Violent start to the New Year in three Ohio cities

Shootings and stabbings mar the start of 2013

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COLUMBUS (AP) - The New Year arrived violently in some parts of Ohio, with a woman stabbed to death in Toledo, three people shot in Columbus and Cleveland reporting its first homicide less than three hours into 2013.

The fatal shooting of a man on Cleveland's east side just before 3 a.m. came as the city recorded a two-year spike in city homicides last year and in 2011.

Columbus police are investigating two separate shootings overnight in the city, including a double shooting that broke out during a New Year's celebration around 4 a.m. and sent a man and woman to the hospital.

In Toledo, police are investigating the death of a 23-year-old woman who was stabbed in the neck during a large fight at a bar shortly before 2 a.m.

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