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Storied Ohio high school gym to host final prep hoops game

by Associated Press on November 18, 2017 at 9:34 am

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — One of Ohio’s most storied prep gyms will host its final high school basketball game Dec. 8. The Middletown school district in southwest Ohio says the Middies will play their archrival Hamilton Big Blue at Wade E. Miller Gym, then open play at the new Wade E. Miller Arena the next… Continue Reading

US appeals court rules against jail guard sued after brawl

by Associated Press on November 18, 2017 at 9:16 am

CINCINNATI (AP) — A divided federal appeals court panel has ruled that an Ohio county shouldn’t have to pay for the defense of a jail guard being sued by an inmate over their 2012 jailhouse brawl. The Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ 2-1 decision Friday overturns a lower court ruling that Portage County… Continue Reading

Ohio extends time to apply for medical marijuana licenses

by Associated Press on November 17, 2017 at 5:13 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Board of Pharmacy has extended hours to apply for medical marijuana dispensary licenses to accommodate a flood of last-minute filings. Spokesman Cameron McNamee (MAK’-nuh-mee) said Friday’s 2 p.m. deadline was moved to 6 p.m. He said the board continued to digitally monitor in-process applications as the deadline approached and… Continue Reading

Sen. Brown sheds Franken cash; rival Mandel tweets on Moore

by Associated Press on November 17, 2017 at 1:18 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Republican Senate candidate Josh Mandel (man-DEHL’) says Roy Moore should quit the Alabama Senate race if allegations of sexual misconduct involving teenage girls are true. The state treasurer after declining to comment for days tweeted Thursday: “I agree with Ivanka Trump. If these allegations are true, Roy Moore should step… Continue Reading

Sen. Brown sheds Franken cash; rival Mandel tweets on Moore

by Associated Press on November 17, 2017 at 1:10 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Republican Senate candidate Josh Mandel (man-DEHL’) says Roy Moore should quit the Alabama Senate race if allegations of sexual misconduct involving teenage girls are true. The state treasurer after declining to comment for days tweeted Thursday: “I agree with Ivanka Trump. If these allegations are true, Roy Moore should step… Continue Reading

Family says man who shot officer thought it was a break-in

by Associated Press on November 17, 2017 at 11:31 am

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of shooting an Ohio narcotics detective during a drug raid at a home in Toledo has been charged with felonious assault. A judge on Friday ordered 38-year-old Jamaine Hill held on a $3 million bond. Toledo police say Hill shot several times through a door when SWAT officers… Continue Reading

Ohio man charged with conspiring to hire a hit man

by Associated Press on November 17, 2017 at 10:45 am

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man has been indicted by a grand jury for allegedly hiring a hit man who helped police arrest him. The Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports 39-year-old Seljami Idrizi, of Grafton, was indicted Thursday in northeast Ohio’s Lorain County on conspiracy to commit aggravated murder and other charges. North Ridgeville police say… Continue Reading

Ohio unemployment rate drops slightly in October

by Associated Press on November 17, 2017 at 10:15 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials say Ohio’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.1 percent in October but remained higher than the national rate. The state unemployment rate decreased from 5.3 percent in September and was slightly higher than the 5 percent rate of October 2016. The national rate was 4.1 percent in October, down from… Continue Reading

Ohio man gets 20 years for trying to record above showers

by Associated Press on November 17, 2017 at 7:49 am

CLEVELAND (AP) — A convicted sex offender man has received 20 years in federal prison after being caught trying to record people taking showers at an Ohio state campground east of Cleveland. Cleveland.com reports 60-year-old James Sullivan was sentenced Thursday in Youngstown after pleading guilty in May to attempted production of child pornography and access… Continue Reading

Police report multiple injuries after car strikes home

by Associated Press on November 17, 2017 at 2:15 am

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say multiple people have been seriously injured after a flaming car crashed into a Cleveland home. Authorities say the crash happened around 11 p.m. Thursday. Witnesses say the car hit another vehicle at an intersection before striking the home. Police say the injured were passengers in the car that hit the… Continue Reading