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News Minute: Here is the latest Ohio news from The Associated Press

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state says a new rule has gone into effect in Ohio that permanently bans two new chemicals abused as illegal synthetic drugs. The rule attempts to outlaw the two chemicals and any variations of them. It takes effect today and classifies the chemical compounds as controlled substances illegal under Ohio law.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Columbus health officials say they've confirmed two cases of mumps at a local community college as an outbreak of the illness continues. The state says two Columbus State Community College students have been included in the official case count. It's also looking into reports of two more cases of mumps at the school near downtown. Officials have confirmed 234 cases of the contagious viral illness in the area this year.

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - A consultant's preliminary study concludes the overcrowded Lucas County Jail in downtown Toledo isn't worth saving. The study by DLR Group says the county should instead build a new facility. Sheriff John Tharp isn't surprised by the recommendation, telling The Blade the jail is inhumane, typically running well over its capacity.

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say the bodies of two of four missing boaters in western Lake Erie have been recovered off the Ohio shoreline. Officials say they recovered the bodies of two females today. Both were wearing life jackets. The U.S. Coast Guard and other crews have been searching the lake most of the day for the boaters, who went out on Lake Erie yesterday afternoon.

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