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Hancock commissioners approve cost increase for county garage project

The price tag for Hancock County’s new engineer garage, 1900 Lima Ave., just got a little higher. Today, the commissioners approved a $75,740 change order from general contractor Studer-Obringer, of New Washington. It is the final change order on the project, the company has...

Co-defendant Testifies How Ohio Teen Was Beaten

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who has already pleaded guilty to killing a 16-year-old boy last year testified that he and his co-defendant repeatedly beat the teen when he wouldn’t give up his stash of money and drugs. Michael Geldrich — who is facing life in prison...

Kroger Restricts Pseudoephedrine Sales In W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Supermarket chain Kroger is tightening monthly purchase limits of cold medications that contain pseudoephedrine at its West Virginia stores. The Charleston Gazette (http://bit.ly/1m0ywCX) reports the new limits at Kroger’s 40 pharmacies in the state...

Ohio Shuttle Driver Gets Probation In Death

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The driver of a central Ohio hospital shuttle bus that struck and killed one researcher and injured another has been sentenced to two years of probation and 80 hours of community service. A Franklin County judge sentenced 63-year-old Karl Beem on Wednesday...

Poll: President Obama’s Approval Still Low In Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new poll shows President Barack Obama’s approval rating is falling in Ohio. The poll released Thursday by Quinnipiac (KWIHN’-uh-pee-ak) University in Connecticut says Obama’s approval rating in Ohio has slipped to 36 percent. The same...

Ohio Mumps Cases Now Number 469

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The number of mumps cases in the recent central Ohio outbreak has reached 469 cases. Columbus Public Health says the number of cases linked to this year’s outbreak in Franklin, Delaware and Madison counties is more than in the entire country last year....

Marathon Petroleum announces additional $2 billion share repurchase

Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s board of directors has approved an additional $2 billion repurchase of company stock through July 2016. The buyback is in addition to a previous stock repurchase, which had $709 million remaining as of June 30. “This $2 billion share repurchase is the...

UPDATE: Marathon Petroleum 2Q profits up 44 percent from last year

Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s barges on the Mississippi and Ohio rivers enabled it to earn higher profits on its gasoline and diesel fuel, propelling earnings by 44 percent to $855 million last quarter, the company reported today. Marathon Petroleum buys crude and refines it into...

Court Hearing Planned In Ohio In P&G Protest Case

CINCINNATI (AP) — Prosecutors and the attorneys are heading back to court in the case of nine Greenpeace activists facing felony charges for a stunning protest at Procter & Gamble’s headquarters in Cincinnati. Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Robert Winkler set a...

Amusement Park Tries To Set Shaved-heads Record

MASON, Ohio (AP) — A southwestern Ohio amusement park hopes to set a world record for the most heads shaved simultaneously to help raise awareness and money for the fight against cancer. More than 200 hair stylists from Great Clips salons in Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus,...
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