REINEKE FORD   ||   NEWS UPDATES

Ohio Overpaid $88 Million In Food Stamps In 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state of Ohio’s overpayment of food-stamp benefits last year exceeded the national average. The Columbus Dispatch ( ) reports the state overpaid more than $88 million in tax-funded benefits last year. In all, Ohio misspent 4.1 percent of the nearly...

Former Ohio Police Chief Indicted On Drug Charges

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — The former police chief of a southeastern Ohio village is among those indicted by a grand jury on drug charges. The Athens County prosecutor said Thursday that former Chauncey police chief Charles Wachenschwanz was among four people indicted on charges that...

US stock futures mixed

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock futures were mixed as investors assessed corporate news. Stocks are still headed for their biggest weekly loss since April. KEEPING SCORE: Dow Jones industrial average futures fell two points, or less than 0.1 percent, to 16,840 as of 9:08 a.m....
off

Wells Fargo profit edges up 3 percent in quarter

FILE – In this Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, file photo, a man walks past a Wells Fargo location in Philadelphia. Wells Fargo reports quarterly financial results on Friday, July 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) FILE – In this Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, file photo, a...
off

Police: Woman in 2 heroin deaths panicky then calm

Alix Tichelman, left, 26, of Folsom, Calif., confers with public defender Diane August, right, during her arraignment in Santa Cruz Superior Court Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Santa Cruz, Calif. Tichelman is facing manslaughter charges for the November 2013 death of Forrest Hayes,...
Screenshot with details of the Akron Rehab Addict project taken from LebronJames.com post with details
off

LeBron’s Foundation Partners With TV Show

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — As northeast Ohio waits to find out if LeBron James will return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, his foundation says it is partnering with a reality TV show to spruce up some houses in his Akron hometown. The basketball star’s LeBron James Family Foundation is...

Engineering Firm To Add Jobs In Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — An engineering firm has announced plans to expand its operations in Boyd County in northeastern Kentucky. Gov. Steve Beshear’s office says EN Engineering will create 80 engineering jobs and invest nearly $3 million in the project. The company provides...

Prosecutor: 3 Charged With Illegal Voting In Ohio

CINCINNATI (AP) — A southwest Ohio prosecutor says three people who are not U.S. citizens are charged with illegally voting in the November 2012 election. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters says a grand jury indicted 64-year-old Carmen Lockhart, 49-year-old Bernus Charmont and...

Ohio Panels To Study Drugs, Unemployment Issues

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The leader of the Ohio House says two bipartisan panels will study the issues of drugs and unemployment compensation debt this summer. The committees will hold hearings around the state, allowing lawmakers to collect information while they are away from the...

Ohio Doctor To Be Sentenced In Child Porn Case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge is ready to sentence an Ohio pediatric doctor who pleaded guilty to accessing child pornography. Christopher Pelloski has cited a troubled childhood and his own sexual abuse as a boy as he seeks a lighter sentence. He faces sentencing Friday before...