State & Regional News

May 15, 2015 - 9:01am
1 week 2 days ago

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says a hazardous-waste incinerator in eastern Ohio released dangerous toxins into the air over the past four years, exposing those nearby to chemicals that can cause cancer, miscarriages and early death.

The federal agency found that the Heritage Thermal Services Incinerator in East Liverpool in Columbiana County emitted gases that contained high levels of toxic chemicals 195 times from November 2010 to...

May 15, 2015 - 7:29am
1 week 2 days ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Officials say poultry from states where a deadly bird flu virus has surfaced won't be permitted at this year's Ohio State Fair.

The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1H6BEak ) the state's agriculture department also warns the fair's poultry show may be canceled altogether if the outbreak gets worse.

Since March, the H5N2 virus has led to the deaths of at least 30 million chickens and turkeys in the Midwest....

May 15, 2015 - 6:43am
1 week 2 days ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — City officials are exploring the use of body cameras for Columbus officers in an attempt to strengthen the bond between police and the community.

The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1FokbiD ) Mayor Michael Coleman made the announcement Thursday. The city will also review how police handle internal affairs complaints, and will make community forums with the chief a permanent fixture.

Coleman will pick a committee to...

May 15, 2015 - 6:22am
1 week 2 days ago

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio judge won't serve time in prison after he was found guilty of tampering with records and other charges for not disclosing his ownership interest in an office building where several lawyers have legal practices.

Former Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge was instead ordered Thursday to pay $3,000 in fines for his crimes.

The 68-year-old Democrat was found guilty last month of tampering with records and...

May 15, 2015 - 3:11am
1 week 2 days ago

GATES MILLS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities are investigating a crash that killed two 18-year-olds in a village east of Cleveland.

The Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County Medical Examiner's office has identified the victims as Alexander Doody and Joshua Weil. Both are seniors at Hawken Upper School. Police say both were killed after a vehicle veered off a road and hit a tree Thursday afternoon in Gates Mills.

Northeast Ohio Media Group reports Doody was a...

May 15, 2015 - 3:04am
1 week 2 days ago

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Jesuit Catholic university in southwest Ohio will have degree ceremonies Saturday for nearly 1,800 students.

Xavier (ZAY'-vyur) University says it will confer 1,006 undergraduate degrees in its 177th commencement ceremonies Saturday morning, followed by 784 graduate degrees in the afternoon.

The undergraduate commencement speaker will be Kevin Fleming, a 1994 Xavier graduate who is the Peace Corps country director for Liberia. He...

May 15, 2015 - 3:03am
1 week 2 days ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state inspector general's investigation has found more than $40,000 missing from state accounts at a central Ohio prison.

An inspector general's statement Thursday says the investigation began after Department of Rehabilitation and Correction officials reported employees at Southeastern Correctional Complex in Lancaster couldn't account for $15,000 in state funds.

Corrections officials reported an employee resigned after being...

May 15, 2015 - 3:02am
1 week 2 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal agency says Ohio-based Nationwide Life Insurance Company agreed to pay $8 million to settle charges that the company routinely violated pricing rules in daily processing of orders for some insurance products.

A statement Thursday from the Securities and Exchange Commission says the Columbus company intentionally delayed collecting untracked mail containing variable insurance contracts and processed those customer orders at the next day's...

May 14, 2015 - 7:08pm
1 week 3 days ago

GATES MILLS, Ohio (AP) — Police say one teenager died and at least two more were injured after a vehicle veered off a road and hit a tree in a village east of Cleveland.

Authorities say four 18-year-olds were in the vehicle when it crashed Thursday afternoon in Gates Mills.

The cause is under investigation. No other vehicles were involved.

A statement from village police says three teens were taken to a hospital, and one was...

May 14, 2015 - 6:10pm
1 week 3 days ago

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — A judge has set a $2 million bond for a northeast Ohio woman charged with murder in the suffocation death of her adult daughter.

Forty-five-year-old Janet Tyburski of Lakewood didn't enter a plea Thursday during a hearing in Elyria (eh-LEER'-ee-uh) Municipal Court. Her case was bound over to Lorain County, where it will be presented to a grand jury.

She is charged with killing 26-year-old Rachele Tyburski on March 13 at her home...

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