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Statewide News
7:22 am
Tue August 2, 2011

Ohio Lottery posts $2.6B in record sales last year

CLEVELAND (AP) - The Ohio Lottery had record sales last year, even as the state faced a sluggish recovery from the worst recession since the Great Depression.

State officials said Monday the lottery pulled in its largest haul ever with $2.6 billion in sales during the budget year that ended June 30. The commission beat the previous year's sales by $108 million.

The boon marks the 10th year in a row that the lottery has seen sales increase.

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Health
7:17 am
Tue August 2, 2011

CDC: 1 death, 76 illnesses linked to ground turkey

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal officials say that one person has died from salmonella poisoning that appears to be linked to eating ground turkey.

     Seventy-six people in 26 states have been made sick from the same strain of the disease. Ohio and Michigan have had the most illnesses, with 10 cases each.

     The salmonella strain is resistant to many commonly prescribed antibiotics. The illnesses date back to March, but there has not yet been a recall of turkey.

Environment
12:44 pm
Mon August 1, 2011

Cincinnati Approaching Heat Wave Record

CINCINNATI - Cincinnati has a shot of breaking a temperature record that has stood for 110 years. Yesterday was the city's 15th straight day of temperatures climbing to at least 90 degrees. The record is 17 consecutive days. The record will fall Wednesday if the hot spell continues.

Local News
12:16 pm
Mon August 1, 2011

Fire Destroys Springfield Warehouse

SPRINGFIELD– A fire that broke out early this morning in a Springfield warehouse is now under control.

The blaze at the building owned by Kapp Construction began around 2:30 a.m. The intense fire could be seen for several blocks.

According to WHIO-TV, Mike Hamilton, a controller for Kapp Construction, said no one was near the building and there wasn't much of a material loss. The warehouse was primarily used for storage and is likely a total loss.

Investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.

Politics
10:14 am
Mon August 1, 2011

Ohio Medical Marijuana Ballot Issue Moves Forward

DAYTON- A group that wants to legalize medical marijuana in Ohio has turned in more than 2,100 petition signatures in a first step toward putting the measure before voters.

The Dayton Daily News reports a proposed summary of the ballot language must be approved before additional signatures are collected.

Supporters of the measure need more than 385,000 to place what's called the "Ohio Alternative Treatment Amendment" on the November 2012 ballot.

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