State & Regional News

February 25, 2015 - 3:03pm
8 hours 10 min ago

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A medical examiner has ruled that former U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. died of positional and compression asphyxia after the vintage tractor he was driving tipped over backward and trapped him beneath it.

The accident occurred Sept. 24 at Traficant's family farm outside of Youngstown. The 73-year-old Traficant died at a hospice four days later.

Traficant was a beloved and controversial figure in Youngstown and the...

February 25, 2015 - 2:26pm
8 hours 20 min ago

EATON, Ohio (AP) — Felony child-endangerment charges have been filed against the mother of two young siblings who died in a house fire last weekend in western Ohio.

A complaint filed Wednesday in Eaton Municipal Court says 35-year-old Chastity Hall went out and left her 10-year-old daughter and 9-year-old son alone in the home before they perished in the early morning fire Saturday.

Authorities say the remains of Malea and Malachi Bradburn were found...

February 25, 2015 - 10:01am
20 hours 40 sec ago

The text of Ohio Gov. John Kasich's State of the State speech Tuesday in Wilmington, Ohio.

Thank you.

Thank you, Mr. President. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. A little nervous tonight? First time? Yeah. Give him a great round of applause. Our brand-new speaker.


I want to thank you, members of the General Assembly. Thanks for coming here tonight. I want to thank the members of my cabinet who had a...

February 25, 2015 - 9:29am
21 hours 40 min ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man is due in court on charges of supporting terrorism and money laundering over the past year and a half.

A prosecutor's motion to set a $2.5 million bond for Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud (ab-DEE'-RAH'-mahn shayk moh-HAH'-mud) alleges he provided material support or resources or electronic devices to people engaged in Middle East terrorism and traveled there.

The motion filed Tuesday by Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'...

February 25, 2015 - 8:02am
21 hours 50 min ago

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Faculty members at a northeast Ohio university have a new contract after months of negotiations.

Trustees at Youngstown State University on Tuesday approved the contract that calls for a wage freeze this year, then 1 and 2 percent raises over the next two years.

The faculty union approved the agreement last week. The three-year contract includes step increases in salary and bonuses based on academic rank.


February 25, 2015 - 7:04am
22 hours 30 min ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Finalists have been announced in the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors 2014 radio and TV contest.

The awards in actual order of finish — first or second — will be announced at the annual Ohio APME annual awards banquet May 3 in Columbus. The General Excellence and First Amendment award winners also will be announced at the meeting.

Twenty-five broadcasters submitted 325 entries in the contest, which featured news, sports and...

February 25, 2015 - 6:50am
1 day 50 min ago

FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — Workers in northwest Ohio continue to protest as the first nationwide oil refinery strike since 1980 moves into its fourth week.

The Blade newspaper in Toledo reports ( ) about 200 people demonstrated Tuesday outside the Marathon Petroleum Corp. headquarters in Findlay despite temperatures in the teens.

More than 60 workers from the BP-Husky refinery in Oregon near Toledo joined the demonstration, and two...

February 25, 2015 - 6:18am
1 day 1 hour ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio's most populous county has a new clerk of courts.

The Northeast Ohio Media Group reports ( ) Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County Council on Tuesday unanimously confirmed Nailah Byrd for the position.

Byrd was appointed by County Executive Armond Budish (BYOO'-dish), who was elected in November. She is the first appointment of Budish to be confirmed by the council.

Forty-three-year-old Byrd...

February 25, 2015 - 3:06am
14 hours 50 min ago

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A prosecutor says a 21-year-old Ohio man whose 3-year-old sister was suffocated has been indicted on murder charges in her death.

Montgomery County's prosecutor says a grand jury indicted 21-year-old Brian K. Scales Jr. on Tuesday on charges of aggravated murder, murder and endangering children in the death of Tristan Carlton, of Trotwood.

Scales' attorneys Michael Pentecost and Terry Hart said Wednesday that their client...

February 25, 2015 - 3:04am
1 day 3 hours ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — A three-member panel is set to hear evidence this week to decide if a Cleveland municipal judge accused of mistreating court staff, defendants and others should be allowed to return to the bench.

A special hearing akin to a trial is scheduled to start Thursday for Judge Angela Stokes. It will be held before the Ohio Supreme Court's Board of Professional Conduct, which appointed a three-member panel of lawyers from outside Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County...

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