Ohio Executes Man Convicted Of Back-to-back 1992 Killings

LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A man convicted of killing two people in back-to-back robberies in suburban Cleveland in 1992 was executed Wednesday as family members of his victims looked on. The prison system announced the time of death for Gary Otte as 10:54 a.m. following the...

New Initiative Seeks To Boost Economy In Appalachia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Four U.S. senators and the nonprofit Bipartisan Policy Center on Wednesday proposed 19 measures to boost the economy in Appalachia, including expanded broadband and telemedicine and tapping the region’s “vast” natural gas reserves for...

The Latest: State Says Ohio Execution Protocols Followed

LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on execution of a condemned Ohio killer (all times local): 1:30 p.m. A spokeswoman for Ohio’s prison system says the state followed proper security protocols when a lawyer witnessing an execution tried to leave the witness room. JoEllen...

Two hurt in I-75 crash near Cygnet

Two people were reportedly injured in a crash involving a semi-trailer on southbound Interstate 75 near mile marker 173, north of Cygnet. According to WTOL-TV, the Ohio State Highway Patrol says two people were transported to Wood County Hospital in Bowling Green, and later taken...

The Latest: Lawyer Suggests Problems With Ohio Execution

LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on execution of a condemned Ohio killer (all times local): 12:10 p.m. A federal public defender who witnessed the execution of a condemned Ohio killer of two says she thinks mistakes were made. Defense attorney Carol Wright tried unsuccessfully...

Indians set AL record with 21st straight win, beating Detroit 5-3

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians won their 21st straight game on Wednesday, 5-3 over the Detroit Tigers, to set a AL winning-streak record and join only two other teams in the past 101 years to win that many consecutive games. Jay Bruce hit a three-run homer off Buck Farmer...

Ohio Executes Man Convicted Of Back-to-back Killings

LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man convicted of killing two people in back-to-back robberies in suburban Cleveland in 1992 was executed Wednesday. Death row prisoner Gary Otte, 45, was put to death at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville with a lethal...

Streaking Indians To Activate All-Star Pitcher Andrew Miller

CLEVELAND (AP) — As if they weren’t already rolling, the Cleveland Indians are getting back All-Star Andrew Miller. Baseball’s hottest team plans to activate the elite left-hander on Thursday, ending his second stint on the disabled list with tendinitis in his right...

Andrew Miller Set To Be Activated By Streaking Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) — All-Star reliever Andrew Miller will likely be activated from the disabled list Thursday and re-join the red-hot Cleveland Indians. Miller has been on the DL twice with tendinitis in his right knee. Despite not having him, the Indians tied the American League...

Online Charter School In Legal Battle Seeks New Designation

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s high court has agreed to consider an enrollment dispute the state’s largest online charter school says could determine the fate of the entire industry. The Ohio Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to hear an appeal from Electronic Classroom of...