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JOHNSTON, Ohio (AP) - Central Ohio is fast becoming a hotspot for horse riders. The Columbus Dispatch reports the region now boasts facilities that focus on "hunter jumper" competitions in addition to the annual All American Quarter Horse Congress. That weeks-long October event is expected to draw about 650,000 people to Columbus.

NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio (AP) - Police say a makeup artist helped them stage an Ohio crime scene to make the suspect in a murder-for-hire plot believe his requested target was killed by the would-be hitman, who actually was working with investigators. North Ridgeville police say 39-year-old suspect Seljami Idrizi was arrested after paying the informant, who provided him photos of the faked scene as proof of a killing. Idrizi was jailed on a conspiracy charge with bond of $1 million. Court records listed no attorney for him.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio coroner has concluded that a 12-year-old boy found unresponsive during a birthday sleepover died from an accidental overdose of fentanyl, not from choking on the gum that medics removed from his throat. Columbus police tell WCMH-TV that they're investigating how Kanye Champelle came into contact with the powerful painkiller before he was found during his cousin's party at an apartment complex in July.

CLEVELAND (AP) - Doors to the county elections board in Cleveland will be replaced after a former political official found the building closed but unlocked and unoccupied on a recent Saturday. Cleveland.com reports the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections is investigating why its back door was unlocked when former mayor and Democratic congressman Dennis Kucinich stopped by on Sept. 2 hoping to vote early for a primary.

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