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Federal Probe Set In Ohio Wal-Mart Police Shooting

CINCINNATI (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department will investigate possible civil rights violations in the fatal police shooting of a man holding an air rifle at a Wal-Mart store in Ohio. Federal authorities made the announcement Wednesday, just hours after a special grand jury found...

EPA Releases 5-year Plan To Improve Great Lakes

CHICAGO (AP) — The Obama administration announced an updated five-year plan for restoring the Great Lakes on Wednesday, calling for accelerated efforts to address toxic pollution, invasive species and farm runoff and restore plant and wildlife habitat. U.S. Environmental...

Ohio’s Governor Supports Federal Probe Of Shooting

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s governor says a U.S. Justice Department review of the fatal police shooting of a Wal-Mart shopper would be appropriate. Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) issued a statement Wednesday after a special grand jury in Greene County decided against...

Ohio Auditor Rival Would Assess Charter Funding

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Democratic candidate for state auditor has outlined the policy goals he would pursue if elected. At a news conference Wednesday, state Rep. John Patrick Carney, of Columbus, said his priority would be to increase transparency. That includes increasing...

No Indictment In Ohio Wal-Mart Shooting

XENIA, Ohio (AP) — A grand jury reviewing the fatal police shooting of a man at an Ohio Wal-Mart has completed its work without issuing any indictments. The prosecutor on Wednesday said the Greene County grand jury in Xenia (ZEEN’-yah) found the police justified in the Aug....

Grand Jury Update Coming In Ohio Wal-Mart Shooting

XENIA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities will release the decision of a grand jury that heard evidence in the racially charged case of a man fatally shot by police at a southwest Ohio Wal-Mart. The grand jury was determining whether anyone should be charged in the shooting of John Crawford...

State Veterinarian: 4 Horses Die Of Virus In Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state veterinarian says four horses in northeast Ohio have died of eastern equine encephalitis, a mosquito-borne illness that also can affect humans. Dr. Tony Forshey (for-SHEE’) says the horses were from Ashtabula and Trumbull counties. He’s...

Former Ohio Rep. Traficant Injured In Accident

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. James Traficant Jr., who spent time in prison on corruption and racketeering charges, has been critically injured in a tractor accident at his northeast Ohio home. Traficant’s wife Tish told The (Youngstown) Vindicator ( ) that the...

US EPA Releases 5-year Plan To Improve Great Lakes

CHICAGO (AP) — The Obama administration announced a new 5-year plan for the Great Lakes on Wednesday that will accelerate efforts to address toxic pollution, invasive species, farm runoff and restoring plant and wildlife habitat. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator...

US Homeland Security Director Visits Central Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is visiting a central Ohio mosque to discuss efforts to combat violent extremism. The agency says Secretary Jeh (jay) Johnson will meet Wednesday with community leaders and local and state law...