Fired Officer Who Killed Unarmed Black Man To Get Back Pay

CINCINNATI (AP) — The University of Cincinnati has agreed to pay about $344,000 in back wages and legal fees to a white police officer the school fired after he fatally shot a black unarmed motorist. The school on Thursday announced the settlement of a union grievance brought on...

RNC Leader Scolds Taylor, Embraces DeWine For Ohio Governor

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The co-chairman of the Republican National Committee is chastising one of the party’s Ohio governor candidates for an ad he calls “false and misleading” and disputing her claim to assume President Donald Trump’s mantle. In a statement...

Spending Bill Rejects Trump Effort To Gut Water Cleanups

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Congressional leaders are rejecting President Donald Trump’s effort to kill or sharply cut funding of programs to protect and restore some of the nation’s prized waters, such as the Great Lakes and Chesapeake Bay. A wide-ranging 2019 budget...

Algae Leads To ‘impaired’ Designation For Western Lake Erie

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio says for the first time it’s declaring western Lake Erie impaired by the toxic algae that has fouled drinking water in recent years. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement Thursday comes amid a federal lawsuit over whether...

Judges, Ohio Prison System At Odds Over Bed Reduction Plan

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio judges and the state prison system are at odds over a new law meant to reduce prison time for low-level offenders who commit minor probation violations. At issue is a mandate capping the amount of time judges can send offenders convicted of minor crimes...

House OKs Bill To Cut State Funding To Cities Using Cameras

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House has approved a bill to cut state funding to cities and villages by the amount they collect from traffic enforcement cameras. the Senate will now consider legislation sponsored by Cincinnati Republican Rep. Bill Seitz. The House passed the bill...

Algae leads to ‘impaired’ designation for western Lake Erie

TOLEDO (AP) — Ohio, for the first time, is designating the entire western end of Lake Erie as an impaired waterway because of the toxic algae that has fouled drinking water and closed beaches in recent years, officials said Thursday. The shallowest of the Great Lakes has seen its...

UPDATE: Marion Local defeats Pandora-Gilboa in state semifinal, 56-54

Marion Local has defeated Pandora-Gilboa in this afternoon’s OHSAA Division IV state semifinal, 56-54. The Flyers will play Willoughby Hills Cornerstone Christian, which defeated Berlin Hiland 51-41 in today’s first semifinal game. Check back later today on...

Prosecutor: Woman Used Stepdad’s Cash To Pay For His Murder

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An eastern Ohio county prosecutor says a woman withdrew money from her stepfather’s bank account to pay a man to kill him. 35-year-old Meredith Broome was arrested Monday on a warrant in West Virginia for her alleged role in the 2013 slaying of...

Ex-Miss Kentucky Gets Probation For Bringing Pot Into Prison

LIMA, Ohio (AP) — A former Miss Kentucky who tried to smuggle a small amount of marijuana into an Ohio prison for her boyfriend won’t have to spend time behind bars. 28-year-old Kia Hampton, of Louisville, Kentucky, received probation Wednesday during a hearing in Allen...