Columbus schools official sentenced to jail in data case

COLUMBUS (AP) — A former top data official for Columbus city schools has been sentenced to 15 days in jail for his role in the attendance scrubbing scandal at the state’s largest district. Investigators say Stephen Tankovich, ex-executive director of the Office of...

Ohio Bill Would Put Restrictions On Teen Tanning

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Minors would need to get their parents’ permission to use tanning beds under a bill that’s passed the Ohio Senate. The legislation requires parents to sign a consent form in the presence of a salon operator or employee for a 16- or 17-year-old to...

Ohio Senators Pass Lethal Injection Drug Bill

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio lawmakers on Thursday rushed to pass a lethal injection law meant to restart executions even as prosecutors who want a condemned child killer executed in February say they’re confident the procedure won’t happen as scheduled. The legislation...

Grand Jury Issues No Indictment In Ohio Inmate’s Death

CINCINNATI (AP) — A grand jury has declined to issue any criminal charges in the hanging death of a southern Ohio jail inmate, even though a county coroner had ruled the death a homicide. The Brown County grand jury issued a report Thursday saying that there was no evidence to...

Study Planned On Dealing With Great Lakes Changes

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — With Great Lakes levels finally back to normal after a 15-year downturn, the University of Michigan plans research to help people in the region prepare for future ups and downs. The university’s Graham Sustainability Institute announced the...

Browns Expecting Some Manziel Magic On Sunday

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is going to send in a play from the sideline and then hold his breath. There’s no telling what Johnny Manziel might do with it. Manziel will make his first career start on Sunday against Cincinnati, and like...

Cleveland mayor: Police brass not to blame for problems

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson says he doesn’t blame police brass for problems detailed in a blistering report by the U.S. Justice Department that says there is a pattern and practice of officers using excessive use of force and violating people’s...

Ohio AG wants active shooter response studied

LONDON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says it’s time to study whether police officers are adequately trained to identify whether they’re dealing with an active shooter situation. DeWine says recent police shootings across the country show this is one...

Probation Arrest Made In Ohio Football Rape Case

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A volunteer football coach whose house in Ohio was the scene of a party that preceded the rape of a girl by two high school football players has been arrested on a probation violation. Attorney general spokesman Dan Tierney says Matt Belardine...

Tigers obtain Alfredo Simon from Reds

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have obtained pitcher Alfredo Simon from the Cincinnati Reds for a pair of young players. Cincinnati got right-hander Johnathon Crawford and infielder Eugenio Suarez as part of the deal, announced Thursday on the last day of baseball’s...