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Cincinnati man shot to death; police make arrest

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 09:53 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio police say they are investigation the shooting death of a man in Cincinnati and have made an arrest.

Cincinnati police say they responded to the scene on Tulsa Court on Saturday morning. They say 23-year-old Derrick Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene.

By the evening, police arrested 23-year-old Donta Williams on a murder charge. He is to be arraigned Sunday morning.

It wasn't immediately known if he had a lawyer.

Veterans Affairs starts probe into Cincinnati medical center

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 05:03 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs says it has opened an investigation into its Cincinnati hospital.

A statement issued by the department on Saturday did not reveal the reason for the investigation.

The hospital each year delivers medical care to more than 43,000 veterans from southwest Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.

Ex-assistant challenges incumbent in Ohio prosecutor race

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 11:14 AM

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Democratic primary for prosecutor in Ohio's largest county pits a first-term incumbent against a former assistant who has been endorsed by Ohio's top black leader.

With no Republicans having filed to run, whoever wins the March 15 primary in heavily Democratic Cuyahoga County will assume the office in January.

Former island police chief wants hearing in appeal of firing

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 10:27 AM

PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio (AP) — A fired Ohio island police chief is asking a court for a hearing in the appeal over his firing.

The attorney for former Put-in-Bay chief Ric Lampela says the village council didn't file a "conclusions of fact" supporting their decision to remove Lampela.

The Port Clinton News-Herald (http://ohne.ws/1o6NeAt ) also reports Lampela says the council denied him the right to testify on his own behalf.

Ex-Traficant aide pleads guilty to bank fraud charges

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 07:30 AM

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A staff attorney for former U.S. Rep. James Traficant who testified at the Ohio Democrat's corruption trial has pleaded guilty to federal bank fraud charges.

Fifty-one-year-old R. Allen Sinclair of Suwanee, Georgia, entered his plea this week in Akron. He was indicted in May on charges related to a real estate scheme that authorities said bilked $147,000 from investors. Sentencing is scheduled for May 10.

Ohio public housing organizations get $74M for improvements

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 07:00 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says it will provide Ohio's public housing organizations with $74 million for capital improvements.

The funding allocation announced Thursday provides funding for 3,100 organizations across the country, including dozens in Ohio. Cleveland Metropolitan Housing Authority will receive $19 million, the largest allocation in the state. Cincinnati's housing authority will receive $9 million, Akron $7 million, Dayton and Columbus $5 million and Toledo $4 million.

Judge finds Ohio teen guilty in beating death of man, 35

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 06:31 AM

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who was 17 when he and an accomplice were accused of beating a man to death has been found guilty by a judge of lesser charges of voluntary manslaughter and aggravated assault.

Prosecutors in Dayton initially charged the now-18-year-old man with adult counts of murder and felonious assault, but the judge decided the slaying didn't rise to that level.

Ohio coroner still trying to identify found human remains

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 06:11 AM

MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A coroner says he's still working to positively identify human remains believed be those of a missing northern Ohio woman.

Police say they believe the remains found last Sunday at several locations in Richland County could be those of 62-year-old Patsy Hudson, a Mansfield woman last seen in July and reported missing by her family in December.

15-year-old boy shot dead while walking down an Ohio street

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 02:22 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio police say a 15-year-old boy was fatally shot while walking down a street in Columbus.

Police identified the teenager as Kaleb White. They said he was pronounced dead at a hospital shortly after the Friday night shooting by someone from a vehicle. White was walking north of the intersection between Barnett Road and East Livingston Avenue.

The motive has not yet been determined.

Woman found dead in Ohio apartment; police suspect homicide

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 01:51 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio police say they are investigating the death of a woman found in an apartment in Columbus.

Police say they responded Friday afternoon to a call that someone found a dead person in the apartment building on Carmichael Street.

Police identified the person as 53-year-old Maribeth Quinn. They are investigating her death as a homicide.

The cause of death will be determined by an autopsy. Police don't have a motive as yet.

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