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What do you call a DUI in Ohio?

You may have heard the saying somewhere in Ohio or elsewhere that a bird is still a bird by any other name. In essence, it means that it is not the name that makes a particular item what it is; rather, it is the item's substance. Call a bird another name and it still doesn't change the physiological makeup that makes a bird a bird. You can call it a dog if you want, but, scientifically, it's still a bird. The same goes for certain legal terms, such as those describing driving under the influence of alcohol.

Beauty queen faces Ohio marijuana charge

Seven years ago, she was 21 years old and a Miss USA contestant. Today she is facing a felony criminal charge of bringing illegal drugs into a government facility. Kia Hampton is accused of trying to smuggle three grams of marijuana into the Allen Correctional Institution, located about a two-hour drive north of Cincinnati.

Outlook for Ohio Outlook: down and out?

Outlook Ohio is a free, monthly magazine that can be found across the state, though its continued existence is now in some doubt thanks to the recent arrest on drug charges of its top executive. The June issue was canceled after 44-year-old publisher-editor Christopher Hayes was arrested in West Virginia and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

U of Cincinnati football player charged with aggravated battery

Alex Thomas is a junior cornerback for the University of Cincinnati Bearcats. Last season, the 20-year-old picked off four passes. He was recently accused of much more than intercepting passes, however: along with another man, he is accused of armed robbery.

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