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Cleveland police investigate fatal stabbing of 14-year-old

by Associated Press on December 4, 2016 at 5:00 pm

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland police are investigating the fatal stabbing of a 14-year-old boy on the city’s west side. Investigators say the teen was dead with a stab wound to the neck when they arrived at the home around 4:30 a.m. Sunday. Police are looking for an 18-year-old woman and 23-year-old man who were in… Continue Reading

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Some streets closed as part of train derails in Toledo

by Associated Press on December 4, 2016 at 3:00 pm

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Some streets in Toledo are closed after part of a train derailed. The derailment involving a 187-car CSX train happened about 8 a.m. Sunday. CSX says 15 rail cars derailed, including one tank car carrying a hazardous solvent. There were no injuries and fire officials say there is nothing leaking from… Continue Reading

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Unrelated overnight shootings kill 3 in Ohio’s capital city

by Associated Press on December 4, 2016 at 3:00 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say unrelated shootings killed three people in Columbus and two other people were injured in two more shootings. The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2gQ1TNg ) the fatal shootings were called in between 6:26 p.m. Saturday and 2:50 a.m. Sunday. Police are investigating all three shootings as homicides, bringing the number of… Continue Reading

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Ohio, Michigan congresswomen ask US EPA to act on Lake Erie

by Associated Press on December 4, 2016 at 1:00 pm

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Congresswomen from Ohio and Michigan are urging federal officials to designate western Lake Erie as an impaired waterway because of the harmful algae that is hurting the lake. Reps. Marcy Kaptur of Ohio and Debbie Dingell of Michigan are asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s director to act. The two Democrats… Continue Reading

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Ohio smoking rate barely changed 10 years after indoor ban

by Associated Press on December 4, 2016 at 12:00 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Since Ohio voters approved an indoor smoking ban in 2006, experts can point to a host of resulting benefits — but a big drop in adult smoking isn’t one of them. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ohio’s adult smoking rate fell from about 23 percent… Continue Reading

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Bills to give youth killers parole shot facing opposition

by Associated Press on December 4, 2016 at 11:00 am

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — People affected by a 2012 Ohio school shooting that left three students dead are opposing two proposed laws that could give the shooter a chance at parole — something he doesn’t currently have. One bill would allow convicted juvenile killers to become eligible for parole as early as their 40th birthday…. Continue Reading

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University to offer class on Trump, victory in 2016 election

by Associated Press on December 4, 2016 at 10:00 am

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Donald Trump is a businessman, celebrity, the next president of America— and now the topic of a new class being offered at a northeast Ohio university. Professor Matthew Akers, director of government relations at the University of Akron, has created a course called “Trump’s Triumph.” The university says it’ll focus on… Continue Reading

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Cleveland asks Ohio lawmakers to block minimum wage hike

by Associated Press on December 4, 2016 at 10:00 am

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland city leaders want Ohio lawmakers to block a ballot initiative that would allow a phase-in of a $15-an-hour minimum wage only in Cleveland. The proposal to phase in a higher minimum wage in Cleveland is slated to be on the ballot in May. Cleveland officials say such a move would hurt… Continue Reading

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Man retires after decades in Ohio natural resources agency

by Associated Press on December 4, 2016 at 10:00 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A naturalist who worked in Ohio’s natural resource department for more than three decades has retired. The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2gYtizT ) Jim McCormac served as a botanist and a public outreach specialist for the Department of Natural Resources. He was the first president of the state’s Ornithological Society and helped… Continue Reading

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Cincinnati mayor calls rental home vandalism act of hatred

by Associated Press on December 3, 2016 at 3:00 pm

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati mayor is calling vandalism including the spray painting of swastikas and the phrase “white power” at a biracial couple’s home an act of hatred. Mayor John Cranley says the crime, which also included cement poured down drains and paint on appliances, an attack on an innocent family and on the… Continue Reading