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Toledo naming police station after late mayor, ex-officer

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, June 29, 2015 - 03:01 AM

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Toledo is naming one of its police stations after its late mayor who died in February while in office.

D. Michael Collins was a police officer in Toledo before becoming mayor. City leaders are to officially rename the police station after Collins on Wednesday.

Collins died in early February after suffering cardiac arrest. He was just over a year into his first term as mayor of Ohio's fourth-largest city.

Collins' widow is running in a special election this fall to finish the last two years of his term.


Nursing home in Ohio evacuated due to high water after rain

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 06:55 PM

DESHLER, Ohio (AP) — Residents of a nursing home were evacuated because of concern about water in the building after heavy rainfall caused a creek in northwest Ohio to overflow.

The (Toledo) Blade (http://bit.ly/1FJ0lbv ) reports that 32 resident from Oak Grove Health Care Center in Deshler were evacuated after water seeped into the building and flooded the basement early Sunday morning. Residents were loaded onto four buses and three ambulances and taken to two sister facilities.


Man killed, woman injured in 3-vehicle crash in central Ohio

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 06:10 PM

ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says a man was killed and a woman was injured when the motorcycle they were riding was rear-ended by a semitrailer in central Ohio and the man was hit by a car.

The patrol's Zanesville post reports that 33-year-old Cory Cox, of Newark, died at the scene on State Route 16 in Muskingum County Saturday night. The patrol says Cox's 32-year-old wife, Rachel, was hospitalized with critical, but non-life threatening injuries.


Flooding, rain causes problems for corn growers in Ohio

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 05:13 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Extensive flooding and heavy rains have affected corn fields across Ohio and left growers contending with the possibility of lost or damaged crops.

An Ohio State University Extension agronomist says the flooding and ponding could kill some corn crops. Agronomist Peter Thomison says those who don't lose crops immediately could face stalk or root rot later in the season.


Columbus Zoo offers military families free admission

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 02:13 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Active-duty and veteran military personnel and their families will be able to visit a zoo in central Ohio for free this week in recognition of their sacrifices in service to their country.

Columbus Zoo officials say the free admission to the zoo and discounted admission to Zoombezi Bay water park will be available starting Monday and continuing through July 5.

Military personnel will need to show a military ID or present proof of service to receive the admission offer.


Cleveland bank unveils century-old paintings, artifacts

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 01:37 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland-based bank has unveiled recently-discovered, century-old paintings and other artifacts from a historic building to help celebrate the 125th anniversary of the bank's downtown branch.

The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reports (http://bit.ly/1FBHAqu ) that KeyCorp this week unveiled recently discovered paintings that appear to be rough drafts of murals done for the Ameritrust building by painter Francis Davis Millet. Millet died in the Titanic sinking in 1912.


Legal fight centers on recipes of 'M-A-S-H' hot dog eatery

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 12:59 PM

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ownership of secret recipes and ingredients from a Toledo restaurant made famous on the TV series "M-A-S-H" is at the center of a legal dispute between a relative of the original owner and the current ownership group.

The (Toledo) Blade reports (http://bit.ly/1JlijZi ) that Tony Packo's Toledo LLC has copies of the recipes and ingredient lists for the restaurant chain's famous spicy Hungarian hot dogs and chili. But a grandson of restaurant founder Tony Packo says in court documents that he has the original notebook Packo authored.


Military funeral held for Korean War MIA returned to Ohio

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 12:03 PM

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The remains of an Ohio soldier missing from the Korean War and identified this year through DNA testing have been buried at a cemetery in northeast Ohio.

The family of Army Cpl. Kenneth Darden gathered Saturday at a cemetery in Akron for his military funeral decades after he was reported missing in action in 1951.


Police arrest suspect in man's fatal stabbing in Ohio

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 11:00 AM

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police say they have arrested a suspect in the fatal stabbing of a man in Cincinnati.

Cincinnati police say officers responded to an apartment shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday after receiving a report about a stabbing. They said they found a man who had been stabbed multiple times.

Police said in a statement Sunday that 54-year-old Melvin Hill was transported to a hospital where he died from his wounds.


Testimony ends in profiling in border patrol suit in Ohio

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 10:41 AM

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Testimony has wrapped up in a racial profiling lawsuit against the U.S. Border Patrol in northern Ohio.

Two groups that work with Hispanics in the state Ohio are accusing border patrol agents along Lake Erie of targeting and detaining Hispanics based on their ethnicity.

Border patrol leaders and U.S. Justice Department lawyers have denied those claims of discrimination and say that all of the stops were legal.

The case is being heard by a federal judge in Toledo.


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