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Former federal judge to be honored in Ohio hometown

by Associated Press on September 24, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A former federal judge and lifelong civil rights advocate is coming back to his Ohio hometown to receive an inaugural award. The Vindicator of Youngstown (http://bit.ly/2deqnm3 ) reports that 90-year-old Nathaniel Jones is being honored at the DeYor Performing Arts Center on the evening of Oct. 5 with the Simeon Booker… Continue Reading

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Ohio deputy honored for pulling man from burning truck

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MORAINE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio sheriff’s deputy is being recognized for pulling a man from a burning truck after a crash. Jody Green has been named the Butler County deputy of the year. He and several other co-workers were honored at the sheriff’s office last month with an awards ceremony. The school resource officer… Continue Reading

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Obama coming to Ohio next month for Democratic fundraiser

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Democratic Party says President Barack Obama will headline its annual state dinner next month. State party chairman David Pepper says Obama will help fire up Democrats heading into the final stretch of the 2016 campaign. The party’s state dinner scheduled for Oct. 13 is traditionally its largest fundraising event… Continue Reading

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1 in 7 Ohio voters won’t receive invitation to vote absentee

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — One in seven registered voters in Ohio won’t receive an absentee ballot request form in the mail for the upcoming election cycle. Republican Ohio Secretary of State John Husted has decided not to send absentee ballot applications to more than 1 million registered voters who didn’t vote in the 2012 or… Continue Reading

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‘Don King Way’ won’t move to street where he killed a man

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland’s city council won’t further consider a proposal to put Don King’s name on the street where the legendary boxing promoter stomped a man to death in 1966. The honorary “Don King Way” already exists in Cleveland, on a segment of a boulevard near the newspaper he owns. Two council members proposed… Continue Reading

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Swimmers try to cross Ohio River to Kentucky, then back

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CINCINNATI (AP) — More than 150 swimmers are expected to try to make it across the Ohio River to Kentucky and back this weekend. The 9th annual Great Ohio River Swim begins Sunday morning at Cincinnati’s Serpentine Wall. The 900-yard swim goes to the Kentucky side and returns to Ohio at the Cincinnati public landing… Continue Reading

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Fire destroys century-old grandstand at Ohio fairgrounds

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LANCASTER, Ohio (AP) — A fire has destroyed a century-old grandstand at a fairground in central Ohio. Police in Lancaster say they are talking with a group of juveniles who were running from the Fairfield County Fairgrounds when firefighters arrived. The fire broke out early Saturday morning. Fire officials say the blaze is considered a… Continue Reading

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University of Dayton investigating racial slur on dorm door

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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The University of Dayton says it’s investigating after a racial slur was written across the dorm room door of two black students earlier this week. Dayton President Eric Spina says what happened won’t be tolerated and called it an offense to the entire university. Spina addressed the slur in a letter… Continue Reading

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Lawyer for Ohioan police killed to meet with Justice head

by Associated Press on September 23, 2016

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The attorney for the family of a man fatally shot by police at a southwest Ohio Wal-Mart two years ago is scheduled to meet with U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch. The meeting comes two years after the Department of Justice opened an investigation into the shooting of John Crawford III at… Continue Reading

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Police: Would-be hit man turned in woman who wanted ex dead

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MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Police say an Ohio woman paid someone to kill her estranged husband but was turned in by the would-be hit man. Middletown police say Shelly Carter is charged with three counts of conspiracy to commit aggravated murder because her children also were potential targets. A judge on Friday set a $750,000… Continue Reading