State & Regional News

September 3, 2015 - 12:17pm
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Newly-released records show data experts at the Ohio Department of Education were puzzled by some requests of an ex-charter schools director whose decision to omit certain failing grades from sponsor evaluations led to his ouster in July.

Records show data managers warned former School Choice Director David Hansen he would need to change state law in order to make certain adjustments he requested to the numbers. They also noted over the months that...

September 3, 2015 - 12:08pm
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TWINSBURG, Ohio (AP) — A report from a medical examiner's investigator says a man was fatally shot by his father when he tried to stop the older man from leaving home with a pistol and a rifle vowing to "do some damage" at a medical facility.

A Twinsburg police officer shot and killed 76-year-old Charles Shaw on Tuesday after responding to a 911 call about him shooting his son, 55-year-old Scott Shaw. Police say an officer fired multiple shots at Charles Shaw after Shaw...

September 3, 2015 - 11:58am
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HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — The father of a 2-month-old baby girl who police say was shaken and died two days later has been indicted on charges of murder and child endangering in southwest Ohio.

Court documents show 27-year-old Phillip Cunningham of Hamilton was indicted Wednesday by a Butler County grand jury in the July death. Court records don't list an attorney for Cunningham.

The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports that a police detective...

September 3, 2015 - 11:22am
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A company from Thailand is taking a key step as it considers constructing a multibillion-dollar petrochemical facility in eastern Ohio.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) on Thursday joined officials with PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited to announce the company's plans to invest $100 million in design work for the potential complex in Belmont County.

Kasich described the plant, called an ethane cracker, as being able to...

September 3, 2015 - 8:55am
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ASHTABULA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio have identified remains found in a backyard fire pit as those of an 18-year-old woman reported missing in late July.

Ashtabula (ash-tuh-BYOO'-luh) County Sheriff William Johnson said at a news conference Thursday that the bones found in the fire pit and a wooded area during a drug raid Aug. 20 are those of Alesha Bell of Warren. The home where the remains were found is in Roaming Shores, about 30 miles north of Warren in...

September 3, 2015 - 7:44am
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RAVENNA, Ohio (AP) — A woman has died in a one-vehicle crash in northeast Ohio that injured the car's driver.

The Ravenna post of the State Highway Patrol says the woman was killed when the car she was in ran off State Route 305 in Portage County and struck a utility pole and a tree.

A statement from the patrol says 35-year-old Ginger Scheel, of Kent, was dead at the scene of the accident that occurred around 3 PM Wednesday.


September 3, 2015 - 4:16am
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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Family members say a 16-year-old Toledo girl has died three weeks after she was stabbed during an attack at home that also left her younger brother dead.

Police say the girl's former boyfriend attacked the teens and their mother who survived. The 16-year-old is due in court in two weeks.

The family says Joscelyn Jones was taken off life support and died Tuesday night. Her 14-year-old brother Johnny Jones III died the day of the...

September 3, 2015 - 4:01am
2 hours 25 min ago

CINCINNATI (AP) — A veteran Catholic educator will lead schools in the 19-county Archdiocese of Cincinnati on an interim basis.

Catholic officials announced Wednesday that Susie Gibbons will serve as interim superintendent for "the next several months." A nationwide search is planned to replace Jim Rigg, who is leaving to become superintendent of Catholic schools for the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Gibbons takes over Oct. 1. She has been Catholic schools...

September 3, 2015 - 3:46am
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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Two orphaned cubs of a grizzly bear that killed a hiker in Yellowstone National Park have arrived at an Ohio zoo.

The cubs arrived Tuesday night and will be in quarantine for 30 to 60 days. Officials at the Toledo Zoo say the bears are in good health, but are too young to survive on their own in the wild.

The mother of the twin females was killed on Aug. 13 by the U.S. National Park Service after the bear ate part of the Montana...

September 3, 2015 - 3:31am
2 hours 25 min ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio college president and Ohio State University's provost are among the four finalists for president at the University of Iowa.

The Northeast Ohio Media Group ( ) reports that Oberlin College President Marvin Krislov and Ohio State Provost John Steinmetz visited the University of Iowa over the last week. The board of regents, which governs Iowa's three public universities, is expected to make its choice Thursday....

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