Toledo Mayor: US Must Focus On Water Quality

WASHINGTON (AP) — The mayor of Toledo, Ohio, is calling for the federal government’s full attention to improve water quality in America’s lakes and rivers, describing the toxic algae blooms that tainted his city’s water supply this summer as a danger...

Uncle Of Boy, 12, Shot By Officer Calls For Change

CLEVELAND (AP) — The uncle of a 12-year-old boy who had a pellet gun when he was shot by a Cleveland police officer is telling mourners that they must be advocates for change through peaceful protest. Tamir Rice’s uncle said at a memorial service on Wednesday that police...

Local tax changes divide Ohio businesses, cities

COLUMBUS (AP) — A sweeping overhaul of Ohio’s municipal tax system is set for a vote in the Ohio Senate. Business groups supported the streamlining measure during a final hearing Wednesday, while cities said it would mean additional revenue losses for their struggling...

Injury accident reported at U.S. 224, Marion Township 243

Washington Township Fire Department was dispatched to U.S. 224 and Marion Township 243 for a reported injury accident about 4:37 p.m. today, according to dispatch. Additional information will be posted when it becomes available.

Mail spills from tractor-trailer in Ohio crash

COLUMBUS (AP) — Authorities say a tractor-trailer crashed and spilled mail onto a central Ohio road, and crews had to pick up thousands of scattered envelopes and packages. The crash occurred around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday in northeast Columbus. Police say the truck driver lost...

Ohio judge denies new trial for convicted judge

CINCINNATI (AP) — A southwest Ohio judge has rejected a suspended juvenile court judge’s latest request for a new trial. Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Norbert Nadel ruled Wednesday on Judge Tracie Hunter’s motion alleging juror misconduct. He plans to...
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Surgeon disciplined for removing wrong kidney

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California surgeon has been disciplined for removing a prisoner’s healthy kidney and leaving the diseased one intact. The Orange County Register reported Tuesday (http://bit.ly/1CF8Zwq) that the state medical board placed Dr. Charles Coonan...

No indictment for officer in NYC chokehold death

NEW YORK (AP) — A grand jury cleared a white New York City police officer Wednesday in the videotaped chokehold death of an unarmed black man who had been stopped on suspicion of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes — a case that sparked outrage and drew comparisons to the deadly...

Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor touts regulatory reform during Findlay visit

Excited about winning a second term, Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor was in Findlay today touting Ohio’s “Common Sense Initiative,” a program she helped spearhead in her first term. She was the guest speaker at today’s meeting of the Findlay Rotary Club and made at stop at The Courier to...

Court overturns death sentence of Ohio killer of 3

COLUMBUS (AP) — A divided Ohio Supreme Court has overturned the death sentence of a man condemned for killing three people in a 1996 Youngstown bar robbery. At issue in the court’s 4-3 decision Wednesday was the lack of evidence presented at sentencing about defendant...