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Ohio police must collect data on suspect race under plan

by Associated Press on February 26, 2017 at 12:08 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state certification process will require that all Ohio police departments for the first time collect data on the race and gender of people they pull over in traffic stops or take aside for questioning. The goal of the new standard is reducing potential police bias against suspects. Many large departments… Continue Reading

Ordering kiosks coming to 1,000 Wendy’s franchises in 2017

by Associated Press on February 26, 2017 at 10:55 am

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Ohio-based fast food giant Wendy’s plans to install self-ordering kiosks in about 1,000 of the burger chain’s franchises nationwide by the end of this year. The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2md5sjn ) a typical location will get three kiosks. David Trimm, Wendy’s chief information officer, estimates that payback on those machines will… Continue Reading

Police: Man tied up 3 family members, arrested after escape

by Associated Press on February 26, 2017 at 10:49 am

WILLOUGHBY, Ohio (AP) — Police near Cleveland say a 34-year-old man kidnapped three family members and was taken into custody after his aunt escaped a basement where she had been tied up. Authorities say the man was visiting his father Friday in Willoughby when he used chloroform to overpower him and then tied him up… Continue Reading

Ohio police: 2 dead, 3 hurt in shooting amid ongoing dispute

by Associated Press on February 26, 2017 at 10:06 am

HOWLAND, Ohio (AP) — Police in northeast Ohio say an ongoing dispute led to a shooting that has left two people dead and three hurt. Authorities in Howland near Youngstown say the shooting on Saturday wasn’t a random act of violence. They say 47-year-old Nasser Hamad is the owner of the home where the shooting… Continue Reading

Cleveland airport worker sues over whistleblower retaliation

by Associated Press on February 26, 2017 at 9:35 am

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland airport employee who federal authorities suspect was demoted in retaliation for raising concerns about runway snowplowing problems is seeking reinstatement and unspecified damages in a lawsuit against the city. Cleveland.com reports (http://bit.ly/2lNsi3g ) Abdul-Malik Ali filed suit after the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration found that he was demoted… Continue Reading

Ohio police officer fatally shot in 2015 gets memorial chair

by Associated Press on February 26, 2017 at 9:34 am

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Cincinnati police officer shot and killed in 2015 after he responded to reports of a man with a gun will have a permanent spot in his police district’s roll call. The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://cin.ci/2lENhDp ) reports that Cincinnati police chaplain John Keuffer unveiled a memorial chair on Friday that will hold… Continue Reading

Firefighters discover man’s body in Ohio creek

by Associated Press on February 25, 2017 at 11:33 pm

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man’s body has been found in a creek near Columbus. The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2lHVyYR ) that firefighters discovered the body around 3 p.m. Saturday in Westerville while returning to their station after a call. Columbus Police Sgt. Stan Latta says a firefighter thought he saw a mannequin… Continue Reading

Woman’s body found in trash bin in creek near Columbus

by Associated Press on February 25, 2017 at 10:34 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say the body of a 22-year-old woman has been found in a trash bin that was partially submerged in a creek. The Franklin County Sheriff’s office tells WCMH-TV (http://bit.ly/2lay2jS ) that the woman has been identified as Gabriel Ann Hinojosa, who had been reported missing Feb. 19. It’s not clear… Continue Reading

Former Japanese defense minister to give talk in Beavercreek

by Associated Press on February 25, 2017 at 2:48 pm

BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) — A former Japanese defense minister will discuss the administration of President Donald Trump and the importance of the U.S.-Japanese alliance at an upcoming talk in Ohio. Satoshi Morimoto’s March 2 appearance at the Pentagon Tower in Beavercreek follows a recent visit between Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (SHIN’-zoh AH’-bay)…. Continue Reading

New Ohio college scholarship grows in value each year

by Associated Press on February 25, 2017 at 11:58 am

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The University of Akron is aiming to encourage students to graduate within four years by offering a new scholarship that grows in value annually if recipients maintain a 2.0 GPA. State Department of Higher Education officials say the Akron Guarantee Scholarship program beginning this fall is the first of its kind… Continue Reading