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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Police say a narcotics detective who was shot in the face during an Ohio drug raid can't speak as he recovers from surgery but is communicating using a whiteboard. Toledo police say Detective Jason Picking's jaw was shattered when SWAT officers knocked and tried to enter a home last week and a man shot through a door. A police spokesman tells The Blade newspaper that Picking was treated in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and likely faces more surgeries.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Police say officers acted within department policy when they shot and wounded the suspected serial bank robber whom law enforcement called the "Buckeye Bandit" because he often wore Ohio State University clothing. Columbus police cornered him after a teller slipped a tracking device into a bundle of cash during a robbery last year. Police say two officers fired when the man pointed what appeared to be a handgun.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - State officials say they've received more than 300 applications to operate 60 dispensaries that will sell medical marijuana in Ohio. The Ohio Board of Pharmacy on Monday said that it had received 370 applications to operate the dispensaries the state expects to have up and running in about a year. A board spokesman says no deadline has been set for determining which businesses will get licenses to operate the dispensaries.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio State Highway Patrol is warning motorists heading into the Thanksgiving holiday period to follow all traffic laws, including buckling seat belts and never driving impaired. The patrol says nine people were killed in nine crashes on Ohio roads during the long holiday weekend last year. Five of those fatalities resulted from impaired drivers and six did not use seat belts.

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