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2013-14 AP Central All-District Boys, Girls Teams

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — GIRLS DIVISION I First Team: Shayna Harmon, Ashville Teays Valley, 5-9, soph., 20.5; Andi Norman, Cols. Upper Arlington, 6-0, sr., 14.3; Alyssa Rice, Reynoldsburg, 6-3, sr., 19.1; Kym Royster, Newark, 6-2, jr., 20.0; Symone Simmons, Westerville North, 5-9,...

EPA Awards $5 Million To Fight Invasive Species

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded 11 grants totaling about $5 million to fight invasive species in the Great Lakes region. Great Lakes National Program Manager Susan Hedman announced the grants Tuesday. She says they’ll fund...

43-year-old woman dies while driving

UPPER SANDUSKY — A 43-year-old Upper Sandusky woman apparently died while driving on a city street Monday night, police report. Tammy K. Clifford was taken to Wyandot Memorial Hospital, where resuscitation attempts were not successful and she was pronounced dead. Clifford was...

Ohio Voter Information For The 2014 Elections

Secretary of State Jon Husted has established uniform, early-voting hours for Ohio’s 88 counties for this year’s primary and general elections. Voters can cast absentee ballots early by mail or in person without giving any reason. Here is the schedule for in-person...

Lawsuit Reveals Feud Between Ohio Sheriff, Coroner

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal civil rights lawsuit accuses a southern Ohio coroner of using deaths as political pawns in an ongoing feud with the local sheriff. The lawsuit filed Monday in federal court in Cincinnati accuses Brown County Coroner Judith Varnau and her husband,...

Judge Halts Use Of Ohio Village Speeding Cameras

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A judge has ordered a southwest Ohio village to stop using speeding cameras, saying they violate motorists’ rights to due process. Butler County Judge Michael Sage also granted a motion for class action status, meaning thousands of drivers could seek...

Ohio Snowplows Involved In 80 Crashes This Winter

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio snowplows have been involved in 80 crashes so far this winter, with other drivers causing most of them, state transportation officials say. Plow crashes are up from the past two winters, but the total so far is still less than the 2010-2011...

Police: Ohio Driver’s Bible Booklet Stops Bullet

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Police in southwest Ohio were seeking three men Tuesday in the shooting of a transit bus driver they say survived with the apparent help of a biblical booklet in his shirt pocket. The Regional Transit Authority bus driver told police Monday he was standing...

Hancock County approves new dangerous animal policy

Hancock County’s new policy on dangerous wild animals establishes a chain of command and communication protocols in case of an escape; however, it gives no direction on the response itself. Lee Swisher, the county’s emergency management director, said the open-ended response is...

Ohio Police Say Bus Driver Survives Shooting

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Police in southwest Ohio are looking for three men after the shooting of a bus driver they say survived with the apparent help of a biblical booklet in his shirt pocket. The driver told police early Monday the men shot at him three times, with one shot hitting...