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GNADENHUTTEN, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio school district has announced that its high school will be closed Monday after a student died from what health officials say is a probable case of bacterial meningitis. The Indian Valley Local Schools in Tuscarawas County sent a letter to parents Saturday that said the student's bus, a school restroom and other surfaces inside the school will be sanitized.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Ohio media organizations have gotten mixed results in separate state court rulings on their challenges to newsgathering restrictions in two of the state's highest-profile criminal cases in recent years. The state's highest court Thursday refused to order the release of complete autopsy reports from the unsolved 2016 slayings of eight family members in southern Ohio. That ruling came after an appeals panel agreed reporters should have received jury questionnaires in a Cincinnati murder retrial.
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say two men have been arrested in connection with the suspected overdose death of a woman whose nine children watched her die in their family's Ohio home. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Middletown police on Friday arrested 63-year-old Jim Boyer and his son, 32-year-old Keith Boyer, after issuing warrants earlier in the day. Her death prompted Middletown police to make an appeal for donations of clothes, blankets, toys and appliances to the family.
CINCINNATI (AP) - The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden says Fiona the baby hippopotamus is nearly weaned from her bottles of formula and will soon rely on grown-up hippo food. Fiona is closing in on 650 pounds after being born in January six weeks premature and weighing just 29 pounds, far smaller than typical hippo newborns. Fiona now joins her mother, Bibi, for meals that include hay, fruit, lettuce, beet pulp and grain.
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