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  • 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.
  • Kings Island sets lipstick record

    Kings Island sets lipstick record

    Saturday, August 16 2014 9:20 PM EDT2014-08-17 01:20:20 GMT
    Kings Island amusement park set a world record on Saturday for the most people wearing lipstick at the same time.
    Kings Island amusement park set a world record on Saturday for the most people wearing lipstick at the same time.
  • Ohio patient killed in ambulance crash

    Ohio patient killed in ambulance crash

    Saturday, August 16 2014 9:09 PM EDT2014-08-17 01:09:26 GMT
    A Cleveland man being taken to a Columbus hospital has been killed after the ambulance he was riding in crashed in north-central Ohio.
    A Cleveland man being taken to a Columbus hospital has been killed after the ambulance he was riding in crashed in north-central Ohio.
  • Sobriety checkpoint set for McCord Rd. Saturday night.

    Sobriety checkpoint set for McCord Rd. Saturday night.

    Saturday, August 16 2014 6:27 PM EDT2014-08-16 22:27:27 GMT
    The Ohio State Highway Patrol will set up a sobriety checkpoint on McCord Road Saturday night. .All vehicles traveling through the checkpoint will be stopped by law enforcement.
    The Ohio State Highway Patrol will set up a sobriety checkpoint on McCord Road Saturday night. .All vehicles traveling through the checkpoint will be stopped by law enforcement.
  • Boy, 5, found running down Mount Clemens roadway

    Boy, 5, found running down Mount Clemens roadway

    Saturday, August 16 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-08-16 19:55:55 GMT
    The Macomb County sheriff's office says a 5-year-old boy was spotted running down a Mount Clemens roadway in the middle of the night.
    The Macomb County sheriff's office says a 5-year-old boy was spotted running down a Mount Clemens roadway in the middle of the night.
  • Woman reported dead during Michigan flood is alive

    Woman reported dead during Michigan flood is alive

    Saturday, August 16 2014 3:36 PM EDT2014-08-16 19:36:00 GMT
    A woman who city officials said died in massive flooding this week in the Detroit area has a message to share. "I'm alive," Jena David says.
    A woman who city officials said died in massive flooding this week in the Detroit area has a message to share. "I'm alive," Jena David says.
  • Palm-sized spider found at southern Ohio preserve

    Palm-sized spider found at southern Ohio preserve

    Saturday, August 16 2014 3:00 PM EDT2014-08-16 19:00:54 GMT
    A big, hairy, palm-sized spider more common in the South has been spotted in Ohio, reportedly for the first time in six decades.
    A big, hairy, palm-sized spider more common in the South has been spotted in Ohio, reportedly for the first time in six decades.
  • Cleveland targets 56,000 stray cats

    Cleveland targets 56,000 stray cats

    Saturday, August 16 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-08-16 18:55:50 GMT
     A Cleveland councilman says a program aimed at reducing the number of cats roaming city streets will start next year. The Plain Dealer reports Councilman Matt Zone says that the program to trap, neuter and return the cats would be citywide.
     A Cleveland councilman says a program aimed at reducing the number of cats roaming city streets will start next year. The Plain Dealer reports Councilman Matt Zone says that the program to trap, neuter and return the cats would be citywide.
  • Health coverage in jeopardy for 6,000 Ohioans who can't prove residency

    Health coverage in jeopardy for 6,000 Ohioans who can't prove residency

    Saturday, August 16 2014 2:53 PM EDT2014-08-16 18:53:03 GMT
    The federal government says about 6,000 Ohioans who signed up for the new health care law risk losing their taxpayer-subsidized insurance unless they act soon to resolve questions about their citizenship or immigration status.
    The federal government says about 6,000 Ohioans who signed up for the new health care law risk losing their taxpayer-subsidized insurance unless they act soon to resolve questions about their citizenship or immigration status.
  • Debates unlikely in MI gov and senate races

    Debates unlikely in MI gov and senate races

    Saturday, August 16 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-08-16 18:35:48 GMT
    Michigan voters have viewed at least $20 million worth of political ads in competitive gubernatorial and U.S. Senate campaigns.
    Michigan voters have viewed at least $20 million worth of political ads in competitive gubernatorial and U.S. Senate campaigns.
  • OH Lt. Gov candidates deflect tough issues

    OH Lt. Gov candidates deflect tough issues

    Saturday, August 16 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-08-16 18:32:54 GMT
    The running mates of GOP Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) and his Democratic rival have been taking on the role of deflecting attention from the candidates on tougher issues.
    The running mates of GOP Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) and his Democratic rival have been taking on the role of deflecting attention from the candidates on tougher issues.
  • Toledo Police take part in Ice Bucket Challenge

    Toledo Police take part in Ice Bucket Challenge

    Saturday, August 16 2014 11:47 AM EDT2014-08-16 15:47:13 GMT
    The Toledo Police Department has taken up a challenge that's soaking the nation. TPD posted this video on its Facebook page. It shows the deputy chief and other officers dousing their heads with ice-cold water. It's part of the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money to fight ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease. Toledo police are now challenging all other police, fire and emergency agencies in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan to get soaking wet or make a donation. The ALS Association says it has rec...
    The Toledo Police Department has taken up a challenge that's soaking the nation. TPD posted this video on its Facebook page. It shows the deputy chief and other officers dousing their heads with ice-cold water. It's part of the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money to fight ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease. Toledo police are now challenging all other police, fire and emergency agencies in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan to get soaking wet or make a donation. The ALS Association says it has rec...
  • OSU band giving up nicknames

    OSU band giving up nicknames

    Friday, August 15 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-08-15 20:33:57 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Student leaders say Ohio State's marching band won't give out nicknames this year, after the sometimes-lewd monikers played a role in the firing of its popular director.Jonathan Waters was fired July 24 after a two-month university probe concluded he knew about, but failed to stop, a "sexualized" band culture.Drum Major David Pettit told The Columbus Dispatch on Thursday that band members are willing to give up some traditions "to have a better image and be a better band...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Student leaders say Ohio State's marching band won't give out nicknames this year, after the sometimes-lewd monikers played a role in the firing of its popular director.Jonathan Waters was fired July 24 after a two-month university probe concluded he knew about, but failed to stop, a "sexualized" band culture.Drum Major David Pettit told The Columbus Dispatch on Thursday that band members are willing to give up some traditions "to have a better image and be a better band...
  • Ohio's July unemployment rate rises to 5.7 percent

    Ohio's July unemployment rate rises to 5.7 percent

    Friday, August 15 2014 10:46 AM EDT2014-08-15 14:46:17 GMT
    Ohio's unemployment rate for July ticked up slightly after job reports for the last two months showed the rate at its lowest level since before the Great Recession. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services released last month's job figures on Friday showing the state's unemployment rate at 5.7 percent. That's up from the seasonally adjusted rate in May and June of 5.5 percent.
    Ohio's unemployment rate for July ticked up slightly after job reports for the last two months showed the rate at its lowest level since before the Great Recession. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services released last month's job figures on Friday showing the state's unemployment rate at 5.7 percent. That's up from the seasonally adjusted rate in May and June of 5.5 percent.
  • New Ohio plate raises awareness of POW/MIA issues

    New Ohio plate raises awareness of POW/MIA issues

    Thursday, August 14 2014 2:48 PM EDT2014-08-14 18:48:02 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio motorists can now buy a POW/MIA license plate to help raise awareness of service members missing in action. The plate, which features the black MIA/POW logo and "Never Forgotten" across the bottom, is one of about 70 specialty plates available in the state. State Sen. John Eklund, a Chardon Republican who sponsored the legislation to create the plate, tells The Columbus Dispatch he was surprised that Ohio didn't already have a POW/MIA tag, since most states do. The ...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio motorists can now buy a POW/MIA license plate to help raise awareness of service members missing in action. The plate, which features the black MIA/POW logo and "Never Forgotten" across the bottom, is one of about 70 specialty plates available in the state. State Sen. John Eklund, a Chardon Republican who sponsored the legislation to create the plate, tells The Columbus Dispatch he was surprised that Ohio didn't already have a POW/MIA tag, since most states do. The ...
  • Ohio teen arrested for kicking cat in viral video

    Ohio teen arrested for kicking cat in viral video

    A northeast Ohio teen has been arrested and charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty after a video allegedly showing him kicking a stray cat went viral on the Internet.
    A northeast Ohio teen has been arrested and charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty after a video allegedly showing him kicking a stray cat went viral on the Internet.
  • City of Adrian offering reward over graffiti

    City of Adrian offering reward over graffiti

    Thursday, August 14 2014 7:28 AM EDT2014-08-14 11:28:26 GMT
    Someone spray painted graffiti on the water tower in Adrian. Now, the city is offering a cash reward for information leading to an arrest. Take a look. This is a picture from the Adrian police department's Facebook page. It shows the water tower on Beecher Street. On it you can see the words "Pecan Sandy" in black spray paint. Adrian police are asking anyone with information about who did this to come forward.
    Someone spray painted graffiti on the water tower in Adrian. Now, the city is offering a cash reward for information leading to an arrest. Take a look. This is a picture from the Adrian police department's Facebook page. It shows the water tower on Beecher Street. On it you can see the words "Pecan Sandy" in black spray paint. Adrian police are asking anyone with information about who did this to come forward.
  • Ohio State band director given positive reviews

    Ohio State band director given positive reviews

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-08-13 20:44:45 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State University's fired marching band director was lauded for "courageous" efforts to address attitudes surrounding the band's traditions seven weeks before he was fired.Jonathan Waters was dismissed July 24 after a university report found he had failed put an end to the band's "sexualized culture," including a tradition of midnight underwear marches.The school on Wednesday released a performance review signed June 2 in which Waters was praised for "tackling some o...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State University's fired marching band director was lauded for "courageous" efforts to address attitudes surrounding the band's traditions seven weeks before he was fired.Jonathan Waters was dismissed July 24 after a university report found he had failed put an end to the band's "sexualized culture," including a tradition of midnight underwear marches.The school on Wednesday released a performance review signed June 2 in which Waters was praised for "tackling some o...
  • Detroit officials: Homeless shelters packed after flooding

    Detroit officials: Homeless shelters packed after flooding

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 2:57 PM EDT2014-08-13 18:57:01 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - Officials say heavy rain that prompted widespread flooding in the Detroit area led to homeless shelters being packed with people seeking a dry place to stay. The Detroit Free Press reports shelter officials suspect many came from makeshift shelters under freeway overpasses and city streets that were flooded by Monday's rains. Chad Audi, president of Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, says about 90 men sought beds at two facilities, above the 77-person capacity. An additional 65...
    DETROIT (AP) - Officials say heavy rain that prompted widespread flooding in the Detroit area led to homeless shelters being packed with people seeking a dry place to stay. The Detroit Free Press reports shelter officials suspect many came from makeshift shelters under freeway overpasses and city streets that were flooded by Monday's rains. Chad Audi, president of Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, says about 90 men sought beds at two facilities, above the 77-person capacity. An additional 65...
  • Ohio casinos want slots in smoking areas

    Ohio casinos want slots in smoking areas

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 2:53 PM EDT2014-08-13 18:53:03 GMT
    CINCINNATI (AP) - Ohio's casinos are planning to ensure gamblers can still feed the slot machines during their smoke breaks. Major casinos in Cincinnati, Columbus and Toledo want to install slot machines in designated smoking areas while keeping their main gambling floors smoke-free. Cincinnati's downtown casino proposed plans to install about 150 slot machines and other gambling devices on a nearly 10,000-square-foot smoking deck now under construction, according to The Cincinnati Enquirer. ...
    CINCINNATI (AP) - Ohio's casinos are planning to ensure gamblers can still feed the slot machines during their smoke breaks. Major casinos in Cincinnati, Columbus and Toledo want to install slot machines in designated smoking areas while keeping their main gambling floors smoke-free. Cincinnati's downtown casino proposed plans to install about 150 slot machines and other gambling devices on a nearly 10,000-square-foot smoking deck now under construction, according to The Cincinnati Enquirer. ...
  • Convicted rapist back on Steubenville High School football team

    Convicted rapist back on Steubenville High School football team

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-08-12 22:14:27 GMT
    STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) - A former Ohio high school football player found guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl after an alcohol-fueled party two years ago returned to the field Tuesday with his old team.Ma'Lik Richmond played for Steubenville High School in a scrimmage against Cambridge.Richmond and fellow athlete Trent Mays were adjudicated delinquent in the August 2012 assault on a West Virginia girl. Richmond was sentenced to one year in juvenile detention and Mays, who was also found guilt...
    STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) - A former Ohio high school football player found guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl after an alcohol-fueled party two years ago returned to the field Tuesday with his old team.Ma'Lik Richmond played for Steubenville High School in a scrimmage against Cambridge.Richmond and fellow athlete Trent Mays were adjudicated delinquent in the August 2012 assault on a West Virginia girl. Richmond was sentenced to one year in juvenile detention and Mays, who was also found guilt...
  • Snyder plans to survey flood damage by plane

    Snyder plans to survey flood damage by plane

    Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says the state has brought in additional squads of state troopers and other resources as part of broader efforts to help deal with severe flooding in the Detroit area.
    Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says the state has brought in additional squads of state troopers and other resources to help deal with severe flooding in the Detroit area and he plans to survey the area by plane.
  • Ohio training will aim to improve officer safety

    Ohio training will aim to improve officer safety

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 11:32 AM EDT2014-08-12 15:32:12 GMT
    Several law enforcement agencies are partnering to offer free training for officers around Ohio to promote on-the-job safety as part of a larger effort to reduce officer fatalities. A State Highway Patrol spokesman says the training ranges from simply reminding police to wear seat belts to more complicated issues, such as when to pursue a suspect. The first regional training session is planned Aug. 26 in Findlay.
    Several law enforcement agencies are partnering to offer free training for officers around Ohio to promote on-the-job safety as part of a larger effort to reduce officer fatalities. A State Highway Patrol spokesman says the training ranges from simply reminding police to wear seat belts to more complicated issues, such as when to pursue a suspect. The first regional training session is planned Aug. 26 in Findlay.
  • Detroit Zoo closed amid damage by rains, flooding

    Detroit Zoo closed amid damage by rains, flooding

    The Detroit Zoo is closed after heavy rains and flooding damaged facilities and equipment, including the Arctic Ring of Life exhibit and boilers in other buildings.
    The Detroit Zoo is closed after heavy rains and flooding damaged facilities and equipment, including the Arctic Ring of Life exhibit and boilers in other buildings.
  • Effort to create regional water authority taking shape

    Effort to create regional water authority taking shape

    Monday, August 11 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-08-11 22:08:27 GMT
    Advocates of a regional water district believe Toledo's recent water crisis now gives them momentum to create a broadbased water district.
    Advocates of a regional water district believe Toledo's recent water crisis now gives them momentum to create a broadbased water district.
  • Greg Oden formally charged

    Greg Oden formally charged

    Monday, August 11 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-08-11 22:06:20 GMT
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Prosecutors in Indiana have formally charged former NBA No. 1 draft pick Greg Oden with battery for allegedly punching his ex-girlfriend in the face during a fight.The free-agent center was charged Monday with felony battery resulting in serious bodily injury, misdemeanor domestic battery and misdemeanor battery resulting in serious bodily injury.The 26-year-old was arrested at his mother's suburban home in Lawrence, Indiana, on Thursday and released later that day from ja...
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Prosecutors in Indiana have formally charged former NBA No. 1 draft pick Greg Oden with battery for allegedly punching his ex-girlfriend in the face during a fight.The free-agent center was charged Monday with felony battery resulting in serious bodily injury, misdemeanor domestic battery and misdemeanor battery resulting in serious bodily injury.The 26-year-old was arrested at his mother's suburban home in Lawrence, Indiana, on Thursday and released later that day from ja...
  • Judges extends temporary halt to Ohio executions

    Judges extends temporary halt to Ohio executions

    Monday, August 11 2014 10:36 AM EDT2014-08-11 14:36:47 GMT
    A federal judge has extended a months-long moratorium on executions in Ohio as debate over the state's new two-drug combination continues. The moratorium was to end this week. The new order extends it through Jan. 15. That will delay executions scheduled for September, October and November and highlights the ongoing problem faced by states in obtaining drugs to put inmates to death.
    A federal judge has extended a months-long moratorium on executions in Ohio as debate over the state's new two-drug combination continues. The moratorium was to end this week. The new order extends it through Jan. 15. That will delay executions scheduled for September, October and November and highlights the ongoing problem faced by states in obtaining drugs to put inmates to death.
  • Authorities ID mother killed, baby found dead

    Authorities ID mother killed, baby found dead

    Sunday, August 10 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-08-10 22:56:13 GMT
    Authorities have identified a 14-month boy found dead in a northeast Ohio apartment and his mother, who they say was killed when she ran in front of a truck on an interstate highway in an adjacent county.
    Authorities have identified a 14-month boy found dead in a northeast Ohio apartment and his mother, who they say was killed when she ran in front of a truck on an interstate highway in an adjacent county.
  • Deputy stops super-drunk Canadian trucker on I-94

    Deputy stops super-drunk Canadian trucker on I-94

    Sunday, August 10 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-08-10 22:46:25 GMT
    Authorities in southwestern Michigan say they stopped a Canadian truck driver who was weaving across lanes of Interstate 94 and found he had 4 ½ times the legal amount of alcohol in his system.
    Authorities in southwestern Michigan say they stopped a Canadian truck driver who was weaving across lanes of Interstate 94 and found he had 4 ½ times the legal amount of alcohol in his system.
  • Ohio turning highway median into bee habitat

    Ohio turning highway median into bee habitat

    Sunday, August 10 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-08-10 22:40:28 GMT
    A state agency is turning a southern Ohio highway median into a honeybee paradise in an effort to create habitats for a bee population that has been declining in recent years.
    A state agency is turning a southern Ohio highway median into a honeybee paradise in an effort to create habitats for a bee population that has been declining in recent years.
  • Exotic dancers protest topless at Ohio church

    Exotic dancers protest topless at Ohio church

    Sunday, August 10 2014 4:15 PM EDT2014-08-10 20:15:55 GMT
     Exotic dancers from a central Ohio strip club have protested topless at a local church in a demonstration that included a few heated verbal exchanges between dancers and church members.
     Exotic dancers from a central Ohio strip club have protested topless at a local church in a demonstration that included a few heated verbal exchanges between dancers and church members.
  • Ohio man who confessed to DUI death on YouTube says he's being held accountable

    Ohio man who confessed to DUI death on YouTube says he's being held accountable

    Sunday, August 10 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-08-10 20:00:48 GMT
     An Ohio man who confessed in an online video to killing another driver in a wrong-way crash after a night of drinking says he's being held accountable for his choices but partly regrets making the video because it hurt his family
     An Ohio man who confessed in an online video to killing another driver in a wrong-way crash after a night of drinking says he's being held accountable for his choices but partly regrets making the video because it hurt his family
  • Ohioans warned about government debt scam

    Ohioans warned about government debt scam

    Sunday, August 10 2014 3:48 PM EDT2014-08-10 19:48:32 GMT
     State officials say Ohio residents should be on the lookout for government impostor scams.Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph Deters say scam artists are calling consumers posing as government and law enforcement officials and demanding money.
     State officials say Ohio residents should be on the lookout for government impostor scams.Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph Deters say scam artists are calling consumers posing as government and law enforcement officials and demanding money.
  • Obama opens Gay Games with surprise video message

    Obama opens Gay Games with surprise video message

    Sunday, August 10 2014 2:39 PM EDT2014-08-10 18:39:42 GMT
    President Barack Obama has helped kick off the international Gay Games in Cleveland with a surprise video message shown at the opening ceremonies.
    President Barack Obama has helped kick off the international Gay Games in Cleveland with a surprise video message shown at the opening ceremonies.
  • Comerica hosts national anthem singing contest

    Comerica hosts national anthem singing contest

    Sunday, August 10 2014 2:37 PM EDT2014-08-10 18:37:35 GMT
    Comerica Bank is hosting a singing contest for southeastern Michigan police, firefighters and military members.
    Comerica Bank is hosting a singing contest for southeastern Michigan police, firefighters and military members.
  • Ohio prisons may invite food inspections

    Ohio prisons may invite food inspections

    Sunday, August 10 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-08-10 18:35:31 GMT
    Ohio's prisons agency is developing plans to invite local health inspections of each prison's food service operations in the wake of complaints about problems including maggots in kitchen areas, a corrections spokeswoman said Friday.
    Ohio's prisons agency is developing plans to invite local health inspections of each prison's food service operations in the wake of complaints about problems including maggots in kitchen areas, a corrections spokeswoman said Friday.
  • Harsh Ohio winter delays school report cards

    Harsh Ohio winter delays school report cards

    Sunday, August 10 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-08-10 18:33:10 GMT
    Ohio school officials say the late release of district report cards due to winter weather is inconvenient as teachers and administrators prepare for the new school year.
    Ohio school officials say the late release of district report cards due to winter weather is inconvenient as teachers and administrators prepare for the new school year.
  • 17-year-old boy hit and killed while riding bike

    17-year-old boy hit and killed while riding bike

    Sunday, August 10 2014 2:29 PM EDT2014-08-10 18:29:35 GMT

    Dozens packed the Toledo School for the Arts for a vigil honoring 17-year-old Harvey Bell, III who was struck and killed while riding his bike by a teen driver.

    Dozens packed the Toledo School for the Arts for a vigil honoring 17-year-old Harvey Bell, III who was struck and killed while riding his bike by a teen driver.
  • Uphill fight for FitzGerald in governor's race

    Uphill fight for FitzGerald in governor's race

    Sunday, August 10 2014 2:26 PM EDT2014-08-10 18:26:34 GMT
    Democrat Ed FitzGerald already had an uphill fight in his campaign to unseat a well-funded governor.
    Democrat Ed FitzGerald already had an uphill fight in his campaign to unseat a well-funded governor.
  • FitzGerald on defense in governor's race

    FitzGerald on defense in governor's race

    Saturday, August 9 2014 2:36 PM EDT2014-08-09 18:36:59 GMT
    Democrat Ed FitzGerald already had an uphill fight in his campaign to unseat a well-funded Ohio governor.
    Democrat Ed FitzGerald already had an uphill fight in his campaign to unseat a well-funded Ohio governor.
  • Dem complaint against MI senate candidate Land dismissed

    Dem complaint against MI senate candidate Land dismissed

    Saturday, August 9 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-08-09 18:35:07 GMT
    The Michigan Secretary of State's office has dismissed a complaint filed by Democrats in July related to Republican U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land.
    The Michigan Secretary of State's office has dismissed a complaint filed by Democrats in July related to Republican U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land.
  • Former Buckeye out of jail after posting bail

    Former Buckeye out of jail after posting bail

    Friday, August 8 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-08-08 18:32:34 GMT
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Former NBA No.1 draft pick Greg Oden is out of jail following his arrest on battery charges for allegedly punching his ex-girlfriend in the face. Oden was released from custody Thursday evening. Online Marion County Jail records show Oden was released on a $10,000 bond. The 26-year-old Oden faces two preliminary misdemeanor battery counts after the incident Thursday morning at his mother's suburban home in Lawrence. A police report says officers were called to the home ...
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Former NBA No.1 draft pick Greg Oden is out of jail following his arrest on battery charges for allegedly punching his ex-girlfriend in the face. Oden was released from custody Thursday evening. Online Marion County Jail records show Oden was released on a $10,000 bond. The 26-year-old Oden faces two preliminary misdemeanor battery counts after the incident Thursday morning at his mother's suburban home in Lawrence. A police report says officers were called to the home ...
  • NASA surveys western basin of Lake Erie

    NASA surveys western basin of Lake Erie

    Friday, August 8 2014 7:26 AM EDT2014-08-08 11:26:54 GMT
    A NASA flight crew from the Glenn Research Center will be in the air over the western basin of Lake Erie again today. They are looking into the issues with the algal bloom. Researchers are using remote sensing technology to learn more about the problem. They're hoping they can use high resolution instruments to capture characteristics of the outbreak. This could help researchers identify the biochemical properties of the bloom. Once analyzed, the data collected will be made available to the p...
    A NASA flight crew from the Glenn Research Center will be in the air over the western basin of Lake Erie again today. They are looking into the issues with the algal bloom. Researchers are using remote sensing technology to learn more about the problem. They're hoping they can use high resolution instruments to capture characteristics of the outbreak. This could help researchers identify the biochemical properties of the bloom. Once analyzed, the data collected will be made available to the p...
  • Relative: Boy voiced love after playground attack

    Relative: Boy voiced love after playground attack

    A relative says some of the last words from a 9-year-old boy who died after being stabbed on a Michigan playground were about how much he loved his family.
    A relative says some of the last words from a 9-year-old boy who died after being stabbed on a Michigan playground were about how much he loved his family.
  • Ohio man gets 25 years for child porn on Facebook

    Ohio man gets 25 years for child porn on Facebook

    A southwest Ohio man whose illegal child pornography was discovered on Facebook and reported by the social network's law enforcement division has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.
    A southwest Ohio man whose illegal child pornography was discovered on Facebook and reported by the social network's law enforcement division has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.
  • Democratic National Committee wrapping up two-day visit to Ohio

    Democratic National Committee wrapping up two-day visit to Ohio

    Thursday, August 7 2014 5:54 AM EDT2014-08-07 09:54:37 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - State and local leaders plan to join Democratic planners to discuss Columbus' bid to host the political party's presidential convention in 2016. A technical advisory team from the Democratic National Committee is wrapping up a two-day site visit to Ohio's capital. The group was welcomed to the city by sign-waving supporters at a Wednesday rally downtown. The team got a driving tour of the city and saw its convention center, Nationwide Arena and other locations key to t...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - State and local leaders plan to join Democratic planners to discuss Columbus' bid to host the political party's presidential convention in 2016. A technical advisory team from the Democratic National Committee is wrapping up a two-day site visit to Ohio's capital. The group was welcomed to the city by sign-waving supporters at a Wednesday rally downtown. The team got a driving tour of the city and saw its convention center, Nationwide Arena and other locations key to t...
  • Detroit collecting overdue water bills

    Detroit collecting overdue water bills

    Thursday, August 7 2014 5:44 AM EDT2014-08-07 09:44:59 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - Details are expected on a plan to collect millions of dollars in overdue water bills from Detroit residents and businesses while avoiding mass service shutoffs that have been criticized by many, including the United Nations.Mayor Mike Duggan will make the announcement Thursday at City Hall. His office and Detroit water officials spent days redesigning how collections will be handled.Detroit had been cutting off water to commercial and residential customers 60 days behind or owi...
    DETROIT (AP) - Details are expected on a plan to collect millions of dollars in overdue water bills from Detroit residents and businesses while avoiding mass service shutoffs that have been criticized by many, including the United Nations.Mayor Mike Duggan will make the announcement Thursday at City Hall. His office and Detroit water officials spent days redesigning how collections will be handled.Detroit had been cutting off water to commercial and residential customers 60 days behind or owi...
  • Inside a water testing lab

    Inside a water testing lab

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-08-05 21:37:30 GMT
    One of the question we're most often asked: how do we really know what's in your water. We went to Sandusky to find out.
    One of the question we're most often asked: how do we really know what's in your water. We went to Sandusky to find out.
  • Lessons learned in water crisis

    Lessons learned in water crisis

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-08-05 20:45:37 GMT
    Toledo's water crisis had the potential to bring chaos to our region ad was for local and state leaders there was no handbook on how to deal with it.
    Toledo's water crisis had the potential to bring chaos to our region ad was for local and state leaders there was no handbook on how to deal with it.
  • Boater released pending tests after crash kills 2

    Boater released pending tests after crash kills 2

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    Southeastern Michigan authorities say a man they say was intoxicated when he crashed his speedboat into a cabin cruiser, killing two people and injuring three others aboard the second vessel, has been released from...
    Southeastern Michigan authorities say a man they say was intoxicated when he crashed his speedboat into a cabin cruiser, killing two people and injuring three others aboard the second vessel, has been released from custody.
  • Breaking News

    Water crisis: Mayor's announcement pushed back again

    Water crisis: Mayor's announcement pushed back again

    Monday, August 4 2014 6:22 AM EDT2014-08-04 10:22:37 GMT
    The city is asking anyone who receives water from Toledo to avoid drinking or boiling the water.Chemists testing water at Toledo's Collins Park Water Treatment Plant tested for microcystin in excess of the recommended amount. This affects Lucas County and parts of Michigan.
    Governor John Kasich and Toledo Mayor Collins say the city will have to wait for additional test results before making a decision about whether or not to lift the ban on drinking water from Toledo's treatment plant.
  • Water crisis cancellations

    Water crisis cancellations

    Monday, August 4 2014 5:35 AM EDT2014-08-04 09:35:00 GMT
    Cancellations are coming in due to Toledo's water crisis.
    Cancellations are coming in due to Toledo's water crisis.
  • Toledo water crisis prompts testing in Lake Michigan

    Toledo water crisis prompts testing in Lake Michigan

    Sunday, August 3 2014 1:05 PM EDT2014-08-03 17:05:09 GMT
    The Toledo water crisis is gaining national attention. The Chicago Tribune is reporting that officials are now testing the waters of Lake Michigan. The Chicago Department of Water Management says the city is retesting Chicago's water after Toledo's problem with the toxin in the water due to an algal bloom. They are expecting results in a few days and again this is just a precaution.
    The Toledo water crisis is gaining national attention. The Chicago Tribune is reporting that officials are now testing the waters of Lake Michigan. The Chicago Department of Water Management says the city is retesting Chicago's water after Toledo's problem with the toxin in the water due to an algal bloom. They are expecting results in a few days and again this is just a precaution.
  • Kilpatrick facing another fine

    Kilpatrick facing another fine

    Friday, August 1 2014 10:49 PM EDT2014-08-02 02:49:54 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - The bill keeps growing for former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.A judge has ordered him to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for accepting money and trips from city pension advisers. Kilpatrick didn't respond to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.Federal Judge Victoria Roberts this week ordered Kilpatrick to pay a penalty of $390,000. He and former city Treasurer Jeff Beasley are also on the hook for $162,000, the value of the gifts plus interest...
    DETROIT (AP) - The bill keeps growing for former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.A judge has ordered him to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for accepting money and trips from city pension advisers. Kilpatrick didn't respond to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.Federal Judge Victoria Roberts this week ordered Kilpatrick to pay a penalty of $390,000. He and former city Treasurer Jeff Beasley are also on the hook for $162,000, the value of the gifts plus interest...
  • Thousands of officers can access Ohio facial-recognition system

    Thousands of officers can access Ohio facial-recognition system

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:39:00 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's office said it continues to reduce the number of law-enforcement officers statewide who have access to controversial facial-recognition technology. The system rolled out last year allows police to take an image of an unknown person and run it through a database of 23 million Ohio driver's license photos and prison mug shots to try to establish a match. State officials said it has resulted in at least one murder arrest. About 30,000 pol...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's office said it continues to reduce the number of law-enforcement officers statewide who have access to controversial facial-recognition technology. The system rolled out last year allows police to take an image of an unknown person and run it through a database of 23 million Ohio driver's license photos and prison mug shots to try to establish a match. State officials said it has resulted in at least one murder arrest. About 30,000 pol...
  • Bedford library asking for 0.25 mill/5-year levy

    Bedford library asking for 0.25 mill/5-year levy

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-08-01 16:00:25 GMT
    Voters in Bedford Township will see a levy on the primary ballot next Tuesday. It's for the library, and those who work there say if it doesn't pass, the future of the branch may be in jeopardy. Voters signed off on renovations to the Bedford Branch Library when they passed a levy in 2002. Two years ago, it expired. Now, the township is going back to the voters, asking for another levy for less money. It's not to be confused with a separate recent levy that funds the county-wide library syst...
    Voters in Bedford Township will see a levy on the primary ballot next Tuesday. It's for the library, and those who work there say if it doesn't pass, the future of the branch may be in jeopardy. Voters signed off on renovations to the Bedford Branch Library when they passed a levy in 2002. Two years ago, it expired. Now, the township is going back to the voters, asking for another levy for less money. It's not to be confused with a separate recent levy that funds the county-wide library syst...
  • Perkins K9 leads Troopers to 188 bindles of heroin

    Perkins K9 leads Troopers to 188 bindles of heroin

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:45 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:45:01 GMT
    Nearly 200 packets of heroin are off the streets thanks to a K9 officer from Perkins Township. The state highway patrol called for the assistance of Officer "Uganda" during a recent traffic stop. Uganda was able to sniff out 188 bindles of heroin. They were all inside of a vehicle on the turnpike near U.S. 250. Perkins Township police posted this pictures to Facebook including a picture of Officer Uganda. No word yet on who troopers arrested, but Perkins Police, who assisted with the bust, po...
    Nearly 200 packets of heroin are off the streets thanks to a K9 officer from Perkins Township. The state highway patrol called for the assistance of Officer "Uganda" during a recent traffic stop. Uganda was able to sniff out 188 bindles of heroin. They were all inside of a vehicle on the turnpike near U.S. 250. Perkins Township police posted this pictures to Facebook including a picture of Officer Uganda. No word yet on who troopers arrested, but Perkins Police, who assisted with the bust, po...
  • 92.5 KISS FM host heading to Tulsa, OK

    92.5 KISS FM host heading to Tulsa, OK

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:32 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:32:58 GMT
    A local radio D.J. and morning show host has a new gig and he's leaving town. Sid Kelly has been on the air at 92.5 KISS FM for the past three years. He took over for Andrew Z. Two months ago, Clear Channel did not renew Kelly's contract. He's now preparing for a new gig in Tulsa, Oklahoma. You'll be able to hear him online, on K-Hits, starting Monday, August 11. Kelly broke the news to his followers on Facebook and says he's going to miss Toledo. The 39-year-old went to Ohio State and he's c...
    A local radio D.J. and morning show host has a new gig and he's leaving town. Sid Kelly has been on the air at 92.5 KISS FM for the past three years. He took over for Andrew Z. Two months ago, Clear Channel did not renew Kelly's contract. He's now preparing for a new gig in Tulsa, Oklahoma. You'll be able to hear him online, on K-Hits, starting Monday, August 11. Kelly broke the news to his followers on Facebook and says he's going to miss Toledo. The 39-year-old went to Ohio State and he's c...
  • Player ordered to trial for fatal punch of referee

    Player ordered to trial for fatal punch of referee

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:36 PM EDT2014-08-01 02:36:18 GMT
    A recreational soccer player will stand trial for the one-punch slaying of a referee who was about to penalize and eject him from a game in suburban Detroit.
    A recreational soccer player will stand trial for the one-punch slaying of a referee who was about to penalize and eject him from a game in suburban Detroit.
  • Kings Island trying for Guinness World Record

    Kings Island trying for Guinness World Record

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:28 PM EDT2014-08-01 02:28:23 GMT
    MASON, Ohio (AP) - A southwestern Ohio amusement park will try to top a Guinness record for the most heads shaved simultaneously to help raise awareness and money to fight cancer.Kings Island says more than 200 hair stylists from Great Clips salons in Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Cleveland, Lima and Toledo will shave heads Friday at the park north of Cincinnati.The Guinness World Records website says the current record at 182 heads shaved simultaneously was achieved by Cancer Council ACT-Can...
    MASON, Ohio (AP) - A southwestern Ohio amusement park will try to top a Guinness record for the most heads shaved simultaneously to help raise awareness and money to fight cancer.Kings Island says more than 200 hair stylists from Great Clips salons in Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Cleveland, Lima and Toledo will shave heads Friday at the park north of Cincinnati.The Guinness World Records website says the current record at 182 heads shaved simultaneously was achieved by Cancer Council ACT-Can...
  • Michigan inmate mistakenly released for 5 days

    Michigan inmate mistakenly released for 5 days

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:03 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:03:49 GMT
    Berrien County officials say an inmate waiting to be sentenced for sexually assaulting a child was mistakenly released due to a paperwork problem.
    Berrien County officials say an inmate waiting to be sentenced for sexually assaulting a child was mistakenly released due to a paperwork problem.
  • Fired OSU band director says he was fixing culture

    Fired OSU band director says he was fixing culture

    The fired Ohio State University marching band director says he was working to change a culture of hazing and inappropriate rituals among members.
    The fired Ohio State University marching band director says he was working to change a culture of hazing and inappropriate rituals among members when he was dismissed.
  • Ohio announces second fine against company that feeds inmates

    Ohio announces second fine against company that feeds inmates

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:04 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:04:28 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state on Wednesday announced a second fine against the private vendor that took over the job of feeding inmates last year as the company defended its operations before a prisons oversight committee. The $130,200 fine against Philadelphia-based Aramark Correctional Services covered continued staffing shortages, unacceptable food substitutions and shortages and sanitation issues, including maggots observed in food service operations at five prisons this month and last,...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state on Wednesday announced a second fine against the private vendor that took over the job of feeding inmates last year as the company defended its operations before a prisons oversight committee. The $130,200 fine against Philadelphia-based Aramark Correctional Services covered continued staffing shortages, unacceptable food substitutions and shortages and sanitation issues, including maggots observed in food service operations at five prisons this month and last,...
  • Members appointed to oversee international bridge construction

    Members appointed to oversee international bridge construction

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:45 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:45:13 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - Michigan and Canada have appointed members of an authority to oversee construction of a $2 billion public bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. Michigan's designees are Michael Hayes, Birgit Klohs and Matt Rizik. Hayes leads the Midland Center for the Arts. Klohs heads The Right Place, a western Michigan economic development organization. Rizik is with Rock Ventures, the umbrella entity for Dan Gilbert's investments. Canada's members are Kristine Burr and Genevieve Gagno...
    DETROIT (AP) - Michigan and Canada have appointed members of an authority to oversee construction of a $2 billion public bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. Michigan's designees are Michael Hayes, Birgit Klohs and Matt Rizik. Hayes leads the Midland Center for the Arts. Klohs heads The Right Place, a western Michigan economic development organization. Rizik is with Rock Ventures, the umbrella entity for Dan Gilbert's investments. Canada's members are Kristine Burr and Genevieve Gagno...
  • Report: Prison food problems real

    Report: Prison food problems real

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-07-30 20:04:37 GMT
    The director of a state prisons oversight committee says there appears to be legitimate concerns about the job a private vendor is doing feeding Ohio inmates.
    The director of a state prisons oversight committee says there appears to be legitimate concerns about the job a private vendor is doing feeding Ohio inmates.
  • New poll shows not much change in Ohio Governor race

    New poll shows not much change in Ohio Governor race

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:16 AM EDT2014-07-30 12:16:31 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A new poll shows that Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald has gained little ground against Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik).The poll released Wednesday by Quinnipiac (KWIHN'-uh-pee-ak) University in Connecticut shows Republican Kasich ahead of FitzGerald 48 percent to 36 percent.The same poll in May had Kasich leading by a 50-to-35 percent margin.The July 24-28 survey notes that many Ohioans still don't know much about FitzGerald, the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County exe...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A new poll shows that Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald has gained little ground against Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik).The poll released Wednesday by Quinnipiac (KWIHN'-uh-pee-ak) University in Connecticut shows Republican Kasich ahead of FitzGerald 48 percent to 36 percent.The same poll in May had Kasich leading by a 50-to-35 percent margin.The July 24-28 survey notes that many Ohioans still don't know much about FitzGerald, the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County exe...
  • Detroit water department placed in mayor's hands

    Detroit water department placed in mayor's hands

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:35 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:35:41 GMT
    Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is now running the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department following criticism about service shutoffs to city residents. State-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr says in order Tuesday that handing control of the massive system over to Duggan is "in the best interests of the city." The water department has been criticized in recent weeks for stepped up service shutoffs to delinquent city customers.
    Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is now running the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department following criticism about service shutoffs to city residents. State-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr says in order Tuesday that handing control of the massive system over to Duggan is "in the best interests of the city." The water department has been criticized in recent weeks for stepped up service shutoffs to delinquent city customers.
  • Online retailer hiring hundreds in Ohio

    Online retailer hiring hundreds in Ohio

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:44 AM EDT2014-07-29 10:44:33 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An online retailer is opening a call center in central Ohio and bringing about 900 new jobs. Seattle-based Zulily - offering daily deals for women, children and infants - will have a temporary office in suburban Columbus while it looks for a permanent facility. The hiring will be done over the next three years. The Columbus Dispatch reports that details about the call center were disclosed Monday when the Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved a 75 percent, 12-year income-t...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An online retailer is opening a call center in central Ohio and bringing about 900 new jobs. Seattle-based Zulily - offering daily deals for women, children and infants - will have a temporary office in suburban Columbus while it looks for a permanent facility. The hiring will be done over the next three years. The Columbus Dispatch reports that details about the call center were disclosed Monday when the Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved a 75 percent, 12-year income-t...
  • Michiganders asked to "respect the rattlesnakes"

    Michiganders asked to "respect the rattlesnakes"

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:40 AM EDT2014-07-29 09:40:31 GMT
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan residents have been asked to respect rattlesnakes in light of a recent incident at an Ann Arbor botanical garden.A report filed by the University of Michigan Police Department says a young girl was bitten by an Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake earlier this summer. The child was not wearing shoes, so police don't know if she stepped on the snake before it bit her leg. She was treated at a local hospital.Experts from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources te...
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan residents have been asked to respect rattlesnakes in light of a recent incident at an Ann Arbor botanical garden.A report filed by the University of Michigan Police Department says a young girl was bitten by an Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake earlier this summer. The child was not wearing shoes, so police don't know if she stepped on the snake before it bit her leg. She was treated at a local hospital.Experts from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources te...
  • Suspect acquitted in Eastern Michigan University murder

    Suspect acquitted in Eastern Michigan University murder

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:29 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:29:16 GMT
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - A jury has acquitted a man in the robbery-slaying of Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed.The Washtenaw County Circuit Court jury reached the not guilty verdict Monday evening in the trial of 21-year-old Ed Thomas. He was one of two men charged in the killing of the 20-year-old wide receiver from Chicago.Twenty-year-old Kristopher Pratt accepted a deal and pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, testifying that he shot Reed and Thomas participated ...
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - A jury has acquitted a man in the robbery-slaying of Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed.The Washtenaw County Circuit Court jury reached the not guilty verdict Monday evening in the trial of 21-year-old Ed Thomas. He was one of two men charged in the killing of the 20-year-old wide receiver from Chicago.Twenty-year-old Kristopher Pratt accepted a deal and pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, testifying that he shot Reed and Thomas participated ...
  • Flurry of witnesses called in Detroit "porch trial"

    Flurry of witnesses called in Detroit "porch trial"

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:43 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:43:26 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - Davonta Bynes expected 19-year-old Renisha McBride to stop by his west side Detroit home late Nov. 1, 2013, for a small get-together. The two traded text messages and a phone call, but as the hours passed it became clear to Bynes that he wouldn't see her that night. "I think ... she might have been drinking. She was slurring" her speech, he testified Monday during the trial of Theodore Wafer, the man charged with shooting McBride to death outside his Dearborn Heights home. Abou...
    DETROIT (AP) - Davonta Bynes expected 19-year-old Renisha McBride to stop by his west side Detroit home late Nov. 1, 2013, for a small get-together. The two traded text messages and a phone call, but as the hours passed it became clear to Bynes that he wouldn't see her that night. "I think ... she might have been drinking. She was slurring" her speech, he testified Monday during the trial of Theodore Wafer, the man charged with shooting McBride to death outside his Dearborn Heights home. Abou...
  • proposal delayed in commuter bridge plan

    proposal delayed in commuter bridge plan

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:37 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:37:05 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - A proposal has been delayed to transfer 301 Detroit-owned properties to the Michigan Land Bank in exchange for $1.4 million from the Canadian government as part of plans for a $2 billion international commuter bridge. A special Detroit City Council session was scheduled Monday morning. The Detroit Free Press reports (http://on.freep.com/1thR751 ), however, that Detroit's state-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr's office has agreed to delay consideration of such an agreement ...
    DETROIT (AP) - A proposal has been delayed to transfer 301 Detroit-owned properties to the Michigan Land Bank in exchange for $1.4 million from the Canadian government as part of plans for a $2 billion international commuter bridge. A special Detroit City Council session was scheduled Monday morning. The Detroit Free Press reports (http://on.freep.com/1thR751 ), however, that Detroit's state-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr's office has agreed to delay consideration of such an agreement ...
  • Authorities: Man charged in sister's slaying

    Authorities: Man charged in sister's slaying

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:12 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:12:22 GMT
    Authorities say a 23-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder and torture in the slaying of his 30-year-old sister in suburban Detroit. The Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office says Asyh Elmawri died Saturday from a combination of strangulation and multiple stab wounds. On Monday, the Wayne County prosecutor's office charged Haron Rajeh Elmawri with first-degree murder and torture.
    Authorities say a 23-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder and torture in the slaying of his 30-year-old sister in suburban Detroit. The Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office says Asyh Elmawri died Saturday from a combination of strangulation and multiple stab wounds. On Monday, the Wayne County prosecutor's office charged Haron Rajeh Elmawri with first-degree murder and torture.
  • Thunderstorms knock down trees, black out 150,000

    Thunderstorms knock down trees, black out 150,000

    Sunday, July 27 2014 10:52 PM EDT2014-07-28 02:52:38 GMT
    A series of severe thunderstorms has hit Michigan's Lower Peninsula, packing winds of up to 50 miles per hour that knocked down trees, ripped roofs off buildings and blacked out more than 120,000 homes and businesses.
    A series of severe thunderstorms has hit Michigan's Lower Peninsula, packing winds of up to 50 miles per hour that knocked down trees, ripped roofs off buildings and blacked out at least 150,000 homes and businesses.
  • Up to $4.5M available to improve Great Lakes water

    Up to $4.5M available to improve Great Lakes water

    Sunday, July 27 2014 9:36 PM EDT2014-07-28 01:36:25 GMT
    Grants totaling up to $4.5 million to improve Great Lakes water quality are available to cities on the lakes' shorelines.
    Grants totaling up to $4.5 million to improve Great Lakes water quality are available to cities on the lakes' shorelines.
  • Indianapolis homeowner fatally shoots intruder

    Indianapolis homeowner fatally shoots intruder

    Sunday, July 27 2014 9:18 PM EDT2014-07-28 01:18:34 GMT
    Indianapolis police say a homeowner has shot and killed an intruder during an attempted burglary in Indianapolis.
    Indianapolis police say a homeowner has shot and killed an intruder during an attempted burglary in Indianapolis.
  • Churches hold day of prayer for child immigrants

    Churches hold day of prayer for child immigrants

    Sunday, July 27 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-07-28 00:39:03 GMT
    A number of churches in Michigan have joined in a day of prayer for the tens of thousands of child immigrants who have been flooding across the nation's southern border.
    A number of churches in Michigan have joined in a day of prayer for the tens of thousands of child immigrants who have been flooding across the nation's southern border.
  • Sketch of 'person of interest' in 14-yr-old April Millsap's killing

    Sketch of 'person of interest' in 14-yr-old April Millsap's killing

    Sunday, July 27 2014 7:02 PM EDT2014-07-27 23:02:52 GMT
    Police in southeastern Michigan have released a sketch of a tall white man they call a "person of interest" in the killing of a 14-year-old girl who disappeared while walking her dog and whose body was found in a drainage ditch.
    Police in southeastern Michigan have released a sketch of a tall white man they call a "person of interest" in the killing of a 14-year-old girl who disappeared while walking her dog and whose body was found in a drainage ditch.
  • Small plane crashes in Hancock Co., 2 dead

    Small plane crashes in Hancock Co., 2 dead

    Sunday, July 27 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-07-27 20:48:48 GMT
     Two people were killed in an early morning small plane crash near Findlay on Sunday.
     Two people were killed in an early morning small plane crash near Findlay on Sunday.
  • Man holds self at gun point during slow speed chase, takes heroin

    Man holds self at gun point during slow speed chase, takes heroin

    Sunday, July 27 2014 2:53 PM EDT2014-07-27 18:53:14 GMT
    Authorities in southwest Ohio say a 44-year-old man has been jailed for inducing panic and other charges after leading police on a slow-speed chase in which he held a gun to his head.
    Authorities in southwest Ohio say a 44-year-old man has been jailed for inducing panic and other charges after leading police on a slow-speed chase in which he held a gun to his head.
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