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An unprecedented raise in a state tax will raise cigarette costs.

Unprecedented state cigarette tax announced

Area leaders met at the statehouse today to launch Raise It for Health, an effort to raise the tax on cigarettes about $1.50 and restore funding for smoking prevention and cessation programs.

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Woman pinned under cab of semi in rollover crash

A female passenger in the rig appeared to have been ejected through the windshield and was partially pinned under the front of the cab after a semi rolled over on the Indiana Toll Road near Orland.

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2016 file photo, President-elect Donald Trump walks with CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder from Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse in Bedminster, N.J. Trump is expected to add another wealthy business person and elite donor to his Cabinet, with fast food executive Andrew Puzder as Labor secretary. In the background is Vice President-elect Mike Pence. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Trump picks fast food executive Andrew Puzder for Labor

Puzder heads CKE Restaurants Holdings, the parent company of Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s and other chains. In 2010, he published a book called “Job Creation: How it Really Works and Why Government Doesn’t Understand It.”

FILE - In this July 13, 2015, file photo, Ohio Gov. John Kasich talks with Joshua Bowman, right, and Joe Shean during a visit at RP Abrasives in Rochester, N.H. Kasich is declaring his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on July 21. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

Ohio House committee votes to pass 20-week abortion ban

Abortions would be banned after 20 weeks under a bill that Republican lawmakers hope to pass Thursday and add to legislation already on its way to GOP Gov. John Kasich that would prohibit abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected.

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2016 file photo, Linda McMahon talks with reporters after a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York. President-elect Donald Trump will nominate wrestling executive Linda McMahon to serve as administrator of the Small Business Administration, a Cabinet-level position. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Trump chooses former WWE exec McMahon for small business

After Trump secured the Republican nomination, McMahon became one of his most generous benefactors. Fundraising records show she gave $6 million to an outside group that aired supportive commercials and attack ads against Democrat Hillary Clinton.

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2014 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Reid was hospitalized after suffering an injury while exercising in his Nevada home. His office says Reid broke a number of ribs and bones in his face. The injury occurred when a piece of equipment Reid was using to exercise broke, causing the senator to fall. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Harry Reid bids farewell to Senate after 30 years

In an uncharacteristically lengthy and personal farewell speech on the Senate floor, Reid warned of “a new gilded age” ahead and lamented how the Senate has changed. He cautioned colleagues to “temper” use of the filibuster, “otherwise, it will be gone.”

Trump Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, left, Jason Miller, a senior adviser to President-elect Donald Trump, second from left, Boris Epshteyn, a spokesman for Trump, fourth from left, and Michael Flynn, Trump's nominee for National Security adviser, fifth from left, listen as Trump speaks to members of the media after meeting with families of the victims of the knife attack on Nov. 28. at Ohio State University, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump meets with Ohio State victims, taking on somber duty

In Columbus, he also had words of tribute for astronaut and senator John Glenn of Ohio — “indeed an American hero” — who died Thursday at 95. Then he was off to Iowa for the latest stop on his victory tour to states that helped him win the presidency.