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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

Overnight storms in southwest Ohio damage businesses

by Associated Press on May 25, 2017 at 6:43 am

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities are investigating reports of damage from severe overnight storms in southwest Ohio, possibly including tornadoes. The Columbus Dispatch reports that the National Weather Service is sending a team Thursday to check on conditions after reports of at least three tornado sightings, including a sighting 3 miles (5 kilometers) northeast of… Continue Reading

Prosecutors review TV reporter’s confrontation with woman

by Associated Press on May 25, 2017 at 5:07 am

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors in Ohio are reviewing surveillance video of a confrontation between a television news reporter and a woman who kicked him as he tried to interview her. The Chronicle Telegram reports (http://bit.ly/2qS54eB ) that the woman called 911 Monday to say she had kicked a reporter in the knee because he… Continue Reading