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Prison Inmate Charged In Woman’s 1992 Slaying

CALDWELL, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a prison inmate accused of killing a woman nearly 26 years ago has been indicted in southeastern Ohio on aggravated murder and murder charges in the woman’s death. An Ohio Attorney General’s Office release Tuesday said a Noble...

United Way campaign breaks record; big gift by Templins announced

Campaign co-chairs Chris and Dina Ostrander today announced that the United Way’s 2017 campaign has raised $3,325,159, a record and $60,000 more than last year. It was also announced that Don and Carrie Templin, who were in their final year of a five-year annual $35,000...

Lawyers: Juries, Not Judges, Should Impose Death Sentences

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawyers for a former death row inmate have told the Ohio Supreme Court that the state’s capital punishment law is unconstitutional because judges, not juries, are imposing death sentences. Lawyers for convicted killer Maurice Mason say the U.S....

State Might Seek $19M More Back From Closed Charter E-school

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The giant Ohio online charter school that abruptly closed mid-school-year says it’s fighting to reopen but has lost another round of its legal battle with the state over funding. The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow is challenging how Ohio tallied...

Hancock County jobless rate climbs in December

Hancock County’s unemployment rate increased to 3.4 percent in December from 3.1 percent in November. Jobless rates increased in 87 of Ohio’s 88 counties last month, the State Job and Family Services Department reported. Hancock County’s unemployment rate was tied with Madison...

Ohio Ex-official Blackwell Backs GOP’s Taylor For Governor

CINCINNATI (AP) — Former Ohio secretary of state and pro-Donald Trump conservative Ken Blackwell is supporting Republican Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor’s bid for governor. Blackwell calls Taylor and her running mate, Nathan Estruth, part of a “new generation of strong...