Judge Appoints New Lawyers For Convicted Ohio Serial Killer

CINCINNATI (AP) — A judge has appointed a new defense team to represent a convicted Ohio serial killer at his new sentencing hearing. The attorneys who had been representing Anthony Kirkland say they quit because he discussed his case with another attorney and they could no...

Michigan Governor Cites ‘significant’ Concerns Over Pipeline

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says he has “significant” long-term concerns after the company that operates twin oil pipelines in a Great Lakes waterway told state officials it found additional gaps in pipeline coating. The Republican released a...

Findlay Council panel recommends pay hikes

A Findlay City Council ad hoc committee, organized to consider pay raises for councilmen, the council president and the city treasurer, agreed Monday to recommend raises for all 12 positions. The committee recommended a $2,000 hike in the pay of the city treasurer, a part-time...

Browns LB Collins Out Rest Of Season With Right Knee Sprain

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland Browns starting linebacker Jamie Collins is done for the season with a sprained right knee ligament. Collins was injured in the first quarter of Sunday’s loss to Detroit while returning an interception. Collins had his knee twisted when he was...

Inmate Will Get Pillow To Help Him Breathe During Execution

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio will provide a wedge-shaped pillow to help a condemned inmate breathe as he’s being executed this week, among other accommodations the state is considering. Death row prisoner Alva Campbell, who has said he is too ill for lethal injection, became...

Court Revives Lawsuit Alleging Blind Voter Discrimination

CINCINNATI (AP) — An appeals court has revived a lawsuit alleging blind Ohio residents have been denied “meaningful access” to the state’s absentee voting system. Disability Rights Ohio sued Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO-sted) in 2015, alleging...

Police: Ex-boyfriend Jailed In Stabbing Of Teen And Her Mom

PARMA, Ohio (AP) — Police have arrested an 18-year-old man suspected of stabbing and wounding his teenage ex-girlfriend and her mother at a suburban Cleveland home. Parma police say the 17-year-old girl called 911 on Sunday night to report that someone was trying to kill her and...

LeBron: Smith Comments A Shot At Phil Jackson, Not Ntilikina

NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James says his belief that the Knicks should have drafted Dennis Smith Jr. wasn’t meant to slight Frank Ntilikina, though it was intended as a swipe at Phil Jackson. “Oh yeah, it was definitely a shot at him,” James said Monday....

Ohio Lawmaker Aims To Cut Young Students’ School Suspensions

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio lawmaker wants to make changes to reduce the number of young students being suspended from school — a punishment already banned for those youngsters in some other states and cities. The Plain Dealer Ohio had 34,000 suspensions for students in...

Fostoria woman injured in Washington Township accident

FOSTORIA — A Fostoria motorist was injured when she hit a utility pole Monday afternoon just west of Fostoria. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office said Cynthia A. Frias, 53, was driving a 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan west on Hancock County 226 about 2:13 p.m. when the van went off...