State & Regional News

July 22, 2014 - 12:00pm
21 hours 25 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The American Gaming Association says Ohio's commercial casinos and racinos employed more than 7,000 workers who received a total of $225 million in wages benefits and tips last year.

The Washington-based trade association says the four casinos and four racinos operating in Ohio in 2013 generated $351 million in tax revenue. That's according to numbers released Tuesday.

Ohio has casinos in Cleveland, Columbus, Toledo and Cincinnati....

July 22, 2014 - 10:34am
21 hours 25 min ago

URBANA, Ohio (AP) — A prosecutor says he has received the results of a sheriff's office investigation into the death of a central Ohio child rape suspect who died several days after being hospitalized following a jail assault.

A report by the Champaign County Sheriff's Office says inmate David Piersol was the victim of an assault on April 5 at Tri-County Regional Jail in Mechanicsburg.

Champaign County Prosecutor Kevin Talebi (tah-LEE'-bee) says he's...

July 22, 2014 - 8:05am
21 hours 25 min ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A 19-year-old central Ohio man has been sentenced to life in prison after admitting that he fired a shotgun into a man's face during a robbery at a marijuana-growing operation last fall.

A judge in Columbus sentenced Marsean Sowards to life in prison Monday with a chance for parole after 23 years following Sowards' guilty plea to aggravated murder.

The Columbus Dispatch ( ) reports that Sowards and three...

July 22, 2014 - 7:51am
21 hours 25 min ago

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Civilian employees at Ohio's largest military base will have until Aug. 1 to notify officials if they plan to retire or leave with incentives ahead of hundreds of layoffs this fall.

The incentives are meant to encourage employees at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton to leave voluntarily before the base eliminates 372 workers by Oct. 1.

The Air Force says it will save $1.6 billion by eliminating more than 3,400 jobs...

July 22, 2014 - 7:23am
21 hours 25 min ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University says it took in a near-record $404 million in donations in the past 12 months.

The donations reported in the fiscal year ending June 30 were just shy of the record $407 million in 2011-12. Donations during that year included a $100 million pledge from L Brands chairman and CEO Leslie Wexner and the company's foundation.

The Columbus Dispatch ( ) reports that the new numbers marked an 8-...

July 22, 2014 - 6:42am
21 hours 25 min ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — Two Cleveland police officers shot a man they say pointed a gun at them.

A police spokesman tells WEWS-TV ( ) that it happened just before midnight Monday on the near west side of the city.

Police said the two gang unit officers were investigating two separate shootings that occurred late Monday. Officers began chasing a suspect they knew had a warrant. When the suspect pointed a gun at the officers, they shot...

July 22, 2014 - 6:28am
21 hours 25 min ago

PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A judge has increased the bond from $750,000 to $5 million for a woman who testified that her foster father convinced her to kill his wife in November 2012.

Nineteen-year-old Sabrina Zunich was indicted on a charge of aggravated murder last week in the stabbing death of 41-year-old Lisa Knoefel (ku-NOF'-ul).

The (Willoughby) News-Herald ( ) reports she is scheduled for trial Sept. 3, but a plea agreement...

July 22, 2014 - 6:04am
1 day 15 min ago

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The man who built the engine for Orville and Wilbur Wright's first powered aircraft has finally gotten his due.

It was Charles Taylor — a mechanic in the brothers' Dayton bicycle shop — who built the engine for the airplane that first took flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, on Dec. 17, 1903.

On Monday, a bronze bust of Taylor was unveiled at the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base...

July 22, 2014 - 5:48am
1 day 25 min ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in Columbus are looking for two young males who ran from the scene after a 17-year-old girl was fatally shot.

A police report says Shevona Whitehead was shot in the upper body at about 10 p.m. at a residence on the south side of the city. She was pronounced dead later at a hospital.

Several people were at the residence at the time, and witnesses said two young males left on foot immediately after the shooting. A person of...

July 22, 2014 - 3:03am
1 day 25 min ago

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio-based Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. says a 76-year-old Akron woman will get a special ride its new airship because she submitted the name chosen for the aircraft, Wingfoot One.

Charlotte White stood outside watching the blimp circle overhead Monday as she learned of her prize. In a Goodyear statement, she says she's thrilled.

Of roughly 15,000 contest submissions, 10 names were chosen for a public vote. Goodyear has used the...

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