Man Charged In Death Of Girlfriend’s Son, 5, Buried In Yard

CLEVELAND (AP) — A prosecutor says the boyfriend of a woman charged with murder in the death of her developmentally disabled 5-year-old son who was found buried in a Cleveland backyard also has been charged with murder. Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County Prosecutor Michael...

Justice’s Ties To Embattled E-school Prompt Ethics Complaint

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An ethics complaint says an Ohio Supreme Court Justice Terrence O’Donnell should recuse himself from hearing a case affecting funding for the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, the giant online charter school for which he was commencement speaker in...

Complaint Accuses Justice Of Improperly Hearing Some Cases

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A complaint accuses Ohio Supreme Court Justice Patrick DeWine of improperly hearing cases involving the office of his father, state Attorney General Mike DeWine. The complaint filed Tuesday by a special disciplinary counsel also accuses the Republican...

Former Big League Outfielder Oscar Gamble Dead At 68

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar Gamble, an outfielder who hit 200 home runs over 17 major league seasons and was famous during his playing days for an Afro that spilled out of his helmet, died Wednesday of a rare tumor of the jaw. He was 68. His second wife, Lovell Woods Gamble, said he...

Ohio AG ‘encouraged’ After Start Of Opioid Lawsuit Talks

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio’s attorney general says he’s encouraged by the start of talks to pursue a settlement with pharmaceutical companies and distributors facing more than 250 federal lawsuits over the nation’s opioid epidemic. Attorneys general from six states,...

States Join Battle To Protect Great Lakes From Asian Carp

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says an interstate partnership is being established to help strengthen defenses against invasive Asian carp in a Chicago-area waterway. The initiative would help pay costs of upgrading the Brandon Road Lock and Dam near...

Small Plane Crash In Tennessee: Woman Dead, Husband Injured

HUNTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say a single-engine plane has crashed in Tennessee, killing a woman and seriously injuring her husband. Scott County Sheriff Ronnie Phillips told reporters that his office received reports late Tuesday that an air traffic controller lost...

Governor Wants Money For Rural Ohio Community Centers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. John Kasich said Wednesday he wants to provide state money for community centers in rural areas where people struggling with issues such as Ohio’s opioid crisis. The Republican governor said he’ll ask for the money in his upcoming capital...

I-75 traffic to be slowed overnight Friday for fiber optic work

Traffic on Interstate 75 near Ohio 12 will be slowed, and perhaps temporarily stopped, during the early morning hours on Friday, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation. ODOT says installation of a fiber optic line over Interstate 75 is the reason for the slowdowns....

Apartment Fire Forces Residents To Leap From Windows

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Firefighters say residents forced to jump from a burning three-story apartment complex in Ohio have been taken to hospitals for treatment. Fire officials say 13 people were taken to hospitals in Columbus after the overnight fire Wednesday. Authorities say...