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Oscar odds: Favorites and longshots for Hollywood’s big night
The odds are that Leonardo DiCaprio is going home with the best actor Oscar this Sunday.  The movie he starred in, “The Revenant,” is also favored to win Best Picture, according to online betting site The thriller directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu is currently holding 8-to-15 odds to win. The 20th Century Fox film is followed by “Spotlight” which comes in at 23-to-10 and “The Big Short” at 5-to-1. If that seems like a wide margin it’s nothing compared to the best actor category where DiCaprio is a prohibitive favorite with 1-to-100 odds.

Ohio troopers find 45 pounds of pot in suitcases
The Ohio State Highway Patrol seized 45 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop last week. Troopers pulled over a car on Interstate 70 in Muskingum County Friday morning. The highway patrol said a drug-sniffing dog alerted troopers so they searched the Audi. The drugs, valued at $281,486, were inside suitcases. Clifton A. Futch, 29, of Maryland, was taken to the Muskingum County Jail and charged with drug trafficking. He faces 10 years in prison, if convicted.

Window washer falls off building at Southwest General Health Center
A window washer fell off the building at Southwest General Health Center in Middleburg Heights this morning. According to the hospital’s spokesperson, there is no word on the victim’s condition.

Woman who died on state Route 8 Monday is identified as Canton firefighter
Tonya Johnson, 43, of Canton, has been identified as the woman who was killed after she jumped from an SUV and ran into traffic on state Route 8 Monday. The city of Canton has confirmed that Johnson was a firefighter and a paramedic for the city. She was also a mother of three. Police say Johnson was riding with her husband at around 3:30 p.m. Monday when she suddenly jumped from their SUV during an apparent argument. She was hit and killed instantly.

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