CINCINNATI (AP) — Both sides in a fight over whether gay marriage should be recognized on Ohio death certificates despite a statewide ban will argue their cases in front of a federal judge in Cincinnati.
On one side are two gay Ohio men who successfully got Judge Timothy Black to order their recently deceased spouses to be listed as married on their death certificates.
They want that right afforded to all same-sex couples in Ohio who, like them,...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Five of seven men accused of conspiring to steal copper from about two dozen electrical substations in northeast Ohio have been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty.
The U.S. Attorney's Office in Cleveland says the prison terms range from 15 months to more than four years. A sixth defendant was given two years of supervised release. The seventh man will be sentenced next year.
Authorities say the copper was sold to scrap yards...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former Columbus police officer has pleaded guilty to a child pornography charge after investigators said they uncovered thousands of images and hundreds of videos on two external hard drives.
A court document says additional images were found on several CDs in a storage facility rented by defendant Stewart Miller. The document says that Miller acknowledged an interest in child pornography in a letter obtained by investigators.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A prosecutor in central Ohio has used DNA evidence to file charges against an unknown suspect in a rape that has gone unsolved for two decades.
The aggravated burglary, kidnapping and rape charges issued by a Franklin County grand jury allow the case to be prosecuted in the future instead of expiring under the state's 20-year statute of limitations for rape cases.
Prosecutor Ron O'Brien says the case involved a woman raped on...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio school district and two villages were flagged for fiscal distress by the state auditor on Tuesday, an unusually high weekly tally that the state auditor says he'd like to combat with a new alarm system of sorts.
Action by Auditor Dave Yost placed the Mansfield City Schools in northeast Ohio and the village of Edgerton west of Toledo in fiscal emergency. Bloomingburg, a village in southwest Ohio's Fayette County, was placed in a...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has ordered a child returned to the custody of her mother who had moved to Arizona, rejecting custody claims filed by the child's paternal grandfather.
The court says the Sandusky County Juvenile Court did not follow state law in awarding custody to the grandfather, who filed his request when the woman, who was visiting Ohio, returned to Arizona temporarily without her daughter.