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Westbound Ohio 15 closed for road repairs

Ohio 15 westbound, between U.S. 68 and Lima Avenue in Findlay, has been closed until 9 p.m. Saturday for emergency pavement repair, the Ohio Department of Transportation reports. Westbound Ohio 15 traffic is being detoured to the U.S. 68 south exit, then west on Ohio 103 back to...

Handling Of Child Molester Colleague Nets 2 Friars Probation

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two Franciscan friars who supervised another friar who fatally stabbed himself in the heart while facing child molestation claims pleaded no contest to child endangerment charges Friday and were sentenced to five years of probation. Prosecutors say Robert...

Ohio Auditor Subpoenaing Data From Closed Online School ECOT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state auditor’s office says it’s subpoenaing computer data from Ohio’s largest online charter school to preserve information in case the funding dispute that caused the school’s closure is followed by a criminal case. The...

GOP Candidate Sues Trump-backed Rival In Ohio US Senate Race

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Republican candidate in Tuesday’s U.S. Senate primary in Ohio has sued a Donald Trump-endorsed congressman, alleging that the congressman and his campaign have falsely charged he is anti-Trump. Cleveland investment banker Mike Gibbons also charges in the...

Former Ohio, Western Carolina Hoops Coach Larry Hunter Dies

CARY, N.C. (AP) — Former Ohio and Western Carolina coach Larry Hunter has died. Western Carolina spokesman Daniel Hooker said Hunter’s wife Mary told him the coach died Friday at a Cary hospital after suffering a stroke earlier in the week. He was 68 and had stepped down at...

Police: Off-duty Sheriff’s Deputy Crashes Cruiser Into House

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in suburban Columbus say an off-duty sheriff’s deputy who got into a dispute with his family before crashing a cruiser has been charged criminally. The Columbus Dispatch Licking County Sheriff’s Deputy Jonathan Yaeger was charged...

Drug Epidemic Ensnares 25-year-old Pill For Nerve Pain

WASHINGTON (AP) — State and federal health officials are grappling with a new drug of abuse. It’s a 25-year-old generic pill long seen as a low risk way to treat seizures, nerve pain and other ailments. The drug called gabapentin (GA-ba-PEN-tin) has grown into one of the...

Kent State Dedicating Historic Landmark On May 4 Anniversary

KENT, Ohio (AP) — Kent State University is dedicating the inclusion of the site of the May 4, 1970, shootings of four students by Ohio National Guard soldiers as a National Historic Landmark. Former Ohio Gov. Richard Celeste will serve as keynote speaker during Friday...

Anti-abortion Activist Shared Tips In DeWine Probe

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Cincinnati anti-abortion activist was in regular contact with Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office during a 2015 Planned Parenthood investigation and some of her input was shared with state investigators, according to emails obtained...

Seniors stay fit to stay golden

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER The woman at 50 North excitedly told the story of reaching down to pick up a book at the library, then standing up without need of assistance. She marveled at the experience, as she never would have been able to do that before she started exercising....