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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

Police believe bodies found are homeowner, missing woman

by Associated Press on June 22, 2017 at 7:45 pm

PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Police say they believe that two badly decomposed bodies found in a northeast Ohio home are the homeowner and a woman reported missing. Parma Heights Police Capt. Steve Scharschmidt said Thursday that the bodies were found Wednesday when officers arrived at the home in the Cleveland suburb to search for… Continue Reading

Man sentenced to death penalty in girlfriend’s slaying

by Associated Press on June 22, 2017 at 6:33 pm

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An Illinois man convicted of abducting his estranged girlfriend from Kentucky and killing her along an Ohio interstate has been sentenced to receive the death penalty. A judge in southwest Ohio’s Warren County sentenced Terry Froman, of Brookport, Illinois, on Thursday. The judge followed the recommendation of jurors who this month… Continue Reading

Man sentenced to death penalty in girlfriend’s slaying

by Associated Press on June 22, 2017 at 6:21 pm

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An Illinois man convicted of abducting his estranged girlfriend from Kentucky and killing her along an Ohio interstate has been sentenced to receive the death penalty. A judge in southwest Ohio’s Warren County sentenced Terry Froman, of Brookport, Illinois, on Thursday. The judge followed the recommendation of jurors who this month… Continue Reading

Man sentenced to death penalty in girlfriend’s slaying

by Associated Press on June 22, 2017 at 6:18 pm

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An Illinois man convicted of abducting his estranged girlfriend from Kentucky and killing her along an Ohio interstate has been sentenced to receive the death penalty. A judge in southwest Ohio’s Warren County sentenced Terry Froman, of Brookport, Illinois, on Thursday. The judge followed the recommendation of jurors who this month… Continue Reading

Jury convicts man in fatal shooting of Columbus SWAT officer

by Associated Press on June 22, 2017 at 4:35 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A jury has found the man accused of fatally shooting a Columbus SWAT officer during a standoff last year guilty of aggravated murder. Lincoln Rutledge had pleaded not guilty to charges of shooting officer Steven Smith in the head as officers were trying to arrest Rutledge on an arson warrant on… Continue Reading

Ohio’s official budget gap exceeds $1B over 2 years

by Associated Press on June 22, 2017 at 3:11 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Final estimates place Ohio’s projected budget shortfall at more than $1 billion. Legislative budget analysts told the opening day of a conference committee working to meet a June 30 budget deadline that tax revenues are expected to lag projections by $1.02 billion over the two-year budget cycle. The state is also… Continue Reading

560K signatures submitted toward Ohio victims’ rights effort

by Associated Press on June 22, 2017 at 12:11 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Backers of a proposed constitutional amendment giving crime victims and their families the same rights as the accused say they’ve delivered enough signatures to Ohio’s elections chief to make the fall ballot. About 306,000 of the 560,000 signatures delivered Thursday to Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO’-sted) must be valid. The… Continue Reading

560K signatures submitted toward Ohio victims’ rights effort

by Associated Press on June 22, 2017 at 11:37 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Backers of a proposed constitutional amendment giving crime victims and their families the same rights as the accused say they’ve delivered enough signatures to Ohio’s elections chief to make the fall ballot. About 306,000 of the 560,000 signatures delivered Thursday to Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO’-sted) must be valid. The… Continue Reading

Democrat Connie Pillich proposes public health care buy-in

by Associated Press on June 22, 2017 at 10:51 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Democratic governor candidate in Ohio is laying out her vision for a buy-in option that makes government health care benefits available to the public. Former state Rep. Connie Pillich (PIHL’-ich) announced her “Medicaid-for-All” plan Thursday, ahead of an expected vote in the U.S. Senate on Republican health care legislation. Pilich’s… Continue Reading