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Prosecutor: Infant whose remains found was alive at birth

by Associated Press on July 21, 2017 at 7:57 pm

FRANKLIN, Ohio (AP) — A prosecutor has said an infant whose remains were found buried in southwestern Ohio was born alive. Eighteen-year-old Brooke Skylar Richardson is charged with reckless homicide in the baby’s death. Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell said Friday that the charge was based upon evidence that the infant was “born alive and… Continue Reading

Governor orders flags in Ohio lowered for ex-Rep. Regula

by Associated Press on July 21, 2017 at 6:32 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) has that ordered flags at public buildings and grounds in Ohio be flown at half-staff to honor the life of former U.S. Rep. Ralph Regula (REH’-gyoo-luh) who died this week. Kasich on Friday ordered the flags lowered from sunrise to sunset Saturday to honor the “life and… Continue Reading

No bond for man charged in ex-girlfriend’s slaying in Ohio

by Associated Press on July 21, 2017 at 4:44 pm

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — A judge has ordered a man charged in the slaying of his ex-girlfriend whose body was found in his car held without bond in northeast Ohio. A police detective told an Elyria Municipal Court judge Friday that 56-year-old Linnea Satterfield was beaten and stabbed before she was put into Roy Owens… Continue Reading

3 condemned Ohio inmates ask high court to delay executions

by Associated Press on July 21, 2017 at 4:01 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is arguing against the delays of three upcoming executions on grounds that the condemned killers have little chance of legal victory and repeated postponements are draining state resources. Death row inmate Ronald Phillips is scheduled to die Wednesday for the 1993 rape and killing of his girlfriend’s 3-year-old daughter in… Continue Reading

Ohio sheriff’s deputy pleads not guilty to rape, kidnapping

by Associated Press on July 21, 2017 at 2:52 pm

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio sheriff’s deputy has pleaded not guilty to charges for allegedly raping a 26-year-old woman inside his county-issued cruiser. Summit County deputy Antonio Williamson entered pleas Friday during an arraignment in the county court in Akron. He was indicted Thursday on rape, kidnapping, sexual battery and gross sexual imposition charges…. Continue Reading

Ohio motorist killed by deer struck by passing car

by Associated Press on July 21, 2017 at 2:06 pm

WARREN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio woman has been killed when a deer struck and sent airborne by a motorist traveling in the opposite direction smashed into the windshield of her family’s car. The State Highway Patrol in northeast Ohio’s Trumbull County says 39-year-old Amy Stoneburner, of Negley, was in the front passenger… Continue Reading

Ohio man charged in Akron pizza shop slaying

by Associated Press on July 21, 2017 at 11:04 am

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man imprisoned for robbery has been identified by police as the suspect in the 2015 fatal shooting of an Akron pizza shop employee. Court records show 23-year-old Shaquille Anderson was charged Thursday with aggravated murder, aggravated robbery and felonious assault in Akron Municipal Court. Authorities say Anderson killed 21-year-old… Continue Reading

Ohio jobless rate rises slight in May from previous month

by Associated Press on July 21, 2017 at 9:07 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials say Ohio’s unemployment rate rose slightly in June from the previous month and remains higher than the national rate. The state unemployment rate rose from 4.9 percent in May to 5 percent last month. Ohio’s unemployment rate in June 2016 was 4.9 percent. The national rate was 4.4 percent… Continue Reading

Ohio man charged in Akron pizza shop slaying

by Associated Press on July 21, 2017 at 8:30 am

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man imprisoned for robbery has been identified by police as the suspect in the 2015 fatal shooting of an Akron pizza shop employee. Court records show 23-year-old Shaquille Anderson was charged Thursday with aggravated murder, aggravated robbery and felonious assault in Akron Municipal Court. Authorities say Anderson killed 21-year-old… Continue Reading

Arrest warrants issued for 2 men in fatal home invasion

by Associated Press on July 21, 2017 at 8:04 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio police are searching for two men suspected of fatally shooting two occupants of a Columbus apartment during a home invasion that lasted nearly 10 hours. Records show aggravated murder warrants were issued Wednesday for 35-year-old Desmond Webster and 22-year-old Julius Anderson, both of Columbus. They are suspects in the slayings… Continue Reading