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Obama cuts short sentences of 3 federal inmates from Ohio

by Associated Press on August 30, 2016

CLEVELAND (AP) — President Barack Obama has commuted the prison sentences of 111 federal inmates convicted of nonviolent drug offenses, including three from northeast Ohio. Obama has called for phasing out strict sentences for drug offenses. The White House says Obama has granted a total of 673 commutations. More than a third of the recipients… Continue Reading

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Monaco’s Prince Albert II to visit Ohio State University

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Prince Albert II of Monaco will visit Ohio State University to learn more about the university’s research and educational programming on sustainability issues. The university says the ruler of Monaco will be on campus Wednesday. He is scheduled to give a lecture focusing on climate change, biodiversity and access to clean… Continue Reading

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Sheriff: Man shoots couple just after kids get on school bus

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HOLLAND, Ohio (AP) — Authorities near Toledo say a man shot two of his neighbors just after they put their children on a school bus. They say he then set fire to their home and shot himself. All three have been taken to a hospital Tuesday but their conditions haven’t been released. The suspect’s girlfriend… Continue Reading

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Reports say suspect in fatal shooting was veteran with PTSD

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SOLON, Ohio (AP) — Records show a man charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a woman after a traffic accident near Cleveland served two tours in Iraq with the U.S. Marine Corps and received treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. Twenty-nine-year-old Matthew Desha (DESH’-uh) told North Ridgeville police in 2011 about his PTSD diagnosis…. Continue Reading

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Court sets execution date for condemned killer of 3-year-old

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has set a 2020 execution date for a gang member who fatally shot a 3-year-old boy. The court ruled 6-1 Tuesday in the case of John Drummond. Drummond was convicted of killing 3-month-old Jiyen (JEYE’-ehn) Dent Jr. in March 2003 when a bullet hit him in the… Continue Reading

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Ohio woman says boyfriend shot couple next door, then self

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HOLLAND, Ohio (AP) — Police near Toledo say at least two people have been shot at a home that was on fire when officers got there. A woman who lives next door tells The Blade newspaper that she watched her boyfriend shoot the couple who live in the house and then shoot himself in the… Continue Reading

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Ohio court rules that immunity law covers non-medical help

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A divided Ohio Supreme Court says the state’s good Samaritan law applies to individuals trying to provide non-medical help in emergencies. The court ruled 4-3 Tuesday in favor of a man sued after his unsuccessful efforts to free another man whose leg was pinned between a truck and a loading dock… Continue Reading

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Cleveland schools, teachers agree on tentative contract

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Metropolitan School district and the union representing teachers in one of Ohio’s largest districts have reached a tentative contract agreement that avoids a strike planned for this week. The two sides said Tuesday that they reached the tentative agreement after a 21-hour bargaining session. The school board and the Cleveland… Continue Reading

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Man charged in fatal hit-and-run in northeast Ohio

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WELLINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man has been charged in the death of a woman who was hit by a vehicle and killed in Ohio. Lorain County sheriff’s deputies say 61-year-old Gregg Box was charged Monday on counts including aggravated vehicular homicide. The 38-year-old woman was hit Sunday night in northeast Ohio near… Continue Reading

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Police: Officer, civilian hurt following crash in Cleveland

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CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland police officer has been hospitalized following a crash. The wreck occurred around 10:30 p.m. Monday when police say the cruiser was struck on the front passenger’s side by a silver car that had front end damage. Police haven’t disclosed the conditions of the officer or the driver of the other… Continue Reading