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Owners, insurer settle high-dollar suit in Ohio mansion fire

by Associated Press on September 23, 2017 at 4:16 pm

CINCINNATI (AP) — A dispute over a multi-million dollar insurance claim for a suburban Cincinnati mansion that burned down in 2014 has been settled weeks before a scheduled trial. A federal court filing says attorneys for Jeffrey and Maria Decker and their insurer informed the judge that the matter was settled, but the document doesn’t… Continue Reading

Cleveland election board left unlocked will get new doors

by Associated Press on September 23, 2017 at 3:39 pm

CLEVELAND (AP) — Doors to the county elections board in Cleveland will be replaced after a former political official found the building closed but unlocked and unoccupied on a recent Saturday. Cleveland.com reports the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County Board of Elections is investigating why its back door was unlocked when former mayor and Democratic congressman Dennis… Continue Reading

Owners, insurer settle high-dollar suit in Ohio mansion fire

by Associated Press on September 23, 2017 at 2:55 pm

CINCINNATI (AP) — A dispute over a multi-million dollar insurance claim for a suburban Cincinnati mansion that burned down in 2014 has been settled weeks before a scheduled trial. A federal court filing says attorneys for Jeffrey and Maria Decker and their insurer informed the judge that the matter was settled, but the document doesn’t… Continue Reading

Cincinnati may demolish more ‘nuisance’ benches near stadium

by Associated Press on September 23, 2017 at 1:52 pm

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati has torn down some concrete benches frequently used by the homeless near its pro football stadium but is pausing demolition of other benches on that street so that city council members can first discuss it. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports some council members and advocates for the homeless were surprised when city… Continue Reading

Police stage killing to snag suspect in murder-for-hire plot

by Associated Press on September 23, 2017 at 12:44 pm

NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Police say a makeup artist helped them stage an Ohio crime scene to make the suspect in a murder-for-hire plot believe his requested target was killed by the would-be hitman, who actually was working with investigators. North Ridgeville police say 39-year-old suspect Seljami Idrizi, of Grafton, was arrested this week… Continue Reading

Coroner: Boy died of fentanyl overdose, not choking on gum

by Associated Press on September 23, 2017 at 11:55 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio coroner has concluded that a 12-year-old boy found unresponsive during a birthday sleepover died from an accidental overdose of the powerful painkiller fentanyl, not from choking on a piece of gum. Columbus police tell WCMH-TV that they’re investigating how Kanye Champelle came into contact with the drug before he… Continue Reading

Ohio board certifies ballot issue aimed to block puppy mills

by Associated Press on September 23, 2017 at 11:27 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A proposed constitutional amendment aimed at preventing puppy mills has been certified as a single ballot issue by Ohio’s Ballot Board. The proposal would require dog breeders with eight or more unspayed female dogs and annual sales of more than 15 dogs to meet certain standards intended to improve animal care…. Continue Reading

Ohio board certifies ballot issue aimed to block puppy mills

by Associated Press on September 23, 2017 at 11:24 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A proposed constitutional amendment aimed at preventing puppy mills has been certified as a single ballot issue by Ohio’s Ballot Board. The proposal would require dog breeders with eight or more unspayed female dogs and annual sales of more than 15 dogs to meet certain standards intended to improve animal care…. Continue Reading

5 charged in million-dollar robbery of jewelry merchant

by Associated Press on September 23, 2017 at 10:04 am

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted five Ohio residents in the robbery of a diamond and jewelry merchant from Monroeville, Pennsylvania. The federal prosecutor for Ohio’s southern district says the Middletown residents were indicted this month on a charge of conspiring to commit a Hobbs Act robbery. That federal law prohibits interference… Continue Reading

Safety regulators fine Ohio factory making footballs for NFL

by Associated Press on September 23, 2017 at 9:53 am

ADA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio factory that makes footballs for the National Football League has been fined by federal regulators over workplace safety violations. Wilson Sporting Goods is facing more than $65,000 in fines after two inspections at its factory in Ada, which makes about 700,000 footballs each year. The factory churns out footballs… Continue Reading