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Ex-deputy in Ohio gets probation for threat-related charges

by Associated Press on June 23, 2017 at 12:23 pm

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio sheriff’s deputy has received probation after pleading guilty to misdemeanor charges for allegedly threatening to kill a sheriff’s detective who served as his supervisor. The Port Clinton News-Herald reports (http://ohne.ws/2rK9ZfD ) 50-year-old John Carpenter, of Port Clinton, pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of persistent disorderly conduct…. Continue Reading

Ohio village officials’ thefts lead to fiscal emergency

by Associated Press on June 23, 2017 at 7:49 am

MOUNT STERLING, Ohio (AP) — The state auditor has declared a fiscal emergency in a central Ohio village where he says thefts by former officials have taken a “heavy financial blow.” The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2t1ONWN ) Mount Sterling’s budget deficit was $270,000 deficit at the end of April. Auditor Dave Yost says financial problems… Continue Reading

Social media misunderstanding causes panic in Ohio

by Associated Press on June 23, 2017 at 5:19 am

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A misunderstanding on social media caused panic in Ohio when restaurant-goers thought an iconic pizza and spaghetti restaurant was closing. While it is true that Luigi’s Restaurant is closing, it is not the location in Akron. The Facebook post announcing the closing came from a store in Fife, Scotland. Facebook users… Continue Reading

Cavaliers donate $875,000 to Habitat for Humanity

by Associated Press on June 23, 2017 at 5:18 am

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers have donated $875,000 in proceeds from NBA Finals watch parties to Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity. Watch parties were hosted at the Quicken Loans Arena during the NBA Finals this year when the Cavaliers played the Golden State Warriors at Oakland. Fans could purchase tickets online for $10. The… Continue Reading

Doctor who ran Columbus pill mill shot in home invasion

by Associated Press on June 23, 2017 at 5:15 am

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Police say a former doctor and university trustee who pleaded guilty to charges of tax evasion and running a pill mill in Columbus has been shot in an apparent home invasion. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says 51-year-old Kevin Lake has been taken to the hospital and reported in critical condition…. Continue Reading

Police: Man faces charges after stealing more than 500 signs

by Associated Press on June 23, 2017 at 2:15 am

AVON LAKE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man is facing charges after police say he stole more than 500 signs, claiming they were an eyesore and a distraction to drivers. John Hoelzl, of Avon Lake, has been charged Wednesday with a felony count of receiving stolen property. Police say the signs, valued at more than… Continue Reading

Councilman asks if city can stop responding to overdoses

by Associated Press on June 23, 2017 at 12:21 am

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — A city councilman in southwest Ohio has asked if it’s possible for city emergency crews to stop responding to drug overdose calls as costs for those calls mount. The Hamilton-Middletown Journal News reports (http://bit.ly/2sG0uPL ) Middletown City Council member Dan Picard has asked if there is a law requiring the city… Continue Reading

Work on bridge linking Ohio, Kentucky to slow traffic

by Associated Press on June 23, 2017 at 12:19 am

CINCINNATI (AP) — Two months of traffic troubles loom for drivers going over the Ohio River in Cincinnati and in Covington, Kentucky. Maintenance work on the Brent Spence Bridge connecting the Ohio and Kentucky cities begins Friday night and continues over the next two months. Two lanes in each direction will be closed during the… Continue Reading

Air Force Thunderbirds, jet trainer set for Ohio air show

by Associated Press on June 23, 2017 at 12:03 am

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and Lockheed Martin’s newest jet trainer will be featured at annual air show this weekend in southwestern Ohio. Organizers of the Vectren Dayton Air Show say Lockheed Martin’s new T-50A aircraft will be featured at the event Saturday and Sunday at Dayton International Airport. The 43rd… Continue Reading

Judge temporarily shuts down strip club after violent crimes

by Associated Press on June 22, 2017 at 8:03 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge has temporarily shut down an Ohio strip club that authorities say has been the site of shootings, assaults and robberies. The Franklin County judge issued the temporary order to shut down Rachel’s Gentlemen’s Club in Columbus on Wednesday pending a court hearing in July. The Columbus City Attorney’s office… Continue Reading