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Statewide News
6:35 am
Fri January 17, 2014

First Execution Using New Drug Cocktail Viewed As Problematic

A convicted killer from western Ohio became the first person ever to be executed with a two-drug mix that the state of Ohio adopted as its execution method late last year.

The execution of 53 year old Dennis McGuire began with him telling his family he loved them and thanking the family of his victim, Joy Stewart, for a letter they sent him. Columbus Dispatch reporter Alan Johnson says McGuire closed his eyes, and then seemed to have trouble breathing.

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Statewide News
6:04 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Cincinnati Passes On Ohio River Water After Spill

Cincinnati plans to shut down intake valves along the Ohio River to protect the city's drinking water from a chemical spill in West Virginia.

Mayor John Cranley announced Monday that the valves will be shut down for at least 20 hours beginning tonight. Cranley says that will allow the water to pass the city without any chemicals entering the drinking supply.

The city plans to use a reserve of 60 hours of treated water, built up specially following the West Virginia spill.

Statewide News
6:35 am
Mon January 13, 2014

Winter Blast Costly For Ohio Cities, Businesses

The winter blast that brought snow and dangerous temperatures to much of Ohio will end up costing cities and businesses quite a bit of money.

Toledo officials estimate that the storms that have dumped about 20 inches of snow since the end of December will cost the city up to $1 million.

Much of that is in salary and overtime costs for city workers. The city also had to hire private plow contractors to help out.

The price tag for water main breaks and busted pipes also is adding up.

Statewide News
7:04 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Arctic Blast Shuts Schools In Ohio

Schools are closed all over the Miami Valley and the state as Ohioans braced for dangerously cold weather - and officials are warning people to stay inside if possible.

Ohio State University and the University of Toledo closed Monday, too, as temperatures in the state were expected to be the coldest in more than two decades.

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Statewide News
7:04 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Frigid Weather Hits Ohio

In the wake of the first winter storm of 2014, the state is expected to see its coldest temperatures in years.

Temperatures are in single digits to start the day throughout the state this morning, with wind chills well below zero.

After a warm up into double digits Saturday and Sunday, temperatures will dive back down, with highs throughout the state from only 0 to 5 for Monday. And it'll stay bitterly cold through most of next week.

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