State & Regional News

August 20, 2016 - 12:50pm
5 days 9 hours ago

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (AP) — The diagnosis of bovine tuberculosis in a wild deer in southeast Indiana this week is prompting warnings for cattle owners and hunters in Ohio.

The state veterinarian is urging cattle owners in southwest Ohio to closely monitor their herds for symptoms of the bacterial disease, such as lethargy and coughing. He also recommends owners take steps to prevent cattle from having contact with wild animals.

Officials say bovine...

August 20, 2016 - 10:47am
5 days 10 hours ago

NILES, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio mayor has been hospitalized after toxic mold spores were found in his City Hall office.

The (Warren) Tribune-Chronicle reports ( ) Niles Mayor Tom Scarnecchia (skar-NEK'-ee-uh) was hospitalized Thursday after showing symptoms of an illness linked to mold.

Scarnecchia told the newspaper he'd been feeling sick for about two weeks. Recent heavy rains caused water damage to City Hall, including the...

August 20, 2016 - 10:16am
5 days 11 hours ago

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An attorney sentenced to five days in jail for refusing to remove a Black Lives Matter button while in court has sued two northeast Ohio municipal court judges and the city of Youngstown claiming her free speech rights were violated.

The Youngstown Vindicator reports ( ) Andrea Burton sued Youngstown Municipal Court judges Robert Milich and Elizabeth Kobly in federal court Thursday.

Milich sentenced Burton...

August 20, 2016 - 9:27am
5 days 11 hours ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's state auditor says there's no statistically significant proof public corruption occurs more frequently in smaller communities amid a rash of recent criminal charges against employees but the effects in those communities are felt more profoundly than in big cities.

State Auditor Dave Yost tells The Columbus Dispatch ( ) smaller governments often have a smaller pool of people to draw from, requiring employees to share...

August 20, 2016 - 9:18am
5 days 12 hours ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who admitted fatally stabbing a woman while high on LSD has taken a plea deal rather than proceeding with the new trial he won because a judge misspoke about his eligibility for early release.

The Columbus Dispatch ( ) reports 37-year-old Chad Davis no longer faces possible life in prison. He's been behind bars for 16 years and will serve 11 more.

Davis said Friday he doesn't remember the slaying...

August 20, 2016 - 9:13am
5 days 12 hours ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — Prosecutors say the owner and three employees of a trio of Cleveland-area diet clinics are charged with running an operation that illegally sold over a million doses of amphetamines.

They say the alleged "pill mill" has led to a 227-count indictment charging the owner, her daughter, a physician and a nurse with drug trafficking, money laundering and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity.

Authorities say patients at the Diet Med...

August 19, 2016 - 4:36pm
6 days 7 hours ago

CINCINNATI (AP) — A deputy in southwest Ohio has been put on paid leave after his wife was charged with prostitution and having drug-related items.

The Hamilton County sheriff's office says putting the deputy on administrative leave is standard practice while it investigates.

Sheriff's spokesman Mike Robison says the office is looking into allegations of wrongdoing at James Erpelding's residence.

Thirty-two-year-old Elizabeth...

August 19, 2016 - 2:03pm
6 days 9 hours ago

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police say a woman who missed the last bus for the night is accused of stealing an ambulance to get home from a hospital in southwest Ohio.

Court documents filed in Hamilton Municipal Court in Cincinnati that 43-year-old Lisa Carr is accused of getting into an ambulance that a driver had left running Thursday night and driving to her home in suburban Cincinnati. The driver apparently had left the ambulance to go inside the hospital with a patient....

August 19, 2016 - 9:36am
6 days 12 hours ago

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Republican governor says he has nothing further to say about his party's presidential nominee.

Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) has declined to endorse Donald Trump, and pointedly didn't participate in Republican National Convention proceedings in Cleveland where Trump was officially nominated after topping Kasich and the rest of the GOP field.

Kasich told the Dayton Daily News ( ) on Thursday he has said...

August 19, 2016 - 8:19am
6 days 13 hours ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — Two men suspected of hitting police officers during a protest at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland have pleaded not guilty to assault and other charges.

Authorities allege the men struck two officers during a flag-burning downtown on July 20, leaving the officers with minor injuries. The defendants entered their pleas Thursday, and each had bond set at $2,500.

The defendants are 38-year-old Joseph Scogin of Oxnard,...

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