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DRUG DEATHS-BABIES

COLUMBUS Ohio plans to start a program to help babies who are born addicted to drugs, as officials look to address prescription drug abuse and opiate addiction. About 200 mothers and babies who are addicted to painkillers and heroin would get treatment and counseling under the $4.2 million, three-year pilot program. By Ann Sanner.

TEEN'S ASHES-SHOPPING BAG

AMELIA An Ohio woman who found her teenage son's cremated remains in a plastic shopping bag inside an urn is upset with the Kentucky funeral home that handled the ashes. The funeral director says he used what he had on hand to ensure the ashes didn't spill when he divided them into unsealed containers at the family's request.

GREAT LAKES-PLASTIC POLLUTION

DULUTH, Minn. Scientists have now found tiny plastic particles in all of the Great Lakes, and a researcher says Lake Erie seems to hold the highest concentrations of plastics, probably because the particles float downstream from the upper lakes.

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BURNED CAR-BODIES COLUMBUS Firefighters and homicide detectives have been called to a central Ohio apartment complex where police say two bodies were found in a burning car.

LEAKY LEVEE ZOAR An Army Corps of Engineers leader has visited a village where the aging levee protecting it from flooding is in serious need of repairs, and he says the trip put the project on his radar.

SHOOTING-CAR CRASH RIPLEY Authorities say a young Ohio woman found shot dead in her car was pregnant and that her 14-month-old daughter had a gunshot wound to the head.

BANK OF AMERICA-OHIO LAYOFFS BEACHWOOD Bank of America Corp. will lay off more than 1,100 employees as it closes two suburban Cleveland offices and one in Cincinnati while shrinking its mortgage operations.

DOCTOR-ASSAULT CHARGES AKRON A northeast Ohio pain clinic doctor accused of sexually assaulting some of his female patients has been indicted on 23 counts.

FIERY TRUCK CRASH-CAUTION DAYTON Authorities say a fiery, multivehicle crash that killed two truckers and lit up a southwest Ohio highway should spur extra caution by drivers in construction zones during the long Labor Day weekend.

EARNS-BIG LOTS COLUMBUS Big Lots' fiscal second-quarter net income falls 18 percent, hurt by lower sales at its U.S. stores and some higher expenses, but adjusted results top analysts' estimates.

PARTY BUS SLAYING PITTSBURGH Police say two women have been taken into custody in Ohio in connection with the shooting death of a man pulled off a western Pennsylvania party bus last spring.

PIPELINE SITE-DEATH STEUBENVILLE Authorities say a 31-year-old worker from northern Minnesota died after an accident at a gas pipeline construction site in far eastern Ohio.

LAKE STURGEON-NY ALBANY, N.Y. Researchers in New York say they've found two wild Lake Sturgeon juveniles, the first caught after years of stocking intended to restore populations of the once-plentiful Great Lakes fish.