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Mar 13, 2017 11:13 AM

AP source: Cavaliers to sign forward Larry Sanders

CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the decisions says the Cleveland Cavaliers will sign free agent forward Larry Sanders.

By Tom Withers Ap Sports Writer
Mar 10, 2017 12:27 PM

Police say couple staged murder with ketchup, texted photos

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Police say a couple in Ohio staged a murder scene in a bathtub in which they poured ketchup over her and he then sent pictures to friends, saying he did it.

Mar 10, 2017 11:13 AM

10 Things That Happened This Week of of March 4

COLUMBUS — The governor made a couple of impromptu appearances at events in Columbus, the Republican head of the Ohio House offered comments before a lawmaker panel and the Ohio House and Senate were both in session, passing a handful of bills.

By Marc Kovac | Capital Bureau Chief
Mar 9, 2017 2:10 PM

Cop shot driver after high-speed chase of van carrying kids

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A police dispatch report indicates a high-speed chase ended with an Ohio officer fatally shooting a van driver after spike strips were used to stop the vehicle, which also carried a woman and three children.

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Mar 9, 2017 12:16 PM

Falling tree hits boy outside school amid high winds in Ohio

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — Witnesses say an 11-year-old boy walking outside an elementary school was hit by a falling tree that apparently was downed by high winds that swept across northern Ohio.

Mar 9, 2017 12:12 PM

Police: Baby taken after mom's slaying is safe; suspect dead

WOOSTER, Ohio (AP) — Police say a woman was fatally shot and her 7-week-old infant was abducted in north-central Ohio, leading to a search that ended with the child safe and a suspect dead in an apparent suicide.

Mar 8, 2017 3:42 PM

Senate considers eliminating primaries for uncontested races

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Senate has again moved legislation eliminating primary elections if races are not contested.SB 10 passed on a vote of 32-0 and heads to the Ohio House for further consideration.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Ohio says death row inmate died by hanging himself in cell
Mar 8, 2017 3:11 PM

Ohio says death row inmate died by hanging himself in cell

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A death row inmate who killed himself was found hanging in his cell, according to a report released by the Ohio State Highway Patrol Wednesday.

By Andrew Welsh-huggins Associated Press
Mar 8, 2017 11:18 AM

Ohio on track to recognize first African American professional baseball player

COLUMBUS— State Reps. David Leland (D-Columbus) – aka “Mr. Baseball” – and Thomas West (D-Canton) applauded the Ohio House’s anticipated passage of House Bill (HB) 59, their legislation to honor Moses Fleetwood Walker, the nation’s first professional African American baseball player.

Mar 7, 2017 4:07 PM

Crop insurance deadline March 15 for Ohio farmers

COLUMBUS – Ohio Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor is reminding Ohio farmers that the deadline to purchase or modify certain insurance coverage for spring-planted crops is March 15.

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Mar 7, 2017 2:03 PM

Cleveland Clinic, Akron General offers screenings, health talks in March

Akron: Cleveland Clinic Akron General LifeStyles offers a free monthly lecture series, “NuFit: Nutrition Fitness Education for a New You!” at all Cleveland Clinic Akron General Health and Wellness Centers.

Mar 7, 2017 1:49 PM

Police kill driver after chase of vehicle with woman, 3 kids

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio police officer has fatally shot a driver after a high-speed chase of a vehicle with a woman and three children inside.

Mar 7, 2017 1:02 PM

2nd mistrial declared for Ohio dad of scalded boy who died

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A second trial for the father of a 4-year-old boy who died after the boy’s stepmother put him in a scalding bath has been declared a mistrial after the father got sick in court.

Mar 3, 2017 2:14 PM

Ohio unemployment rate holds steady at 5 percent for January

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials say Ohio’s unemployment rate was 5 percent in January, matching the rate from December and from January 2016.

Mar 3, 2017 12:46 PM

House OKs state's $8 billion spending plan

COLUMBUS — The Ohio House OK’d legislation setting nearly $8 billion in spending over the next two fiscal years by the Ohio Department of Transportation and several other state agencies.

By Marc Kovac | Capital Bureau Chief
Mar 3, 2017 10:34 AM

At least 5 tornadoes hit southern Ohio in this week's storms

CINCINNATI (AP) — The National Weather Service says at least five tornadoes touched down in southern Ohio as stormy weather battered the state earlier this week.

Pence used a private email account to conduct state business
Mar 3, 2017 10:25 AM

Pence used a private email account to conduct state business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence used a private email account to conduct public business as Indiana’s governor, according to public records obtained by the Indianapolis Star.

By Ken Thomas Associated Press
Mar 3, 2017 10:17 AM

10 Things That Happened This Week of of Feb. 27

COLUMBUS — One state lawmaker announced her plans to leave the Ohio House, one statewide officeholder met with the president and a couple of legislators launched their 2018 campaigns.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
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Mar 1, 2017 2:33 PM

Man accused of unwanted toe-sucking, foot massaging at mall

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A man charged with taking off a woman’s shoe and sucking her toes without permission at a mall has been accused of massaging the feet of other women without their consent.

By John Seewer Associated Press
Mar 1, 2017 2:28 PM

Car parts maker says scam got tax info for 2,400 workers

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Swiss company said Wednesday income tax information was stolen for about 2,400 workers in the United States, putting them at risk of identity theft just as many are awaiting tax refunds.