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

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CINCINNATI (AP) - A gay rights group wants to intervene in an existing case in hopes of getting a federal court to overturn Ohio's gay marriage ban and allow same-sex couples to wed in the state. Equality Ohio and four gay couples living in the state requested permission today to intervene in a case before the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - State officials want to invest $88.5 million in Ohio's state parks over the next two years. Natural resources department director James Zehringer told The Associated Press in an interview that the money will be shared among Ohio's 74 state parks. Ohio's is one of only seven park systems nationally that charges no entry fees.

CLEVELAND (AP) - A man has been indicted on gambling and other charges in a multi-agency investigation of an alleged gambling ring in northeastern Ohio. Authorities say a Cuyahoga County grand jury in Cleveland indicted 61-year-old Martin Sarcyk (SAR'-chihk) on multiple counts of gambling, money laundering and having criminal tools.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A citizens' group isn't taking the word of state regulators that new permitting guidelines will protect public health after earthquakes in northeast Ohio were linked to the gas drilling method of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. Youngstown-based Frackfree Mahoning Valley says the science behind the finding is suspect and new permit conditions won't prevent future quakes.

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