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Columbus Pours Money Into Trash Bins

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The city of Columbus is putting about $850,000 into trash bins. Residents’ trash bins are wearing out, and the city can’t keep up with requests for new ones. So the city council on Monday night approved spending the money to buy new bins and...

Ohio School Board Chief Held On Child Porn Charges

MACEDONIA, Ohio (AP) — Police records show that investigators have connected more than 60 online child pornography files to a school board president in northeast Ohio. Agents with the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force say Steven Bittel’s computer IP address...

Dayton Racino Sees Strong Opening

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The numbers show that the state’s newest racino had a big opening weekend. Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway, which opened Aug. 28, recorded nearly $1.9 million in net winnings during the four days it was open in August. The racetrack and gaming palace...

$2.6M Awarded To Help Ohioans Enroll In Exchange

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The federal government is awarding more than $2.6 million in grants to organizations that will help enroll Ohioans in the federal health insurance marketplace. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Monday that those receiving the funding are...

Ohio Measles Outbreak Seems To End, With 377 Cases

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Health officials say the Ohio outbreak that helped push the number of U.S. measles cases to a two-decade high appears to have ended. The state logged 377 cases of the highly contagious viral respiratory illness in nine counties since March. Nine people were...

W.Va., Va. Pipeline Proposal Spawns Coalition

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Citing grave concerns, 22 conservation and environmental groups in Virginia and West Virginia are teaming up following the announcement of a proposed $5 billion natural gas pipeline. Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance members are fearful the path of the 550-mile...

Reds Held To 3 Hits, Lose To Cardinals 5-0

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds aren’t just losing games anymore. They’re losing pitchers, too. Dylan Axelrod and reliever Pedro Villarreal were forced out by injuries, and the Reds’ struggling offense was held to three hits on Monday night, two ingredients for yet...

Cardinals Extend Surge, Beat Reds 5-0

CINCINNATI (AP) — Matt Carpenter broke a scoreless tie with his two-run single in the seventh inning, Matt Adams added a three-run homer, and the St. Louis Cardinals extended their surge in the NL Central by beating the Cincinnati Reds 5-0 on Monday night. St. Louis has won nine...

Troopers Reverse On FitzGerald In Governor’s Race

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio state troopers organization has withdrawn its endorsement of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald while declining to back Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik). The decision by Troopers for a Safer Ohio was announced Monday. It...

Troopers Reverse On FitzGerald In Governor’s Race

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio state troopers organization has withdrawn its endorsement of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald while declining to back Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik). The decision by Troopers for a Safer Ohio was announced Monday. It...