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Motorcyclist throws concrete into car, breaking woman’s jaw

by Associated Press on June 20, 2018 at 1:01 am

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police say a motorcyclist involved in a road rage confrontation in Ohio threw a piece of concrete into a car and broke a woman’s jaw. The 29-year-old woman and her 25-year-old boyfriend told police they were driving in Akron around 7 p.m. Monday when they honked their horn at a motorcyclist… Continue Reading

Barn fire kills 5,000 pigs

by Associated Press on June 20, 2018 at 1:00 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A massive barn fire in Ohio has killed about 5,000 pigs. The fire started around 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Straathoff Swine Farm in Wayne Township, which is about 45 miles (72 kilometers) southwest of Columbus. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says the fire spread quickly, causing heavy smoke and intense… Continue Reading

Ohio State to shut down sexual assault center

by Associated Press on June 20, 2018 at 12:56 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University says it’s shutting down its three-year-old Sexual Civility and Empowerment unit after finding it didn’t properly document and report students’ sexual assault complaints. The Columbus Dispatch reports some victims were told they were lying or fabricating their stories. Records show some SCE workers also subjected victims to re-traumatizing… Continue Reading

University of Toledo president gets raise, longer contract

by Associated Press on June 20, 2018 at 12:08 am

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The University of Toledo is extending the contract for its president through at least 2023 and raising her pay. The amended contract for school President Sharon Gaber was approved Monday by the school’s board of trustees. It raises her salary by $51,000, to $510,000 and provides a $90,000 bonus. Gaber became… Continue Reading

Ex-teacher gets jail time for sex with 3 students

by Associated Press on June 20, 2018 at 12:04 am

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A former high school physical education teacher in Ohio has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for having sex with three students. The Canton Repository reports 36-year-old Tiffany Eichler apologized to the students, the Canton school district and her family before sentencing Tuesday. Eichler pleaded guilty last month to three… Continue Reading

Astronomy park named for John Glenn set to open on solstice

by Associated Press on June 19, 2018 at 3:36 pm

LOGAN, Ohio (AP) — An astronomy park named for astronaut-hero John Glenn is about to open in his native Ohio. The John Glenn Astronomy Park is located in Hocking Hills State Park in the southeastern part of the state. A grand opening ribbon-cutting is scheduled Thursday to coincide with the summer solstice. Director Brad Hoehne… Continue Reading

Biden to visit Ohio to raise money for governor candidate

by Associated Press on June 19, 2018 at 2:16 pm

CINCINNATI (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden will visit Ohio this month to raise money for Democratic gubernatorial nominee Richard Cordray. A Cordray campaign spokesman says Biden will appear June 29 at the Queen City Club in downtown Cincinnati. Biden endorsed Cordray after he won the nomination last month and touted Cordray’s work at… Continue Reading

Prosecutor: DNA clears man imprisoned since ’02 for rape

by Associated Press on June 19, 2018 at 1:29 pm

CLEVELAND (AP) — Prosecutors in Cleveland say newly tested DNA evidence appears to clear a man in prison since 2002 on rape and kidnapping charges. Cleveland.com reports Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County prosecutors have filed a motion saying it won’t oppose the Ohio Innocence Project’s efforts to vacate 41-year-old Christopher Miller’s conviction. A hearing is Thursday. Miller… Continue Reading

Ohio Boy Scouts leader gets 8 years for sexually abusing boy

by Associated Press on June 19, 2018 at 12:11 pm

CLEVELAND (AP) — A former Ohio Boy Scouts leader who pleaded guilty to grooming and sexually abusing a troop member has received eight years in prison. Cleveland.com reports 30-year-old Aaron Robertson apologized before sentencing Tuesday in Cleveland. He pleaded guilty last month to multiple counts of sexual battery and gross sexual imposition. The boy was… Continue Reading

Ex-firefighter convicted of stealing union funds sentenced

by Associated Press on June 19, 2018 at 10:16 am

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The former treasurer of an Ohio firefighters union who was convicted of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in union funds has been sentenced to two years in prison. A judge in Akron on Monday also ordered 41-year-old Joseph Ruhlin to pay $385,000 in restitution to Akron Fire Fighters Local 330…. Continue Reading