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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

Ohio watchdog faults Ohio agency for handling of IT contract

by Associated Press on May 25, 2017 at 10:09 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state investigation has cleared a now-retired state administrator but found her department violated rules in awarding a state information-technology contract. The Columbus Dispatch reported (http://bit.ly/2rYfhDX) Ohio Inspector General Randall Meyer’s finding Thursday. Meyer cleared Carolyn Chavanne, who was a Department of Administrative Services contract supervisor while also being listed as… Continue Reading

No criminal charges for police after suspect hangs himself

by Associated Press on May 25, 2017 at 9:28 am

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say no police officers will be charged criminally after a child pornography suspect hanged himself in a holding cell at a northeast Ohio police station. The Chronicle-Telegram reports (http://bit.ly/2qj2DPC ) an investigation by the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office made public Tuesday found no wrongdoing by Elyria police in 47-year-old James… Continue Reading

Northern Ohio city dealing with aggressive wild turkeys

by Associated Press on May 25, 2017 at 7:52 am

HURON, Ohio (AP) — Police in northern Ohio say residents have been complaining about a small flock of aggressive wild turkeys on the loose. The Sandusky Register reports (http://bit.ly/2qZSRVI ) police in Huron have received several complaints in the last month about confrontations with the angry birds. The Huron police chief says the turkeys live… Continue Reading

Southwest Ohio damaged by tornadoes, flooding traps 15

by Associated Press on May 25, 2017 at 7:03 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