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Ohio unemployment rate dips slightly in September

by Associated Press on October 20, 2017 at 8:58 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials say Ohio’s unemployment rate dipped slightly in September from the previous month and remains higher than the U.S. rate, which fell in September. The state unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent in September compared with 5.4 percent the previous month. Ohio’s unemployment rate in September 2016 stood at 5… Continue Reading

Ohio city councilman arrested, charged with assault

by Associated Press on October 20, 2017 at 2:26 am

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio city councilman running for re-election has been arrested following a confrontation with a local activist. Social media posts indicate the confrontation happened during a candidate talent show Thursday night at a bar in Toledo. Thirty-three-year-old Julian Mack alleges 68-year-old Toledo City Councilman Larry Sykes punched him and grabbed him… Continue Reading

Ohio city councilman arrested, charged with assault

by Associated Press on October 20, 2017 at 2:19 am

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio city councilman running for re-election has been arrested following a confrontation with a local activist. Social media posts indicate the confrontation happened during a candidate talent show Thursday night at Georgjz419, a bar in Toledo. Thirty-three-year-old Julian Mack alleges 68-year-old Toledo City Councilman Larry Sykes punched him and grabbed… Continue Reading

University of Akron pledged $20M from Quaker Oats heiress

by Associated Press on October 20, 2017 at 12:18 am

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — University of Akron officials say the estate of a Quaker Oats Company heiress has pledged $20 million to the school with most of the money paying for scholarships. University President Matthew Wilson announced the school’s largest-ever donation Thursday. The gift is from Jean Hower Taber, a great-granddaughter of a Quaker Oats’… Continue Reading

Deer hunter finds human remains in wooded area

by Associated Press on October 20, 2017 at 12:12 am

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — A sheriff’s office is investigating after human remains were found in a wooded area in northeast Ohio. The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office says the remains were found by a deer hunter in New Russia Township, about 36 miles (58 kilometers) west of Cleveland. Sheriff deputies were called to the scene around… Continue Reading

US Navy Blue Angels to headline air show in Ohio

by Associated Press on October 20, 2017 at 12:10 am

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Navy Blue Angels fighter jet performance team is set to headline an annual air show in Ohio next year. A Vectren Dayton Air Show release Thursday said the Blue Angels will return to the show June 23 and June 24 at Dayton International Airport for the first time since… Continue Reading

Man gets 3 months in jail in crash that killed priest

by Associated Press on October 19, 2017 at 5:18 pm

CINCINNATI (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty in a crash that killed a priest has been sentenced to three months in jail in Ohio The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Jeffrey Higgins was sentenced Thursday in Hamilton County. He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor vehicular homicide charge in the July 9 crash that killed his passenger… Continue Reading

Chlorine leak at preschool’s pool sends children to hospital

by Associated Press on October 19, 2017 at 4:03 pm

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A chlorine leak at an Ohio child care center’s swimming pool has sent five children to the hospital. Fire officials in Toledo say the five preschool students were in the water when the leak was discovered Thursday morning. Two adults also are being treated. Seven other children were treated at the… Continue Reading

2-story ‘Star Wars’ Halloween vehicle replica draws hundreds

by Associated Press on October 19, 2017 at 12:51 pm

PARMA, Ohio (AP) — A two-story, “Star Wars”-inspired Halloween yard display in Ohio is inspiring kids to pick up toy lightsabers and attracting hundreds of visitors from across the state. Thirty-nine-year-old elevator mechanic Nick Meyer spent half a year and over a thousand dollars building the four-legged All Terrain Armored Transport, or AT-AT walker, replica… Continue Reading

Police: No signs of trauma on teen’s body found in Ohio

by Associated Press on October 19, 2017 at 12:15 pm

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say the body of a 17-year-old high school senior has been found in a southern Ohio city. The Chillicothe Gazette reports Chillicothe police say no signs of trauma were found on 17-year-old Jason Bartley’s body after it was found Wednesday morning lying between a fence and garage. He was found… Continue Reading