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Boy Hit, Killed While Checking Mailbox

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The accident happened on State Route 28 west of Chillicothe.
9:11AM
November
26, 2014

The State Highway Patrol says the boy was on his way back to his grandparents’ home when he was hit Tuesday afternoon along state Route 28 in Chillicothe, roughly 40 miles south of Columbus.

Fuel-Tainted Portion Of Ohio River Reopens For Pumping, Cargo

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A 15-mile river section, which had closed after the spill, also reopened Tuesday with some restrictions. Vessels traveling through must get Coast Guard clearance.
11:32AM
August
20, 2014

Ohio and Kentucky water districts have resumed taking water from the Ohio River after a fuel oil spill led them to stop pumping river water.

Friends, Family Mourn Ohio Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

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Helton was one of five soldiers who died June 9 in southern Afghanistan, while serving as part of a joint security operation.
7:49AM
June 23, 2014

Funeral services are scheduled today for the southern Ohio soldier who was among the five killed in what’s being described as friendly fire in Afghanistan.

State Wining Fight Against Tree-Killing Pest In Hocking Hills

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The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid attacks and eventually kills trees.
7:32AM
May 19, 2014

State officials say they are winning the fight to get rid of the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in the southern Ohio state park.

Firefighters Contain State Park Blaze

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Fire officials say the blaze came within about 100 feet of several homes but none was damaged, and no one was hurt.
8:26AM
April 2, 2014

The fire was reported Tuesday afternoon near Scioto Trail State Park, roughly 50 miles south of Columbus. There was no word on how the blaze began.

Chillicothe City Council Looks To Cleanup Old Meth Labs

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"Meth" is often made from cold medicine combined with a cocktail of household cleaners.
8:59AM
March
10, 2014

The Chillicothe City Council is considering a long-debated measure to set standards on cleaning up old meth labs.

Storm Hits Southern Ohio, Spares Columbus

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7:57AM
March 3, 2014

Columbus was largely spared, but many areas south of the city had snow plows out and students at home after the latest winter storm.

Historic Emmitt House Destroyed In Fire

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The building has gone through several owners over recent years and several openings and closings. The current owner had reopened it in September.
10:56AM
January
7, 2014

The historic Emmitt House in Waverly burned Monday night as firefighters dealt with frigid temperatures trying to put it out. Officials said the restaurant, built as a hotel in 1861, is probably a total loss.

Former Congressman Charlie Wilson Dead At 70

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Wilson served in the Ohio Legislature for ten years before filling the congressional seat vacated by Ted Strickland.
7:52AM
April 15, 2013

The Ohio Democratic Party says former Congressman Charlie Wilson, who represented southeastern Ohio in Washington for two terms after winning a write-in campaign, has died. He was 70.

Jackson High Schools Removes Jesus Painting To Avoid Legal Fight

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A copy of this popular painting hung in a Jackson High School hallway for more than 60 years.
8:32AM
April
3, 2013

A southern Ohio school district has agreed to take down a painting of Jesus amid a legal challenge claiming that it’s an unconstitutional endorsement of Christianity.