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Ohio Hospital Greeters Turn Away Sick Visitors

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Some hospitals are turning away visitors who have fevers, coughs and other symptoms this flu season, and one northeast Ohio facility is using greeters as gatekeepers to help keep out the germs. The greeters at the entrances of Akron Children’s Hospital...
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2 Albanian sailors killed during ferry operation

In this image released by the Italian Navy, smoke billows from the Italian-flagged Norman Atlantic that caught fire in the Adriatic Sea, Monday, Dec. 29, 2014. Fighting high winds and stormy seas, helicopter rescue crews on Monday evacuated the last of hundreds of people trapped...
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Bodies found in Indonesian waters where plane disappeared

In this image taken from video released by TV One, a rescuer is lowered on rope from a hovering helicopter near a body in Java Sea waters, Indonesia Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014. Indonesian officials on Tuesday spotted six bodies from the AirAsia flight that disappeared two days...
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Putin foe Alexei Navalny found guilty of fraud

Russian opposition activist and anti-corruption crusader Alexei Navalny, 38, reacts as he stands at a court in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014. Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who is a leading foe of Russian President Vladimir Putin, has been found guilty of...

Price Drops For Ohio Statue Switch At US Capitol

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Replacing one of Ohio’s figures in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall with a bronze Thomas Edison will cost much less than originally estimated. The privately funded project was expected to cost $2 million. The Columbus Dispatch ( ) reports...

Central Ohio Pilot Dies In Crash Near Lake Erie

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — The pilot killed when a single-engine plane crashed near an Ohio airport along Lake Erie has been identified as a 60-year-old man from suburban Columbus. The State Highway Patrol says Richard Schimizze was alone in the small plane when it crashed Monday...

Lawmakers To Co-chair Ohio Redistricting Campaign

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two term-limited state lawmakers who worked across party lines to strike a bipartisan redistricting agreement this session are joining forces to get the deal approved by Ohio voters. Republican Rep. Matt Huffman, of Lima (LY’-muh), and Democratic Rep....
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Java Sea plane search: monsoons, murkiness, trash

A member of the Indonesian National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) points to a map of a search area during a briefing prior to a search and rescue operation of the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501, at Pangkal Pinang command post in Sumatra Island, Monday, Dec. 29, 2014 in...

Services Planned For 4 Killed In Ohio House Fire

WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, Ohio (AP) — Funeral services are set for a woman and her three grandsons killed in an early morning house fire. Visitation will be Tuesday morning followed by the funeral at 1 p.m. for 60-year-old Terry Harris and the boys: 14-year-old Kenyon, 11-year-old...

Firing Of Worker In NE Ohio School Shooting Upheld

CLEVELAND (AP) — An appeals court has upheld the firing of a maintenance worker who took cellphone photos after a fatal northeast Ohio school shooting in February 2012. The estate of Perry Yowell filed the appeal after a lower court ruled Yowell shouldn’t have received...