State & Regional News

September 25, 2015 - 1:53pm
1 week 3 days ago

PARMA, Ohio (AP) — A man has pleaded not guilty to making intimidating comments outside a suburban Cleveland mosque.

Police in Parma say 52-year-old James Remington stopped his car outside the mosque on Thursday morning while people were gathering. They say Remington engaged a mosque official who was helping direct traffic and began calling worshippers child molesters and terrorists.

The mosque official says Remington reached for something under the...

September 25, 2015 - 1:34pm
1 week 3 days ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Reaction in Ohio to the resignation of U.S. House Speaker John Boehner:

"Ohio and America are stronger today because of John Boehner.... He grew up humbly, overcame big obstacles to pull himself up by his bootstraps and never forgot where he came from. He leaves a legacy of unparalleled integrity and steady, mature leadership during difficult times that will be a model for future Speakers and anyone interested in public service."...

September 25, 2015 - 12:29pm
1 week 3 days ago

CINCINNATI (AP) — An updated federal lawsuit seeks to block Ohio's elections chief from issuing any new subpoenas in his investigation into the ballot signatures gathered by a group supporting a marijuana legalization effort.

The lawsuit, filed by two people identified as John Doe and John Doe Two, also asks the court to declare those subpoenas already issued as overly broad and in violation of pot issue supporters' First Amendment and privacy rights.

September 25, 2015 - 12:08pm
1 week 3 days ago

CINCINNATI (AP) — Some people in the Ohio district Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-ner) first won in 1990 say they're not shocked that he's stepping down, although the timing caught them by surprise.

Veterans' issues activist Harry Prestanski (pres-TAN'-skee) in Boehner's home West Chester Township says Boehner has endured many political battles and attacks in recent years. But he says Boehner still enjoys great support in the 8th district that stretches across six counties...

September 25, 2015 - 10:51am
1 week 3 days ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sentencing has been rescheduled for a deep-sea treasure hunter who pleaded guilty to contempt of court after spending years as a fugitive following his refusal to testify about gold he discovered in a historic shipwreck.

Tommy Thompson went missing three years ago amid demands that he appear in court. He and his longtime female companion, Alison Antekeier (an-tuh-KEER'), were apprehended in January at a hotel where he was living near Boca Raton,...

September 25, 2015 - 8:17am
1 week 3 days ago

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio runner plans to jump rope the Akron marathon in his quest for a Guinness world record.

David Livingston of Wooster has been training for several months for the attempt, which involves continually swinging the rope over the 26.2-mile course.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports ( ) Livingston has run every Akron marathon since its 2003 launch, including juggling in 2008, wearing sandals in 2010 and pacing...

September 25, 2015 - 7:37am
1 week 3 days ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge has agreed to give Cleveland officials and the U.S. Justice Department an additional week to select the monitor to oversee the city's troubled police department.

The city and the government say they're confident they can announce a joint recommendation with the extra time.

The Northeast Ohio Media Group ( reports federal judge Solomon Oliver granted the motion Friday, giving both sides until Oct. 1. The...

September 25, 2015 - 7:18am
1 week 3 days ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit against chemical giant DuPont that is serving as the first of two test cases that could potentially help settle more than 3,500 similar lawsuits.

The complaint by an Ohio woman alleges the Delaware-based company knew the potentially dangerous risks posed by a chemical its plant near Parkersburg, West Virginia had been depositing into the Ohio River, but declined to inform the public....

September 25, 2015 - 1:00am
1 week 3 days ago

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A judge has reduced the sex offender status of a former high school football player found delinquent in the rape of a 16-year-old girl.

Trent Mays was released in January after serving a two-year sentence in an Ohio Department of Youth Services facility. He currently is required to register as a sex offender every six months for the next 20 years.

Judge Thomas Lipps on Friday reduced Mays's status to the lowest level,...

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