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10 Firms With Ohio Treasurer Honorees Give To GOP

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Executives at 10 of the 17 manufacturing companies whose workers won a new award established by Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel (man-DEHL’) have donated to Republican candidates, including Mandel himself. A review finds Mandel’s re-election campaign...

Browns Agree To Terms With CB Desir

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns have agreed to contract terms with rookie defensive back Pierre Desir, the fourth-round pick in last month’s NFL draft. Financial terms of Desir’s deal were not immediately available. He’s the first of Cleveland’s six drafted...

Ohio Lawmaker Charged With Fraud Appears In Court

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio lawmaker accused of misleading investors about a company’s financial status and using their money for personal gain was in court again Thursday. At a short hearing in Hamilton County court, Judge John Andrew West set a July 28 hearing for Rep. Pete...

Ohio School Apologizes After Prank Goes Wrong

SMITHVILLE, Ohio (AP) — School administrators in northeastern Ohio are apologizing for allowing a senior prank that they say got out of hand. The school decided to allow seniors to spray paint their names inside Smithville High School because it’s being torn down after the...

Group Seeks To Spur Action On Ohio Voter ID Bill

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Christian Alliance says it’s launching an effort to get state lawmakers to act on a bill requiring voters in the swing state to show a photo ID at the polls. The group said Thursday it’s going forward with an initiated statute petition....

Ex-worker Sues Dunham’s Sports For Overtime Pay

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former assistant manager of a western Pennsylvania Dunham’s Sports store has sued the Michigan-based chain, accusing the company of circumventing federal overtime pay laws by having its assistant managers perform mostly manual labor, including opening...

Burglary-turned-homicide defendants appear in court

After waiving their right for preliminary hearings Thursday, two of the three teens charged in last week’s burglary-turned-homicide will have their cases considered by the Seneca County Grand Jury. Tyson J. Ogg, 18, and Dallas A. Salaz, 19, waived their individual preliminary...
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Tyson enters meat brawl with Hillshire bid

This combo made with file photos shows a package of frozen Tyson Chicken Nuggets, left, and a package of Hillshire Farm sausage, in Palo Alto, Calif. Two days after poultry producer Pilgrim’s Pride made a $5.58 billion dollar bid for the maker of Ball Park hot dogs and...

Beating victim’s case vs. Dodgers underway

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles jury is hearing opening statements in the trial of a lawsuit that seeks damages from the Dodgers and former owner Frank McCourt for the beating of San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow after a game. Plaintiff’s attorney Tom Girardi...