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Courier, Review Times win awards in newspaper competition

COLUMBUS — A series of Courier stories, marking the 10th anniversary of the disastrous 2007 flood, was a first-place winner Saturday in the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors 2017 newspaper competition. The package of stories won in the “best enterprise reporting” category....

Courier, Review Times win awards in newspaper competition

COLUMBUS — A series of Courier stories, marking the 10th anniversary of the disastrous 2007 flood, was a first-place winner Saturday in the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors 2017 newspaper competition. The package of stories won in the “best enterprise reporting” category....

Woman, Boyfriend Indicted For Infant’s Death In Ohio

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — A woman and her boyfriend have been indicted in southeast Ohio on aggravated murder charges in the death of the woman’s 3-month-old daughter. The Athens County Prosecutor’s Office says 23-year-old Christina Hazlett and 21-year-old Jerry Andresen,...

Red Cross installs free smoke alarms in Findlay neighborhoods

Tammie Morgret, a Findlay resident, had watched a TV news segment recently about fire safety and wondered if she should reinstall her two smoke detectors. When Sam Billmaier and Doug Brown, two American Red Cross volunteers, showed up on her doorstep Saturday and offered to...

Thousands In Ohio Gather For March For Our Lives Rallies

CINCINNATI (AP) — Thousands of people gathered Saturday in communities across Ohio at March For Our Lives rallies advocating for stronger gun laws in a movement led by students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were killed in a...

Columbus Surpasses Cleveland Metro Area In Population

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — U.S. Census estimates show the Columbus metro area now has more people than metro Cleveland and is on pace to surpass Cincinnati at its current rate of growth. The Columbus Dispatch the Columbus metro area — which includes 10 counties within commuting...

Police: Officers Kill Woman During SWAT Standoff In Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio’s capital city of Columbus say a woman who shot at officers during a SWAT standoff has been killed. Columbus police in a statement Saturday afternoon identified the woman as 25-year-old Kaitlin Marie Demeo, of Columbus. She was fatally...

Fate Of Utility Consumers Under Federal Tax Overhaul Uneven

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Utility companies around the nation are reacting in varied ways to states’ demands that they return federal tax cut proceeds to their customers. Some companies are readily complying, while others are balking. Pressure to send the savings back to...

Ohio Man Pleads Guilty To Possessing Large Amount Of Opioid

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man has pleaded guilty in federal court to possessing a large amount of the powerful synthetic opioid carfentanil. Twenty-seven-year-old Da’Nico Geter, of Akron, entered a plea Friday in Akron to using a gun while in possession of a nearly a...

Woman Begs For Return Of Baby’s Ashes Stolen From Ohio Home

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman is urgently asking whoever broke into her Columbus home to return an urn containing the ashes of her stillborn daughter. Iesha Harvey says she doesn’t care whether any of the other items stolen from her home Monday are returned. She says...