Elections Chief: 70 Local Races, Issues Decided By 1 Vote

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s top election official is reminding residents that every vote matters after a review of recent election results found some nail-biting contests. Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO’-sted) said in a statement Monday that 70 local issues and...

Report Says 98 Arrested Last Year For Ohio Human Trafficking

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A report says police departments made 98 arrests last year during human trafficking investigations in Ohio, identifying 181 potential victims The report says 85 investigations undertaken in the state also led to 113 suspected traffickers and 68 people...

Ohio Man Sentenced To 4 Years For Crash That Injured Officer

MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio man has been sentenced to four years in prison and a lifetime driving ban for a crash that critically injured a police officer last year. Police say 24-year-old Dalton Phillips of Columbia Station failed to make a curve and drove off the road...

What You Need To Know About Northeastern US Snowstorm

The busy Northeast corridor was in line for a winter wallop that was predicted to bring up to 2 to 3 feet of snow from northern New Jersey to Maine. Here’s what residents of the big cities in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic need to know about the storm: ___ THE STORM The...
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Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation 70 years on, without Putin

People take a part in a memorial ceremony marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day in the Museum of the Great Patriotic War in Moscow at Poklonnaya Gora in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. The World Jewish Congress and the USC Shoah Foundation helped bring the...

2 Men Accused Of Sex Trafficking Indicted On Charges In Ohio

CINCINNATI (AP) — Two men accused of sex trafficking have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Cincinnati. Federal authorities say 48-year-old Anthony Lee Brown and 25-year-old Christopher Combs were indicted last week in U.S. District Court. They were each indicted on a...
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Japan special envoy hopeful about release of hostage, pilot

Japan’s government spokesman Yoshihide Suga speaks at a press conference in Tokyo Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Suga told reporters that the government was still analyzing a video posted online that purported to show Haruna Yukawa, one of the two hostages held by the extremist...

Wright State Tops Detroit 64-53

DETROIT (AP) — Kendall Griffin scored 20 points, with four 3-pointers, and Wright State topped Detroit 64-53 on Monday. Wright State (11-10, 3-4 Horizon) scored the first eight points of the game — including 3-pointers by Griffin and Chrishawn Hopkins — and rode that momentum to...

Groundhog Day

A Groundhog Day celebration will be held during an open house from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 2 in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. There will be kids’ activities and crafts. A story will be read at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. For more information, call the Hancock...
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Fidel Castro writes statement on shift in Cuba-U.S. relations

FILE – In this Dec. 26, 2014 file photo, a photograph of Fidel Castro hangs under the Spanish word “Welcome” on the wall at a state-run food market in Havana, Cuba. On Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, after more than a month of silence, Castro made his first public...