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Monday, 23 June 2014 09:20

Gas Prices Drop Statewide

 

A gallon of Regular Around $3.74 in the Buckeye State
Monday, 23 June 2014 09:16

Ohio Courts fight Heroin Addiction

Officials look into use of drug that blocks the effects of Opiates
Sunday, 22 June 2014 10:29

Gay Pride Parade in Columbus

   COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - "Star Trek" actor and gay activist George Takei kicked off a gay pride parade in central Ohio.
 
   Takei led the parade through Columbus city streets on Saturday. The parade was aimed at encouraging equal rights for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
 
   Takei told The Columbus Dispatch that he wants the United States to be a country where everyone enjoys equality.
 
   The parade included music and more than 150 floats with marchers and attendees wearing rainbow-colored clothing.
 
   Some protesters carrying signs with red Xs over gay-rights symbols marched alongside the parade in protest. Some shouted Biblical passages regarding the definition of marriage.
 
   The parade was part of a three-day Columbus pride festival celebrating LGBT pride and support.

   SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) - Cedar Point is throwing a party this weekend to celebrate the anniversary of its oldest roller coaster.
 
   The Blue Streak has been thrilling riders for 50 years at the amusement park in Sandusky.
 
   The wooden coaster built by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company gave its first rides in 1964.
 
   Cedar Point will be giving out cake and T-shirts at the park on Saturday to mark the occasion. They've also invited back Blue Streak operators from years past.
 
   The coaster named after the Sandusky High School Blue Streaks has a drop of nearly 80 feet and reaches speeds of 40 miles per hour.

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