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Man Suspected Of Bosnian War Crimes Pleads Guilty In Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man who was accused of hiding his employment with a special Serbian police unit in Bosnia around the time of the Serb massacre of 8,000 Muslim Bosnians during the 1995 genocide has pleaded guilty to a U.S. immigration fraud charge. The U.S. government...

Judge: Former Chain Exec Used Racial Epithets In Recording

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge says the former president of the truck stop chain Pilot Flying J disparaged black people, women and the city of Cleveland in secret recordings that have been kept under seal in his fraud trial. The reports U.S. District Judge Curtis...

Ohio Man Digs Into Past To Create Serpent Mound In His Yard

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — As the son of a Norwegian and a Swede, Donn Young knows all about Norse mythology. Soon, his neighbors will, too. Young has spent this fall building an earthen version of Jormungandr, the Midgard serpent, in his front yard. After all, Young lives on Midgard...

Hancock County 2018 budget includes pay raise

Hancock County’s $26 million general fund budget for 2018, which the county commissioners are likely to approve on Dec. 21, includes a 2 percent raise for county employees. The pay increase is similar to what unionized employees at the sheriff’s office received earlier this year....

Report: Ohio IT Administrator Wrongly Solicited Speaking Fee

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state watchdog says an Ohio technology administrator wrongly solicited a $37,000 speaking fee from a company that has received millions of dollars in state contracts. The Ohio Inspector General says Stuart Davis, the Department of Administrative Services...

College Students Used 3D Technology To Make Devices For Vets

CLEVELAND (AP) — It was the simple things they missed. Gardening. Turning the pages of a book. Using an electric razor. Veterans, many of them requiring wheelchairs, told Cuyahoga Community College students about their longings as they all gathered not too long ago in a room at...

Cooper cuts about 60 jobs

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has cut about 60 salaried positions in Findlay, the company reported today. It also cut an additional 20 salaried positions elsewhere in North America. “Cooper continues to respond to changes in the tire industry, transforming our company to...

Ohio Awards $10M To Boost Opioid, Addiction Breakthroughs

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio will pay to support development of pain management alternatives, mobile apps to improve addiction treatment and other advanced technologies through $10 million in competitive grants. The 15 grant winners of the Ohio Third Frontier Commission’s...

Three dead in New Mexico high school shooting

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say the suspect in a high school shooting is among the three dead. Police didn’t release details about the shooter but confirmed the other two people killed Thursday at Aztec High School were students. The school was cordoned off...

Leaders of Turkey, Greece air grievances at tense conference

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The leaders of Greece and Turkey publicly aired their grievances Thursday in a tense news conference as a two-day visit to Athens by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan got off to a rocky start. The Greek government had expressed hopes the visit, the...