State & Regional News

April 27, 2015 - 4:59pm
6 days 22 hours ago

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The publisher of a weekly newspaper in Toledo says the paper has printed its final issue.

The Toledo Free Press is closing after 10 years in business. Publisher Tom Pounds announced Monday that business conditions forced the move.

Pounds started the publication in 2005. It was distributed throughout the Toledo area and Lucas County.

The paper's last issue was distributed on Sunday.

April 27, 2015 - 3:59pm
6 days 22 hours ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Republican candidate for the Ohio Supreme Court is suing for the ability to raise campaign funds earlier than state judicial rules allow.

Colleen O'Toole, a judge with the 11th Ohio District Court of Appeals in Warren in northeastern Ohio, says the rule prohibiting fundraising until 120 days before a primary election is a free speech violation.

O'Toole argues also that groups such as political action committees don't face...

April 27, 2015 - 2:57pm
1 week 12 min ago

Some events leading to the indictment of an Ohio man on charges he trained with terrorists as part of a plot to return to the U.S. to kill Americans, according to an April 16 federal indictment and documents filed by the FBI in support of search warrants on Sept. 18, 2014 and Jan. 30, 2015:

—March 1, 1987: Abdifatah Aden born in Somalia.

—Sept. 1, 1991: Aden's brother, Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud, born in Somalia.

—Jan. 18, 2006,...

April 27, 2015 - 12:31pm
1 week 12 min ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new billing system will change how private businesses pay their workers' compensation premiums in Ohio.

The Columbus Dispatch ( ) reports employers will be able to pay estimated premiums for the following coverage year in two, four, six or 12 installments as part of a plan by Ohio's Bureau of Workers' Compensation.

The 2015 policy year starts July 1, and businesses will receive their first estimated annual...

April 27, 2015 - 12:23pm
1 week 52 min ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Search warrants show an accused Ohio terrorist misled authorities about his identity and tried to have his brother's martyrdom photo on Facebook deleted to avoid police scrutiny.

The search warrants also allege Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud (ab-dee-RAH'-mahn shayk moh-HAH'-mud) trained two "associates" how to shoot guns in Ohio after he allegedly trained with terrorists in Syria.

The warrants, recently unsealed following Mohamud's...

April 27, 2015 - 10:48am
1 week 9 hours ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by an abortion rights group over a public records request seeking communication between the state's health department and an anti-abortion organization.

The NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Foundation asked the court last week to dismiss the case, saying it had received the records through mediation. The court granted the dismissal Monday.

In late October, NARAL made a public records...

April 27, 2015 - 10:44am
1 week 9 hours ago

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A woman has been killed in a southwest Ohio house fire.

The Montgomery County coroner's office on Monday identified the victim as 25-year-old Simone (SEE'-mohn) Fultz. The case is under investigation.

WDTN-TV reports that seven people escaped the blaze that broke out in the Dayton home around 3 a.m. Sunday. The station said one man who suffered burns was hospitalized in fair condition.

Fire officials are...

April 27, 2015 - 8:34am
1 week 9 hours ago

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Local leaders in Dayton are planning events this year to mark the 20th anniversary of an international peace agreement on Bosnia that was worked out in southwestern Ohio in November 1995.

City Commissioner Matt Joseph tells the Dayton Daily News ( ) the Dayton peace accords negotiated at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base were an achievement that shouldn't be forgotten. He says local events tied to the anniversary won't be a...

April 27, 2015 - 7:13am
1 week 9 hours ago

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Akron Children's Hospital in northeast Ohio is nearly ready to open a $180 million addition that includes a larger emergency department and a new care unit for critically ill newborns that is equipped to help parents stay close.

The Akron Beacon Journal ( ) reports the new ER and outpatient surgery center are scheduled to begin taking patients on May 5.

Also opening then is the new neonatal intensive care unit...

April 27, 2015 - 6:40am
1 week 9 hours ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — Investigators have revisited the area near a Cleveland recreation center where a policeman fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun last November.

The area where Tamir Rice was shot was cordoned off for hours Sunday. Local television stations report investigators were using a camera that rotates 360 degrees and can provide images to help an investigation.

Personnel from the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County sheriff's...

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