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Jury Wants Life Sentence For Ohioan In 4 Slayings

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A jury is recommending a life sentence without parole for a 22-year-old man convicted of killing four people in a northeast Ohio townhome last year. The jury in Akron decided against recommending the death penalty Friday for Derrick Brantley. The same jury...

AP Source: Cavaliers Reach Agreement With Blatt

CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says the Cavaliers have reached an agreement to make David Blatt their new coach. Blatt, a highly successful international coach in Israel, emerged as the leading candidate in recent days, and the sides reached contract...

American Detained In NKorea Has Consular Visit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Swedish diplomats acting for the U.S. have visited an American man detained by North Korea weeks ago. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki (SAH’-kee) says the Sweden Embassy had consular access Friday to Jeffrey Fowle. Sweden handles consular matters for...

McConnell, Grimes Announce Competing Bridge Plans

FORT MITCHELL, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s U.S. Senate candidates announced competing plans Friday to replace the decaying Brent Spence Bridge in a conservative enclave of northern Kentucky that could figure prominently in the November election. Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell...

Sex-offender Status Upheld In Ohio Teen Rape Case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An appeals court has upheld the sex offender classification given to an Ohio high school football player convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl. Ma’Lik Richmond was given the second-toughest sex offender classification — Tier II — last August. That...

Ohio Dad Indicted In Youth’s Death In Accident

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Cincinnati-are man has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide for a March accident in which his teenage son’s friend was killed. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph Deters (DEE’-turs) announced Friday that a grand jury also charged...

Indians Recall Pestano, Demote McAllister

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have recalled right-hander Vinnie Pestano from Triple-A Columbus and optioned right-hander Zach McAllister to the same club. Pestano began the season in Cleveland’s bullpen, but was sent down April 9 after allowing six runs in 2 2-3...
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VIDEO: Farewell Fly-over

Family and friends said goodbye to Kraig Niswander, of Findlay, who worked for Marathon Petroleum Corp. as a pilot, on Friday. Marathon honored Niswander by performing a fly-over of the cemetery with one of their corporate jets. Niswander died Monday at Blanchard Valley Hospital...

Truck accident near I-75 overpass at Trenton Avenue.

There are unconfirmed reports of a tractor-trailer blocking traffic on or very near the U.S. 224 overpass at Interstate 75.  It was not known how I-75 traffic was being affected.

Stuck vehicle delays traffic

A stuck semitrailer on U.S. 224 at Interstate 75 in Findlay is delaying traffic. The southbound U.S. 224 ramp is closed and overpass is blocked, according to the Findlay post of the State Highway Patrol. Westbound traffic on U.S. 224 is being diverted onto northbound I-75. No...