20-year-old Man Drowns, Cold Water Partly To Blame

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say extremely cold water was a factor in a western Pennsylvania drowning. The Lawrence County Coroner’s Office says the body of 20-year-old Aaron Mahdee of Youngstown, Ohio was found by divers Monday night in a private quarry filled with...

Ohio Prosecutors Charge Gang With Racketeering

CLEVELAND (AP) — Prosecutors have charged 43 teenage members of a notorious street and prison gang with racketeering for a series of crimes allegedly committed inside a Cleveland juvenile detention center. Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County prosecutors say the youth are...

$3M Bond For Man Accused Of Killing 2-year-old Son

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland man suspected of fatally shooting his 2-year-old son in the head during a dispute with the child’s mother is being held on $3 million bond. Twenty-three-year-old Derrice (deh-REES’) Alexander made an initial court appearance Thursday. He...

Police: Priests attacked at Phoenix church, 1 dies

PHOENIX (AP) — A priest was shot and killed and another was injured at a Roman Catholic church in downtown Phoenix, setting off an intense search for suspects and clues into what police called a “tragic and appalling” attack. The surviving priest called 911 to...
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Smithsonian asks judge’s help with bug collection

This photo taken June 5, 2014 shows diagrams in a room where the Drake bug collection is held at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum in Washington. When Dr. Carl J. Drake died in 1965 he left the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History $250,000 and his...

Ohio Dems Question Taylor’s Response To Timecards

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Democrats are raising questions about the lieutenant governor’s reaction to irregularities found on her top aide’s timesheets. Republican Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor’s chief of staff and another staffer resigned last week following issues...
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Hoyer ‘securely ahead’ Of Manziel for Browns’ QB job

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns coach Mike Pettine says Brian Hoyer is “securely ahead” in the quarterback competition, but his lead over Johnny Manziel isn’t “insurmountable.” Manziel, the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner from Texas A&M, was drafted in the...

Suspects in shooting death indicted by grand jury

Two of the three suspects charged in the late-May shooting death of a 20-year-old Janelle Mauricio of Fostoria will join their alleged accomplice in Seneca County Common Pleas Court. Tyson J. Ogg, 18, transient, and Dallas A. Salaz, 19, were indicted on felony charges by the...

Arson suspects indicted

The three suspects accused of starting a fatal house fire in Fostoria last month will now face arson and murder charges out of Seneca County. Shey L. Weiker, 31, and Charles V. Schaeffer, 44, both of 151 Taft Blvd., and Timothy D. Hall, 20, of 126 Findlay St., were indicted by...

Findlay man sentenced for repeated impaired driving

A Findlay man was sentenced to 17 months in prison for his sixth impaired driving conviction. Stacy D. Johnson, 47, pleaded guilty Thursday in Hancock County Common Pleas Court to a fourth-degree felony of operating a vehicle while impaired. Johnson was found guilty of the...