State & Regional News

August 21, 2014 - 6:05am
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CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio high school student has been arrested after police say he threatened classmates in a Facebook post hours before school was to open for the year.

The 17-year-old Chagrin Falls High School student was arrested early Tuesday and charged with inducing panic.

The Northeast Ohio Media Group ( ) reports that the Facebook posting included a photo of the teen carrying three toy guns. Police did...

August 21, 2014 - 5:49am
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BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) — A city official says one of two police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a man at a suburban Dayton Wal-Mart store is back on the job.

Beavercreek city attorney Stephen McHugh tells the Dayton Daily News ( ) that Sgt. David Darkow has returned to work following the shooting earlier this month. He says the other officer remains on administrative leave.

Neither McHugh nor the Ohio Attorney General'...

August 21, 2014 - 3:02am
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Student and staff leaders of the Ohio State marching band have met with the university's president to share concerns over the firing of a popular band director.

A university spokesman confirmed President Michael Drake met with interim directors and some of the band's 33 student squad leaders Thursday.

Spokesman Gary Lewis says Drake and other senior university officials have held a series of such meetings since Jonathan Waters...

August 20, 2014 - 7:37pm
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CLEVELAND (AP) — A federal indictment alleges an Ohio man and a California man defrauded 60 people out of more than $6.5 million through a fraudulent real-estate development investment scheme.

The indictment filed in Ohio says 41-year-old Stanley Paulic of Aurora and 45-year-old Steven Long of Mather, California, co-founded a real-estate development business with regional offices near Cleveland, Chicago and Sacramento.

Prosecutors allege the men...

August 20, 2014 - 7:22pm
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CLEVELAND (AP) — Federal authorities say a Cleveland-area man accused of defrauding a now-failed credit union out of $2.3 million has been indicted on charges including four counts of money laundering.

The U.S. Attorney's office says 51-year-old John Struna of Concord Township also faces single counts of bank fraud, making false statements and conspiracy to commit bank fraud.

The FBI alleges Struna willfully overdrew his accounts with Cleveland-based...

August 20, 2014 - 6:36pm
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LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio man who pleaded guilty to killing a 16-year-old boy last year has been sentenced to 22 years to life in prison.

The Warren County prosecutor says 37-year-old Michael Geldrich of Franklin was sentenced Wednesday on aggravated murder and other charges.

Geldrich has testified that he and a co-defendant repeatedly beat Dione (DEE'-awn) Payne when the Dayton teen wouldn't give up his stash of money and drugs. They...

August 20, 2014 - 5:32pm
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DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says a tractor-trailer approaching a central Ohio intersection struck a stopped SUV and triggered a four-vehicle crash that killed two people and injured three others.

Patrol Sgt. Ty Skaggs says the tractor-trailer rear-ended one SUV and pushed it into another around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday on U.S Route 23 in Delaware County. Skaggs says the vehicles slid into the intersection, where at least one collided with a pickup truck....

August 20, 2014 - 5:02pm
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge is giving a gun rights group more time to argue why its lawsuit challenging Ohio State University over its weapons ban shouldn't be dismissed.

The Students for Concealed Carry Foundation says the ban restricts constitutionally protected rights, including the right to self-defense by Ohio State students living in university housing.

The lawsuit in Franklin County court says the ban restricts the rights of both lawful gun...

August 20, 2014 - 4:58pm
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CLEVELAND (AP) — A grand jury has charged an Ohio man with more than 100 counts of illegal gambling at Cleveland's Horseshoe Casino.

The Ohio Casino Control Commission pursued the charges filed Tuesday against 40-year-old Vaughn Perry. The Cleveland man faces 138 illegal gambling charges and one grand theft charge, which says Perry deprived the casino of $8,240. Court records say the offense occurred at the casino in May.

The casino commission says...

August 20, 2014 - 4:10pm
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CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio man accused of illegally having seven firearms, more than 200 rounds of ammunition and individual body armor has been sentenced to more than six years in prison.

Federal prosecutors say 41-year-old Shawn Jones was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati to six years and five months in prison. Authorities say Jones pleaded guilty in April to single counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of body...

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