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Ohio's jobless rate drops in January
Written by Associated Press   
Friday, 07 March 2014 10:07

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio officials say the state's unemployment rate dropped slightly in January to 6.9 percent.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said Friday that the unemployment rate in December was 7.2 percent, which was down from 7.4 percent in November.

The state's rate has been running slightly higher than the national rate, which was 6.6 percent in January.

The number of unemployed Ohio workers was 416,000 in December, or 11,000 fewer than in the previous month.


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Police: Ohio man cooked heroin while driving
Written by Associated Press   
Friday, 07 March 2014 10:06

GIRARD, Ohio (AP) — A police officer said a northeast Ohio man admitted cooking heroin on a spoon while driving his car.

The (Youngstown) Vindicator (http://bit.ly/P8biSa ) reports that 25-year-old Aaron Repko pleaded not guilty Thursday to three misdemeanor drug charges in municipal court in Girard. He has yet to enter a plea to a felony charge of drug possession.

Vienna police said an officer stopped Repko Wednesday believing he was a drunken driver. The officer said he found a spoon on the passenger seat with a burned substance on it.

While being searched, Repko kept falling asleep and said he had injected heroin a short time earlier and had been cooking the drug while driving.

He's being held with a $20,000 bond.

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Information from: The Vindicator, http://www.vindy.com


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Annual Insane Clown Posse festival will be in Ohio
Written by Associated Press   
Friday, 07 March 2014 07:26

DETROIT (AP) — An annual festival headlined by the rap-metal group Insane Clown Posse will be held in Ohio this year.

The Detroit-based duo was looking for a new venue for its Gathering of the Juggalos event after sites in Missouri and Illinois fell through.

Psychopathic Records is Insane Clown Posse's promoter and confirms the group will host its yearly festival at the Legend Valley Concert Venue in Thornville, Ohio, July 23-26.

Past Gathering of the Juggalos events have been marred by unruliness, drug use, fights and arrests.

On its website, the group calls the festival "four days of uninhibited enjoyment" and "the greatest show and family reunion of earth."


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Possible mumps outbreak at Ohio State University
Written by Associated Press   
Friday, 07 March 2014 07:27

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Public health officials are investigating a possible outbreak of mumps at Ohio State University, where nine students are reported to have the contagious infection.

Mysheika Roberts, medical director for Columbus Public Health, says the department is working to find out whether there is a connection between the cases. She said officials are in the early stages of their investigation and are interviewing students.

The students' ages, genders and conditions were not immediately known.

Ohio State is preparing for spring break next week, and some students may already be leaving campus.

Roberts says the infected students have been told to stay isolated from others.

Mumps is a viral infection that typically starts with fever, fatigue and body aches. Roberts says the treatment is rest and fluid.


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Ford shifting truck production from Mexico to Ohio
Written by Associated Press   
Friday, 07 March 2014 07:24

AVON LAKE, Ohio (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is announcing that it will build its Ford F-650 and F-750 trucks at its assembly plant west of Cleveland.

The automaker says it is shifting production from Mexico to its Avon Lake plant. Production will begin early next year.

The move announced Friday is part of a pledge Ford made with union leaders in 2011 to shift medium-duty truck production from Mexico.

The company says it's investing $168 million to make the change.


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