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Man who hypnotized women for pleasure to pay over $2.3M

by Associated Press on October 18, 2018 at 12:03 pm

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — An ex-attorney serving 12 years in prison for hypnotizing unwitting female clients for his sexual gratification has been ordered to pay more than $2.3 million to one client. Cleveland.com reports a Lorain County judge this month ordered 61-year-old Michael Fine to pay the woman who filed a civil lawsuit against him…. Continue Reading

Facebook dismissed from suit involving fatal shooting video

by Associated Press on October 18, 2018 at 10:13 am

CLEVELAND (AP) — Facebook has been dismissed from a lawsuit brought by the family of a Cleveland retiree whose shooting death was recorded and shared on the social media platform. The wrongful death lawsuit over Robert Godwin Sr.’s 2017 death accused Facebook of negligence for not catching and reporting the shooter’s posted threats. Steve Stephens… Continue Reading

Grand jury clears officers in 2 separate, deadly shootings

by Associated Press on October 18, 2018 at 9:40 am

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A grand jury in Ohio has cleared three Toledo police officers involved in two separate fatal shootings in July. Prosecutors say the grand jury reviewed both cases Wednesday and determined that the officers’ use of deadly force was justified in both shootings. In one, an officer shot and killed a robbery… Continue Reading

Martin Luther King Jr.’s son to dedicate new library branch

by Associated Press on October 18, 2018 at 12:15 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Metropolitan Library is ready for the late Martin Luther King Jr.’s son to dedicate a new branch library named for his father. Martin Luther King III, King’s oldest son, will cut the ribbon at the library’s opening event Thursday, almost 50 years after his grandfather dedicated the existing Martin… Continue Reading

Man tied to gun that killed 2 police officers facing 5 years

by Associated Press on October 18, 2018 at 12:14 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sentencing is scheduled for a man who provided the gun used in a shooting that killed two Ohio police officers earlier this year. Prosecutors want a five-year prison term for defendant Gerald Lawson, saying Lawson knew that Quentin Smith, his lifelong friend, had a violent past that prohibited him from buying… Continue Reading

Oral arguments set for Ohio killer who starved, beat toddler

by Associated Press on October 18, 2018 at 12:06 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has scheduled arguments over the death sentence handed down to a man who beat and starved his 2-year-old daughter. Glen Bates was convicted in 2016 of killing Glenara Bates a year earlier, and a Hamilton County judge followed a jury’s recommendation of death. Attorneys for the 36-year-old… Continue Reading

More attractions added to Dayton Air Show for 2019

by Associated Press on October 18, 2018 at 12:04 am

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Five more attractions will be featured at the 2019 Dayton Air Show, along with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team announced earlier. Show officials say the British Sea Harrier, Shockwave Jet Truck, GEICO Skytypers and aerobatic pilots Skip Stewart and Jacquie B are the latest attractions added to the show… Continue Reading

Man pleads no contest in killing of future mother-in-law

by Associated Press on October 17, 2018 at 3:07 pm

CLEVELAND (AP) — A 21-year-old Cleveland-area man has pleaded no contest in the stabbing and shooting death of his future mother-in-law. Prosecutors say Jeffrey Scullin Jr. shot his fiancee’s mother and stabbed her more than 30 times last October, five days before he was supposed to be married. Scullin entered pleaded no contest Wednesday to… Continue Reading

2 lawsuits in Ohio follow Supreme Court ruling on union fees

by Associated Press on October 17, 2018 at 1:25 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Months after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled government workers can’t be required to contribute to labor unions representing them, a group that helped successfully argue that case has filed two related federal lawsuits on behalf of some government employees in Ohio. The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation says they’re… Continue Reading

DeWine not alone in GOP facing pre-existing conditions push

by Associated Press on October 17, 2018 at 12:57 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democrat Richard Cordray is barraging his Republican opponent in Ohio’s governor’s race as someone who wants to end health insurance protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine has reached back to a U.S. Senate debate from 1994 to defend himself. That’s despite DeWine joining a Republican lawsuit… Continue Reading