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2nd statewide contender in Ohio retains uncapped fund

by Associated Press on May 26, 2017 at 3:47 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A second contender for statewide office in Ohio has retained a local campaign fund that’s not subject to state contribution limits. State records reviewed by The Associated Press on Friday show that Republican Franklin County Auditor Clarence Mingo, a candidate for state treasurer, has not filed paperwork to close down his… Continue Reading

Ohio man charged with making threats at Mexican restaurant

by Associated Press on May 26, 2017 at 10:50 am

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man has been charged with ethnic intimidation after police say he walked into a Mexican restaurant and accused people of being “illegals” and threatened to kill everyone. The Blade reports (http://bit.ly/2rH4Isi ) that police say 37-year-old Curtis Freeman, of Toledo, made the threats Monday at a restaurant in the… Continue Reading

Woman, boyfriend charged in fatal cocaine overdose of boy, 9

by Associated Press on May 26, 2017 at 9:56 am

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman and her boyfriend have been indicted for the cocaine overdose death of the woman’s 9-year-old son. A Mahoning County grand jury on Thursday indicted 39-year-old Raenell Allen and 40-year-old Kevin Gamble, both of Youngstown, on involuntary manslaughter, corrupting another with drugs and child endangering charges. Police say Allen’s… Continue Reading

Ohio troopers say boy, 15, was driving during fatal crash

by Associated Press on May 26, 2017 at 7:15 am

SPRINGBORO, Ohio (AP) — The state Highway Patrol says a 15-year-old boy was driving during a single-car crash that killed a 17-year-old boy in southwest Ohio. The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2r3sHiO ) the unnamed 15-year-old from Springboro lost control of the car Thursday night and struck a utility pole, causing the vehicle to roll… Continue Reading

Humane officer fired after killing baby rabbits

by Associated Press on May 26, 2017 at 2:41 am

NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio humane officer has been fired after he was accused of breaching procedure in killing five baby rabbits. A man had asked North Ridgeville police for help after he accidentally killed a rabbit with his lawnmower and then discovered five more. The man, Sheldon Jones, says he thought the… Continue Reading

Prosecutor: Charges to be filed for lead contamination

by Associated Press on May 26, 2017 at 2:37 am

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio city is filing criminal charges against owners of lead-contaminated homes where people, including children, continue to live despite orders to vacate. Toledo housing prosecutors say they’ll file first-degree misdemeanor charges against three property owners Friday. The penalty is up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. Mayor… Continue Reading

Ohio tornadoes damage businesses, interrupt graduation

by Associated Press on May 25, 2017 at 12:50 pm

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Tornadoes that swept through southwest Ohio tossed drainage pipes through the glass windows of a motorcycle shop and heavily damaged a handful of homes. Authorities say there are no reports of serious injuries from the storm Wednesday night. Suspected tornado damage was reported in Clark, Greene and Miami counties. Some of… Continue Reading

APNewsBreak: Ohio candidate raises cash to uncapped fund

by Associated Press on May 25, 2017 at 12:32 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democrat Nan Whaley is using a re-election campaign for Dayton mayor that’s not subject to state contribution limits to raise money for her 2018 bid for Ohio governor. A notice on Whaley’s campaign website informing potential donors that the mayoral fund is able to accept unlimited contributions was taken down Thursday… Continue Reading

APNewsBreak: Ohio candidate raises cash to uncapped fund

by Associated Press on May 25, 2017 at 12:26 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democrat Nan Whaley is using a re-election campaign for Dayton mayor that’s not subject to state contribution limits to raise money for her 2018 bid for Ohio governor. A notice on Whaley’s campaign website informing potential donors that the mayoral fund is able to accept unlimited contributions was taken down Thursday… Continue Reading

Southwest Ohio damaged by tornadoes, flooding traps 15

by Associated Press on May 25, 2017 at 11:46 am

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say tornadoes that touched down in three southwest Ohio counties have caused damage while 15 people trapped by flooding had to be rescued from a park. Suspected tornado damage was reported Wednesday night in Clark, Greene and Miami counties. A gas station was destroyed in Clark County and some residents… Continue Reading