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State fair's butter cows named Scarlet and Grace
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 8:00 PM

COLUMBUS (AP) — Scarlet and Grayce. Those are the names of the traditional butter sculptures of a cow and calf at this year's Ohio State Fair.

The names announced Tuesday by fair officials after a naming contest on Twitter are a play on the Ohio State University colors, scarlet and gray.

Rival candidate wants probe of DeWine bid process
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 8:00 PM

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's rival in the fall election said Tuesday that federal authorities should investigate DeWine's handling of lucrative collections contracts in the wake of a newspaper investigation.

DeWine's office challenged the factual basis for requesting any kind of U.S. Justice Department probe.

Working-class whites lose voting dominance in Ohio
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 8:00 PM

COLUMBUS (AP) — Working-class whites are no longer a majority of Ohio's eligible voters, a historic shift in a key Midwestern swing state that has political parties pledging more outreach to a broader coalition of demographic groups.

Democrats are working to paint themselves as the party of diversity. Their 2014 statewide ticket features three white men, two white women and one black woman, compared with the Republicans' all-but-one-male, all-white line-up. Republicans, meanwhile, are seeking to maintain a hold on older voters while courting a new wave of potential Ohio voters, including suburban women under 40 and young college conservatives.

Fine paid for veteran cited for therapy ducks
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 8:00 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE (AP) — An Army veteran who says his pet ducks help relieve his post-traumatic stress disorder says he wants his day in court on a citation of violating an Ohio village ban, even though someone else has already paid his fine for having 14 ducks in his backyard.

The Coshocton Municipal Court clerk's office says the $140 fine and court costs for Darin Welker, of West Lafayette, were paid online by a Newtown, Pennsylvania, man.

Ice cream social set for Friday
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 8:00 PM

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VENEDOCIA — The Salem Presbyterian Church will host an ice cream social in Venedocia on Friday.

The event will feature ice cream, cakes, pies, cookies and dinner menu items.