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Published: Wednesday, 6/20/2007

Stolen tape has data on 225,000 Ohio taxpayers

(Updated at 5:49 p.m.) The number of people who could potentially be affected by the theft early last week of a state computer data storage device just became dramatically larger after the state discovered it contained personal information on nearly a quarter of a million taxpayers and lottery winners.


(Updated at 11:23 p.m.) CANTON, Ohio -- For the second time in three days, investigators searched the home of a Canton police officer who fathered the son and unborn daughter of a woman who went missing, leaving the 2-year-old boy home alone.

(Updated at 4:24 p.m.) A light show will begin at 9:30 p.m. Saturday and continue throughout the night to mark the opening of the new Veterans' Glass City Skyway, officials announced this afternoon. The Ohio Department of Transportation said the pylon lighting system show will include a year's worth of programming in 90-minute segments.

(Posted at 2:45 p.m.) WASHINGTON -- Pushing back against the Democratic-led Congress, President Bush vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have eased restraints on federally funded embryonic stem cell research.

(Posted at 4:20 p.m.) AKRON, Ohio -- The lover of a woman accused of hiring him to kill her wealthy husband along the Ohio Turnpike two years ago told her after the killing that he loved her and needed money, according to tapes of phone conversations played at her trial today.

(Posted at 3:55 p.m.) LAS VEGAS -- Suspended NFL player Adam "Pacman" Jones will face two felony charges in a strip club melee that preceded a triple shooting in February, Las Vegas police and the Clark County District Attorney's office said today.

(Posted at 3:25 p.m.) IRVINE, Calif. -- Lithium-ion battery packs shipped with some Gateway Inc. notebook computers pose a fire danger, leading to a voluntary recall Tuesday by Gateway and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

(Posted at 11:15 a.m.) Customers hoping to stock up on groceries this morning at the Bassett s Market store at 5700 Monroe St. in Sylvania s Starlite Plaza had to shop elsewhere. The store, operated by Port Clinton grocer Mike Bassett, has closed after less than two years of business.


(Posted at 12:40 p.m.) LASALLE, Mich. A 44-year-old man died this morning after his pick-up truck rolled over several times, causing him to be thrown from his vehicle into a nearby creek, according to the Monroe County Sheriff s Office. Bradford W. Perry, of LaSalle, was driving eastbound on Yagerville Road about 5:30 a.m. when he ran through the stop sign at Telegraph Road, traveled off the north side of South Otter Creek Road, and sideswiped a guardrail.

(Posted at 1:10 p.m.) MEXICO CITY -- Mexican mariachi singer and actor Antonio Aguilar, who recorded more than 150 albums and began his acting career during Mexico's "Golden Era" of cinema, has died in Mexico City. He was 88.

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