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Authorities Search For Escaped Ohio Jail Inmate

CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities are searching for an inmate they say walked away from a jail in southwestern Ohio after assuming another prisoner’s identity. Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil says inmate Chris Bowden had been sentenced to 10 years in prison for aggravated...

Ross 3-hits Reds, Padres Get 1st Sweep Since ’13

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tyson Ross threw a three-hitter for his first career shutout and Rene Rivera hit a three-run single off big league ERA leader Johnny Cueto as the San Diego Padres beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-0 Wednesday for their first three-game sweep since September. The Padres,...

US Ed Dept. Adds 12 Schools To Title IX List

BALTIMORE (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education has added 12 colleges and universities to its growing list of educational institutions being investigated for their handling of sexual abuse allegations. In May, the Department’s Office for Civil Rights made public the names...

Ohio Medical Marijuana Amendment Won’t Make Ballot

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A push to place a medical marijuana question before Ohio voters this fall has failed. Ohio Rights Group president John Pardee says the campaign managed to collect about 100,000 signatures by Tuesday’s deadline, short of the roughly 386,000 valid...

Charges Dropped For 2 School Workers In Rape Case

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Charges have been dropped against two Ohio school employees as part of an investigation into whether other laws were broken in the rape of a 16-year-old West Virginia girl by two high school football players. Wrestling coach Seth Fluharty had been...

Judge Won’t Toss Charges Against P&G Protesters

CINCINNATI (AP) — A judge refused to dismiss burglary charges Wednesday against nine Greenpeace activists who staged an eye-catching protest involving a zip-lining tiger at Procter & Gamble’s headquarters in downtown Cincinnati. Hamilton County Judge Robert Winkler...

Gambling Interests Want Ohio Slots Case Dismissed

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A coalition of gambling interests is citing a recent Ohio Supreme Court decision involving Gov. John Kasich’s (KAY’-siks) privatized job-creation agency, JobsOhio, as grounds to dismiss a separate lawsuit challenging slots-like video lottery...

AP Source: Free Agent Hayward To Meet With Cavs

CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the visit says the Cavaliers have scheduled a meeting with Utah restricted free agent Gordon Hayward. The small forward agreed Wednesday to meet with team officials, said the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of...

Police: Man Used Playpen Bag To Carry Teen’s Body

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio man charged with killing a teenage girl stuffed her body in a playpen bag and carried it past her mother — even offering the woman a chance to “buy a baby thing” — before disposing of the remains in the trash, police said. Ricki D. Williams...

Teen Convicted Of Killing Woman At Ohio Bus Stop

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A teen accused of fatally shooting a 75-year-old woman at a Dayton bus stop has been convicted of aggravated murder. The body of Take (tahk) Gangloff was found on a sidewalk near a bus stop with a gunshot wound to the head in September 2013. Authorities said...