all but one misdemeanor charge in a sexual misconduct case, says Bressi is glad he can go on with his life. The Hudson doctor is to be sentenced Oct. 7 and faces a maximum penalty of 60 days in jail and a $500 fine.

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