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Threat reported at Lakota School

KANSAS — Parents of Lakota Local Schools students received a recorded call Thursday afternoon from Superintendent Chad Coffman reporting a threat situation at the school. “This morning a student reported to the administration that another student had made threatening...

Fostoria man faces child pornography charge

FOSTORIA — A Fostoria man was arrested Thursday on a charge related to child pornography. Charles B. O’Neill, 58, 1023 Gerlock Drive, is facing charges of pandering obscenity involving a minor, a second-degree felony. Fostoria police and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal...

School Removes Sports Posters Depicting Body Silhouettes

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A display of posters with silhouettes of bodies surrounded by crime-scene tape depicting an Ohio high school’s sports victories over its rivals has been removed from the school. Belmont High School in Dayton on Tuesday removed the display that was put up...

Man Convicted Of Fatally Beating Boy Gets Life Sentence

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man convicted of beating a 14-month-old boy to death and tossing his body into a creek with the help of the child’s mother has been sentenced to life in prison with no parole eligibility for 19 years. A judge sentenced 27-year-old Kurt Flood on...

Ohio Senator Seeks Review Of Medical Pot Program After Error

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state lawmaker moved Thursday to force a thorough review of Ohio’s medical marijuana program because of mistakes in selecting grower applicants. Republican Sen. Bill Coley, of Cincinnati, proposed legislation that would require State Auditor Dave...

Judge Allows Confession In Ohio School Shooting Trial

URBANA, Ohio (AP) — A judge has ruled the confession of a teen accused of shooting two students at an Ohio high school can be used by prosecutors. The Columbus Dispatch a Champaign County judge ruled Wednesday that 18-year-old Ely Serna understood his rights and spoke freely to...

Disqualified Governor Candidate In Ohio Mounting Challenge

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A late entrant into the Ohio governor’s race is challenging the state elections chief’s decision to keep him off the ballot because he lacks the required number of signatures on petitions. Democrat Jon Heavey late Wednesday called the signature...

U.S. curlers to play for Olympic gold after upsetting Canada

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — John Shuster and his U.S. team will play for a gold medal against Sweden after a 5-3 semifinal upset over Canada, a country that has struggled at the Pyeongchang Olympics despite dominating the world of curling for years. The U.S. victory Thursday...

Goalie Maddie Rooney delivers gold medal performance for U.S.

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Maddie Rooney couldn’t stop smiling. She was on top of her game, and it didn’t seem to matter that it was a shootout against the powerhouse Canadians. The first shootout in an Olympic women’s final. With a gold medal on the line....

Woods shoots solid 70 at windy Honda; Noren has early lead

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — On a windy day when par felt like a good score, that’s exactly what Tiger Woods got at the Honda Classic. Alex Noren was even better. Noren, who lost in a playoff at Torrey Pines last month, shot 31 on the front nine and finished with a...