Ohio Groups Make Final Pitch On Public Works Issue

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The renewal of a public works program in Ohio is drawing last-minute pitches from both sides of the ballot issue. Voters on Tuesday will decide whether to allow the state to borrow $1.875 billion over 10 years through the issuance of general obligation...

Michelle Knight: I Forgive Cleveland Kidnapper

CLEVELAND (AP) — One of the three women held captive in a Cleveland house before escaping last year said she forgives the man who kidnapped and tortured her for nearly a decade. Michelle Knight, interviewed Monday on NBC’s “Today” show, said Ariel Castro...

On Deck: League championships up for grabs today

There’s a big Monday night of local sports on tap tonight and we’ll have the latest on all of the action for you tonight here at The Courier. There are 21 prep baseball and 20 prep softball games on the local sports schedule. In baseball, Liberty-Benton can win its first outright...

Kidnapping Victim Says She Forgives Castro

CLEVELAND (AP) — One of the three women help captive for nearly a decade in a Cleveland house before escaping last year says she forgives the man who kidnapped and tortured her all those years. Michelle Knight, interviewed Monday on NBC’s “Today” show, says...

Dog Lost In Fatal Ohio Crash Found Dead Days Later

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A dog that was with a family when a car went off a northeast Ohio interstate bridge and plunged into a creek last week was found dead over the weekend. The crash on Interstate 77 in Canton on Wednesday killed 23-year-old Paul Guthrie and his 3-month-old...

Ohio Air National Guardsman Honored

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio Air National Guardsman has been recognized for saving a tourist who fell into the water and was nearly sucked into the propulsion turbines beneath a ferry. Air National Guard Technical Sgt. Daryl Walters was given the Ohio Distinguished Service...

Cockfighting Ring Disrupted In Northwest Ohio

DELTA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in northwest Ohio say they’ve broken up a cockfighting ring. Fulton County authorities said they cited 52 people and seized 72 live roosters near the village of Delta on Sunday. That’s west of Toledo. Deputies who responded to a report...

Ohio Boy, 6, In Serious After Shot In The Head

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — Police in northeast Ohio say a 6-year-old boy was in serious condition at a hospital after being shot in the head at close range. It happened Sunday evening at a home in East Cleveland. Police Commander William Mitchell said the boy was shot in the...

Ohio Gas Prices Down To Start Work Week

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gas prices in Ohio are down to start the work week. The cost for a gallon of regular gas in Ohio was averaging $3.65 in Monday’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That’s down about 11 cents from a week ago....

Tressel Auditions To Lead Youngstown State

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Former Ohio State University football coach Jim Tressel kicks off campus visits by the three finalists for the president’s job at Youngstown State University. The school says each finalist will participate in a variety of meetings, including an open...