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7:46 am
Wed August 31, 2011

Columbus mayor urges end to violence toward police

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The mayor of Ohio's capital city is calling for an end to a recent spike in violence against police locally and nationally.

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman said Tuesday that anyone who pulls a gun on officers should expect police to respond with deadly force.

Coleman says suspects pointed guns at Columbus police six times in August, and two suspects fired. Police shot and killed two young men last week in separate incidents. No officers were hurt.

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4:45 pm
Mon August 29, 2011

Gas Prices A Dollar Higher Than A Year Ago

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Ohio gas prices are more than a dollar higher than they were a year ago just ahead of the Labor Day holiday weekend.

Today’s survey from auto club AAA and its partners shows regular-grade gasoline is averaging $3.64 a gallon statewide, compared to $2.62 last year at this time. Still, the cost of gasoline in the state has dropped since early May, when regular hit a record $4.16 per gallon.

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9:12 am
Fri August 26, 2011

Ohio lends shelter and support ahead of Irene

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio is providing shelter and support as Hurricane Irene aims toward the East Coast hundreds of miles away.

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton is taking in military planes pulled out of the storm's expected path. The Dayton Daily News reports six twin-engine warplanes have arrived from North Carolina and dozens more aircraft are expected before tomorrow.

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12:17 pm
Wed August 24, 2011

AAA forecasts dip in Ohio Labor Day travel

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A survey predicts a 2 percent drop in Labor Day travel by Ohioans, compared to last year's holiday weekend.

Auto club AAA said Wednesday that the decline is anticipated because of recent uncertainty about the economy as well as rising air fares.

Gas prices are not expected to have much impact. AAA says 71 percent of people intending to travel around the holiday say the cost of gasoline won't affect their plans.

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5:56 am
Wed August 24, 2011

Virginia earthquake shakes Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohioans across the state felt an earthquake centered in Virginia as office buildings swayed near the Statehouse and the press box shook at a Cleveland Indians game.

Some buildings were evacuated briefly Tuesday but no damages or injuries were immediately reported. Tremors were felt in the state's Appalachian region and stretched as far west as Dayton and north to Lake Erie.

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