Oklahoma Report: Executioners Need More Training

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma turned to a 15-year physician and a medical technician with 40 years’ experience to put Clayton Lockett to death, yet his execution still went awry. Now, investigators are recommending more training for executioners, blaming Lockett’s...

Ohio Elections Chief Urges Appeal Of Voting Ruling

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s elections chief says an early voting decision from a federal judge must be appealed. Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO’-sted) says the ruling could lead to different rules for voting across the swing state’s 88 counties....

Mistaken US Bombing Blamed On Miscommunication

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military investigators have concluded that a “friendly fire” incident in Afghanistan that killed one Afghan and five U.S. soldiers in June was caused by a series of avoidable miscommunications among air and ground forces. A Central Command...

Bengals Get To Show Off New Offense Vs Ravens

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals’ starters played so sparingly during the preseason that it was difficult to get a feel for their revamped offense under new coordinator Hue Jackson. Everyone will get it see it at work for four quarters on Sunday when the defending AFC North...

Browns Looking To Revive Rivalry With Steelers

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns coach Mike Pettine wants his team to revive its lopsided rivalry with the Steelers. Cleveland has gone just 5-26 against Pittsburgh since 1999, an alarming imbalance Pettine pointed out to his team during a meeting earlier this week. The Browns open...

Cops seek charges in revolting ‘ice bucket’ prank

BAY VILLAGE (AP) — Police say they are outraged over the treatment of a special needs student who had a bucket of feces and body fluids dumped on him in what he reportedly was told was part of the “Ice Bucket Challenge.” The Northeast Ohio Media Group reports that Bay...

In 911 call, man describes finding sons, wife shot

CINCINNATI (AP) — A man who says he found his estranged wife and their two sons shot in what police suspect was a murder-suicide sobbed as he described the scene to a 911 dispatcher in western Ohio. Arthur Johnson said in the call Wednesday that he had gone to the family’s...

Two Fostoria men shot

Two Fostoria men were injured in an early morning shooting near Podach Trailer Park. William North, 24, and William Mahan, 36, were treated for gunshot wounds this morning at ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital. According to the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, Mahan had been...

Judge denies release of Ohio woman in Amish case

CLEVELAND (AP) — A federal judge has rejected a bid for release by a woman serving two years in connection with beard- and hair-cutting attacks targeting Amish. U.S. District Judge Dan Aaron Polster in Cleveland says the request by Linda Schrock is premature. Her attorney last...

Two Findlay women injured in crash

Two Findlay women were injured in a two-car accident early this afternoon at the intersection of Morey and Madison avenues. Viola Owens, 18, was driving east on Madison Avenue when she ran a stop sign and hit the driver’s side of the vehicle of Angela Warth, 39, police said....