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Ex-officer facing 2nd trial pleads guilty in wife’s death

by Associated Press on September 29, 2016

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio policeman imprisoned for over a decade in his wife’s death before his conviction was overturned has pleaded guilty to charges alleging he hired her killers, though the deal lets him maintain innocence and remain free on probation. Former Springboro Lt. Thomas “Jim” Barton was scheduled for a new… Continue Reading

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2 accused of chaining girl in basement now charged with rape

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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A father and son accused of chaining a teenage girl in their Ohio basement as punishment have now been charged with rape. Timothy and Esten Ciboro (SIH’-bohr-oh) were indicted Thursday on the new rape charges. The men are being held in jail and are due to go on trial in October…. Continue Reading

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Ohio official: No attempted intrusion into voter database

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s elections chief is expressing confidence in the security of the swing state’s voting equipment and its voter registration database. Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted’s (HYOO’-steds) says there’s been no attempt to breach the state’s registration system. His remarks to reporters Thursday come a day after the FBI’s director told… Continue Reading

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Sentencing rescheduled in Ohio for US Capitol plot suspect

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Sentencing has been rescheduled for an Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol in support of the Islamic State group. Twenty-two-year-old Christopher Lee Cornell pleaded guilty last month to three charges stemming from his January 2015 arrest. Sentencing for Cornell had been set for Oct. 31. Cincinnati federal judge… Continue Reading

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Senate OKs short-term funding for Ohio uranium plant cleanup

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PIKETON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s U.S. senators say a resolution passed by the Senate continues short-term funding for cleanup of a Cold War-era uranium plant in southern Ohio where workers have been warned about the threat of layoffs for years. Democrat Sherrod Brown and Republican Rob Portman say the continuing resolution approved Wednesday provides the… Continue Reading

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Ohio man sentenced to 15 years in heroin overdose case

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CINCINNATI (AP) — A man who authorities say sold a mixture of heroin and fentanyl that led to the overdose of a southwestern Ohio man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. Federal authorities announced Thursday that 46-year-old John Wade was sentenced this week in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati in the 2015 death… Continue Reading

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Funeral planned for teen football player who died of injury

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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