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4/23/2014 1:12 PM
Ohio state parks to be modernized
COLUMBUS — State officials are preparing to invest $88.5 million to upgrade and modernize trails, campgrounds and recreational facilities in Ohio’s state parks over the next two years.

4/23/2014 10:59 AM
Authorities say SW Ohio blast 'suspicious'
DAYTON, Ohio — A natural gas explosion that leveled a vacant home and damaged 48 nearby structures in southwest Ohio is considered suspicious, authorities said.

4/22/2014 8:18 PM
GM in legal battle for ignitions
DETROIT — General Motors Co. and a battalion of trial lawyers are preparing for a court fight over whether GM is liable for the sins of its corporate past.

4/23/2014 12:00 AM
Workers’ comp agency
cuts firms’ premiums
COLUMBUS — Officials with the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation have proposed a reduction in premiums paid by employers for the state’s upcoming fiscal year, a move the agency says would save a total of $91 million compared to this year.

4/22/2014 9:26 PM
Former Steubenville coach gets jail
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — A former volunteer football coach in Steubenville whose parents’ house was the scene of a teen booze party that led to the 2012 rape of a 16-year-old girl must report to jail Friday to serve 10 days for allowing underage drinking and for lying to authorities.

4/22/2014 4:39 PM
Report: State task force veers off course
COLUMBUS — A state task force created to examine the fairness of the application of the death penalty veered off course, according to a report released today that objects to some of the panel’s recommendations.

4/22/2014 4:18 PM
Court: Ohio man must pay for false call
CINCINNATI — An Ohio man who was 19 when he made a false distress call that triggered a massive, 21-hour search on Lake Erie must pay $489,000 in restitution to the U.S. and Canadian agencies involved in the needless rescue effort, a federal appeals court ruled today.

4/22/2014 1:18 PM
Police: Body from river is missing Ohio man
ATHENS, Ohio — A body pulled from a southeast Ohio river has been identified as that of a man missing for more than a month.

4/21/2014 11:45 PM
Fresh Asian carp fears flow
ZANESVILLE, Ohio — As it cuts a squiggly track through the southeast Ohio hill country, the Muskingum River might seem like an unlikely battlefront in the war to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes, but the results of a recent study indicate these dreaded invaders could be present near there, and pushing north toward a gateway to the