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Kucinich focuses on charter schools at town hall
Apr 24, 2017 4:53 PM

Kucinich focuses on charter schools at town hall

COLUMBUS — Former Congressman and Cleveland Mayor Dennis Kucinich kicked off a series of town hall meetings Monday, calling out lawmakers for pumping billions of dollars into charters at the expense of traditional public schools.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau
Apr 24, 2017 4:51 PM

Dayton girl, 14, finds man dead of overdose while mowing grass

Dayton girl, 14, finds man dead of overdose while mowing grass

Man gets life in Ohio neighbor's slaying, dismemberment
Apr 24, 2017 4:38 PM

Man gets life in Ohio neighbor's slaying, dismemberment

A Richland County prosecutor says 54-year-old Walter Renz was sentenced Monday in 62-year-old Patsy Hudson’s death. She was reported missing in July 2015 from her home in Mansfield, about 80 miles (129 kilometers) southeast of Cleveland. Parts of Hudson’s body were found in February 2016 at various locations in the county.

Apr 24, 2017 4:32 PM

4 inmates overdose in 2 days at Ohio prison

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Four inmates overdosed in two days at the same Ohio prison earlier this year, requiring the use of CPR and doses of an anti-overdose drug as guards scrambled to revive the men, according to state prison records.

By Andrew Welsh-huggins Associated Press
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Apr 24, 2017 4:28 PM

Police: Boy, 10, set fire at Ohio store with people inside

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Police say a 10-year-old boy has been charged as a juvenile with aggravated arson after a fire at an Ohio discount store caused damage estimated at more than $200,000.

10 Things That Happened the Week of of April 17
Apr 21, 2017 3:34 PM

10 Things That Happened the Week of of April 17

COLUMBUS — How are lawmakers going to cut $800 million out of the proposed biennial budget?We should find out in coming days, as the legislature gets back to work in Columbus.

Apr 21, 2017 3:33 PM

ECOT bailout or correction of state overreach?

The chairman of the Ohio House Education Committee wants to change the state’s new charter-sponsor evaluation system in a way that would lessen the impact of poor academic ratings on the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow and other large e-schools.

By Jim Siegel The Columbus Dispatch
Ohio's got a smoking problem
Apr 21, 2017 12:15 PM

Ohio's got a smoking problem

If Ohio cut its smoking rate, it would save lives and potentially millions in health-care costs. In Ohio, 22 percent of adults smoke; that's 43rd among the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

By Catherine Candisky The Columbus Dispatch
Apr 21, 2017 11:27 AM

Family: Progressive Field warned of faulty locks before man fell, died

CLEVELAND (AP) — The family of a concertgoer believed to have fallen five-stories to his death through a garbage chute at Progressive Field alleges the Cleveland Indians had been repeatedly warned about faulty locks and doors leading to trash chutes at the ballpark.

Apr 21, 2017 11:23 AM

Ohio pastor convicted of murder in young foster son's death

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials are set to update the unemployment rate and other jobs data for Ohio.

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Apr 20, 2017 11:58 AM

Former Alliance man pleads guilty to burning cat to death

CANTON Chad W. Karka stood in the Stark County Courthouse lobby Wednesday, his eyes moist with emotion as he apologized profusely for burning a cat to death.

By Ed Balint Gatehouse Ohio Media
Apr 20, 2017 11:32 AM

Dayton police want traffic cameras back despite state restrictions

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Police in an Ohio city say a spike in deadly crashes is behind their push to bring back traffic cameras after abandoning them in response to state restrictions.

Apr 20, 2017 11:29 AM

Facial reconstruction made to help ID remains found in 1989

MARION, Ohio (AP) — Authorities hope a facial reconstruction by a forensic artist can help identify skeletal remains found in an Ohio creek nearly 28 years ago.

Apr 20, 2017 10:31 AM

Rover Pipeline dumps up to 2 million gallons of 'drilling fluid' south of Navarre

Crews working on the Rover Pipeline dumped drilling fluid on wetlands in Stark and Richland counties, according to papers filed with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.The larger spill — estimated between 1.

Gatehouse Ohio Media
Joe Schiavoni steps down as minority leader in Ohio Senate
Apr 19, 2017 4:33 PM

Joe Schiavoni steps down as minority leader in Ohio Senate

COLUMBUS — Sen. Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) is stepping down as minority leader in the Ohio Senate, effective next week.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau
Apr 19, 2017 4:30 PM

Newcomerstown disappointed, offended by former officer's lies about shooting

NEWCOMERSTOWN A week ago, people in a southern Tuscarawas County village were fearful after Bryan J. Eubanks, then a police officer, touched off a regional manhunt by saying he had been shot by a passenger in a black Geo Tracker he stopped for having no license plates on the morning of April 11.

By Nancy Molnar Gatehouse Ohio Media
Apr 19, 2017 4:01 PM

Mexican woman with 4 US-born children is deported

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Mexican mother of four U.S.-born children living in southwest Ohio has been returned to Mexico.

Apr 19, 2017 1:43 PM

Ohio governor candidate Mike Dewine favors mandatory K-12 drug education

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says if elected governor he would push for mandatory K-12 anti-addiction education as part of the state’s efforts to fight the ongoing opiate epidemic.

By Andrew Welsh-huggins Associated Press
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Apr 19, 2017 12:56 PM

Neighborhood schools part of Youngstown restructuring

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Neighborhood elementary schools will return to Youngstown under an appointed chief executive officer’s plan for improving the city’s struggling school district.

Apr 18, 2017 6:17 PM

Police: Newcomerstown shooting was a failed suicide attempt

NEW PHILADELPHIA - Tuscarawas County Sheriff Orvis Campbell and Newcomerstown Police Chief Gary Holland said Tuesday they were disappointed to learn that an officer's report of being shot during a traffic stop was a lie.