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LAGRANGE, Ohio (AP) - More than 100 ducks, chickens and turkeys have been found dead inside an unfinished barn in Ohio. WKYC-TV reports investigators were called to the barn in Lorain County's LaGrange Township after neighbors found two turkeys frozen to death. Greg Willey, of the Lorain County Friendship Animal Protective League, says his group removed nearly 100 live birds from the barn and is attempting to nurse them back to health.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio Gov. John Kasich is accepting applications from people interested in consideration for an open Ohio Supreme Court seat. Kasich is taking the names of applicants through Dec. 29. The Republican governor is filling a seat to be left vacant on Jan. 26 by retiring Justice William O'Neill, a Democrat running for Ohio governor. Some Republican lawmakers are trying to oust O'Neill early, saying he should have stepped down weeks ago.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan State Police are investigating whether the remains of three children found in Montana could be linked to the 2010 disappearance of three Michigan brothers. Bones and teeth of three young children were found in September in a Missoula, Montana, shed. Tanner, Alexander and Andrew Skelton were 5, 7 and 9 when they vanished from Morenci, Michigan, in November 2010. State Police Detective Lt. Jeremy Brewer says the agency has requested more information from Montana police.

CLEVELAND (AP) - A Cleveland man charged in the fatal shooting of a Salvation Army worker and subsequent crimes has pleaded not guilty. William Jones entered the plea Thursday in a Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County court. Jones was indicted this week on charges including aggravated murder. Authorities say he's charged in the Dec. 2 slaying of Salvation Army worker Jared Fier-Plesec and subsequent carjackings, assaults and the shooting of a woman in the leg.

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