No Contest Plea Expected In Football Rape Case

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Attorney General’s Office says a volunteer football coach is expected to plead no contest to charges that arose from the investigation into the rape of a girl by two high school football players. Authorities say the house of defendant Matt...

Police ID Ontario Bank Robbery Suspect

ONTARIO, Ore. (AP) — Oregon authorities say they have a name and sketchy background information about a man who fatally shot himself after a bank robbery, and they’re appealing for help to find his relatives. Oregon State Police said Monday the man was 71-year-old as Joseph...

Ohio School Reports Coach Killed In Mowing Mishap

NEW RICHMOND, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio school district reports that a longtime swim coach has died after a mowing accident at his home. Sixty-three-year-old Joe Middeler had recently completed his 15th season as varsity swim coach for New Richmond Schools. He had been...

North Baltimore to hire superintendent Tuesday

NORTH BALTIMORE — The North Baltimore school board is scheduled to hire a new superintendent Tuesday night. On the board’s agenda is a motion to consider hiring Ryan Delaney, who is currently superintendent for the Claymont school district in Tuscarawas County. North Baltimore...

Mom Pleads Guilty In McDonald’s Play Area Overdose

CINCINNATI (AP) — A mother who police say overdosed on heroin with her boyfriend at a McDonald’s play area near Cincinnati has pleaded guilty to child endangerment. Tamica (tuh-MEE’-kuh) Jeffers pleaded guilty Monday in Hamilton County court after reaching a plea...

Interstates Reopen Near Ohio-Michigan State Line

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Toledo have reopened two interstate highways near the Ohio-Michigan state line that were shut down because of a suspicious item along the roadway. Police say the item was determined to be safe. They are allowing traffic to move again on...

State grant awarded to new treatment center

A proposed residential treatment center for addiction in Findlay won a $300,000 state grant Monday, enabling it to open January 2015. With 3,750 square feet at 2627 Crystal Ave., it will fill a need for more intense treatment for those with alcohol and drug addictions. Plans call...

Prosecutor To File In Condemned Ohio Inmate’s Case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio prosecutor plans to submit his position on whether a condemned killer facing execution next month for a Cleveland produce vendor’s 1983 slaying should receive mercy. Attorneys for defendant Arthur Tyler say he should receive clemency partly...

OSU Student Hit By Bus Settles Lawsuit

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state Court of Claims says an Ohio State University student who was hit by a university-owned bus in a crosswalk has settled a lawsuit against the school for $12,500. The court said Monday that Connor Fox and OSU settled the suit last week. Fox claimed...

Facing Eviction, 89-year-old Smoker Plans To Move

MILFORD, Ohio (AP) — An 89-year-old southwest Ohio woman is preparing to move out of her home of the last 10 years because it has gone smoke-free. The Cincinnati Enquirer ( ) reports that Beulah “Billie” Toombs faces eviction after her apartment building’s...