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Hospice Hosts Teen’s Graduation So Mom Can Attend

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio mother who has late-stage, inoperable cancer got to see her 17-year-old daughter’s graduation in a special ceremony held in her hospital room. Seventeen-year-old Evie Shumaker was supposed to graduate from Newark Digital Academy in central Ohio...

Cancer-stricken Ohio Mom Sees Daughter Graduate

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio mother who has late-stage, inoperable cancer got to see her 17-year-old daughter’s graduation in a special ceremony held in her hospital room. Seventeen-year-old Evie Shumaker was supposed to graduate from Newark Digital Academy in central Ohio...

Ohio Horse Track To Reopen With New Name, Racino

CINCINNATI (AP) — A horse racetrack set to reopen this week near Cincinnati as a racino with a new name and a new look is expected to employ about 700 workers. The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://cin.ci/1imCjgx) reports that the new Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment Center in...

Authorities Warn Of Sinkhole Risk At Old Ohio Mine

ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — County and state officials have issued a warning about possible sinkholes developing above an abandoned limestone mine in eastern Ohio and are asking the public to avoid the area. The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency and the Ohio Department of...

Authorities Warn Of Sinkhole Risk At Old Ohio Mine

ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — County and state officials have issued a warning about possible sinkholes developing above an abandoned limestone mine in eastern Ohio and are asking the public to avoid the area. The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency and the Ohio Department of...

A Look At Ohio’s Holding Facility For Wild Animals

Ohio’s temporary housing facility for dangerous wild animals opened in March 2013. Here’s a look at details about the taxpayer-funded facility, which has so far housed 35 animals: — Animals boarded include 27 alligators, one crocodile, four bears, one cougar, one...

Trauma Warnings Move From Internet To Ivory Tower

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A UC Santa Barbara student’s proposal to get professors to provide a written or oral heads-up before they cover graphic material has become part of a national debate over the use of “trigger warnings” in higher education. Student Bailey...

Ohio Puppy Dies In Suspected Antifreeze Poisoning

GRATIOT, Ohio (AP) — A puppy has died after his mother was poisoned with antifreeze along with 17 other dogs belonging to a central Ohio man. The puppy died this past week, about a month after someone poisoned 73-year-old Don Butts’ 18 Labrador retrievers in their outdoor...

1 In 3 Who Own Exotic Animals In Ohio Lacks Permit

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Records show about one in three owners of exotic animals in Ohio lacks a state permit required to keep them. The permits are among the last pieces of the state’s crackdown on private ownership following the 2011 release of dozens of wild animals by a...

Biologists See Good Outlook For Lake Erie Fishing

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State biologists in Ohio say Lake Erie anglers should have a variety of sport fishing opportunities this year. Biologists with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources say the lake’s population of walleye, yellow perch, black bass, white bass and...