2nd kayaker’s body recovered on central Ohio river

by Associated Press on May 24, 2017 at 11:39 am

MARION, Ohio (AP) — Searchers have found the second body of a kayaker in a central Ohio river. Authorities recovered the body of 28-year-old Raymond Williams in the Scioto River on Wednesday. He and 29-year-old Tyler Webb were kayaking near Marion on Monday. Webb’s body was spotted by a fisherman and recovered by rescue teams… Continue Reading

Officer hospitalized after touching illegal substance

by Associated Press on May 24, 2017 at 10:48 am

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio police officer is recovering after touching what authorities say is a suspected drug during a narcotics-related traffic stop. Officials say the Cincinnati police officer felt light headed after touching the substance on Tuesday. The officer was treated at a hospital. Police will test the substance to determine what it is…. Continue Reading

Northeast Ohio police officers involved in fatal shooting

by Associated Press on May 24, 2017 at 9:53 am

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Police in the northeast Ohio city of Canton say two officers have fatally shot a suspect. The (Canton) Repository reports ( ) that the Canton police chief said the suspect was killed shortly before 1 a.m. Wednesday. Police haven’t released the name of the suspect or officers and details about the… Continue Reading

College announces layoffs, pay cuts to handle debt

by Associated Press on May 24, 2017 at 5:33 am

WILBERFORCE, Ohio (AP) — One of the country’s oldest historically black private colleges is laying off workers and imposing steep pay cuts in an ongoing struggle to survive. Wilberforce University cut $750,000 from its payroll last year, but the president of the small Ohio school says that’s not enough to deal with large debts that… Continue Reading

Kayaker’s body recovered, another presumed dead

by Associated Press on May 24, 2017 at 2:25 am

MARION, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio are continuing to search for a kayaker who is presumed dead after his friend’s body was found floating in a river. Search crews will be on the Scioto River near Marion again Wednesday after a search for the body of 28-year-old Raymond Williams came up empty Tuesday. His… Continue Reading

Panel to weigh $20M Kasich wants to spend on opioid crisis

by Associated Press on May 24, 2017 at 12:40 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state commission in Ohio is taking up Republican Gov. John Kasich’s (KAY’-sik’s) request to invest up to $20 million in scientific breakthroughs aimed at tackling the state and national opioid crisis. The Third Frontier Commission will debate the request on Wednesday. Kasich called for dedicating the funding stream, and distributing… Continue Reading

Ohio high court allows direct appeal of rejected DNA testing

by Associated Press on May 24, 2017 at 12:11 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court is allowing offenders sentenced to death to appeal directly to the high court when an application for DNA testing is rejected. The new rule adopted by the court Monday resulted from a decision last year in which the court declared part of a state law unconstitutional for… Continue Reading

Divorce attorney for slain woman gets 6 months in jail

by Associated Press on May 24, 2017 at 12:10 am

CLEVELAND (AP) — The divorce attorney for a woman fatally stabbed outside a Cleveland office tower has been sentenced to six months in jail after pleading guilty to lying to police about where he was when she was killed. Aliza Sherman was stabbed near where she was supposed to meet Moore in 2013 to discuss… Continue Reading

Ohio court disbars attorney for impersonating colleague

by Associated Press on May 24, 2017 at 12:08 am

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court is disbarring an attorney who was disciplined for impersonating a former colleague and practicing after his law license was suspended. The court voted 6-0 to disbar Robert Hoskins, with one justice not participating. The court says Hoskins has a pattern of “deliberately and repeatedly violating” court orders. Documents… Continue Reading

APNewsBreak: Portman backs Mandel for US Senate seat in Ohio

by Associated Press on May 24, 2017 at 12:02 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s moderate Republican senator, Rob Portman, is throwing his support behind Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel (man-DEHL’) for U.S. Senate. In a video posted early Wednesday, Portman urges Republicans in the battleground state to unify behind Mandel as he seeks to unseat Democratic incumbent Sherrod Brown. Portman says the 39-year-old Mandel is… Continue Reading