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Man pleads not guilty to charges in Ohio triple-fatal crash

by Associated Press on March 27, 2017 at 7:39 pm

OREGON, Ohio (AP) — Court records show a man arrested in a crash in Ohio that killed three members of family has pleaded not guilty to three counts of aggravated vehicular homicide. The records show 26-year-old Alejandro Ramirez-Jaramillo pleaded not guilty Monday in Municipal Court in Oregon, east of Toledo. His hometown couldn’t immediately be… Continue Reading

Court: 3 men charged in fatal shooting of college professor

by Associated Press on March 27, 2017 at 3:55 pm

CLEVELAND (AP) — Court records show three men have been charged with aggravated murder in the fatal shooting of a college professor struck by a stray bullet in Cleveland during a gunfire exchange between men in two cars. Records show 61-year-old David Wilder, of Cleveland was shot while driving his car near the gunfire. Wilder… Continue Reading

APNewsBreak: Kasich to cite $800M business cost in tax fight

by Associated Press on March 27, 2017 at 12:21 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) is preparing to make an $800 million argument for seizing state control of municipal business-profits tax collections from cities, counties and villages. An Ohio Department of Taxation estimate released to The Associated Press Monday suggests that’s how much Ohio business taxpayers would save in compliance… Continue Reading

Ohio township sees 2nd triple-fatal crash in a week

by Associated Press on March 27, 2017 at 8:44 am

CURTICE, Ohio (AP) — Ohio troopers say three people died in an alcohol-related crash in a township near Toledo, marking the second time in a week that has happened in that town. The State Highway Patrol says the latest fatal crash happened early Sunday in Jerusalem Township, east of Toledo. The patrol says the driver… Continue Reading

Jury: Cleveland Indians not responsible for fan hurt by ball

by Associated Press on March 27, 2017 at 8:35 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A jury says the Cleveland Indians aren’t responsible for injuries to a New York man hit by a foul ball at a baseball game in July 2012 and blinded in one eye. Cleveland.com (http://bit.ly/2nn7Hlj ) reports the decision late last week in a Cleveland-area county court means Keith Rawlins, of Rochester,… Continue Reading

Dad of boy hit by car didn’t condone driver’s fatal shooting

by Associated Press on March 27, 2017 at 7:58 am

CINCINNATI (AP) — The father of a 4-year-old boy hit by a vehicle in Cincinnati says he doesn’t condone the subsequent slaying of the driver and is sorry for the man’s family. Police say 44-year-old Jamie Urton got out of his car after hitting the child Friday and was repeatedly shot in a confrontation. Initial… Continue Reading

Ohio gas prices dip further below unchanged national average

by Associated Press on March 27, 2017 at 6:41 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gas prices have dipped in Ohio since last week, sending the average back to where it stood a month ago. The state average for regular gas was $2.13 per gallon in Monday’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That’s 7 cents cheaper than a… Continue Reading

Ohio bans sex with animals; violators could face jail

by Associated Press on March 27, 2017 at 6:24 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — It’s now illegal for people in Ohio to engage in sexual conduct or related acts with animals. The state didn’t have anti-bestiality laws until the change took effect last week. The Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/2nvuiyb ) reports the measure gained enough votes to pass in December when it was incorporated into… Continue Reading

New system estimates Cleveland airport security wait times

by Associated Press on March 27, 2017 at 12:08 am

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland’s main airport is developing a system to help travelers more accurately compare wait times at its security checkpoints and better plan their trips. Cleveland.com reports (http://bit.ly/2o0bJz3 ) the system is being developed in conjunction with the Transportation Security Administration. It allows travelers to view wait times at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport’s… Continue Reading

Ohio festival organizer to review new village regulations

by Associated Press on March 27, 2017 at 12:07 am

WAYNESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Organizers of an annual sauerkraut festival are reviewing new regulations established to replace its former contract with the southwestern Ohio village where the festival is held. Waynesville’s village council canceled its contract with the area chamber of commerce that organizes the Ohio Sauerkraut Festival after the 2016 event. The Dayton Daily… Continue Reading