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Priest convicted of killing nun dies in prison

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Catholic priest convicted of killing a nun inside a chapel a day before Easter 1980 died Friday at a Columbus prison hospice unit, a day after a federal judge refused his request to be released to family care so he could die in his hometown of...
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Germany beats France 1-0, reaches World Cup semis

Germany’s Mats Hummels, centrer, scores the opening goal during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Germany and France at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner) Germany’s Mats Hummels, centrer,...
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Youth got served: Federer-Djokovic Wimbledon final

Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a return to Milos Raonic of Canada during their men’s singles semifinal match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis) Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a return to...

Brewers Recall OF Schafer From Nashville

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have recalled outfielder Logan Schafer from Triple-A Nashville. Schafer is in the starting lineup for the opener of a three-game series at Cincinnati, batting eighth and playing left field. Friday’s start was his first in exactly a...

SE Ohio Village Police Chief Pleads Not Guilty

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — A southeast Ohio village police chief suspected of helping a woman avoid arrest has pleaded not guilty on 12 counts, including obstructing justice. The Athens Messenger ( ) reports Glouster Chief Lucas Mace entered the same plea Wednesday on six misdemeanor...

Worker Among 4 Charged In Ohio Restaurant Slaying

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Police say a kitchen worker is among four men charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a popular suburban Cleveland restaurant owner. Cleveland Heights police say Brennan’s Colony owner Jim Brennan was shot during an attempted robbery...

Endangered Indian Rhino Dies At Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden says an endangered rhinoceros has died several years after producing a calf in the first live birth of an Indian rhino conceived by artificial insemination. The 23-year-old Indian rhino named Nikki died Thursday at her...

Lake Erie Tourist Spot’s Dock Overhaul Nearly Done

PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio (AP) — A $5.6 million overhaul of two main docks at an Ohio tourist spot along Lake Erie is mostly finished in time for Fourth of July and midsummer boating. The Blade in Toledo ( ) reports the village of Put-in-Bay started the project in December and hoped to...

Ohio Museum Buys McKinley Tiara From Pawn Shop

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A tiara that once belonged to President William McKinley’s wife has gone on display at the McKinley Presidential Library and Museum in northeast Ohio. Relatives who had inherited Ida McKinley’s diamond-accented headpiece sold it to the Las Vegas...

Issues That Failed To Make 2014 Ohio Ballot

A look at some hot-button ballot issues discussed for 2014, and where they stand: VOTER BILL OF RIGHTS — The Ohio Voter Bill of Rights would place certain early-voting hours and other access issues in the state Constitution. The campaign gathered 100,000 of 365,000 signatures...