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Ohio governor orders flags in state lowered for John Glenn

by Associated Press on December 9, 2016 at 6:00 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. John Kasich (KAY-sik) has that ordered flags at public buildings and grounds in Ohio be flown at half-staff to honor the life of the late John Glenn. Kasich on Friday ordered the flags lowered until sunset on the day of Glenn’s burial. Glenn died Thursday at a Columbus hospital surrounded… Continue Reading

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Court sets trial date for Ohio man in air base security case

by Associated Press on December 9, 2016 at 6:00 pm

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of causing the evacuation of two buildings at Ohio’s largest military base is set for trial next year in federal court in southwestern Ohio. Edward Novak has pleaded not guilty to charges including trespassing, assault, including panic and making false alarms. The 32-year-old Beavercreek man’s trial in Dayton… Continue Reading

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Fire destroys dining lodge at Hocking Hills State Park

by Associated Press on December 9, 2016 at 2:00 pm

LOGAN, Ohio (AP) — Investigators are looking for the cause of a fire that destroyed a dining lodge at Hocking Hills State Park in southeastern Ohio. No one was hurt in the fire that began Thursday morning before the restaurant had opened. The Hocking Hills Dining Lodge sits at the western end of the state… Continue Reading

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Ohio lawmakers OK concealed weapons in day cares, colleges

by Associated Press on December 9, 2016 at 7:00 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawmakers in Ohio have approved legislation expanding the state’s concealed-weapons law to allow guns in colleges and day cares and on private aircraft. The bill that now goes to Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) still permits those places to ban guns if they want. State lawmakers signed off on a flurry of… Continue Reading

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Authorities ID Hudson officer who killed Emirati suspect

by Associated Press on December 9, 2016 at 5:00 am

HUDSON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio have released the identity of the Hudson police officer who fatally shot a United Arab Emirates citizen who police say fled after causing a crash on the Ohio Turnpike. City records released Thursday say Officer Ryan Doran killed 26-year-old Saif Nasser Mubarak Alameri following a struggle in a… Continue Reading

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Ohio teacher catches kindergarteners playing with loaded gun

by Associated Press on December 9, 2016 at 5:00 am

NORTH COLLEGE HILL, Ohio (AP) — Police in suburban Cincinnati are trying to figure out how a loaded gun got into the hands of four or five kindergarten students who were caught playing with the weapon. A student at North College Hill Elementary School in Hamilton County alerted a teacher that several children were playing… Continue Reading

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Columbus gang member facing life sentence after conviction

by Associated Press on December 9, 2016 at 5:00 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The final member of a ruthless Columbus street gang charged in a federal racketeering case has been convicted on all counts and will be sentenced to serve life in prison. Twenty-four-year-old Johnathan “Dough Boy” Holt was found guilty Thursday of all offenses stemming from an October 2014 indictment that charged him… Continue Reading

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3 Cleveland juvenile court staff off job after investigation

by Associated Press on December 9, 2016 at 1:00 am

CLEVELAND (AP) — Two Cleveland-area juvenile court magistrates accused of misrepresenting the hours they worked are no longer on the job, and the director of the court’s Psycho Diagnostic Clinic has resigned after an investigation revealed he wasn’t a licensed psychologist. Cleveland.com (http://bit.ly/2haKgZ8 ) reports an internal investigation determined two longtime magistrates from Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh)… Continue Reading

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Ohio patrol seizes estimated $1M in meth during traffic stop

by Associated Press on December 9, 2016 at 1:00 am

EATON, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says Ohio troopers seized nearly 27 pounds of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $1 million during a traffic stop that led to the arrest of two northern California residents. The patrol says the methamphetamine was found with the help of a drug-sniffing dog after a… Continue Reading

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Ohio patrol effort nets over 330 impaired driver arrests

by Associated Press on December 9, 2016 at 1:00 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State Highway Patrol troopers in Ohio arrested more than 300 drivers for driving under the influence during the latest multi-state enforcement effort involving Ohio troopers and their counterparts in five other states. The enforcement by the 6-State Trooper Project focused on removing impaired drivers from the roads. The project’s latest effort… Continue Reading