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Ohio assisted living resident dies, administrator charged

by Associated Press on January 20, 2017 at 4:00 am

MADISON, Ohio (AP) — Police say the administrator of a northeast Ohio group home has been charged with patient abuse after an 85-year-old resident was taken to a hospital and later died. Police in Madison Township say 54-year-old Alice Ramsey was arrested last week after a resident at Hubbard Road Meadows Assisted Living had to… Continue Reading

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Ohio county prosecutor facing OVI charge after traffic stop

by Associated Press on January 20, 2017 at 4:00 am

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — A county prosecutor in northeast Ohio is facing charges after police say she failed a field sobriety test. WJW-TV reported Thursday that Bainbridge police say they saw an SUV weaving in and out of traffic in November on state Route 306. Police dashcam video shows officers pulled over Mary Matheney and… Continue Reading

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Trafficking cases reported to hotline from Ohio on the rise

by Associated Press on January 20, 2017 at 2:00 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A report says the number of Ohio human trafficking cases reported to a national hotline has risen sharply. The report says Ohio ranked 11th in calls to the hotline in 2012 and jumped to fourth in 2015. The report was released late Thursday by Republican Gov. John Kasich’s (KAY’-sikz) human trafficking… Continue Reading

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Ohio to release latest state unemployment data

by Associated Press on January 20, 2017 at 1:00 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials are set to release the latest update on Ohio’s unemployment rate and other jobs data. The state Department of Job and Family Services is scheduled to release the figures for December on Friday. The report will show job gains and losses in various sectors, such as manufacturing, construction and… Continue Reading

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Woman charged in murder-for-hire plot pleads guilty

by Associated Press on January 20, 2017 at 1:00 am

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A woman accused of arranging to have her estranged husband killed has pleaded guilty to a charge of attempted conspiracy to commit aggravated murder in southwestern Ohio. Court officials say 42-year-old Shelly Carter, of Madison Township, pleaded guilty on Thursday in Butler County Common Pleas Court. A message was left for… Continue Reading

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Police in Ohio offer tips for ride-share safety

by Associated Press on January 20, 2017 at 1:00 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus and Ohio State University police are offering safety tips for using ride-share services after a student apparently got into the wrong car. Columbus police say the female student ordered a ride through a ride-sharing service Jan. 13 and moments later got into a car she thought was the one she… Continue Reading

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Firefighters help round up about 100 cows after barn fire

by Associated Press on January 20, 2017 at 1:00 am

JOHNSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Fire officials say emergency responders and others helped round up about 100 escaped cows after a barn fire in central Ohio. The blaze broke out early Thursday morning at a dairy farm in Johnstown, roughly 15 miles northeast of downtown Columbus. Monroe Township Fire Chief Dudley Wright told The (Newark) Advocate… Continue Reading

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FAA reviewing complaint on snow removal at Cleveland airport

by Associated Press on January 20, 2017 at 1:00 am

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is reviewing a complaint from a Cleveland airport employee that raises concerns about problems with the facility’s snow removal operations. The complaint filed this week on behalf of an employee at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport alleges that multiple violations occurred during a snowstorm on Dec. 30. The complaint… Continue Reading

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Ohio begins to replace public art collection at Rhodes Tower

by Associated Press on January 19, 2017 at 6:00 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A 28-foot mural depicting Ohio’s native plant life and four seasons has gone on public display at a downtown state office tower, as the state begins gradually replacing the building’s extensive public art collection. It’s the first new piece of public art displayed at the Rhodes Tower since its opening in… Continue Reading

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Mom accused of taping toddler to wall arrested

by Associated Press on January 19, 2017 at 4:00 pm

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (AP) — Police say a woman accused of taping her 2-year-old son to the wall and streaming it live on social media has been arrested in central Ohio. Reynoldsburg police say 18-year-old Shayla Rudolph was arrested Thursday on an abduction charge. Her son was taken into custody by Franklin County Children’s Services. Court… Continue Reading