State & Regional News

September 2, 2014 - 10:01am
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio National Guardsman accused of sexually abusing three adopted daughters and his stepdaughter at their home is scheduled for arraignment Friday on an updated, 35-count indictment that includes intimidation charges.

Prosecutors allege in court documents that the Marysville man and his wife abruptly sent a fourth adopted daughter out of state in July 2012 and threatened remaining children in the family with a similar fate to keep them from...

September 2, 2014 - 8:44am
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Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers:

The (Findlay) Courier, Sept. 2

It may be too early to get excited about the November election, but, when the time comes, Ohio voters again will have plenty of opportunities to do their part.

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted is seeing to that.

Husted's office sent out 6 million applications for absentee ballots late last...

September 2, 2014 - 7:58am
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CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities say an 86-year-old World War II veteran is recovering after being beaten outside a southwest Ohio hospital where he was visiting his ailing wife.

WCPO-TV (http://bit.ly/1sVyboZ ) reports that Paul Browning was outside Good Samaritan Hospital when the attack happened Sunday. He was there visiting his wife, who is recovering from a stroke.

Family members say Browning was left bruised and swollen, and was expected to be...

September 2, 2014 - 7:22am
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GRANVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Funeral services are scheduled for a 29-year-old Ohio National Guardsman who was hit and killed while changing a flat tire on the side of an interstate highway.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says Nathan Richeson was killed on Interstate 77, just south of Interstate 70 in eastern Ohio at about 5 p.m. Friday. The patrol says Richeson was changing a tire when another driver lost control and hit him.

The (Newark) Advocate (http://...

September 2, 2014 - 6:43am
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ELIZABETHTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say they expect to resume the search for a young boy who fell into a southwest Ohio river.

Emergency crews suspended the search for the child in the Great Miami River at about 11:30 p.m. Monday and planned to resume Tuesday morning.

The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://cin.ci/1pl0cmn ) reports the child, who is 8 to 10 years old, fell into the river at about 4 p.m. Monday as his family fished in Elizabethtown, west...

September 2, 2014 - 6:23am
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ORIENT, Ohio (AP) — Apparently, making a village disappear is more difficult than it looks.

Although it's been nearly a year and a half since the residents of Orient voted to dissolve the central Ohio village, little has been done toward that end.

Residents of the village southwest of Columbus voted to allow the land, along with its 88 homes and 200 residents, to be absorbed by surrounding Scioto (sy-OH'-tuh) Township.

But The...

September 2, 2014 - 5:55am
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CLEVELAND (AP) — Police in Cleveland say one man was killed and two others were wounded in overnight shootings.

Police said the first shooting happened at about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday on the city's east side. Reports said a man in his 40s was pronounced dead at the scene.

Shortly afterward, officers were called to a gas station, where a man was shot while sitting in a vehicle. He was hospitalized in critical condition.

Another...

September 2, 2014 - 5:41am
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio motorists are paying more for gasoline coming out of the long holiday weekend.

A gallon of regular gas was averaging $3.51 in Tuesday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That's up about a dime from a week ago, and it's a few cents more than last month at this time.

The Ohio average is higher than the national average, which was $3.43 on Tuesday. That's about the same as a week ago....

September 2, 2014 - 4:08am
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COLLEGE CORNER, Ohio (AP) — A $15 million renovation is underway on a dam at a state park in southwestern Ohio.

The repairs on the earthen dam and concrete spillway at Hueston Woods State Park are slated to be finished in December 2015.

The park's manager tells The Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/1pBbEjS ) that the spillway's concrete walls has surface cracks and that water pooling below the dam was seeping underneath the structure....

September 1, 2014 - 3:38pm
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AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police say a rowdy crowd near the University of Akron threw bottles at officers while they tried to break up several big parties over the weekend.

Officers say they deployed tear gas and pepper spray just after midnight Sunday.

About a dozen people were arrested. One man was taken into custody after police say he threw a beer bottle and then kicked and dented a patrol cruiser.

Police were called to the area...

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