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Safety regulators fine Ohio factory making footballs for NFL

by Associated Press on September 23, 2017 at 9:53 am

ADA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio factory that makes footballs for the National Football League has been fined by federal regulators over workplace safety violations. Wilson Sporting Goods is facing more than $65,000 in fines after two inspections at its factory in Ada, which makes about 700,000 footballs each year. The factory churns out footballs… Continue Reading

5 charged in million-dollar robbery of jewelry merchant

by Associated Press on September 23, 2017 at 9:38 am

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted five southwest Ohioans in the robbery of a diamond and jewelry merchant from Monroeville, Pennsylvania. The federal prosecutor for Ohio’s southern district says the Middletown residents were indicted this month on a charge of conspiring to commit a Hobbs Act robbery. That federal law prohibits interference… Continue Reading

Ohio Legislature OKs bill honoring 1st black major leaguer

by Associated Press on September 23, 2017 at 8:49 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bill designating Oct. 7 as Moses Fleetwood Walker Day in honor of the first black major league baseball player has cleared Ohio’s Legislature and is headed to Gov. John Kasich’s (KAY’-sihks) desk. Walker was born in Mount Pleasant, Ohio, in 1856. After a college career at Oberlin College and the… Continue Reading

Military, overseas voting begins in Ohio’s fall election

by Associated Press on September 23, 2017 at 8:28 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Voting has opened for military and overseas voters in Ohio’s fall election. That voting began Saturday. Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO’-sted) says registration for the Nov. 7 election continues for both groups. Military voters who haven’t registered or requested an absentee ballot may do so at OhioMilitaryVotes.com. Overseas voters… Continue Reading

Dem leader: GOP using ‘strong-arm tactics’ on redistricting

by Associated Press on September 22, 2017 at 6:24 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Senate Democrats say Republican legislative leaders are stymieing bipartisan congressional redistricting talks with “strong-arm tactics.” Republicans reject the accusation. A statement Friday from Senate Minority Leader Kenny Yuko, of Richmond Heights, said GOP leaders told Democrats they plan to put a redistricting proposal on 2018 ballots even without bipartisan support…. Continue Reading

3 teens in custody in shooting death of 14-year-old boy

by Associated Press on September 22, 2017 at 6:19 pm

FREMONT, Ohio (AP) — Police have arrested two more 14-year-old boys in connection with the fatal shooting of another 14-year-old boy in northern Ohio. Authorities say three 14-year-old boys are now in custody after the shooting Sunday in Fremont, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) southeast of Toledo. Fremont police said earlier this week that one… Continue Reading

3 teens in custody in shooting death of 14-year-old boy

by Associated Press on September 22, 2017 at 5:30 pm

FREMONT, Ohio (AP) — Police have arrested two more 14-year-old boys in connection with the fatal shooting of another 14-year-old boy in northern Ohio. Authorities say three 14-year-old boys are now in custody after the shooting death Sunday of Jalen Brock in Fremont, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) southeast of Toledo. Fremont police said earlier… Continue Reading

Man accused in $1.4M investment-fraud scheme pleads guilty

by Associated Press on September 22, 2017 at 2:02 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Federal authorities say an Ohio man accused of overseeing a $1.4 million investment-fraud scheme has pleaded guilty to money laundering and wire fraud. Authorities say 41-year-old Edward Campbell, of Reynoldsburg, pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Columbus and agreed to repay over $1.4 million. Investigators say the operator of Rosewood… Continue Reading

Ohio court sets 2022 execution date for Cleveland killer

by Associated Press on September 22, 2017 at 10:56 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has set a 2022 execution date for a man sentenced to die for fatally shooting a man in an argument over a sewing machine. Death row inmate Percy Hutton of Cleveland was sentenced to die for the 1985 slaying of Derek Mitchell. Hutton’s attorney, Michael Benza, argues… Continue Reading

Algae on river flowing into Lake Erie prompts warning

by Associated Press on September 22, 2017 at 9:58 am

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Health officials are telling people not to swim in the river that flows through Toledo because of an algae outbreak. The Maumee (maw-MEE’) River along Toledo’s downtown waterfront has turned unsightly shades of green in the past few days, leading the local health department to issue a recreational advisory Thursday. Officials… Continue Reading