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Ohio judge sentences teens to write a book report

by Associated Press on June 28, 2017 at 5:20 am

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio judge hoping to send a message has sentenced two teenagers to jail time — and a five-page book report. Stark County Judge Frank Forchione sentenced Jonas Rohr and Kyle Bodager, both 19-years-old, to read either a book about World War II or the Vietnam War and write a report… Continue Reading

Suspect in 5 slayings indicted and held on $75 million bond

by Associated Press on June 28, 2017 at 5:19 am

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man charged with killing five people in Ohio has been indicted on aggravated murder charges in the deaths of a mother and her two college-age daughters. George Brinkman Jr. has been charged in the deaths of Suzanne Taylor and her daughters, 21-year-old Taylor Pifer and 18-year-old Kylie Pifer. Their bodies were… Continue Reading

The Latest: Portman of Ohio opposes GOP health care bill

by Associated Press on June 27, 2017 at 7:10 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The latest on U.S Rob Portman and the Senate’s GOP health care bill (all times local): 5:50 p.m. U.S. Sen. Rob Portman has announced his opposition to the current Senate health care bill after days of political pummeling that ended with the vote delayed. The Ohio Republican issued a statement Tuesday… Continue Reading

Judge permits teen’s insanity plea in school shooting case

by Associated Press on June 27, 2017 at 6:46 pm

URBANA, Ohio (AP) — A judge will permit a teenager charged in an Ohio school shooting that wounded two students to plead not guilty by reason of insanity. The judge in Champaign County Common Pleas Court has accepted paperwork allowing the plea by 17-year-old Ely Serna that was filed last week in motions by Serna’s… Continue Reading

The Latest: Portman of Ohio opposes GOP health care bill

by Associated Press on June 27, 2017 at 6:18 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The latest on U.S Rob Portman and the Senate’s GOP health care bill (all times local): 5:50 p.m. U.S. Sen. Rob Portman has announced his opposition to the current Senate health care bill after days of political pummeling that ended with the vote delayed. The Ohio Republican issued a statement Tuesday… Continue Reading

The Latest: Portman of Ohio opposes GOP health care bill

by Associated Press on June 27, 2017 at 5:51 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The latest on U.S Rob Portman and the Senate’s GOP health care bill (all times local): 5:50 p.m. U.S. Sen. Rob Portman has announced his opposition to the current Senate health care bill after a day of political pummeling that ended with the vote delayed. The Ohio Republican issued a statement… Continue Reading

Immigration lawyer: Supreme Court decision still a win

by Associated Press on June 27, 2017 at 12:01 pm

CLEVELAND (AP) — An immigration attorney who helped a Cleveland Clinic medical resident refused entry to the U.S. under a Trump administration order in January says the limited ban allowed by the Supreme Court is still a “win” for those opposed to the ban. The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to go forward… Continue Reading

GOP Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio under pressure on health bill

by Associated Press on June 27, 2017 at 11:49 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rob Portman faces intense pressure back home to oppose the Senate’s GOP health care bill. The Ohio Republican is being subjected to baseball game flyovers, demonstrations, television ads and a verbal onslaught by GOP Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik). Kasich has been highly critical nationally of the bill’s cuts… Continue Reading

Chemical spill from Ohio Ford plant gets into Lake Erie

by Associated Press on June 27, 2017 at 8:37 am

AVON LAKE, Ohio (AP) — Officials say some of a chemical spilled at a Ford Motor Company plant in northern Ohio entered Lake Erie but isn’t considered a serious health hazard for humans. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency says about 5,000 gallons of a rust-proofing solution spilled Saturday, and an unknown amount of that got… Continue Reading

Cleveland mayor plans $15 minimum wage for city-paid workers

by Associated Press on June 27, 2017 at 8:03 am

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland’s mayor plans to raise the minimum wage for city-paid employees to $15 an hour by next spring. Cleveland.com (http://bit.ly/2sM99li ) reports that could affect roughly 500 employees, such as police and fire cadets, custodial staff and lifeguards at city pools. Those include full-time and part-time employees, some union and some non-union… Continue Reading