Ohio serial killer of 11 women appeals to US Supreme Court

by Associated Press on May 22, 2017 at 10:39 am

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland man sentenced to die for killing 11 women and hiding the remains in and around his home has appealed his case to the U.S. Supreme Court. At issue are arguments by 57-year-old Anthony Sowell (SOH’-wehl) over the closure of an evidence hearing during his trial and his rejected offer to… Continue Reading

Ohio gas prices rise, now even with national average

by Associated Press on May 22, 2017 at 8:32 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gas prices have risen around Ohio in the past week and are now on par with the national average. Ohio’s average for a gallon of regular fuel was $2.36 in Monday’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That’s up from $2.26 a week ago… Continue Reading

Cleveland police officer, alleged robber exchange gunfire

by Associated Press on May 22, 2017 at 8:24 am

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities say a Cleveland police officer exchanged gunfire with an alleged robber, with no injuries reported. Police say the shooting happened late Saturday night when members of the city’s Gang Impact Unit were patrolling on the east side and saw two men beating and robbing another man. Police say the suspects ran… Continue Reading

Police: Man arrested after 120 mph chase

by Associated Press on May 22, 2017 at 5:12 am

VERMILION, Ohio (AP) — Police say thrill seekers heading to an Ohio amusement park were arrested after leading officers on a 120 mph chase. Vermilion police told The Sandusky Register ( ) the 18-year-old driver was heading to Cedar Point on Saturday when an officer tried to pull him over for speeding. They say he… Continue Reading

4th blast to take down old Ohio bridge may have done enough

by Associated Press on May 22, 2017 at 12:23 am

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s transportation agency says a fourth attempt to bring down an old interstate bridge in southwest Ohio didn’t go quite as planned, but it may have been enough to finish the job. The bridge that once carried Interstate 71 over the Little Miami River in Warren County has been tough to… Continue Reading

Police say Ikea crowds could force highway ramp closures

by Associated Press on May 22, 2017 at 12:21 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus police say massive crowds for a new Ikea opening could force the closure of multiple Interstate 71 exit ramps. The Columbus Dispatch ( ) reports the opening of the Swedish home retailer in northern Columbus could draw up to 15,000 customers a day during its first week. An Ikea spokesman… Continue Reading

Wright State plans employee layoffs, cuts in open positions

by Associated Press on May 22, 2017 at 12:20 am

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Wright State University in southwest Ohio plans to lay off about 70 employees and eliminate over 100 other vacant jobs as it looks to slash millions of dollars in its budget. Interim Vice President Curtis McCray tells the Dayton Daily News ( ) the cuts would save $14 million in salary… Continue Reading

Lawmaker introduces bill reducing concealed carry penalties

by Associated Press on May 22, 2017 at 12:18 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio legislator has introduced a bill that would reduce penalties for carrying a concealed handgun on school grounds and other gun-free sites. ( ) reports permit holders would not be subject to prison time under Republican Rep. John Becker’s bill. Concealed handgun license holders caught in a gun-free zone… Continue Reading

Ohio AP media organization elects new board members

by Associated Press on May 21, 2017 at 3:16 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Julie Wallace, managing editor of The (Elyria) Chronicle Telegram, was elected president of the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors association for 2017-18 at the group’s annual convention Sunday. Tony Geftos, reporter/ancho for WTVG in Toledo, was named president-elect. The following directors were elected to three-year terms, which expire in 2020: —… Continue Reading

Winners announced in 2016 OAPME broadcast contest

by Associated Press on May 21, 2017 at 3:15 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Radio and television stations in Columbus, Toledo and Kent were named the best in the state Sunday in the annual Ohio Associated Press Media Editors broadcast competition. General Excellence awards for 2016 went to WSYX/WTTE-TV in Columbus, WTVG in Toledo, WOSU-FM in Columbus and WKSU-FM in Kent. Twenty-three broadcast stations submitted… Continue Reading