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Councilman asks if city can stop responding to overdoses

by Associated Press on June 23, 2017 at 12:21 am

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — A city councilman in southwest Ohio has asked if it’s possible for city emergency crews to stop responding to drug overdose calls as costs for those calls mount. The Hamilton-Middletown Journal News reports (http://bit.ly/2sG0uPL ) Middletown City Council member Dan Picard has asked if there is a law requiring the city… Continue Reading

Work on bridge linking Ohio, Kentucky to slow traffic

by Associated Press on June 23, 2017 at 12:19 am

CINCINNATI (AP) — Two months of traffic troubles loom for drivers going over the Ohio River in Cincinnati and in Covington, Kentucky. Maintenance work on the Brent Spence Bridge connecting the Ohio and Kentucky cities begins Friday night and continues over the next two months. Two lanes in each direction will be closed during the… Continue Reading

Air Force Thunderbirds, jet trainer set for Ohio air show

by Associated Press on June 23, 2017 at 12:03 am

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and Lockheed Martin’s newest jet trainer will be featured at annual air show this weekend in southwestern Ohio. Organizers of the Vectren Dayton Air Show say Lockheed Martin’s new T-50A aircraft will be featured at the event Saturday and Sunday at Dayton International Airport. The 43rd… Continue Reading

Judge temporarily shuts down strip club after violent crimes

by Associated Press on June 22, 2017 at 8:03 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge has temporarily shut down an Ohio strip club that authorities say has been the site of shootings, assaults and robberies. The Franklin County judge issued the temporary order to shut down Rachel’s Gentlemen’s Club in Columbus on Wednesday pending a court hearing in July. The Columbus City Attorney’s office… Continue Reading

Police believe bodies found are homeowner, missing woman

by Associated Press on June 22, 2017 at 7:45 pm

PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Police say they believe that two badly decomposed bodies found in a northeast Ohio home are the homeowner and a woman reported missing. Parma Heights Police Capt. Steve Scharschmidt said Thursday that the bodies were found Wednesday when officers arrived at the home in the Cleveland suburb to search for… Continue Reading

Man sentenced to death penalty in girlfriend’s slaying

by Associated Press on June 22, 2017 at 6:33 pm

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An Illinois man convicted of abducting his estranged girlfriend from Kentucky and killing her along an Ohio interstate has been sentenced to receive the death penalty. A judge in southwest Ohio’s Warren County sentenced Terry Froman, of Brookport, Illinois, on Thursday. The judge followed the recommendation of jurors who this month… Continue Reading

Man sentenced to death penalty in girlfriend’s slaying

by Associated Press on June 22, 2017 at 6:21 pm

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An Illinois man convicted of abducting his estranged girlfriend from Kentucky and killing her along an Ohio interstate has been sentenced to receive the death penalty. A judge in southwest Ohio’s Warren County sentenced Terry Froman, of Brookport, Illinois, on Thursday. The judge followed the recommendation of jurors who this month… Continue Reading

Man sentenced to death penalty in girlfriend’s slaying

by Associated Press on June 22, 2017 at 6:18 pm

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An Illinois man convicted of abducting his estranged girlfriend from Kentucky and killing her along an Ohio interstate has been sentenced to receive the death penalty. A judge in southwest Ohio’s Warren County sentenced Terry Froman, of Brookport, Illinois, on Thursday. The judge followed the recommendation of jurors who this month… Continue Reading

Jury convicts man in fatal shooting of Columbus SWAT officer

by Associated Press on June 22, 2017 at 4:35 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A jury has found the man accused of fatally shooting a Columbus SWAT officer during a standoff last year guilty of aggravated murder. Lincoln Rutledge had pleaded not guilty to charges of shooting officer Steven Smith in the head as officers were trying to arrest Rutledge on an arson warrant on… Continue Reading

Ohio’s official budget gap exceeds $1B over 2 years

by Associated Press on June 22, 2017 at 3:11 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Final estimates place Ohio’s projected budget shortfall at more than $1 billion. Legislative budget analysts told the opening day of a conference committee working to meet a June 30 budget deadline that tax revenues are expected to lag projections by $1.02 billion over the two-year budget cycle. The state is also… Continue Reading