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Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, Jan. 11:

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Cases of the flu are plaguing Ohioans throughout the state, and hospitalizations are soaring.

The Ohio Department of Health’s Melanie Amato says there’s been a 470 percent increase in hospitalizations related to the flu.

“At this time last year, we had only seen about 369 total hospitalizations.  ... This year, we are at 2,104,” she said.

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There has been another death from bacterial meningitis is Tuscarawas County, the second in two weeks.  But, the cases do not appear to be related.

Tuscarawas County Health Commissioner Katie Seward says there is no known connection between the latest victim--whose identity is not yet being released—and 14-year-old Ryan Freedland of Port Washington, who died Dec. 15th. 

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Here are your morning headlines for Monday, December 11th:

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