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Funeral planned for teen football player who died of injury

by Associated Press on September 29, 2016

CLEVELAND (AP) — Funeral arrangements have been set for a high school football player from suburban Cleveland who authorities say was hit in the abdomen during a game and died two days later from a problem caused by a lacerated small intestine. Euclid (YOO’-klid) City Schools says a viewing is planned for 17-year-old Andre Jackson… Continue Reading

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Judges recommend suspending Ohio sheriff facing drug charges

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FREMONT, Ohio (AP) — A panel of three retired judges has decided that a northern Ohio sheriff should be suspended while facing charges alleging he stole medications from prescription drug disposal drop boxes. The Sandusky County sheriff also is accused of deceiving doctors into giving him painkillers and misusing department funds. Sheriff Kyle Overmyer has… Continue Reading

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Judge rejects last bit of legal challenge to Ohio casinos

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A county judge has rejected the remaining bit of a legal challenge to Ohio’s casinos. The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2dA1rl5 ) reports a Franklin County judge earlier this week rejected Frederick Kinsey’s claim that state constitutional amendments allowing casino gambling violates his federal constitutional rights. Voters approved those amendments in 2009 and… Continue Reading

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Court upholds teacher’s conviction for showing violent movie

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio appeals court has upheld the felony conviction of a former substitute teacher who was sentenced to three months in jail for showing a movie including graphic sex and violence to a high school class. Sheila Kearns previously apologized. She said she didn’t watch “The ABCs of Death” before showing… Continue Reading

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Judge: Strip club negligent in drunken driving crash death

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CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge has ordered a Cleveland strip club to pay $8 million to the family of a woman killed in a wrong-way crash after finding the club failed to prevent a drunken patron from driving. Cleveland.com (http://bit.ly/2cWthqy ) reports a Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County judge found Secrets Gentlemen’s Club negligent in the death… Continue Reading

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People report being chased by clowns in 2 Ohio cities

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GREENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Police say they’ve received reports of individuals dressed as clowns chasing people in two western Ohio communities. That means that in recent weeks, people in at least seven states have reported scary or suspicious encounters with people dressed like clowns. The Dayton Daily News reports a 28-year-old man called Greenville police… Continue Reading

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Columbus blames heroin in 27 overdoses, 2 deaths in 24 hours

by Associated Press on September 28, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Officials in Ohio’s capital say 27 people overdosed in a 24-hour span using what’s believed to be a mix of heroin and something stronger, and two died. It has prompted a warning from police that a highly potent form of heroin could be circulating in central Ohio. A Columbus police spokesman… Continue Reading

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Jury recommends death for dad of starved, beaten 2-year-old

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CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio jury says the father of a 2-year-old girl who died of starvation and blunt-force injury should be executed for aggravated murder. A jury in Cincinnati had convicted 34-year-old Glen Bates on that charge and others in the death of Glenara Bates. That jury deliberated less than an hour before recommending… Continue Reading

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Bill requires renewal process for Ohio agencies, departments

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Senate has passed a bill giving the legislature more control over whether a state agency continues to exist. The proposal creates a process for state lawmakers to review and evaluate state agencies. It sets a schedule for departments to cease operations if the legislature doesn’t renew them. The bill… Continue Reading

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Men plead guilty for live-streamed threat over Periscope app

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two men accused of livestreaming a threat to shoot up their Ohio neighborhood if their video feed topped 100 viewers have pleaded guilty to inducing panic. The Franklin County prosecutor says the men indicated over the Periscope app in February that they’d empty an AR-15 clip in Columbus if the stream… Continue Reading