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Statewide News
7:18 am
Fri August 5, 2011

Feds wrap up Ohio marijuana farm prosecution

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Federal prosecutors are wrapping up their case against 11 men charged with cultivating thousands of marijuana plants in what the state's former top cop called evidence of cartel-sponsored operations taking root in Ohio.

All 11 have pleaded guilty and seven have received sentences ranging from a year to 18 months in prison.  U.S. District Judge Thomas Rose was scheduled to sentence three more defendants Friday in Dayton, with a final sentencing Aug. 17.

Politics
10:48 am
Thu August 4, 2011

Redrawing of Ohio Legislative Districts Begins

TOLEDO, Ohio - A panel dominated by Republicans will begin the task of redrawing congressional district lines for the next 10 years.

What's known as the Ohio Apportionment Board meets for the first time Thursday. The board members are the governor, state auditor and secretary of state - who are all members of the GOP - plus one lawmaker from each party.

Statewide News
10:09 am
Thu August 4, 2011

Ohio Warns of Unclaimed Funds Email Scam

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - The state is warning Ohioans not to fall victim to scam emails telling people they have millions of dollars in unclaimed money being held for them overseas.

Ohio Commerce Department Director David Goodman says in a news release that it's merely a ruse for tricking the message recipients into revealing personal financial information.

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Environment
10:02 am
Thu August 4, 2011

Coalition Awards Grants for Great Lakes Cleanup

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - An environmental coalition has awarded $115,000 in grants to nine groups for Great Lakes restoration projects.

The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition grants announced this week will help organizations participate in a federal program designed to improve the region's environment by cleaning up toxic pollution, preventing species invasions and rebuilding habitat and wetlands.

Around the Miami Valley
8:17 am
Thu August 4, 2011

Ohio State on Alert After 2 Attempted Abductions

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State University authorities say a man tried to abduct two women in separate incidents near OSU Medical Center on Wednesday.

Both women ran away and were unharmed. The Columbus Dispatch reports one was approached at a bus stop by a man who held a knife with a 3-inch blade to her side and told her she was coming with him. The other woman was grabbed near her car.

The university sent a text message alert and warned people to be aware of their surroundings when walking around campus.

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