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Popularity Increases In Ancient Oral Health Practice

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The act of oil pulling involves holding or swishing an oil, like coconut oil, in the mouth for 5 to 10 minutes. Practitioners of Ayurvedic text say it removes bacteria from the mouth, acting as a mouthwash.
6:00AM
January
26, 2015

We’ve all heard of yoga and meditation, two ancient eastern holistic healing practices. But there’s another ancient holistic medicinal text that’s catching on in the U.S., in part, because of its oral health benefits.

Attorney General Dewine May Sue Over Affordable Care Act Fee

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10:37AM
January
22, 2015

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says he may sue the federal government over a fee it requires the state to pay because of the Affordable Care Act.

Group Trying To Legalize Pot In Ohio Uses Liquor Laws As Template

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9:56AM
January
21, 2015

A group hoping to put a marijuana legalization question before voters on the fall ballot is releasing more details about its proposal.

I-75 Reopens After Deadly Collapse

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An old off-ramp collapsed onto Interstate 75 Monday night. A construction worker was killed a truck driver was injured.
7:32AM
January
21, 2015

The removal of tons of debris from Interstate 75 in Cincinnati began Tuesday afternoon and was completed by nighttime, allowing the closed southbound lanes to reopen for the Wednesday morning commute.

Ohio F.O.P. President Wants Obama’s Backing In State Of The Union

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A police officer patrols near protesters in Ferguson, Missouri last year.
10:37AM
January
20, 2015

The president of the Ohio Fraternal Order of Police is calling on President Obama to use Tuesday night’s State of the Union address to denounce attacks against police.

One Dead, Another Injured After Cincinnati Overpass Collapses

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A witness told WLWT5 that he heard "a real big boom" and then a couple of seconds later he saw police cars rushing to the scene.
5:55AM
January
20, 2015

Fire and emergency medical officials say a construction worker was killed and a tractor trailer driver injured when an Interstate 75 overpass undergoing demolition collapsed in Cincinnati Monday night.

Ohio Health Department Reports More Flu Hospitalizations

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More than 1,600 Ohioans were hospitalized for the flu during the first full week in January.
11:11AM
January 16, 2015

The Ohio Health Department says more than 1,000 people were hospitalized for the flu during the first full week of the new year.

Progress And Challenges In Ohio’s Human Trafficking Problem

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Ohio's Human Trafficking Task Force was formed by Gov. John Kasich "to marshal the resources of the State of Ohio to coordinate efforts to identify and rescue victims, create a coordinated law enforcement system to investigate and prosecute human trafficking crimes, and to provide the services and treatment necessary for victims to regain control of their lives. "
8:16AM
January 16, 2015

Experts in the courtroom and on the streets gathered at the Statehouse Thursday to discuss Ohio’s progress in ending human trafficking.

Ohio Flu Hospitalizations Spike Again, 4 Deaths Now Reported

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Health officials say the flu virus turned more deadly in Ohio for the start of the new year. Four influenza related deaths are now confirmed
10:27AM
January 9, 2015

The state Health Department says four people have died from the flu this season in Ohio as hospitalizations continue to rise.

The Passing Of An Era: Well-Known Holocaust Survivor Dies

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Abe Weinrib recorded his story for Columbus' Jewish Community Center in 1987.
8:59AM
January 6, 2015

Abe Weinrib spent the last several decades of his life telling local students about the Nazi occupation of Europe and his time in concentration camps. He died last week at the age of 102.