Ohio Report Shows Death Sentence Decline, Only 3 Last Year

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Three people were sentenced to death in Ohio last year, far below years previous when as many as 17 were sentenced to death in a single year — in both 1995 and 1996, an...

Tennessee Pastor, Son Who Saved 3 Boys Among Carnegie Heroes

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Tennessee pastor and his son are among 20 people being honored with medals and cash from the Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Heroes Fund Commission. The Rev. Neil Crass and his son,...

Panel Studying Ohio Public Assistance Gets More Time

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state panel studying Ohioans’ reliance on public assistance programs is getting extra time to come up with its recommendations for tackling the issue. The...

Prosecutor: Rape Victim, 10, Among 3 Dead In Ohio House Fire

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio prosecutor says a 10-year-old girl died in a house fire early Monday morning, hours before a man suspected of raping her was scheduled to go on trial. A...

Ohio Governor’s Police Panel Calls For More Oversight

A task force commissioned by Gov. John Kasich to study police and community relations in Ohio is starting to narrow down its list of possible recommendations, many of which suggest more statewide...

Left-hander Paul Maholm Released By Cincinnati Reds

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Left-hander Paul Maholm has been released from a minor league contract with the Cincinnati Reds. Maholm agreed to the deal Jan. 28 and had a 2.19 ERA in five...

Man Charged In Death Of Toddler Found In Backpack In Creek

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man suspected in the death of a 1-year-old Maryland boy found inside a backpack in a central Ohio creek has been charged with murder after the toddler’s mother...

Suspect In Ohio Fireworks Store Blaze That Killed 9 Dies

IRONTON, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of starting a 1996 fire at an Ohio fireworks store that killed nine people has died in a mental-health facility. The Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office...

Ohio Teacher Pleads Not Guilty To Sexual Assault Charges

DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — A former central Ohio elementary school teacher has pleaded not guilty to 32 charges involving the sexual assaults of five students. Thirty-nine-year-old Matthew Rausenberg...
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