State & Regional News

May 11, 2015 - 6:33am
1 week 4 days ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Demolition is set to start this week to make way for a 100,000-square-foot multipurpose center at the state fairgrounds in Columbus.

The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1Esxt81 ) wrecking crews will take down the 56-year-old DiSalle Center and the 46-year-old Heritage Building to make way for the $23 million multipurpose center. The structure will have meeting rooms and banquet halls, and use modern technology.

The...

May 11, 2015 - 5:56am
1 week 4 days ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Museum of Art has returned a 10th-century statue to Cambodia after it uncovered evidence the sculpture was probably looted during the country's civil war.

The Plain Dealer reports (http://bit.ly/1F1kFbd ) the museum announced Monday that the statue of Hanuman, the Hindu monkey god, was returned. The 800-pound sculpture has been a favorite among school children who imitate its keeling pose during tours. The Cleveland museum acquired it in...

May 11, 2015 - 5:33am
1 week 4 days ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio motorists are seeing higher gas prices to start the work week.

A gallon of regular gas in Ohio was averaging $2.49 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That's up a nickel from a week ago and 12 cents from a month ago. Yet Ohio gas prices remain significantly cheaper than last year at this time, when prices were averaging $3.72 per gallon.

Ohio's average was below the...

May 11, 2015 - 4:01am
1 week 4 days ago

ORRVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Rare twins who gained international attention when they were photographed holding hands moments after their birth last year in northeast Ohio have turned one.

The Akron Beacon Journal (http://bit.ly/1EtdB3K) reports that Jenna and Jillian Thistlethwaite, of Orrville, celebrated their first birthday this past weekend. The girl's mother told the newspaper that the twins are healthy. Sarah Thistlethwaite says Jillian just took her first steps last...

May 11, 2015 - 3:01am
1 week 3 days ago

MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Trial is underway for an Ohio National Guardsman accused of sexually abusing three adopted daughters and his stepdaughter at home.

Jury selection was completed Monday in Union County in the case of the 42-year-old Marysville man. He has pleaded not guilty, and his attorney has declined to comment.

The defendant is accused of abusing girls who were under 13. Prosecutors also alleged he and his wife abruptly sent a fourth...

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