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Mumps cases approach 200 in central Ohio outbreak
A mumps outbreak in central Ohio is approaching 200 confirmed cases.
Ohio geologists link seismic activity to fracking
State geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquake activity in the Marcellus Shale basin to hydraulic fracturing, confirming the suspicions of activists pushing for drilling limits in the interest of public health.
Report finds Russia withheld intel before Boston attack
A yearlong review of information the U.S. intelligence community had prior to the Boston Marathon bombing found that the investigation could have been more thorough, but the intelligence agencies’ inspectors general said it is impossible to know whether anything could have been done differently to prevent the attack.
Future is unclear for report on Ohio death penalty
Ohio’s capital punishment law would look much different if all recommendations from a committee studying it were put in place, death penalty supporters and opponents said Thursday while disagreeing with the proposals’ ultimate impact.
Judge allows Ohio fracking lawsuit to proceed
A couple who sued to try to stop shale gas drilling around a state-owned lake in eastern Ohio won an early victory this week as a judge ruled their lawsuit can proceed.
Teen stabs 22 at Pittsburgh-area high school
Flailing away with two kitchen knives, a 16-year-old boy with a “blank expression” stabbed and slashed 21 students and a security guard in the crowded halls of his suburban Pittsburgh high school Wednesday before an assistant principal tackled him.
Most wild kittens taken to shelters will be killed
Wild kittens that will number in the tens of millions this year are starting to be born, and overtaxed shelters will be forced to euthanize most of the millions they receive. It is a grim reality a leading advocate calls “one of the last major problems” plaguing the animal welfare movement.
1 child dead, 14 hurt in Florida day care crash
A car smashed into an Orlando-area day care Wednesday, killing a girl and injuring 14 others, at least a dozen of them children, authorities said.
Ohio committee makes 57 recommendations to update death penalty law
The final report by a committee that spent more than two years studying changes to Ohio’s death penalty law makes 56 recommendations to update the law, including restrictions on the use of capital punishment charges, according to a copy of the report.
Man pleads guilty to trying to buy 10-year-old girl
Federal authorities say a northeast Ohio man has pleaded guilty to charges alleging he tried to buy a 10-year-old girl to engage in illegal sexual activity.
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