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College announces layoffs, pay cuts to handle debt

by Associated Press on May 24, 2017 at 5:33 am

WILBERFORCE, Ohio (AP) — One of the country’s oldest historically black private colleges is laying off workers and imposing steep pay cuts in an ongoing struggle to survive. Wilberforce University cut $750,000 from its payroll last year, but the president of the small Ohio school says that’s not enough to deal with large debts that… Continue Reading

Kayaker’s body recovered, another presumed dead

by Associated Press on May 24, 2017 at 2:25 am

MARION, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio are continuing to search for a kayaker who is presumed dead after his friend’s body was found floating in a river. Search crews will be on the Scioto River near Marion again Wednesday after a search for the body of 28-year-old Raymond Williams came up empty Tuesday. His… Continue Reading

Panel to weigh $20M Kasich wants to spend on opioid crisis

by Associated Press on May 24, 2017 at 12:40 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state commission in Ohio is taking up Republican Gov. John Kasich’s (KAY’-sik’s) request to invest up to $20 million in scientific breakthroughs aimed at tackling the state and national opioid crisis. The Third Frontier Commission will debate the request on Wednesday. Kasich called for dedicating the funding stream, and distributing… Continue Reading

Ohio high court allows direct appeal of rejected DNA testing

by Associated Press on May 24, 2017 at 12:11 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court is allowing offenders sentenced to death to appeal directly to the high court when an application for DNA testing is rejected. The new rule adopted by the court Monday resulted from a decision last year in which the court declared part of a state law unconstitutional for… Continue Reading

Divorce attorney for slain woman gets 6 months in jail

by Associated Press on May 24, 2017 at 12:10 am

CLEVELAND (AP) — The divorce attorney for a woman fatally stabbed outside a Cleveland office tower has been sentenced to six months in jail after pleading guilty to lying to police about where he was when she was killed. Aliza Sherman was stabbed near where she was supposed to meet Moore in 2013 to discuss… Continue Reading

Ohio court disbars attorney for impersonating colleague

by Associated Press on May 24, 2017 at 12:08 am

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court is disbarring an attorney who was disciplined for impersonating a former colleague and practicing after his law license was suspended. The court voted 6-0 to disbar Robert Hoskins, with one justice not participating. The court says Hoskins has a pattern of “deliberately and repeatedly violating” court orders. Documents… Continue Reading

APNewsBreak: Portman backs Mandel for US Senate seat in Ohio

by Associated Press on May 24, 2017 at 12:02 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s moderate Republican senator, Rob Portman, is throwing his support behind Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel (man-DEHL’) for U.S. Senate. In a video posted early Wednesday, Portman urges Republicans in the battleground state to unify behind Mandel as he seeks to unseat Democratic incumbent Sherrod Brown. Portman says the 39-year-old Mandel is… Continue Reading

EPA rejects declaring Lake Erie’s waters in Ohio impaired

by Associated Press on May 23, 2017 at 12:24 pm

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it won’t declare Ohio’s western end of Lake Erie impaired by toxic algae. The EPA’s decision means Ohio will continue to take the lead on fighting the algae blooms in the shallowest of the Great Lakes that have fouled drinking water in recent years. Ohio… Continue Reading

EPA rejects declaring Lake Erie’s waters in Ohio impaired

by Associated Press on May 23, 2017 at 12:17 pm

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it won’t declare Ohio’s western end of Lake Erie impaired by toxic algae. The EPA’s decision means Ohio will continue to take the lead on fighting the algae blooms in the shallowest of the Great Lakes that have fouled drinking water in recent years. Ohio… Continue Reading

Ohio opens new crime lab to test opiates, other drugs

by Associated Press on May 23, 2017 at 12:04 pm

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is opening a new crime lab focused exclusively on testing drugs such as opiates following the state’s deadliest-ever year for overdoses. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation lab in Springfield will test drugs like heroin, fentanyl and carfentanil. Attorney General Mike DeWine and officials from Clark County and Springfield planned… Continue Reading