Ohio Unemployment Rate Inches Down To 5 Percent For April

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials say Ohio’s unemployment rate dropped slightly to 5 percent in April but remained higher than the national rate. The state unemployment rate decreased from 5.1 percent in March and was the same as in April 2016. The national rate made a...

Police: Ohio Boy, 5, Helped Save Parents Who Were Overdosing

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say the 5-year-old son of a couple who overdosed on heroin saved his parents by walking two blocks in the dark to alert another relative because he thought they were dead. Emergency responders used a drug-overdose antidote to revive the...

Shootings By Man Who Was Freed Early Prompt Changes At Court

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio court says lapses in protocol and judgment led to a domestic violence suspect being released early from jail weeks before he killed his alleged assault victim, a police chief and a third person. Forty-three-year-old Thomas Hartless killed himself after...

Mom Accused Of Shooting 2 Kids Found In Yard Is Due In Court

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A woman accused of shooting two of her children in the head and leaving them outside an Ohio home is expected to make an initial court appearance as the 8-year-old girl and 6-year-old boy remain hospitalized. Police responding to a 911 call found them Thursday...

City Mistakenly Honors Man Suspected Of Killing Officer

CINCINNATI (AP) — The mayor of Cincinnati has tearfully apologized to the city’s police officers after his office unwittingly approved a proclamation honoring a man suspected of killing an officer in an ambush. Mayor John Cranley delivered his apology Thursday at the police...

More Than 100 Sickened In Possible Norovirus Outbreak

WILLOUGHBY, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio country club has shut down its kitchen as health officials investigate a possible outbreak of a highly contagious virus that has sickened more than 100 people. WOIO-TV reports ( ) health officials suspect norovirus was spread at the Kirtland...

Toledo Mayor Pushes For Independence In Lead Policy

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Toledo’s mayor is encouraging Ohio lawmakers not to block local efforts to address lead paint hazards in homes. The Blade ( ) reports Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson spoke to a House subcommittee this week as legislators consider a proposal giving the state...

Woman Gets Prison For $2 Million Catholic Charities Theft

CLEVELAND (AP) — The former business manager for Cleveland Catholic Charities has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for embezzling $2 million from the organization from 2008 until last year. Fifty-eight-year-old Michelle Medrick, of North Royalton, was ordered to pay...

Prevention efforts evolve from ‘Just Say No’

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Anyone now in their 30s or early 40s can likely remember the ad well: An image of a sizzling egg, with the words “This is your brain on drugs.” This, along with “Just Say No,” were common messages aimed at keeping teens from...

UF honor society chapter donates $7K

Delta Mu Delta, University of Findlay’s business honor society chapter, this month donated $7,000 to the community from funds raised during fall 2016 and spring 2017 events. Recipients include: Children’s Mentoring Connection: $1,500 to support Bowling for Kids and...