COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio officials are warning that federal budget cuts will put a dent in public health programs. The states says cuts totaling nearly $8.5 million so far will affect programs including newborn hearing screenings, food assistance programs and abstinence education. The Columbus Dispatch reports that the state health department will absorb much of the costs, but local health departments will have to figure out how to cover some losses.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Ohio House members want to make sure the Ohio Lottery doesn't start selling tickets on the Internet. A provision in the state budget proposed by the Ohio House would prohibit the lottery from following the lead of other states and selling tickets directly to players via computers and hand-held devices.
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - An Ohio police officer and his wife face aggravated child neglect charges after their young children were left unsupervised in a truck outside a Florida bar. Police found a loaded .40-caliber Glock within reach of the children. County Jail officials in Panama City Beach say 35-year-old Michael Webb and 29-year-old Staci Hall left jail last night after posting $500 bonds. The Florida Department of Children and Families took custody of the children, ages 3 and 11 months. Webb is a police officer with the Ross Township Police Department in Ohio.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Investigators have returned to the Cleveland neighborhood where three women were held captive in a house for a decade hoping to get tips on other unsolved missing-person cases. Cleveland city and public transit police and the FBI sponsored last night's event called a "Night Out For Missing Persons."
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