Ministers’ Group Wants Ex-officer Retried In Fatal Shooting

CINCINNATI (AP) — A coalition of church ministers representing Cincinnati’s black community wants a prosecutor to retry a white police officer charged in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man after jurors failed to agree on a verdict. Several clergy members gathered...

2 Ohio River Islands Donated To West Virginia Land Trust

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Two Ohio River islands have been donated to the West Virginia Land Trust, which plans to turn them into nature preserves and venues for recreation. The properties, Upper Twin Island in Ohio County and Gallipolis Island in Mason County, were recently donated...

Ex-lawyer Gets 12 Years For Hypnotizing Women For Pleasure

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio attorney has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for hypnotizing unwitting female clients for his sexual gratification. Fifty-nine-year-old Michael Fine was sentenced Monday in Lorain County after pleading guilty in September to kidnapping and...

Ex-officer Awaits Decision On Retrial In Fatal Shooting

CINCINNATI (AP) — A white Ohio police officer charged with murder for fatally shooting an unarmed black man during a traffic stop is waiting to find out whether he will be retried after a jury deadlock resulted in a mistrial. Ray Tensing, now a former University of Cincinnati...

Hancock County rape trial begins

Opening statements Monday in the jury trial of an Arlington teen charged with sexually assaulting a former classmate centered on whether the sex was consensual. Kyle McDowell, 19, is charged with three counts of rape, all first-degree felonies; gross sexual imposition, a...

Ohio Inmate Seeks To Stop January Execution Date

An Ohio death row inmate is seeking to stop his scheduled January execution. Ronald Phillips has asked a federal court to delay the execution so there is more time to hear his challenge to Ohio’s new three-drug method to carry out death sentences. The state in October...

Seager Becomes Latest Dodger Honored As Rookie Of The Year

Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager has been voted National League Rookie of the Year, becoming the first player in two decades to win the award for the franchise that has historically dominated the honor. Seager is the 17th Dodgers player to earn Rookie of the Year honors...

FIU Hires Butch Davis As Its Coach, Gives Him 5-year Deal

MIAMI (AP) — Butch Davis was hired Monday as the new coach at FIU. Davis has agreed to a five-year contract and will be introduced on Tuesday afternoon, FIU director of sports and entertainment Pete Garcia said. ESPN, which has employed Davis as an analyst, said he told them he...

2016 Ohio All-Southeast District Teams

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The 2016 Associated Press All-Southeast District football teams, as selected by a media panel from the district: (Note: There aren’t enough schools for Division I or complete Division II) DIVISION II First team Defense Lineman: Kory Henthorne, Logan,...

Bankruptcy Deals Cost Columbus’ Jack Johnson Most Of Salary

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson has liquidated two homes and will turn over most of his $5 million annual salary over two seasons as he takes steps to settle a financial crisis that led him to bankruptcy court. The Columbus Dispatch ( ) reports...