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October 13, 2015 - 3:20am
31 min 52 sec ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — Parking lots located behind Cleveland's historic West Side Market will soon be patrolled by armed security guards during business hours.

Northeast Ohio Media Group reports ( ) Cleveland City Council on Monday authorized the city to spend $86,000 a year on the security detail, replacing a pre-existing contract with Willo Security for unarmed guards.

City officials say the new armed guards will likely be off-duty...

October 13, 2015 - 3:15am
31 min 52 sec ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court is debating whether a convicted sex offender who wants to be a lawyer should be allowed to take the state bar exam.

The court scheduled a Tuesday hearing for the request by John Tynes, a former Army officer convicted in military court of sex-related offenses after his arrest in 1998 in an FBI sting operation in which he thought he was meeting a 15-year-old girl for sex.

Tynes argues the case is nearly two...

October 13, 2015 - 3:15am
31 min 51 sec ago

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Toledo Police have identified the man who fatally shot an unruly bar patron after he reportedly fired his own weapon following a disagreement over smoking cigarettes inside the establishment.

The Blade newspaper reports ( ) police say 46-year-old Anthony Henderson shot 21-year-old Keshawn Groom at the Spigot Bar in Toledo on Oct. 1.

Officials say a confrontational Groom was removed from the bar. He returned...

October 13, 2015 - 3:09am
31 min 51 sec ago

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio (AP) — Officials say a decision to outsource production has led to the imminent closure of a northeast Ohio manufacturing plant that will leave 53 people without jobs.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports ( ) TerraSource Global will cease operations of its Cuyahoga Falls facility in December.

The plant, which goes by the brand name Pennsylvania Crusher, makes heavy duty machinery that breaks down coal for use by...

October 13, 2015 - 3:06am
31 min 51 sec ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police have arrested a 31-year-old Cleveland man after he allegedly injured his friend by shattering a glass bong over his head.

University Heights Lt. Dale Orians tells Northeast Ohio Media Group ( ) that Vincent Morris was charged with felonious assault and aggravated menacing after he attacked his friend and threatened two women with a pocketknife on Saturday.

Police say Morris, reportedly high on marijuana...

October 13, 2015 - 3:05am
31 min 51 sec ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Could there be a milder winter ahead for Ohio?

That's the prediction by The National Weather Service and AccuWeather. Both are calling for a warmer-than-average winter — December through February — with below-average snowfall.

That would be a relief to Ohioans worn out by below-average temperatures and lots of snow the past two winters.

Paul Pastelok, a senior meteorologist for AccuWeather, tells The...

October 12, 2015 - 12:21pm
31 min 51 sec ago

HOWLAND, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio woman says fellow classic-car enthusiasts made her husband's dream come true by creating a personal parade and car show on his street after failing health kept him home.

The Vindicator newspaper ( ) in Youngstown reports Dennis Hake sat in an electric scooter at the edge of his lawn, crying and smiling as dozens of cars rumbled by on Sunday afternoon.

The 60-year-old Howland man suffers from...

October 12, 2015 - 11:14am
31 min 51 sec ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Democrats are looking to Tuesday's debate to stir enthusiasm for a presidential primary that so far has been largely drama-free.

Debate-watch parties are planned across the battleground state, including in big cities like Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland, Toledo and Akron and in smaller places like Marietta and Chillicothe (chihl-ih-KAHTH'-ee).

Such grassroots efforts come as Republicans have enjoyed strong attention in Ohio...

October 12, 2015 - 8:50am
31 min 51 sec ago

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — State troopers say a 70-year-old bicyclist died after he was struck by a vehicle that sped away from the scene this weekend in Lorain County, west of Cleveland.

The State Highway Patrol says the hit-and-run crash occurred late Saturday afternoon on a road in New Russia Township. The patrol says a witness reported that a dark-colored Ford vehicle hit the bicyclist from behind, slowed down and then sped away.

Trooper Jeff Boris told...

October 12, 2015 - 8:18am
31 min 51 sec ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — The head of a nonprofit civic organization overseeing improvements to Cleveland's Public Square says the renovations are on track to be done by the time the city hosts the Republican National Convention.

The Plain Dealer ( ) reports key parts are taking shape after crews worked double shifts during summer to take advantage of good weather before winter. Primary underground utilities and dozens of new trees are in place. Workers are...

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