UPDATE: Young child found alone near Cygnet this morning

The Wood County Sheriff’s Office has found the parents of a child found in the Cygnet area early this morning. Media partner WTOL-11 reports the 4-year-old was found in the street near railroad tracks around 3 a.m. The boy is currently with child protective services and...

Abortion Ruling Sends Message, Though Ohio Impact Unclear

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Ohio Prosecutor To Announce 500th Indictment From Rape Kits

CLEVELAND (AP) — A prosecutor in Cleveland is set to announce that Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County has indicted its 500th rape defendant identified from DNA evidence found in previously untested rape kits. Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty will be joined by Ohio...

Ex-NFL Player Wants Sentencing Delayed Over Concussion Exam

CLEVELAND (AP) — A former NFL wide receiver who pleaded guilty to stealing money from two children’s charities is asking that his sentencing hearing be delayed again after prosecutors sought medical records related to a concussion examination. Attorneys for 68-year-old...
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Trump Taj bankruptcy leaves 'little guy' contractors angry

AP Photo/Mike Derer ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Weak from heart surgery and a sepsis infection that would soon kill her, Patricia Paone was resting at home last summer when an apparition appeared on the TV – a famous businessman who had struck a deal with her husband...

North American leaders confront rising tide of protectionism

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The leaders of North America confront a rising tide of economic protectionism and nationalism as they hold a summit Wednesday in the Canadian capital. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for the first time is hosting U.S. President Barack Obama and...

Cubs Play 3 Relievers In LF While Beating Reds In 15 Innings

CINCINNATI (AP) — Kris Bryant singled home the tiebreaking run in the 15th inning and the Chicago Cubs used three pitchers in left field while beating the Cincinnati Reds 7-2 on Tuesday night in the longest game of the season for both teams. With the Cubs out of position players,...

Ohio Prisons Get $1.3M From Selling About 1,400 Dairy Cattle

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Records show Ohio’s prisons agency made nearly $1.3 million after selling about 1,400 dairy cattle as part of a larger effort to raise money for new rehabilitation and job-training programs for inmates. The Columbus Dispatch reports ( ) the one-time...

Audit: Dead People Got Food Stamps, $29M Spent Out-of-state

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials say a $48,000 audit of Ohio’s food stamp program found roughly $31,000 in questionable costs, including benefits used by dead people and duplicate payments. State Auditor Dave Yost released the findings of Ohio’s $2.5 billion...

Records: City lawyers weak link in police accountability

AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana CHICAGO (AP) — When a federal judge concluded that a lawyer employed by the city of Chicago concealed audio evidence in a civil trial, the court issued a sharp rebuke, saying the recordings showed police lied about the events that led officers to...