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ROME, Ohio (AP) - A conservation group has bought nearly 1,000 acres of forest land in southern Ohio that's part of its plan to create an uninterrupted corridor for wildlife near the Ohio River. The Nature Conservancy says it's the organization's largest purchase ever in the state. The land will be part of the state's largest privately owned nature preserve, covering more than 19,000 acres.

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Investigators in Ohio have charged a neighbor with setting a house fire that killed two adults and five children last week. Akron police say they charged 58-year-old Stanley Ford with aggravated murder and arson on Tuesday. A possible motive in the May 15 fire isn't clear.

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) - Ohio police say a man who fell down a cliff and spent four days in a ravine was rescued after he crawled onto a golf course, despite having broken his legs, pelvis, and wrist. A golf course worker was doing routine maintenance when he stumbled upon 30-year-old Gerald Muskiewicz, said Elyria Police Capt. Chris Costantino. Muskiewicz was naked and suffering from hypothermia when he was found.

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it won't declare Ohio's western end of Lake Erie impaired by toxic algae. The EPA's decision means Ohio will continue to take the lead on fighting the algae blooms that have fouled drinking water in recent years. Declaring the lake an impaired watershed could have allowed for increased pollution regulations.

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