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OHIO BUREAU OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION

It’s been a year since eight members of a rural Pike County family – ages 16 to 44 – were found murdered at four locations southwest of Piketon. No one has been charged and officials acknowledge fear among locals might hinder solving the case.

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STATE TEACHERS RETIREMENT SYSTEM

Retired teachers in Ohio will not see a cost of living raise for the next five years.  The State Teachers Retirement System board has voted to stop the payment increases after they re-assessed their assets and liabilities. 

For nearly 100 years, every Ohio public school and charter school teacher has been paying into the STRS pension. Lately, retirees have been seeing annual cost of living adjustments of 2 to 3 percent a year. But the Great Recession put a strong hurt on the system’s investments.  

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JAMES KELLEY / SHUTTERSTOCK

A new report finds that air quality in certain parts of Northeast Ohio is improving steadily, despite rising particle pollution across the state.

Fairfield County Health Department

A second rabid raccoon has turned up in northeast Ohio in as many months, and that has drawn the attention of public health and wildlife agencies in the region.  

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STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Students from around the state who are participating in the YMCA’s “Youth in Government” program went to the Ohio Statehouse today. Gov. John Kasich met with the group.

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