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Charges Accuse 2 Ohio Teens Of Cancer Scam Theft

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — A northwest Ohio prosecutor says two teenage boys accused of soliciting donations for nonexistent cancer patients have been charged with theft as juveniles. Wood County Prosecutor Paul Dobson tells The Courier in Findlay ( ) that investigators are still...

SW Ohio City Marks 40 Years Since Deadly Tornado

XENIA, Ohio (AP) — The mayor of a southwest Ohio city marking the 40th anniversary of a deadly tornado says the commemoration is focusing on survival and recovery but isn’t a celebration. The April 3, 1974, twister killed 33 people in Xenia (ZEEN’-yuh) and Wilberforce...

Bond Set At $2M For 3 Charged After Ohio Slaying

CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio man and two other adults charged with aggravated burglary and theft after the slaying of his grandfather are being held on $2 million bond each. The Circleville Herald ( ) reports the three have not been charged in last week’s slaying...

Ohio Rape Kit DNA Tests Yield 1,000-plus Matches

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s attorney general says an initiative to test previously untested rape kits has led to more than 1,000 matches to DNA profiles in a law enforcement database. A statement from Attorney General Mike DeWine says more than 6,400 sexual assault kits...

Ohio AEP Customers To Pay For Post-windstorm Fixes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio regulators have decided American Electric Power customers will be charged a bit more over the next year to pay for over $57 million in repairs after severe windstorms in summer 2012. The Columbus Dispatch ( ) reports the Public Utilities Commission of...

Prep baseball, softball rained out

Heavy rain caused the cancellation of 15 prep baseball games and 13 softball games in the region today. Findlay High School had been scheduled to host Defiance, the defending Division II state baseball champs, in a nonconference game. A handful of prep track meets also were...

Pawn Shop May Sell McKinley Tiara To Ohio Museum

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The McKinley Presidential Library and Museum in northeast Ohio is hurriedly fundraising in hopes of buying a tiara that once belonged to President William McKinley’s wife. The Akron Beacon Journal ( ) reports the owners of Ida McKinley’s...

Chemical Leaks In Building At Ohio Nuclear Plant

PERRY, Ohio (AP) — The operator of a northeast Ohio nuclear power plant says a refrigerant leaked from equipment in a building on the site, prompting air monitoring for the chemical. A FirstEnergy Corp. spokeswoman tells The Plain Dealer ( ) an undetermined amount of the chemical...

Cardinals Stay In Slump, Lose To Reds 1-0 In 9th

CINCINNATI (AP) — Through two games, the Cardinals’ offense has consisted of Yadier Molina’s one swing. Chris Heisey’s pinch-hit single in the bottom of the ninth inning ended the Reds’ longest scoreless streak to open a season and sent Cincinnati to a 1-0...

Indians Rally To Split Doubleheader With A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Michael Brantley atoned for a rare error by hitting a two-run sungle in the ninth inning off new Oakland closer Jim Johnson that helped the Cleveland Indians salvage a split of a day-night doubleheader with a 6-4 win over the Athletics in the nightcap...