Ohio paying 2 men declared wrongfully imprisoned $1.45M each

by Associated Press on March 23, 2017 at 6:08 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has agreed to pay about $1.45 million each to two men declared wrongfully imprisoned for more than 16 years in a woman’s 1988 slaying. The Ohio Court of Claims announced Thursday that it has approved a settlement between the state, Robert Gondor and Randy Resh. The men were 24 years… Continue Reading

Troopers: Ohio National Guard Humvee swiped from armory

by Associated Press on March 23, 2017 at 5:10 pm

STOW, Ohio (AP) — State troopers in Ohio are looking out for a stolen vehicle that shouldn’t be hard to miss. The State Highway Patrol says someone cut through a fence at the Ohio National Guard Armory in Stow, about 8 miles (13 kilometers) north of Akron, and made off with a military Humvee. Troopers… Continue Reading

Multi-format reporter Dake Kang to join AP Cleveland bureau

by Associated Press on March 23, 2017 at 11:45 am

CLEVELAND (AP) — Multi-format journalist Dake Kang is joining the Cleveland staff of The Associated Press after reporting for the news cooperative in Bangkok, Philadelphia, New York and New Jersey. Kang will report in Ohio and western Pennsylvania during an eight-month temporary assignment starting April 17. The appointment was announced Thursday by Karen Testa, AP’s… Continue Reading

Mayor threatened over move to stop prayer and pledge resigns

by Associated Press on March 23, 2017 at 10:40 am

CAREY, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio mayor says he resigned that position after receiving threats over a plan to stop reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and the Lord’s Prayer at village council meetings. Carey Mayor Armand Getz says he made the decision to end the pledge and prayer to avoid potential lawsuits. The U.S. Air… Continue Reading

Someone swaps Cleveland speed-limit signs without permission

by Associated Press on March 23, 2017 at 9:58 am

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland councilman who has unsuccessfully pushed to lower speed limits on a heavily traveled road says someone took the matter into his own hands and replaced about two dozen speed signs without city permission. Councilman Matt Zone tells WEWS-TV ( ) that an unidentified man in a hard hat and a… Continue Reading

Ohio mom, girlfriend charged in beating death of daughter, 5

by Associated Press on March 23, 2017 at 9:18 am

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities say a Cleveland woman charged in the beating death of her young daughter had been under investigation by social workers following allegations of abuse and neglect. A medical examiner’s office says 5-year-old Ta Naejah McCloud died Sunday at a hospital. Her mother, 27-year-old Tequila Crump, and another woman, 36-year-old Ursula Owens,… Continue Reading

Man accused of shooting father, Ohio deputy heads to trial

by Associated Press on March 23, 2017 at 7:53 am

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of shooting and injuring his father and a southwest Ohio sheriff’s deputy is slated for trial Monday after a judge clarified what evidence can be presented. The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News ( ) reports the Warren County judge won’t allow the deputy’s bloody undershirt as evidence in 20-year-old Mohammed Laghaoui’s… Continue Reading

Columbus area, not Cleveland, has most residents in new data

by Associated Press on March 23, 2017 at 7:13 am

CLEVELAND (AP) — New U.S. Census Bureau estimates indicate that Ohio’s most populous county is no longer the one that includes Cleveland but the one that includes Columbus. The estimates have Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County losing about 5,700 people last year while Franklin County gained over 14,000 residents. That would leave each county with a population… Continue Reading

Man killed in 2-car crash in Ohio county

by Associated Press on March 23, 2017 at 7:09 am

GRANVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Licking County say a 31-year-old man was killed in a two-vehicle crash. Police tell WBNS-TV ( ) the crash occurred on state Route 661 in McKean Township around 4 p.m. Wednesday. Officials say Thomas Hagley’s car was struck when he pulled out in front of a Freightliner cab. Investigators… Continue Reading

Ohio auditor: Ex-worker didn’t comment on fraud allegations

by Associated Press on March 23, 2017 at 12:25 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state auditor’s office says a former deputy director at a southern Ohio halfway house facing fraud allegations didn’t respond to an opportunity to comment on the charges. An audit of STAR Community Justice Center in Scioto (sy-OH’-tuh) County says center officials spent thousands of taxpayer dollars on alcohol, hotels, travel… Continue Reading