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Ohio Ex-inmate Charged In Fatal Shooting Of Girl

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...

Ohio Shelter Seeks Home For Cat Rescued From Pipe

FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — A northwest Ohio shelter hopes to find a permanent home for an orange cat that drew widespread attention when it was rescued after spending days in a drainpipe during some severely cold weather. Officials at the Hancock County Humane Society say they’re...

Wis. cyclist: Driver didn’t see me stuck in windshield

MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man who became lodged in the windshield of a car that struck him said he turned to the driver and said, “Hello, I’m the guy you hit on the bicycle.” The driver did not respond, but continued on, running a stop sign and hitting...

Propane retailers scrambling to find fuel during shortage

Frigid temperatures, breakdowns of distribution propane channels and wholesalers chasing big export profits has left hundreds of thousands of northwestern Ohio residents short on fuel to warm their homes. Prism Propane, in North Baltimore, and other area propane retailers are...

27 People Apply To Replace Ohio Utility Regulator

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A nominating panel is reviewing 27 applicants for a soon-to-be-vacated seat on the Ohio board that regulates public utilities. The Columbus Dispatch ( ) reports the applicants for the seat on the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio include the...

Ohio Court: No Reconsideration For Fired Teacher

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court won’t reconsider its decision upholding the dismissal of a public school science instructor who refused to remove religious materials from his classroom. The court denied John Freshwater’s request for reconsideration in a...

On Deck: Regional team wrestling tourney begins tonight

High school wrestling takes center stage tonight and we’ll have the latest on all of the action for you’re here at The Courier. The OHSAA regional team tournament gets underway around the state today. Carey and Upper Sandusky will serve as host schools for regional matches in...

Housing Facility For Veterans In Ohio Expands

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A permanent supportive housing community for disabled and formerly homeless veterans in central Ohio has expanded, with a similar facility expected to open next year in northwest Ohio. Federal, state and local officials are helping celebrate the grand...

Planned Parenthood To Back Ohio Dems’ 2014 Slate

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Democrats are rolling out their full statewide ticket at an endorsement event hosted by abortion and women’s health care provider Planned Parenthood. Wednesday’s event in Columbus signals the party’s intention to make women’s...

Ohio Statehouse Site Of Annual Civil War-era Ball

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Preparations are under way for a Civil War-era winter ball being held Saturday at the Ohio Statehouse. Members of the in the Capitol’s historical re-enactment group — 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A — are hosting the annual event in the Statehouse...