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Police: Man Shoots Dog Attacking Cincinnati Woman

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police say a man shot and killed a dog that had broken free from its chain and was attacking a Cincinnati woman. Police say the man who shot the dog and saved the woman kept walking after the incident. WLWT-TV in Cincinnati reports ( ) that the attack happened...

Ignoring China’s protest, Obama hosts Dalai Lama

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama acknowledges the audience before speaking at an event entitled: “Happiness, Free Enterprise, and Human Flourishing” Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) Tibetan...

Setback For Ex-Ohio Death Row Inmate Claim

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An appeals court has rejected an attempt by an ex-Ohio death row inmate to clear his name for a pair of slayings he didn’t commit. Dale Johnston of suburban Columbus was sentenced to die in 1984 for the shooting deaths of his teenage stepdaughter and...

Accident injures Findlay man

A Findlay man was injured tonight when his vehicle was rear-ended at the intersection of South Blanchard and East Main Cross streets, Findlay police reported. Dave Dulaney, 57, was taken by Hanco Ambulance to Blanchard Valley Hospital, police said. Police said Dulaney, driving a...

Ohio Governor Appoints State Health, EPA Directors

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) says the interim director of the state’s Environmental Protection Agency now has the job. Kasich appointed Craig Butler as the agency’s director on Friday. He has been in the role since early January. Butler...

Autopsy Set For Body Found In Pa. Snowed-over Car

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Countless pedestrians near Philadelphia’s main train station walked by a snow-covered sedan with dark windows and a slew of parking tickets before police this week found the body of a young mother inside. Nadia Malik, 22, of Marple Township in...

Ohio Governor Signs 2 Contentious Election Bills

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) has signed into law two election-related bills heavily criticized by Democrats. One bill trims early voting in the battleground state by several days. Another sets restrictions for mailing unsolicited,...

Ohio Dems Criticize Treasurer On Town Halls

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s Democratic chairman says he’ll discourage his party’s 2014 statewide and legislative candidates from conducting publicly funded citizen teleconferences. Chairman Chris Redfern made the statement Friday as he criticized State...

Drug unit arrests 11 in Seneca County

TIFFIN ­— The Seneca County Drug Task Force-METRICH Enforcement Unit on Friday rounded up 11 people, most for selling heroin and cocaine in Seneca County. Five more suspects were being sought. Of the 11 arrested Friday, 10 were from Tiffin and one from Toledo. A Seneca County...

265 Anne Frank books vandalized in Tokyo libraries

A ripped copy of Anne Frank’s “Diary of a Young Girl” picture book is shown by Shinjuku City Library Director Kotaro Fujimaki at the library in Tokyo Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. Tokyo Libraries said on Friday that hundreds of copies of Anne Frank’s diary and...