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Parents’ Lawyer: Adopted Ohio Boy Has Gotten Help

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — The attorney for a southwest Ohio couple accused of abandoning the adopted 9-year-old son they raised since infancy says the boy has gotten some much-needed help. Anthony VanNoy said Wednesday that Cleveland and Lisa Cox are visiting with the boy and hope to...

Parents’ Lawyer: Adopted Ohio Boy Gets Needed Help

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — The attorney for a southwest Ohio couple accused of abandoning the adopted 9-year-old son they raised since infancy says the case has had some positive results. Attorney Anthony VanNoy said Wednesday that Cleveland and Lisa Cox are visiting with the boy and...

Dem Vying For Ohio Governor Supports Death Penalty

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial contender Ed FitzGerald says he supports the death penalty and believes there are times when it is called for. FitzGerald was asked by reporters Wednesday about the death penalty following one of the longest executions since Ohio...

Ohio Dems’ 2014 Ticket To Highlight Women’s Health

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Democrats seeking statewide office this fall are coupling criticism of Republican-backed abortion restrictions with a pledge to make women’s health issues a priority in the campaign. The party’s full 2014 slate appeared together for the...

Woman’s Death In Ohio Considered Possible Homicide

SOUTH RUSSELL, Ohio (AP) — Authorities are investigating a possible homicide at a home in an upscale area east of Cleveland. The Geauga (jee-AW’-guh) County prosecutor and state crime investigators were at the scene in Russell Township before dawn Wednesday. Prosecutor Jim...

Update: 2 hurt in U.S. 224 crash

BENTON RIDGE — Two people were injured today in a traffic accident at the intersection of Ohio 235 and U.S. 224 in Blanchard Township, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported. Luzmary Steiner, 53, of Jenera, and Annis F. Lepper, 67, of Van Wert, were taken by Hanco Ambulance...

Report: SIU, Lennon Agree To Contract Extension

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Southern Illinois University’s athletics director says the school and head football coach have agreed to a two-year contract extension. Mario Moccia (MOH’-chuh) tells the (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan ( ) the Salukis reached the deal with...

Ohio Officer Who Killed Man Had Problems At Work

FAIRFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Police records show a southwest Ohio officer who fatally shot a man during an investigation had been accused of attendance and performance problems at work and was recommended for “separation from service.” The Dayton Daily News ( ) reports...

Judge takes out petitions for re-election

Joseph Niemeyer, Hancock County Common Pleas Court judge, took out candidate petitions today, said Jody O’Brien, elections board director. Niemeyer, a Republican, was first elected to the bench in 1990. He is finishing his fourth, six-year term as judge. A candidate for judge...

Ohio Ex-con Charged In Fatal Shooting Of Girl, 5

CLEVELAND (AP) — A former inmate has been charged with aggravated murder in the Cleveland death of a 5-year-old girl who was shot in the head while sitting in a vehicle with her mother. An arraignment was scheduled Wednesday for the suspect, 32-year-old Geoffrey Gurkovich of...