Dem Richard Cordray Pledges A Governor Run ‘the Ohio Way’

GROVE CITY, Ohio (AP) — Former consumer watchdog Richard Cordray says he will focus his campaign for governor on improving the lives of Ohio’s families. At a hometown diner crowded with press and supporters, the 58-year-old Cordray said Tuesday that he will focus on...

Man Gets 3 Years For Drunken Stabbing In Fast-food Fight

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio college student convicted in his roommate’s fatal stabbing after an alcohol-fueled argument about fast food has been sentenced to three years in prison. Twenty-three-year-old Kendal Scheid, of Norwalk, was sentenced Tuesday in Akron. He could have...

Union Says Police Used Reasonable Force On Suspect Now Suing

EUCLID, Ohio (AP) — A police union in suburban Cleveland says a white officer accused of kicking a black man in the face and kneeing him in the groin used reasonable force to control the man when he resisted arrest and wounded an officer. Erimius Spencer alleges he was mistreated...

Man Challenges Death Sentence, Says Actual Killer Given Life

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A condemned Ohio killer is challenging his death sentence on the grounds that the man who fatally stabbed the victim received a life sentence. Austin Myers was sentenced to die for the 2014 killing in southwestern Ohio of childhood friend Justin Back, who...

Osborn Avenue bridge set to reopen Dec. 15

The Osborn Avenue bridge over the Blanchard River near Riverside Park is scheduled to reopen Dec. 15, Hancock County Engineer Chris Long told the county commissioners during the board’s regular meeting today. The bridge has been closed for months as crews have worked on...

Steelers LB Shazier Remains In Hospital With Back Injury

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier remains in a Cincinnati hospital with a back injury. Coach Mike Tomlin offered no update on Shazier’s condition or his prognosis on Tuesday, more than 12 hours after Shazier left on a stretcher in the first...

Man Pleads Guilty, Gets Life In Prison For 2 Shooting Deaths

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — The suspect in a drive-by shooting that killed two men in southwestern Ohio has pleaded guilty to aggravated murder to avoid a potential death sentence. The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News 24-year-old Tony Patete, of Newark, was sentenced Monday to life in...

Report: Mueller subpoenas bank records in Russia probe

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A German business newspaper is reporting that former FBI director Robert Mueller has subpoenaed Deutsche Bank seeking records as part of his investigation into allegations that Russia helped Donald Trump win the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The...

Spanish judge withdraws arrest warrant for Catalan leaders

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish judge on Tuesday withdrew international arrest warrants for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four members of his former Cabinet who have been fighting extradition from Belgium. A Supreme Court spokesman said that the five could still be arrested...

Poland begins year of 100th anniversary celebrations

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s president has opened a year of celebrations for the country’s 100th anniversary of independence by praising the policies of the Polish government that is at odds with the European Union. In his speech Tuesday before parliament, President...