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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...

Court: Oil company can be sued when worker injured or killed

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled that oil and natural gas companies can be sued when a worker is killed or injured on the job. The state’s highest court handed down the ruling Tuesday in a lawsuit filed by the family of a worker who died after being...

Water boil advisory issued for Washington Street

A water boil advisory has been issued by the City of Findlay for residences along Washington Street due to work on a water main located there. According to the city water distribution department, the following addresses are affected: 300, 302, 303, 312, 316, 318, 322, 323, 324,...

Ohio School Board Member Resigns After Apparent Overdose

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio school board member has resigned after police found him unconscious from an apparent overdose in a parked vehicle. John Otterman resigned from Akron’s school board Monday, saying the move allows him to focus on his health and enables the...

Drama club: Cavaliers hold meeting to vent frustration

Cleveland’s drama club is acting up again. Frustrated by their recent poor play in a season when their NBA title hopes seem to be slipping away, the Cavaliers held an emotional pre-practice meeting on Monday in hopes of clearing the air. They’ve lost 10 of 14 and...