COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawmakers in the Ohio House and Senate on Wednesday approved legislation meant to improve water quality and reduce the toxic algae in Lake Erie. Key items in the bill:
REGULATING FARMERS AND MANURE
Bans farmers in much of northwestern Ohio from putting livestock manure on fields when they are frozen or rain-soaked or when heavy rain is in the immediate forecast, and sets penalties of up to $10,000....
CLEVELAND (AP) — A 27-year-old man has sued Cleveland police claiming that an officer shot him in the arm last year after he'd already gone to the ground and surrendered.
An attorney for Kipp Holloway filed the suit Wednesday. It says Holloway had caught a ride from two acquaintances, and that the driver began traveling at high speeds on city streets before wrecking the car. The suit says Holloway fled, and later went down on his stomach and surrendered in a garage when...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland police say a 19-year-old man has been shot and killed by a homeowner who said he found two burglary suspects inside his residence.
A police spokesman says officers were called to a home at about 5:45 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a man shot. Police say an investigation indicates that the homeowner found two men inside his house and fired multiple shots at them. Police say the second man fled. It's unknown if he was injured.
MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — A municipal court judge has ordered a northeast Ohio police officer to pay a $500 fine after finding him guilty of animal cruelty for allowing a police dog to die of heatstroke in the back of a cruiser.
Following a bench trial Wednesday, Montville Township police Sgt. Brett Harrison was found guilty of one count of companion animal cruelty but not guilty of a second count. Harrison had pleaded not guilty to both misdemeanor charges....