Former IHOP operator pleads guilty

TOLEDO (AP) — The former operator of seven IHOP restaurants in Ohio and Indiana, including Findlay’s, has pleaded guilty to what the government called a scheme to hide profits from IHOP’s parent company. Investigators said the plan involved hiring illegal immigrants, manipulating...

Guilty Plea By Ohio Pancake House In $3M Scheme

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The operator of six IHOP restaurants in Ohio and one in Indiana has pleaded guilty to what the government called a scheme with the help of some employees to hide profits from IHOP’s parent company. Investigators said the plan involved hiring illegal...

4 Charged In Popular Restaurant Owner’s Killing

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Four men have been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a popular northeastern Ohio restaurant owner. Police in Cleveland Heights in suburban Cleveland say Brennan’s Colony owner Jim Brennan was shot during an attempted robbery at...

4 Charged In Popular Restaurant Owner’s Killing

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Four men have been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a popular northeastern Ohio restaurant owner. Police in Cleveland Heights in suburban Cleveland say Brennan’s Colony owner Jim Brennan was shot during an attempted robbery at...

Lawyer: No Further Steps To Free Convicted Priest

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A defense lawyer won’t take further steps seeking to release a dying Roman Catholic priest who was convicted of killing a nun in 1980 and hoped to spend his final days in his Ohio hometown. Attorney Richard Kerger had previously told a federal judge the...

APNewsBreak: Family Settles Ohio Taser Death Suit

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Indiana family of an unarmed, mentally ill Ohio man who died after police shocked him seven times with a Taser stun gun has settled its wrongful-death lawsuit in the case. An attorney for 39-year-old Doug Boucher’s family told The Associated Press on...

Life In Prison For Ohioan In Quadruple Slayings

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A judge has handed down four consecutive life sentences to a man convicted of killing four people in a crime rooted in Ohio’s growing heroin epidemic. Defendant Derrick Brantley had been convicted of aggravated murder in the April 2013 slayings of the...

New Editor For The Natchez Democrat

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — Jan Griffey is the new associate publisher and editor of The Natchez Democrat. Griffey, a Natchez native, most recently was associate publisher and editor of Shelby County (Alabama) Newspapers, owned by Boone Newspapers Inc., which also owns The Natchez...

Minnesota Stats: Choosing All-Stars No Easy Chore

NEW YORK (AP) — Without regard to fan or player balloting, here are our selections for the 85th All-Star game July 15 at Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins since 2010. There are 34 spots on each roster, with at least 13 reserved for pitchers. Every major league club must...

Southwest Ohio Man Charged With Raping 12-year-old

CINCINNATI (AP) — A 21-year-old southwest Ohio man has been charged with raping a 12-year-old girl two times, once after giving her marijuana. Lavelle Ausberry Jr. of Springdale pleaded not guilty Thursday to two charges of rape and one count each of corrupting another with drugs...