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White lion from Siegfried and Roy euthanized at Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI -- An aging white lion given to the Cincinnati Zoo by performers Seigfried & Roy had to be euthanized because of age-related health issues. The zoo says Future - one of two male African white lions loaned permanently by Siegfried and Roy in 1998 - was put down Thursday. He was 17 years old and struggled to walk in recent days.

One killed in South Side hit-skip

One person was killed and another was taken to the hospital last night after a hit-and-run crash on the South Side, police said.

Low gas prices mean more people hit the road for holidays

Christmas might come early for central Ohioans traveling for the holidays, given low gas prices and predictions of mild weather. The AAA Auto Club is predicting the highest travel volume on record for Dec. 23 to Jan. 4. Nationwide, 98.6 million Americans are expected to travel at least 50 miles from home. That includes 3.8 million Ohioans, a 5 percent increase over the same period last holiday season.

Flu medicine may be in short supply

Flu continues to sicken and hospitalize more Ohioans and has now led to two teenagers’ deaths in the state.

New law will keep lethal-injection drug supplier secret

A new Ohio law signed yesterday by Gov. John Kasich will shield from public disclosure the supplier of drugs used in future lethal injections effective on March 20.

Ohio State to give tuition, $500,000 to student hit by dump truck

Ohio State will pay $500,000 and provide free undergraduate tuition to a former student who lost a leg after being run over by a university contractor’s dump truck in September 2012.

Ohio's children's hospitals to split $1 million state grant to study abuse

Doctors could be missing the early warning signs of child abuse. But if they know what to look for and how to intervene, they may be able to save an infant’s life. At least that’s the hope behind a new Ohio Children’s Hospital Association study.

Fired economic-development director hired in Morrow County

Delaware County’s embattled former economic-development director has accepted a similar position in neighboring Morrow County.

Man gets 30 months over woman’s drug-overdose death

A Franklin County judge chastised a Far West Side man yesterday — not only for dumping a woman’s body in a ditch after she died of a drug overdose but also for not doing anything to try to save her.

Man who died under car on South Side auto lot is identified

A man died yesterday after the car he was repairing at a South Side auto lot fell on him. Columbus police homicide detectives said the man’s death appeared to be an accident. He was about 60 years old, but police were working yesterday to confirm his identity and locate relatives.

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