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Ohio inmate avoids more prison time in 2nd anthrax hoax case

by Associated Press on March 30, 2017 at 9:40 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who was imprisoned for arson and sentenced to more time behind bars for mailing white powder to government offices won’t spend extra time in prison for a second anthrax hoax. Prosecutors alleged 32-year-old Drew Manns sent letters claiming to contain deadly anthrax to a prisons committee and three… Continue Reading

NYC lawyer to lead new Cleveland Community Police Commission

by Associated Press on March 30, 2017 at 8:26 am

CLEVELAND (AP) — A New York attorney who handles police misconduct cases will be the first director of a new Cleveland commission intended to give community input on policy as reforms are made at the police department. The Cleveland Community Police Commission was required under a court-monitored reform agreement between the city and the U.S…. Continue Reading

Columbus-area auditor joins GOP race for Ohio treasurer

by Associated Press on March 30, 2017 at 7:42 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The county auditor in Columbus is joining the race for Ohio treasurer, becoming the second Republican to do so. Franklin County Auditor Clarence Mingo launched his campaign Thursday, describing himself as a fiscal conservative who wants to be in what he calls “a new generation of conservative leadership” in Ohio. Mingo… Continue Reading

Judge: Televangelist, buffet owe $388,000 over unpaid labor

by Associated Press on March 30, 2017 at 7:06 am

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio televangelist and his restaurant have been ordered to pay over $388,000 to a group of employees after a judge found that members of his church were urged to volunteer at the buffet and it used the unpaid workers. The U.S. Department of Labor sued Ernest Angley and his… Continue Reading

Shipped synthetic drugs seized at Cincinnati-area airport

by Associated Press on March 30, 2017 at 6:31 am

CINCINNATI (AP) — Federal border protection officials say they seized scores of shipments of synthetic drugs this month at an express consignment facility at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Agents with the Cincinnati office of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency said Wednesday that they seized 83 shipments of drugs, including more than 36… Continue Reading

Federal agents seize shipments of synthetic drugs at airport

by Associated Press on March 30, 2017 at 12:45 am

CINCINNATI (AP) — Federal border protection officials say seized scores of shipments of synthetic drugs this month at an express consignment facility at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Agents with the Cincinnati office of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency said Wednesday that they seized 83 shipments of drugs, including more than 36 pounds… Continue Reading

Ohio governor to announce new limits on pain prescribing

by Associated Press on March 30, 2017 at 12:40 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) plans to announce new limits on painkiller prescribing as the state fights a worsening addictions epidemic. The Republican governor, lawmakers and officials with Ohio health licensing boards scheduled a Thursday news conference to discuss the new restrictions. The governor and state medical leaders last year announced… Continue Reading

Authorities ID couple who died in Cincinnati home fire

by Associated Press on March 29, 2017 at 8:00 pm

CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities have identified a husband and wife who died in an early morning fire in their Cincinnati home. Officials say 98-year-old Elijah Tooles and 71-year-old Tammie Tooles died in the fire early Wednesday. Fire officials said the couple’s packed house was a “hoarding” situation that hindered access for emergency responders. District 4… Continue Reading

House panel OKs bill lifting Ohio renewable energy mandates

by Associated Press on March 29, 2017 at 5:05 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A repeat proposal seeking to eliminate Ohio’s renewable energy requirements has cleared a pivotal legislative committee and heads next to the House floor. The House Public Utilities Committee approved the measure in a 14-9 vote Wednesday, after accepting five amendments and rejecting a sixth. Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) vetoed a… Continue Reading

Authorities: Teen injured in shooting dies in Ohio

by Associated Press on March 29, 2017 at 12:09 pm

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a 14-year-old boy injured in a shooting in southwest Ohio has died. The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office has identified the teen shot Tuesday night as James Banks, of Dayton. The coroner’s office didn’t release details on the cause or manner of death. Dayton police say they responded to a… Continue Reading