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  • Court upholds death sentence for Cleveland killer

    Court upholds death sentence for Cleveland killer

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:23 AM EDT2014-09-02 15:23:32 GMT
    The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of a man condemned to die for shooting a woman at a Cleveland laundry mat. The court's 6-1 ruling came in the case of Jeremiah Jackson, convicted of killing Tracy Pickryl in 2009 at the end of a crime spree in Cleveland, Sandusky and Lorain.
    The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of a man condemned to die for shooting a woman at a Cleveland laundry mat. The court's 6-1 ruling came in the case of Jeremiah Jackson, convicted of killing Tracy Pickryl in 2009 at the end of a crime spree in Cleveland, Sandusky and Lorain.
  • Farmers make proactive steps to reduce runoff

    Farmers make proactive steps to reduce runoff

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:36 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:36:19 GMT
    Many farmers have their soil professionally tested every year and they only add the recommended nutrients on their crops. They are doing what they can to keep chemicals out of the runoff.
    Many farmers have their soil professionally tested every year and they only add the recommended nutrients on their crops. They are doing what they can to keep chemicals out of the runoff.
  • Man found dead in barn fire, woman escapes

    Man found dead in barn fire, woman escapes

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:22 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:22:09 GMT
    One man is dead after an overnight barn fire in northern Monroe County.The sheriff's office says that barn went up in flames just before 1 a.m. Monday.It happened outside of Carelton, MI, near the intersection of Colf and Sumpter.Investigators say a 54-year-old lived in an apartment above the barn. His body was found inside.According to deputies, the man's girlfriend managed to get out alive, with burns on her hands and feet.The sheriff is waiting to release the man's identity until his famil...
    One man is dead after an overnight barn fire in northern Monroe County.The sheriff's office says that barn went up in flames just before 1 a.m. Monday.It happened outside of Carelton, MI, near the intersection of Colf and Sumpter.Investigators say a 54-year-old lived in an apartment above the barn. His body was found inside.According to deputies, the man's girlfriend managed to get out alive, with burns on her hands and feet.The sheriff is waiting to release the man's identity until his famil...
  • Body recovered, 8 rescued overnight in Indian Lake

    Body recovered, 8 rescued overnight in Indian Lake

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:01 AM EDT2014-09-01 15:01:12 GMT
    LAKEVIEW, Ohio (AP) - Authorities recovered the body of a 22-year-old man from a western Ohio lake after responding to a call about a sinking boat. An Ohio Department of Natural Resources statement says eight of the nine people on the boat were rescued. State watercraft officers say they received the call about a boat sinking on Indian Lake north of the Lakeview boat ramp around 12:30 a.m. Sunday. Crews from area fire departments had already safely pulled the eight people from the water when ...
    LAKEVIEW, Ohio (AP) - Authorities recovered the body of a 22-year-old man from a western Ohio lake after responding to a call about a sinking boat. An Ohio Department of Natural Resources statement says eight of the nine people on the boat were rescued. State watercraft officers say they received the call about a boat sinking on Indian Lake north of the Lakeview boat ramp around 12:30 a.m. Sunday. Crews from area fire departments had already safely pulled the eight people from the water when ...
  • Ohio police: Wedding guest tries to steal gifts

    Ohio police: Wedding guest tries to steal gifts

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:18 AM EDT2014-09-01 14:18:09 GMT
    Police in Dayton say a wedding guest tried to make off with checks and cash for the newlyweds. Officers were called to the wedding reception late Saturday night after workers noticed that a safe had been emptied out. Police say about $6,800 was found in unopened wedding cards inside a tuxedo garment bag belonging to one of the guests.
    Police in Dayton say a wedding guest tried to make off with checks and cash for the newlyweds. Officers were called to the wedding reception late Saturday night after workers noticed that a safe had been emptied out. Police say about $6,800 was found in unopened wedding cards inside a tuxedo garment bag belonging to one of the guests.
  • Water Advisory: Toxins near South Bass Beach

    Water Advisory: Toxins near South Bass Beach

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:25 AM EDT2014-09-01 13:25:51 GMT
    For the first time this year, an algal bloom advisory is in effect for South Bass Island. Testing at the State Park Beach shows high levels of toxins in the water. It was 13 parts per billion of microcystin. That's prompting Ohio's Environmental Protection Agency to post a public health advisory.The "orange flag" cautions older people, those very young or anyone with a compromised immune system to stay out of the water near South Bass Beach. 20 parts per billion of microcystin would have laun...
    For the first time this year, an algal bloom advisory is in effect for South Bass Island. Testing at the State Park Beach shows high levels of toxins in the water. It was 13 parts per billion of microcystin. That's prompting Ohio's Environmental Protection Agency to post a public health advisory.The "orange flag" cautions older people, those very young or anyone with a compromised immune system to stay out of the water near South Bass Beach. 20 parts per billion of microcystin would have laun...
  • No human cases of the West Nile Virus in Michigan this year

    No human cases of the West Nile Virus in Michigan this year

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:17 AM EDT2014-09-01 10:17:22 GMT
    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Just two years after 17 deaths, Michigan so far is reporting no human cases of West Nile virus in 2014.A snowy winter and wet spring might lead to more mosquitoes, the carrier of West Nile. But that doesn't automatically translate into a greater risk for getting the virus.Ned Walker, an expert at Michigan State University, says the virus needs hot weather to become potent. The National Weather Service reports only a handful of days of 90 degrees or higher since June...
    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Just two years after 17 deaths, Michigan so far is reporting no human cases of West Nile virus in 2014.A snowy winter and wet spring might lead to more mosquitoes, the carrier of West Nile. But that doesn't automatically translate into a greater risk for getting the virus.Ned Walker, an expert at Michigan State University, says the virus needs hot weather to become potent. The National Weather Service reports only a handful of days of 90 degrees or higher since June...
  • Audit: Michigan doing good job on child support

    Audit: Michigan doing good job on child support

    Sunday, August 31 2014 8:54 PM EDT2014-09-01 00:54:53 GMT
    A Michigan government audit of $2.6 billion in child support payments says that the office in charge of collecting the money is doing an effective job in making sure that parents pay what they owe and care-givers get what's coming to them.
    A Michigan government audit of $2.6 billion in child support payments says that the office in charge of collecting the money is doing an effective job in making sure that parents pay what they owe and care-givers get what's coming to them.
  • Man drowns after boat sinks in Indian Lake

    Man drowns after boat sinks in Indian Lake

    Sunday, August 31 2014 8:49 PM EDT2014-09-01 00:49:48 GMT
     Authorities recovered the body of a 22-year-old man from a western Ohio lake after responding to a call about a sinking boat.
     Authorities recovered the body of a 22-year-old man from a western Ohio lake after responding to a call about a sinking boat.
  • Largest space artifact ever to be restored in Dayton

    Largest space artifact ever to be restored in Dayton

    Sunday, August 31 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-09-01 00:13:51 GMT
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Restoration experts at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force are launching their largest restoration project yet at the museum in southwestern Ohio. A Titan 4B space launch vehicle that has been sitting in gigantic pieces in a Wright-Patterson Air Force Base hangar near Dayton is being prepared for restoration efforts. It will be displayed in the museum's fourth building, slated to open in 2016. The Titan 4B stood more than 200 feet tall, and just one of its solid roc...
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Restoration experts at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force are launching their largest restoration project yet at the museum in southwestern Ohio. A Titan 4B space launch vehicle that has been sitting in gigantic pieces in a Wright-Patterson Air Force Base hangar near Dayton is being prepared for restoration efforts. It will be displayed in the museum's fourth building, slated to open in 2016. The Titan 4B stood more than 200 feet tall, and just one of its solid roc...
  • Wyandot County Courthouse set to get $2.25M in repairs

    Wyandot County Courthouse set to get $2.25M in repairs

    Sunday, August 31 2014 7:27 PM EDT2014-08-31 23:27:25 GMT
    Officials in a northwestern Ohio county say they're moving forward with plans to give the county's historic courthouse a $2.25 million face lift.
    Officials in a northwestern Ohio county say they're moving forward with plans to give the county's historic courthouse a $2.25 million face lift.
  • MDA car show continues to raise money to fight Muscular Dystrophy.

    MDA car show continues to raise money to fight Muscular Dystrophy.

    Sunday, August 31 2014 7:05 PM EDT2014-08-31 23:05:02 GMT
    Toledoan Scott Michalak  brings his prize 1941 Willys to the MDA Labor Day Weekend Car Show every year. He makes it a family event with his brothers and dad bringing their classic cars too. They love to show off all of their hard work, but these motor heads also have soft hearts.
    Toledoan Scott Michalak  brings his prize 1941 Willys to the MDA Labor Day Weekend Car Show every year. He makes it a family event with his brothers and dad bringing their classic cars too. They love to show off all of their hard work, but these motor heads also have soft hearts.
  • Man robbed in room of Monroe Co. motel

    Man robbed in room of Monroe Co. motel

    Sunday, August 31 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-08-31 23:01:30 GMT
    A man staying at a local motel says he was held up at gunpoint while in his room.
    A man staying at a local motel says he was held up at gunpoint while in his room.
  • MI police ID woman, 91, son, 66, who died in crash

    MI police ID woman, 91, son, 66, who died in crash

    Sunday, August 31 2014 5:28 PM EDT2014-08-31 21:28:22 GMT
    Michigan State police have released the names of a 91-year-old woman and her 66-year-old son who died when an SUV hit their car in southwestern Michigan.
    Michigan State police have released the names of a 91-year-old woman and her 66-year-old son who died when an SUV hit their car in southwestern Michigan.
  • Cookie banned from lunch menu now in demand

    Cookie banned from lunch menu now in demand

    Sunday, August 31 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-08-31 21:15:14 GMT
     A northeast Ohio school district that discontinued a popular cafeteria cookie under new federal nutritional guidelines says it's heard from plenty of people commenting on the decision or wanting to special-order the treat.
     A northeast Ohio school district that discontinued a popular cafeteria cookie under new federal nutritional guidelines says it's heard from plenty of people commenting on the decision or wanting to special-order the treat.
  • Boy, 13, shot in foot at Muskegon High School game

    Boy, 13, shot in foot at Muskegon High School game

    Sunday, August 31 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:54:57 GMT
    Authorities say they're investigating the shooting of a 13-year-old boy during a football game at Muskegon High School.
    Authorities say they're investigating the shooting of a 13-year-old boy during a football game at Muskegon High School.
  • Officials probe cause of leaks in Ohio dam

    Officials probe cause of leaks in Ohio dam

    Sunday, August 31 2014 3:51 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:51:31 GMT
    Leaks found at a dam at a state park in southern Ohio have led the state to ask boat owners to remove their boats while officials check for the cause.
    Leaks found at a dam at a state park in southern Ohio have led the state to ask boat owners to remove their boats while officials check for the cause.
  • Tech boom in Cleveland as server farms grow

    Tech boom in Cleveland as server farms grow

    Sunday, August 31 2014 3:34 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:34:15 GMT
     Northeast Ohio is hardly ready to usurp Silicon Valley as a high-tech mecca, but a growing number of data centers are choosing to locate in and around Cleveland.
     Northeast Ohio is hardly ready to usurp Silicon Valley as a high-tech mecca, but a growing number of data centers are choosing to locate in and around Cleveland.
  • Ohio house explodes; no injuries reported

    Ohio house explodes; no injuries reported

    Sunday, August 31 2014 3:21 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:21:09 GMT
     Fire officials say an explosion and fire destroyed a house in Beavercreek, Ohio. No injuries were reported.
     Fire officials say an explosion and fire destroyed a house in Beavercreek, Ohio. No injuries were reported.
  • MI minimum wage going up

    MI minimum wage going up

    Sunday, August 31 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-08-31 18:50:10 GMT
    An increase in Michigan's minimum wage is set to launch, and with it comes a test of whether the gradual rise will help workers, harm businesses or neither.
    An increase in Michigan's minimum wage is set to launch, and with it comes a test of whether the gradual rise will help workers, harm businesses or neither.
  • OH farmers get more money to fight algae

    OH farmers get more money to fight algae

    Sunday, August 31 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-08-31 18:35:35 GMT
    The federal government is coming up with more money to help farmers cut down on the fertilizers that are feeding algae in Lake Erie.
    The federal government is coming up with more money to help farmers cut down on the fertilizers that are feeding algae in Lake Erie.
  • Bicyclist hurt in hit-and-run, driver not found

    Bicyclist hurt in hit-and-run, driver not found

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:24 AM EDT2014-08-31 14:24:45 GMT
    The Ohio State Highway Patrol is asking for your help tracking down the person behind the wheel of a vehicle when it crashed into a man on a bicycle and drove off.It happened overnight, just after 1 a.m. Sunday, on State Route 107 near Montpelier.Troopers say Troy Presnell, who's 50 and from Montpelier, was hit from behind.The accident left Presnell with serious injuries.According to the bicyclist, the vehicle that hit him sped away.Presnell was air-lifted to a hospital in Fort Wayne, IN.If y...
    The Ohio State Highway Patrol is asking for your help tracking down the person behind the wheel of a vehicle when it crashed into a man on a bicycle and drove off.It happened overnight, just after 1 a.m. Sunday, on State Route 107 near Montpelier.Troopers say Troy Presnell, who's 50 and from Montpelier, was hit from behind.The accident left Presnell with serious injuries.According to the bicyclist, the vehicle that hit him sped away.Presnell was air-lifted to a hospital in Fort Wayne, IN.If y...
  • Lima police find bike stolen from autistic child

    Lima police find bike stolen from autistic child

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:15 AM EDT2014-08-31 14:15:33 GMT
    In Lima, a family with an autistic child has its bike back.Lima police posted this picture to Facebook. At the beginning of the month, officers reported the bike and its trailer were stolen. The family told police they were very upset because the bike rides provided a great sense of joy for the autistic child. Friday afternoon, a Lima police officer spotted someone riding the bike. That person is now under arrest for receiving stolen property, and the bike and its trailer have been returned t...
    In Lima, a family with an autistic child has its bike back.Lima police posted this picture to Facebook. At the beginning of the month, officers reported the bike and its trailer were stolen. The family told police they were very upset because the bike rides provided a great sense of joy for the autistic child. Friday afternoon, a Lima police officer spotted someone riding the bike. That person is now under arrest for receiving stolen property, and the bike and its trailer have been returned t...
  • Eastern Michigan making campus security upgrades

    Eastern Michigan making campus security upgrades

    Saturday, August 30 2014 8:00 PM EDT2014-08-31 00:00:24 GMT
    Eastern Michigan University is completing security upgrades as students return for fall classes.
    Eastern Michigan University is completing security upgrades as students return for fall classes.
  • Eastern Michigan making campus security upgrades

    Eastern Michigan making campus security upgrades

    Saturday, August 30 2014 8:00 PM EDT2014-08-31 00:00:24 GMT
    Eastern Michigan University is completing security upgrades as students return for fall classes.
    Eastern Michigan University is completing security upgrades as students return for fall classes.
  • Relatives of missing infant hold vigil for child

    Relatives of missing infant hold vigil for child

    Saturday, August 30 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-08-30 23:46:02 GMT
    Relatives of a 6-week-old boy whose father told police the infant was abducted by a man and woman gathered for a prayer vigil four days after the child vanished.
    Relatives of a 6-week-old boy whose father told police the infant was abducted by a man and woman gathered for a prayer vigil four days after the child vanished.
  • High school football game turns violent

    High school football game turns violent

    Saturday, August 30 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-08-30 22:00:55 GMT
    A high school football game turned ugly in Ohio forcing police to come in and arrest several people. It happened Friday night at the game between Garfield Heights and Collinwood High Schools.
    A high school football game turned ugly in Ohio forcing police to come in and arrest several people. It happened Friday night at the game between Garfield Heights and Collinwood High Schools.
  • Corvette Museum to completely fill in sinkhole

    Corvette Museum to completely fill in sinkhole

    Saturday, August 30 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-08-30 21:52:02 GMT
    A massive sinkhole that swallowed eight prized sports cars won't be a permanent attraction at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky. The museum's board of directors voted Saturday to fill in the entire hole that opened up in February and became an Internet sensation. Curiosity over the hole revved up attendance and revenue for the museum in Bowling Green, an hour north of Nashville, Tennessee. Board members reversed course by deciding against preserving a section of the gaping hole. Mindfu...
    A massive sinkhole that swallowed eight prized sports cars won't be a permanent attraction at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky. The museum's board of directors voted Saturday to fill in the entire hole that opened up in February and became an Internet sensation. Curiosity over the hole revved up attendance and revenue for the museum in Bowling Green, an hour north of Nashville, Tennessee. Board members reversed course by deciding against preserving a section of the gaping hole. Mindfu...
  • Train hits empty car, deputies search for driver

    Train hits empty car, deputies search for driver

    Saturday, August 30 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-08-30 21:33:18 GMT
    New details this morning from a train crash we first told you about Friday night on 13abc Action News at eleven o'clock.A cargo train hit an empty car that was stopped on the tracks, just south of Bradner.This happened on Bradner Road near the Greensburg Pike in Montgomery Township.No one on the train was hurt.The crash prompted a search for the driver or whoever was inside of that car.Overnight, Wood County Deputies said they were using thermal imaging cameras to find any people in the dark ...
    New details this morning from a train crash we first told you about Friday night on 13abc Action News at eleven o'clock.A cargo train hit an empty car that was stopped on the tracks, just south of Bradner.This happened on Bradner Road near the Greensburg Pike in Montgomery Township.No one on the train was hurt.The crash prompted a search for the driver or whoever was inside of that car.Overnight, Wood County Deputies said they were using thermal imaging cameras to find any people in the dark ...
  • Man, 36, dies after ATV crashes into ravine

    Man, 36, dies after ATV crashes into ravine

    Saturday, August 30 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-08-30 20:58:18 GMT
    The operator of an all-terrain vehicle has been killed after crashing into a ravine in Ionia County.
    The operator of an all-terrain vehicle has been killed after crashing into a ravine in Ionia County.
  • Golf cart passenger killed in drunk driving crash

    Golf cart passenger killed in drunk driving crash

    Saturday, August 30 2014 4:37 PM EDT2014-08-30 20:37:58 GMT
    A 49-year-old northern Ohio man has been killed in an early morning golf cart accident.
    A 49-year-old northern Ohio man has been killed in an early morning golf cart accident.
  • Ohio school chief unhappy with Youngstown's progress

    Ohio school chief unhappy with Youngstown's progress

    Saturday, August 30 2014 4:27 PM EDT2014-08-30 20:27:10 GMT
    Ohio's top education official tells a newspaper that he's unhappy with the progress of improvements in Youngstown's beleaguered city schools.
    Ohio's top education official tells a newspaper that he's unhappy with the progress of improvements in Youngstown's beleaguered city schools.
  • Kasich detractors' options dwindle headed into fall

    Kasich detractors' options dwindle headed into fall

    Saturday, August 30 2014 4:19 PM EDT2014-08-30 20:19:11 GMT
    Republican Gov. John Kasich's Libertarian and tea party foes are sidelined. Now his Democratic rival's campaign has disintegrated.
    Republican Gov. John Kasich's Libertarian and tea party foes are sidelined. Now his Democratic rival's campaign has disintegrated.
  • People rally at Ohio Wal-Mart where man shot

    People rally at Ohio Wal-Mart where man shot

    Saturday, August 30 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-08-30 19:19:07 GMT
    As many as 200 people held signs and chanted outside an Ohio Wal-Mart store where a young man was fatally shot by police.
    As many as 200 people held signs and chanted outside an Ohio Wal-Mart store where a young man was fatally shot by police.
  • Witnesses testify in fatal dog attack hearing

    Witnesses testify in fatal dog attack hearing

    Saturday, August 30 2014 3:07 PM EDT2014-08-30 19:07:01 GMT
    A witness has told a judge during a hearing for the owners of two dogs that fatally mauled a jogger that he had to fire shots at the animals to make them flee.
    A witness has told a judge during a hearing for the owners of two dogs that fatally mauled a jogger that he had to fire shots at the animals to make them flee.
  • Pain doctor acquitted on 26 of 27 sex charges

    Pain doctor acquitted on 26 of 27 sex charges

    Saturday, August 30 2014 3:03 PM EDT2014-08-30 19:03:27 GMT
     A jury has acquitted a northeast Ohio pain doctor of all but one of the 27 sexual-misconduct counts filed against him in a case that centered on accusations he improperly touched 11 female patients.
     A jury has acquitted a northeast Ohio pain doctor of all but one of the 27 sexual-misconduct counts filed against him in a case that centered on accusations he improperly touched 11 female patients.
  • Ohio official warns of driveway paving scams

    Ohio official warns of driveway paving scams

    Saturday, August 30 2014 2:59 PM EDT2014-08-30 18:59:53 GMT
    Ohio's attorney general says residents should be on the lookout for driveway paving and contractor scams.
    Ohio's attorney general says residents should be on the lookout for driveway paving and contractor scams.
  • Cincinnati police say 2-year-old's death a homicide

    Cincinnati police say 2-year-old's death a homicide

    Saturday, August 30 2014 2:47 PM EDT2014-08-30 18:47:20 GMT
     Police have a murder arrest warrant out for a 27-year-old man after the death of a 2-year-old boy was ruled a homicide.
     Police have a murder arrest warrant out for a 27-year-old man after the death of a 2-year-old boy was ruled a homicide.
  • Ohio Nat'l Guard postpones drill

    Ohio Nat'l Guard postpones drill

    Saturday, August 30 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-08-30 18:45:09 GMT
    The Ohio Army National Guard is postponing most of its planned training in early September because of federal budget issues.
    The Ohio Army National Guard is postponing most of its planned training in early September because of federal budget issues.
  • Obama visits WI during tight governor's race

    Obama visits WI during tight governor's race

    Saturday, August 30 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-08-30 18:42:15 GMT
    The last time President Barack Obama celebrated workers' rights at a Wisconsin Labor Day event, there was barely a hint of the turmoil that would embroil the state later when public employees staged massive protests in an unsuccessful bid to keep their collective bargaining rights.
    The last time President Barack Obama celebrated workers' rights at a Wisconsin Labor Day event, there was barely a hint of the turmoil that would embroil the state later when public employees staged massive protests in an unsuccessful bid to keep their collective bargaining rights.
  • Air campaign in MI gov race

    Air campaign in MI gov race

    Saturday, August 30 2014 2:41 PM EDT2014-08-30 18:41:24 GMT
    Political TV ads are set to escalate in the final two months of the race between Republican Gov. Rick Snyder and Democrat Mark Schauer.
    Political TV ads are set to escalate in the final two months of the race between Republican Gov. Rick Snyder and Democrat Mark Schauer.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit at the Latino Fest

    Entrepreneurial spirit at the Latino Fest

    Saturday, August 30 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-08-30 16:55:09 GMT
    The Latino Fest has a strong 20 year tradition on the banks of the Maumee River, celebrating local hispanic culture with great food. You expect to grab tacos, tamales, nachos and rice and beans. And you expect to hear some great music. And Mexicans living in this region can also expect to get some help.
    The Latino Fest has a strong 20 year tradition on the banks of the Maumee River, celebrating local hispanic culture with great food. You expect to grab tacos, tamales, nachos and rice and beans. And you expect to hear some great music. And Mexicans living in this region can also expect to get some help.
  • Tigers promote Pitcher after sexual assault charges dismissed

    Tigers promote Pitcher after sexual assault charges dismissed

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:43 PM EDT2014-08-30 01:43:21 GMT
    CHICAGO (AP) - The Detroit Tigers have promoted right-hander Evan Reed from Triple-A Toledo after a judge dismissed rape charges against the pitcher last week. The Tigers brought Reed back to the majors before they opened a series at the Chicago White Sox on Friday night. Right-hander Jose Ortego was designated for assignment to create a spot on the 40-man roster. Reed, 28, was facing third-degree criminal sexual conduct charges before a judge said Aug. 21 that the testimony of the woman who...
    CHICAGO (AP) - The Detroit Tigers have promoted right-hander Evan Reed from Triple-A Toledo after a judge dismissed rape charges against the pitcher last week. The Tigers brought Reed back to the majors before they opened a series at the Chicago White Sox on Friday night. Right-hander Jose Ortego was designated for assignment to create a spot on the 40-man roster. Reed, 28, was facing third-degree criminal sexual conduct charges before a judge said Aug. 21 that the testimony of the woman who...
  • Man charged in fraud against 3 ex-Heat players

    Man charged in fraud against 3 ex-Heat players

    A man already imprisoned on a real estate fraud conviction has been charged in Florida with a multi-million dollar investment scam involving three former Miami Heat players and the team itself.
    A man already imprisoned on a real estate fraud conviction has been charged in Florida with a multi-million dollar investment scam involving three former Miami Heat players and the team itself.
  • Ohio State hears from ex-band director's backers

    Ohio State hears from ex-band director's backers

    Supporters of the fired Ohio State University marching band director say they plan to show up in force for a meeting of the university trustees.
    Ohio State trustees have heard from a designated band alumnus and an outraged parent without further comment on the firing of marching band director Jonathan Waters.
  • Temporary fence around pond where body of senior found

    Temporary fence around pond where body of senior found

    Friday, August 29 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:25:43 GMT
    A temporary fence is now in place around a private pond in Perrysburg. That's after an elderly man somehow fell into the water and died. It happened last week, at the senior living center "Saint Clare Commons."Rescue crews recovered the body of John Voland, along with a motorized wheelchair. Voland, who was 94, lived at the facility. The director tells 13abc the temporary fence will stay up until the completion of the internal investigation and the one by police.
    A temporary fence is now in place around a private pond in Perrysburg. That's after an elderly man somehow fell into the water and died. It happened last week, at the senior living center "Saint Clare Commons."Rescue crews recovered the body of John Voland, along with a motorized wheelchair. Voland, who was 94, lived at the facility. The director tells 13abc the temporary fence will stay up until the completion of the internal investigation and the one by police.
  • Detroit gets $275 million financing from Barclays

    Detroit gets $275 million financing from Barclays

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:44 AM EDT2014-08-29 15:44:07 GMT
    Detroit's state-appointed emergency manager says Barclays PLC will provide $275 million to fund the city's exit from bankruptcy. Emergency manager Kevyn Orr's office said Thursday the money will be used to pay off a $120 million loan.
    Detroit's state-appointed emergency manager says Barclays PLC will provide $275 million to fund the city's exit from bankruptcy. Emergency manager Kevyn Orr's office said Thursday the money will be used to pay off a $120 million loan.
  • Wendy's raises more than $10k for Adopt America

    Wendy's raises more than $10k for Adopt America

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:26 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:26:57 GMT
    Adopt America Network is a national organization headquartered here in Toledo. Its goal is to place foster children into permanent homes. Over the past month, six Wendy's in our area held a donation drive. It was called "Sandcastle Bricks." For one dollar, they donated a brick, put your name on it, put it on the wall, and all of that money went to AAN. Over the course of July, those 6 Wendy's managed to raise more than $10,000. That will place at least two children into permanent homes."Our w...
    Adopt America Network is a national organization headquartered here in Toledo. Its goal is to place foster children into permanent homes. Over the past month, six Wendy's in our area held a donation drive. It was called "Sandcastle Bricks." For one dollar, they donated a brick, put your name on it, put it on the wall, and all of that money went to AAN. Over the course of July, those 6 Wendy's managed to raise more than $10,000. That will place at least two children into permanent homes."Our w...
  • OSU rejects latest appeal by fired band director

    OSU rejects latest appeal by fired band director

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:51 AM EDT2014-08-28 09:51:03 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State rejected the latest appeal for reconsideration by its fired marching band director on Wednesday, rejecting Jonathan Waters' request to schedule a public hearing that would allow him an opportunity to defend his reputation.In a letter to university officials, Jonathan Waters' attorney said this "name-clearing hearing" is called for because the university violated due process rights that Waters was guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution. Attorney David Axelrod s...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State rejected the latest appeal for reconsideration by its fired marching band director on Wednesday, rejecting Jonathan Waters' request to schedule a public hearing that would allow him an opportunity to defend his reputation.In a letter to university officials, Jonathan Waters' attorney said this "name-clearing hearing" is called for because the university violated due process rights that Waters was guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution. Attorney David Axelrod s...
  • Long-term NOAA study shows wetland loss

    Long-term NOAA study shows wetland loss

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:09:30 GMT
    "We lost 90% wetlands in this area, so yes we've recovered some, but we've got a lot of work to do,"
    "We lost 90% wetlands in this area, so yes we've recovered some, but we've got a lot of work to do,"
  • Lake Erie island warned not to use well water

    Lake Erie island warned not to use well water

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:38:35 GMT
    Residents of a small Canadian island are being warned not to drink their well water because of potentially toxic algae in Lake Erie. The blue-green algae blooms causing the warning are the same stuff that contaminated the drinking water of about 400,000 people in the Toledo area earlier this month.
    Residents of a small Canadian island are being warned not to drink their well water because of potentially toxic algae in Lake Erie. The blue-green algae blooms causing the warning are the same stuff that contaminated the drinking water of about 400,000 people in the Toledo area earlier this month.
  • Beating the heat on the cheap

    Beating the heat on the cheap

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:41:55 GMT
    Handel's Ice Cream expects big crowds after the start of school.
    Handel's Ice Cream expects big crowds after the start of school.
  • Breaking News

    Pope Francis names Bishop for Toledo Diocese

    Pope Francis names Bishop for Toledo Diocese

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:13 AM EDT2014-08-26 12:13:52 GMT
    From the Diocese of August 26, 2014 — The Holy Father, Pope Francis, today named the Most Reverend Daniel E. Thomas as the eighth Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo in America.
    From the Diocese of August 26, 2014 — The Holy Father, Pope Francis, today named the Most Reverend Daniel E. Thomas as the eighth Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo in America.
  • FEMA evaluating Detroit flooding damage

    FEMA evaluating Detroit flooding damage

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:15 AM EDT2014-08-26 10:15:36 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency is starting preliminary evaluations of the damage caused by massive flooding in the Detroit area earlier this month.The Detroit Free Press reportsFEMA will begin checking the area Tuesday following a request by Gov. Rick Snyder for the agency's help last week. The federal assessment has to happen before Michigan can request a disaster declaration from President Barack Obama.A FEMA spokeswoman says six teams will work with state and local ...
    DETROIT (AP) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency is starting preliminary evaluations of the damage caused by massive flooding in the Detroit area earlier this month.The Detroit Free Press reportsFEMA will begin checking the area Tuesday following a request by Gov. Rick Snyder for the agency's help last week. The federal assessment has to happen before Michigan can request a disaster declaration from President Barack Obama.A FEMA spokeswoman says six teams will work with state and local ...
  • Family of Walmart shooting victim wants surveillance video released

    Family of Walmart shooting victim wants surveillance video released

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:08 AM EDT2014-08-26 10:08:51 GMT
    BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) - Family members of a man fatally shot by police at a southwestern Ohio Wal-Mart store are again asking for public release of the video surveillance.The family's attorney will hold a news conference Tuesday to discuss their renewed requests for public release of the video and answers to other questions about the shooting of 21-year-old John Crawford III. Crawford was shot Aug. 5 in the Dayton suburb of Beavercreek. His family members say they disagree with any prelimina...
    BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) - Family members of a man fatally shot by police at a southwestern Ohio Wal-Mart store are again asking for public release of the video surveillance.The family's attorney will hold a news conference Tuesday to discuss their renewed requests for public release of the video and answers to other questions about the shooting of 21-year-old John Crawford III. Crawford was shot Aug. 5 in the Dayton suburb of Beavercreek. His family members say they disagree with any prelimina...
  • Detroit resuming water shutoffs

    Detroit resuming water shutoffs

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:54 AM EDT2014-08-26 09:54:24 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - Detroit is scheduled to resume shutting off water to customers for unpaid bills.Monday marked the end of the water shutoff moratorium, and the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department was expected to send crews out Tuesday to turn off service to customers who owe money and haven't made payment arrangements.Detroit says the last of a series of "water fairs" held Saturday helped at least 1,300 residents avoid having their taps run dry after the shutoff moratorium. Detroit says 25,00...
    DETROIT (AP) - Detroit is scheduled to resume shutting off water to customers for unpaid bills.Monday marked the end of the water shutoff moratorium, and the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department was expected to send crews out Tuesday to turn off service to customers who owe money and haven't made payment arrangements.Detroit says the last of a series of "water fairs" held Saturday helped at least 1,300 residents avoid having their taps run dry after the shutoff moratorium. Detroit says 25,00...
  • Michigan lawmakers announce grant for the Great Lakes

    Michigan lawmakers announce grant for the Great Lakes

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:51 AM EDT2014-08-26 09:51:07 GMT
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin have announced $488,000 in funding for a regional partnership to restore habitat in the Great Lakes.The Great Lakes Commission will lead the initiative and work with state and local agencies on the habitat restoration.A $488,000 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will pay for the work.The Democratic lawmakers are members of the Great Lakes Task Force. They led an effort to pass the Great Lakes...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin have announced $488,000 in funding for a regional partnership to restore habitat in the Great Lakes.The Great Lakes Commission will lead the initiative and work with state and local agencies on the habitat restoration.A $488,000 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will pay for the work.The Democratic lawmakers are members of the Great Lakes Task Force. They led an effort to pass the Great Lakes...
  • Landlords agree to pay $850,000 in bias settlement

    Landlords agree to pay $850,000 in bias settlement

    A couple that owns three northeast Ohio apartment complexes has agreed to pay $850,000 to settle a federal bias complaint in which they were accused of limiting the number of blacks and families with children...
    A couple that owns three northeast Ohio apartment complexes has agreed to pay $850,000 to settle a federal bias complaint in which they were accused of limiting the number of blacks and families with children they'd...
  • Ohio judge OKs trial for priest with HIV

    Ohio judge OKs trial for priest with HIV

    A judge has ruled that an HIV-positive priest who solicited sex from a park ranger last year will face a felony charge should he go to trial.
    A judge has ruled that an HIV-positive priest who solicited sex from a park ranger last year will face a felony charge should he go to trial.
  • Living in Early Ohio Reenactment at Ft. Meigs

    Living in Early Ohio Reenactment at Ft. Meigs

    Monday, August 25 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-08-25 19:19:36 GMT
    It is the simple life. Dipping candles to use to light your home. Shaving and carving wood to build your own furniture. And cooking over a fire.
    It is the simple life. Dipping candles to use to light your home. Shaving and carving wood to build your own furniture. And cooking over a fire.
  • Cleveland couple charged in 1-year-old son's death

    Cleveland couple charged in 1-year-old son's death

    Monday, August 25 2014 11:34 AM EDT2014-08-25 15:34:00 GMT
    Sex Offender Round-UpSex Offender Round-Up
    A Cleveland couple are charged with aggravated murder in the July death of their 18-month-old son. Twenty-five-year-old Anthony Phelps and 22-year-old Anika McCorvey-Phelps had an initial court appearance Monday.
    A Cleveland couple are charged with aggravated murder in the July death of their 18-month-old son. Twenty-five-year-old Anthony Phelps and 22-year-old Anika McCorvey-Phelps had an initial court appearance Monday.
  • Goodyear christens 'Wingfoot One'

    Goodyear christens 'Wingfoot One'

    Sunday, August 24 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-08-24 18:42:50 GMT
    Ohio-based Goodyear Tire Rubber Co. has christened its new airship, launching the next generation of its well-known blimps.
    Ohio-based Goodyear Tire Rubber Co. has christened its new airship, launching the next generation of its well-known blimps.
  • Billboard campaign draw attention to women

    Billboard campaign draw attention to women

    Sunday, August 24 2014 2:36 PM EDT2014-08-24 18:36:54 GMT
    Visitors Visitors to three Ohio cities will soon see billboards pointing out how one group believes that the state slights women.
    Visitors Visitors to three Ohio cities will soon see billboards pointing out how one group believes that the state slights women.
  • Hotels sprout on I-75 in SW Ohio

    Hotels sprout on I-75 in SW Ohio

    Sunday, August 24 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-08-24 18:31:38 GMT
    Major new retail developments and plans for a sports complex have helped spur a boom in hotel building along Interstate 75 in southwestern Ohio.
    Major new retail developments and plans for a sports complex have helped spur a boom in hotel building along Interstate 75 in southwestern Ohio.
  • Archbold Marching Blue Streaks going high-tech

    Archbold Marching Blue Streaks going high-tech

    Sunday, August 24 2014 8:57 AM EDT2014-08-24 12:57:36 GMT
    When the Marching Blue Streaks take the field during halftime, you'll hear the Familiar Friday night sounds of woodwind, brass and percussion. What you won't hear are the silent touch-screens that keep them in line. Archbold's marching band is taking a cue from Ohio State University, And using I-pads to run through marching drills."We saw that they were using their I-pads for drill," says band director Beth Voll, "and since we already had the I-pads, we figured maybe we could do the same thin...
    When the Marching Blue Streaks take the field during halftime, you'll hear the Familiar Friday night sounds of woodwind, brass and percussion. What you won't hear are the silent touch-screens that keep them in line. Archbold's marching band is taking a cue from Ohio State University, And using I-pads to run through marching drills."We saw that they were using their I-pads for drill," says band director Beth Voll, "and since we already had the I-pads, we figured maybe we could do the same thin...
  • Car break-ins and vandalism in Willys Parkway neighborhood

    Car break-ins and vandalism in Willys Parkway neighborhood

    Saturday, August 23 2014 11:58 PM EDT2014-08-24 03:58:46 GMT
    Willys Parkway Toledo Blockwatch group are warning residents to keep an eye out for crooks. A recent bout of smash and grabs has many on alert once again.
    Willys Parkway Toledo Blockwatch group are warning residents to keep an eye out for crooks. A recent bout of smash and grabs has many on alert once again.
  • Passenger charged in pre-flight cellphone dispute

    Passenger charged in pre-flight cellphone dispute

    Saturday, August 23 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-08-23 21:06:59 GMT
    Cleveland authorities say a Maryland traveler who refused to turn off his cellphone and fought with flight attendants as a plane taxied for takeoff has been jailed and charged with aggravated disorderly conduct.
    Cleveland authorities say a Maryland traveler who refused to turn off his cellphone and fought with flight attendants as a plane taxied for takeoff has been jailed and charged with aggravated disorderly conduct.
  • Ohio military base workers qualify for buyouts

    Ohio military base workers qualify for buyouts

    Saturday, August 23 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-08-23 21:00:36 GMT
    Early retirement and buyout offers at Ohio's largest military base will be available to only a few dozen of the more than 500 base employees who applied for them.
    Early retirement and buyout offers at Ohio's largest military base will be available to only a few dozen of the more than 500 base employees who applied for them.
  • Marine sanctuary seeks historic status for wrecks

    Marine sanctuary seeks historic status for wrecks

    Saturday, August 23 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-08-23 20:59:10 GMT
    The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Michigan's northeastern Lower Peninsula is seeking federal historic status for four shipwrecks.
    The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Michigan's northeastern Lower Peninsula is seeking federal historic status for four shipwrecks.
  • Ohio mailing absentee ballot applications

    Ohio mailing absentee ballot applications

    Saturday, August 23 2014 2:29 PM EDT2014-08-23 18:29:48 GMT
    Ohio's elections chief will soon mail absentee ballot applications to all registered voters with up-to-date addresses ahead of the fall election.
    Ohio's elections chief will soon mail absentee ballot applications to all registered voters with up-to-date addresses ahead of the fall election.
  • MI Dems campaiging together

    MI Dems campaiging together

    Saturday, August 23 2014 2:26 PM EDT2014-08-23 18:26:43 GMT
    U.S. Senate candidate Gary Peters is campaigning with Sen. Debbie Stabenow for a third straight day in Michigan.
    U.S. Senate candidate Gary Peters is campaigning with Sen. Debbie Stabenow for a third straight day in Michigan.
  • Ohio Dems focus on turnout

    Ohio Dems focus on turnout

    Saturday, August 23 2014 2:21 PM EDT2014-08-23 18:21:45 GMT
    With hopes of winning the governorship damaged, Ohio Democrats are shifting resources away from the top of the ticket into a coordinated victory campaign focused on getting out the vote.
    With hopes of winning the governorship damaged, Ohio Democrats are shifting resources away from the top of the ticket into a coordinated victory campaign focused on getting out the vote.
  • Help coming for Detroit water shutoffs

    Help coming for Detroit water shutoffs

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:08:42 GMT
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Health Endowment Fund is contributing $2 million to help Detroit water customers pay overdue bills and assist low-income city residents with the cleanup of debris left over from recent flooding.The Lansing-based nonprofit organization says Friday that $1.7 million is to help people manage their water bills. The rest will go to flooding cleanup.It will be administered through the United Way for Southeastern Michigan which is partnering with the Detroit Water ...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Health Endowment Fund is contributing $2 million to help Detroit water customers pay overdue bills and assist low-income city residents with the cleanup of debris left over from recent flooding.The Lansing-based nonprofit organization says Friday that $1.7 million is to help people manage their water bills. The rest will go to flooding cleanup.It will be administered through the United Way for Southeastern Michigan which is partnering with the Detroit Water ...
  • Michigan police: Toddler left outside in rainstorm

    Michigan police: Toddler left outside in rainstorm

    Police in western Michigan say a drunk woman left a toddler outside in a rainstorm while she was inside a home.
    Police in western Michigan say a drunk woman left a toddler outside in a rainstorm while she was inside a home.
  • Teen killed while walking in Muskegon Heights

    Teen killed while walking in Muskegon Heights

    A 17-year-old was killed while walking down the street in Muskegon Heights.
    A 17-year-old was killed while walking down the street in Muskegon Heights.
  • Married Michigan same-sex couples seek recognition

    Married Michigan same-sex couples seek recognition

    Hundreds of same-sex couples who were married in Michigan are seeking a court order that would force the state to recognize the unions.
    A lawyer has urged a judge to order Michigan to recognize same-sex marriages performed in March, saying the unions are valid even if a higher court reinstates the state's gay marriage ban.
  • Body found in Belleville Lake during search

    Body found in Belleville Lake during search

    Authorities say they have recovered a body during a search for a missing swimmer in Belleville Lake.
    Authorities say they have recovered a body during a search for a missing swimmer in Belleville Lake.
  • One of the officers in Ohio Walmart shooting back on the job

    One of the officers in Ohio Walmart shooting back on the job

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:09 AM EDT2014-08-21 10:09:04 GMT
    Beavercreek Police Sgt. David M. DarkowBeavercreek Police Sgt. David M. Darkow
    BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) - A city official says one of two police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a man at a suburban Dayton Wal-Mart store is back on the job.Beavercreek city attorney Stephen McHugh tells the Dayton Daily News that Sgt. David Darkow has returned to work following the shooting earlier this month. He says the other officer remains on administrative leave.Neither McHugh nor the Ohio Attorney General's Office has said which officer fired the shot that killed 21-year-old...
    BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) - A city official says one of two police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a man at a suburban Dayton Wal-Mart store is back on the job.Beavercreek city attorney Stephen McHugh tells the Dayton Daily News that Sgt. David Darkow has returned to work following the shooting earlier this month. He says the other officer remains on administrative leave.Neither McHugh nor the Ohio Attorney General's Office has said which officer fired the shot that killed 21-year-old...
  • OSU band leaders meeting to discuss future of the organization

    OSU band leaders meeting to discuss future of the organization

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:00 AM EDT2014-08-21 10:00:51 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - University and marching band leaders at Ohio State are preparing to meet to discuss the future path of the organization after the firing of its director.A spokesman says president Michael Drake is scheduled to meet Thursday with interim directors and some of the band's 33 student squad leaders.Spokesman Gary Lewis says Drake has no plans to revisit the July 24 firing of director Jonathan Waters. However, the high-profile dismissal is anticipated to come up during the gat...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - University and marching band leaders at Ohio State are preparing to meet to discuss the future path of the organization after the firing of its director.A spokesman says president Michael Drake is scheduled to meet Thursday with interim directors and some of the band's 33 student squad leaders.Spokesman Gary Lewis says Drake has no plans to revisit the July 24 firing of director Jonathan Waters. However, the high-profile dismissal is anticipated to come up during the gat...
  • No socialist on MI ballot

    No socialist on MI ballot

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:13:06 GMT
    A federal appeals court has turned down a request to place five Socialist Party candidates on the November ballot.
    A federal appeals court has turned down a request to place five Socialist Party candidates on the November ballot.
  • Health officials: 2 Ohioans have West Nile virus

    Health officials: 2 Ohioans have West Nile virus

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:50 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:50:36 GMT
    Ohio health officials have confirmed that two women have been hospitalized with the West Nile virus in state's first human cases. The Ohio Department of Health said Wednesday a 24-year-old woman in Muskingum County and a 78-year-old woman in Cuyahoga County have been hospitalized with encephalitis. That's an inflammation of the brain caused when someone is bitten by an infected mosquito.
    Ohio health officials have confirmed that two women have been hospitalized with the West Nile virus in state's first human cases. The Ohio Department of Health said Wednesday a 24-year-old woman in Muskingum County and a 78-year-old woman in Cuyahoga County have been hospitalized with encephalitis. That's an inflammation of the brain caused when someone is bitten by an infected mosquito.
  • Government fine-tunes site for vehicle recall checks

    Government fine-tunes site for vehicle recall checks

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:46 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:46:21 GMT
    The federal government launched a new website to help consumers keep up-to-date on vehicle recalls.
    The federal government launched a new website to help consumers keep up-to-date on vehicle recalls.
  • Feds arm Ohio police with same military vehicles, gear as Ferguson

    Feds arm Ohio police with same military vehicles, gear as Ferguson

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:34:02 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The U.S. military has given armored vehicles, assault rifles and thousands of other types of surplus military equipment to Ohio law enforcement agencies in recent years, state records showed. Ohio law enforcement agencies have received nearly 4,900 assault rifles and 36 mine-resistant vehicles since 2006 under a Department of Defense program that provides surplus military-style equipment to local police. State troopers, sheriff's departments and city and university polic...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The U.S. military has given armored vehicles, assault rifles and thousands of other types of surplus military equipment to Ohio law enforcement agencies in recent years, state records showed. Ohio law enforcement agencies have received nearly 4,900 assault rifles and 36 mine-resistant vehicles since 2006 under a Department of Defense program that provides surplus military-style equipment to local police. State troopers, sheriff's departments and city and university polic...
  • Tap not passing their lips

    Tap not passing their lips

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-08-19 19:30:14 GMT
    Toledo has tested and treated it's water but talk to residents and they are not convinced the tap water is safe.
    Toledo has tested and treated it's water but talk to residents and they are not convinced the tap water is safe.
  • Dem AG candidate Pepper repeatedly ticketed

    Dem AG candidate Pepper repeatedly ticketed

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-08-19 19:14:53 GMT
    Democratic attorney general candidate David Pepper has paid nearly $10,000 in parking fines over the past 14 years after being ticketed more than 180 times, according to records reviewed by The Associated Press.
    Democratic attorney general candidate David Pepper has paid nearly $10,000 in parking fines over the past 14 years after being ticketed more than 180 times, according to records reviewed by The Associated Press.
  • Lawyers file civil rights complaint over Ohio's food stamp requirements

    Lawyers file civil rights complaint over Ohio's food stamp requirements

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 5:38 AM EDT2014-08-19 09:38:20 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Legal advocates for the poor have filed a civil rights complaint with the federal government over the state's move to enforce work requirements for food stamp beneficiaries in most counties, saying the decision has disproportionately impacted minorities in urban areas.Ohio previously had not enforced the federal welfare-to-work requirements. But officials at the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reinstated the rules last year in most Ohio counties citing an impr...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Legal advocates for the poor have filed a civil rights complaint with the federal government over the state's move to enforce work requirements for food stamp beneficiaries in most counties, saying the decision has disproportionately impacted minorities in urban areas.Ohio previously had not enforced the federal welfare-to-work requirements. But officials at the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reinstated the rules last year in most Ohio counties citing an impr...
  • Two reasons we avoided another water crisis

    Two reasons we avoided another water crisis

    Monday, August 18 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-08-18 21:42:07 GMT
    Toledo believes it learned two important lessons two weeks ago and a water alert that affected 500,000 residents.
    Toledo believes it learned two important lessons two weeks ago and a water alert that affected 500,000 residents.
  • Woman, teen drown at Cleveland beach

    Woman, teen drown at Cleveland beach

    Monday, August 18 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-08-18 17:48:37 GMT
    A teen who was struggling in the water at a Lake Erie beach and a woman who tried to save him both drowned, Cleveland authorities said. The victims were believed to be with a large gathering Sunday afternoon at Euclid Beach Park on the city's east side, police said.
    A teen who was struggling in the water at a Lake Erie beach and a woman who tried to save him both drowned, Cleveland authorities said. The victims were believed to be with a large gathering Sunday afternoon at Euclid Beach Park on the city's east side, police said.
  • OH Lt. Gov. canidates face tough issues

    OH Lt. Gov. canidates face tough issues

    Monday, August 18 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-08-18 17:08:12 GMT
    The running mates of GOP Gov. John Kasich and his Democratic rival have been taking on the role of deflecting attention from the candidates on tougher issues.
    The running mates of GOP Gov. John Kasich and his Democratic rival have been taking on the role of deflecting attention from the candidates on tougher issues.
  • MI stocks millions of walleye

    MI stocks millions of walleye

    Monday, August 18 2014 1:05 PM EDT2014-08-18 17:05:44 GMT
    The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says that with help from tribes and other partners more than 4.8 million fingerlings have been stocked this year in state waters.
    The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says that with help from tribes and other partners more than 4.8 million fingerlings have been stocked this year in state waters.
  • 'Rock and roll' deejay's ashes remain in Cleveland

    'Rock and roll' deejay's ashes remain in Cleveland

    Sunday, August 17 2014 8:36 PM EDT2014-08-18 00:36:41 GMT
     The cremated remains of Alan Freed, the deejay widely credited with coining the phrase "rock and roll," were removed from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum but are expected to remain in Cleveland.
     The cremated remains of Alan Freed, the deejay widely credited with coining the phrase "rock and roll," were removed from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum but are expected to remain in Cleveland.
  • Gordon races to first win at Michigan since 2001

    Gordon races to first win at Michigan since 2001

    Sunday, August 17 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-08-17 21:30:38 GMT
    Jeff Gordon raced to his third NASCAR Sprint Cup victory of the year, holding off Kevin Harvick on Sunday for his first win at Michigan International Speedway since 2001.
    Jeff Gordon raced to his third NASCAR Sprint Cup victory of the year, holding off Kevin Harvick on Sunday for his first win at Michigan International Speedway since 2001.
  • Students warned to watch out for drugged drinks

    Students warned to watch out for drugged drinks

    Sunday, August 17 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-08-17 20:34:34 GMT
    State officials say college students should watch their drinks as they head back to campuses around Ohio.
    State officials say college students should watch their drinks as they head back to campuses around Ohio.
  • Ohio driver ejected during chase, fire ensues

    Ohio driver ejected during chase, fire ensues

    Sunday, August 17 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-08-17 20:17:43 GMT
    Police say they had pulled over the driver of a Dodge Ram in Huber Heights shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday for going more than double the speed limit.
    Police say they had pulled over the driver of a Dodge Ram in Huber Heights shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday for going more than double the speed limit.
  • Boy critical after Muskegon River tubing accident

    Boy critical after Muskegon River tubing accident

    Sunday, August 17 2014 4:15 PM EDT2014-08-17 20:15:32 GMT
    Authorities say a 16-year-old boy was pulled unconscious from the Muskegon River after a tubing accident.
    Authorities say a 16-year-old boy was pulled unconscious from the Muskegon River after a tubing accident.
  • Pennsylvania woman fights Ohio rescue over dog

    Pennsylvania woman fights Ohio rescue over dog

    Sunday, August 17 2014 4:07 PM EDT2014-08-17 20:07:11 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A Pennsylvania woman's four-month fight to get her dog back from a rescue group has turned into a full-fledged legal battle and Internet war.
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A Pennsylvania woman's four-month fight to get her dog back from a rescue group has turned into a full-fledged legal battle and Internet war.
  • Comparing algal blooms

    Comparing algal blooms

    Sunday, August 17 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-08-17 14:53:19 GMT
    With Toledo's water reaching concerning levels this weekend, we decided to look at high-resolution satellite data
    With Toledo's water reaching concerning levels this weekend, we decided to look at high-resolution satellite data
  • Cut-a-thon benefits local volleyball coach with ALS

    Cut-a-thon benefits local volleyball coach with ALS

    Sunday, August 17 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-08-17 14:51:53 GMT
    Today you can get a back-to-school haircut and help out a local woman battling ALS.Melissa Belcher, whom you see on the right in these photographs, is a former teacher and volleyball coach at Sylvania Northview, Whitmer and Central Catholic.Today, her sister, Brenda, is hosting a Cut-a-Thon. Four years ago, Belcher was diagnosed with ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease. All of the money raised will help Belcher pay for her medical bills. If organizers at Salon 53 in Port Clinton reach their goal, the...
    Today you can get a back-to-school haircut and help out a local woman battling ALS.Melissa Belcher, whom you see on the right in these photographs, is a former teacher and volleyball coach at Sylvania Northview, Whitmer and Central Catholic.Today, her sister, Brenda, is hosting a Cut-a-Thon. Four years ago, Belcher was diagnosed with ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease. All of the money raised will help Belcher pay for her medical bills. If organizers at Salon 53 in Port Clinton reach their goal, the...
  • Truex replaced by Yeley after practice crash

    Truex replaced by Yeley after practice crash

    Saturday, August 16 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-08-17 01:32:31 GMT
    J.J. Yeley will drive the No. 83 car in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race after Ryan Truex crashed during practice Saturday and was taken to the hospital with a concussion.
    J.J. Yeley will drive the No. 83 car in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race after Ryan Truex crashed during practice Saturday and was taken to the hospital with a concussion.
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    13abc is joining Goodwill for the “Goodwill Pass It On Challenge!” Goodwill will be placing trucks at two schools each week during the upcoming football season. Students, parents and staff from both schools will compete to donate the most clothes, household items, computers and additional items.
    13abc is joining Goodwill for the “Goodwill Pass It On Challenge!” Goodwill will be placing trucks at two schools each week during the upcoming football season. Students, parents and staff from both schools will compete to donate the most clothes, household items, computers and additional items.
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