Man Sentenced To Death Penalty In Girlfriend’s Ohio Slaying

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An Illinois man convicted of abducting his estranged girlfriend from Kentucky and killing her along an Ohio interstate has been sentenced to receive the death penalty. A judge in southwest Ohio’s Warren County sentenced Brookport, Illinois, resident...

Man Sentenced To Death Penalty In Girlfriend’s Slaying

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An Illinois man convicted of abducting his estranged girlfriend from Kentucky and killing her along an Ohio interstate has been sentenced to receive the death penalty. A judge in southwest Ohio’s Warren County sentenced Terry Froman, of Brookport,...

Replacement of Osborn Avenue bridge planned

The replacement of Findlay’s Osborn Avenue bridge over the Blanchard River near Riverside Park is expected to begin next month and be completed in November, Hancock County Assistant Engineer Doug Cade said Thursday. The Hancock County commissioners approved a resolution...

Knebel Sets Strikeout Mark As Brewers Beat Pirates 4-2

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Corey Knebel broke Arodlis Chapman’s modern-era record for most consecutive games by a reliever with a strikeout at a season’s start, fanning a batter for the 38th straight game and closing out the Milwaukee Brewers’ 4-2 win over the Pittsburgh...

Man Convicted Of Killing SWAT Officer, Could Face Execution

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting an Ohio SWAT officer during a standoff last year has been found guilty of aggravated murder and could face the death penalty. Lincoln Rutledge had pleaded not guilty to charges he shot Columbus officer Steven Smith in the...

Jurors To Deliberate A 5th Day In Police Shooting Retrial

CINCINNATI (AP) — Jurors will continue deliberations into a fifth day in a former University of Cincinnati police officer’s second trial, longer than the deadlocked jury did in his first trial. After a full day Thursday, jurors in Ray Tensing’s murder retrial have...

Police Believe Bodies Found Are Homeowner, Missing Woman

PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Police say they believe that two badly decomposed bodies found in a northeast Ohio home are the homeowner and a woman reported missing. Parma Heights Police Capt. Steve Scharschmidt said Thursday that the bodies were found Wednesday when officers...

Ohio’s Official Budget Gap Exceeds $1B Over 2 Years

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Final estimates place Ohio’s projected budget shortfall at more than $1 billion. Legislative budget analysts told the opening day of a conference committee working to meet a June 30 budget deadline that tax revenues are expected to lag projections by...

AP Sources: Cavs, Chauncey Billups Remain In Holding Pattern

CLEVELAND (AP) — Two people familiar with the negotiations say the Cleveland Cavaliers have not yet offered Chauncey Billups a role in their front office. Owner Dan Gilbert met on consecutive days this week with Billups, but the talks did not lead to a contract being offered to...

Student Detained In N Korea Is Mourned At Hometown Funeral

WYOMING, Ohio (AP) — Celebrating the life of an American college student who was detained in North Korea for over a year and died shortly after returning home in a coma, a packed crowd of mourners gathered Thursday as Otto Warmbier’s loved ones shared stories about his...