Ohio Victims’ Rights Effort Certified For Fall Ballot

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s elections chief has certified for the fall ballot a proposed constitutional amendment giving crime victims and their families the same rights as the accused. The office of Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO’-sted) said Monday that...

Jury awards $3.9M to family of film worker killed by train

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A jury awarded $3.9 million Monday to the family of a movie worker killed on a Georgia railroad bridge in 2014, finding the railroad’s owner shared in the blame for the deadly freight train collision even though the film crew was trespassing. The...

Relatives demand answers in fatal Minnesota police shooting

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Relatives and neighbors of an Australian woman fatally shot by Minneapolis police over the weekend demanded answers Monday about the mysterious shooting in which the meditation teacher was reportedly killed by an officer who fired from the passenger seat...

Pirates OF Starling Marte humbled in return from suspension

AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar PITTSBURGH (AP) — Starling Marte insists he still isn’t sure exactly how the illegal steroid that cost the Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder an 80-game suspension got into his system. All set to return Tuesday night, he stressed he did not inject...

Pierce signs with Boston to retire as member of Celtics

BOSTON (AP) — The Truth is retiring as a member of the Boston Celtics. The Celtics announced Monday that they have signed Paul Pierce to a contract so the 10-time All-Star can retire with the team he spent his best 15 seasons in the NBA with. Pierce helped bring a...
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No Trump slump in tourism but there could be a Trump bump

AP Photo/Kathy Willens NEW YORK (AP) — Last winter, the U.S. tourism industry fretted that Trump administration policies might lead to a “Trump slump” in travel. But those fears may have been premature. International arrivals and travel-related spending are up...

Jury awards $3.9M to family of film worker killed by train

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A jury awarded $3.9 million Monday to the family of a movie worker killed on a Georgia railroad bridge in 2014, finding the railroad’s owner shared in the blame for the deadly freight train collision even though the film crew was trespassing. The...

Editorials From Around Ohio

Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: The Toledo Blade July 17 A British judge is reconsidering his decision that Charlie Gard should die. Charlie is 11 months old; he’s seriously, neurologically ill; and his parents want to...

Authorities: 8-year-old Ohio Boy Died Of Accidental Drowning

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A medical examiner’s office says an 8-year-old Akron boy found unresponsive in a northeast Ohio lake over the weekend died of accidental drowning. The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office issued the ruling Monday in the death of Brandon Kitts Jr....

3 men indicted in New York massacre by violent street gang

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Three alleged members of the MS-13 street gang have been charged in the murders of four young men found hacked to death in a New York park in April, according to an indictment that was quietly unsealed Monday. The three suspects were arraigned Thursday...