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CINCINNATI — Ohio's Republican U.S. senator is demanding to know if any disciplinary action has been taken against IRS employees at the agency's Cincinnati office for targeting conservative groups. By Amanda Lee Myers.
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service official who led the unit that targeted tea party groups and publicly disclosed the activity has been replaced, making her the third top IRS official moved aside since the episode was revealed two weeks ago. Lois Lerner was put on administrative leave on Thursday, said Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and two congressional aides. By Alan Fram and Stephen Ohlemacher.
SPRINGBORO — Some parents and a civil rights group oppose policies to insert creationism and other religious issues into a western Ohio school district's classrooms. The school board's president says people should be allowed to talk about the issues in the classroom. The policy also would include issues such as sex education, legalization of drugs, gun rights and climate change as appropriate for classroom discussion.
COLUMBUS — Attorney General Mike DeWine joins students to release balloons honoring Ohio's 690 missing children and urges the public not to give up hope that those who disappeared might be found.
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NEW YORK — Household products giant Procter & Gamble Co. is hoping its former CEO can work his magic once again. The Cincinnati company said late Thursday that former CEO A.G. Lafley, a 33-year industry veteran, is returning its top post. The surprise move comes as the world's largest consumer-products maker tries to spur growth in the face of stiff global competition. By Mae Anderson.
— HEALTH DEPARTMENT-CUTS — COLUMBUS — Ohio officials are warning that federal budget cuts are going to put a dent in public health programs.
— BRIDGE SAFETY — HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. — A newspaper's analysis has found that almost 100 bridges in the northern Kentucky-Cincinnati region need attention due to age or defects.
— XGR-LOTTERY-INTERNET — CLEVELAND — Ohio House members want to make sure the Ohio Lottery doesn't start selling tickets on the Internet.
— BUILDING-FATAL FALL — LANCASTER — Authorities say a central Ohio insurance lawyer was killed when he fell through the roof of a storm-damaged building he was inspecting.
— 12TH DUI — CUYAHOGA FALLS — Authorities in northeast Ohio say a 70-year-old man has been sentenced to eight years in prison after being convicted of his 12th drunken-driving charge.
— DORM-STUDENT FALLS — DAYTON — A two-month investigation has determined that a University of Dayton freshman who fell from a six-story dormitory window last month committed suicide.
— POLICE OFFICER-CHILD NEGLECT — PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. — An Ohio police officer and his wife face aggravated child neglect charges after their young children were left unsupervised in a truck outside a Panama City Beach bar.
— MISSING GIRL-MICHIGAN — MONROE, Mich. — Investigators say the number of tips is dwindling in the kidnapping and slaying of a 5-year-old Michigan girl who disappeared four years ago and was found buried near a Michigan river.
— HEROIN RING — DAYTON — A federal grand jury has indicted 18 people in an alleged two-year conspiracy to distribute heroin in southern Ohio.
— DISH_NTELOS — ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Satellite TV provider Dish Network and regional cellphone company Ntelos said Friday that they have agreed to develop a fixed-mobile broadband service within Ntelos' coverage area. The area in question covers customers in Virginia, West Virginia and parts of Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Kentucky.