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Prosecutor: Suspect in Ohio prison stabbing 3-time killer

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — One of two inmates suspected in the stabbing of an Ohio prison guard is a three-time convicted killer who boasted about strangling a fellow inmate on a prison bus. Prisoner Casey Pigge was taken from the Southern Ohio ...

Seventh-grader who shot himself in school bathroom dies

MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) — A seventh-grader who died a day after shooting himself inside a middle school restroom had fireworks and extra ammunition in his backpack, police said on Wednesday. Investigators were reviewing cellphones and other electronics found at the boy's home, but it was too ...

Treasurer candidate wants private prison spending study

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A candidate for state treasurer says the office should determine the impacts of prison privatization on Ohio taxpayers. In a Wednesday letter, Democrat Rob Richardson asked Republican State Treasurer Josh Mandel (man-DEHL') to conduct a fiscal and economic impact study ...

Students tell police school shooting plot was a joke

ALLIANCE, Ohio (AP) — Police have arrested five Ohio high school students for a school shooting plot that the students claim was a joke. Authorities say the five Alliance High School students, all freshmen, were overheard discussing their plan by other students. Police say the students ...

Army Corps reaches settlement over Cleveland harbor dredging

CLEVELAND (AP) — The federal agency that maintains shipping channels along Lake Erie has settled a lawsuit with the state of Ohio over the dredging of Cleveland's harbor. Cleveland.com reports the settlement revealed in a court filing Wednesday requires the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to ...

Ohio businessman, deported after 38 years in US, vows return

By KARIN LAUB, Associated Press AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Amer Othman's life turned upside down in an instant. The Ohio entrepreneur, who came to the United States 38 years ago and won praise for helping revive once-blighted downtown Youngstown, was arrested during what he thought was another ...

Low-lying areas see river flooding in south, east Ohio

CINCINNATI (AP) — Roads and businesses in some low-lying areas have had to close along the Ohio River after days of rain swelled waterways past their banks. Some businesses were flooded over the long weekend in the city of Pomeroy and other parts of southeast Ohio. Riverside areas along the ...

Historic building collapses, nearby businesses close

MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — A historic building has collapsed in Ohio, leading officials to close nearby businesses until it is stabilized or torn down. Medina Fire Chief Bob Painter says the back canopy of the three-story Medina building collapsed Sunday during the town's Ice Festival. He says ...

Judge stops village from cutting water to mobile home park

MALVERN, Ohio (AP) — A judge has issued a temporary restraining order to stop an Ohio village from cutting off water to residents of a mobile home park. The Canton Repository reports the village of Malvern was about to stop water service at Sandy Creek Estates Mobile Home Park because those ...

Fleeing car crashes into tree during police chase, killing 2

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities say a suspected stolen car fleeing police in a high-speed chase crashed into a tree in Cleveland, killing two people in the vehicle. The crash around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday split the fleeing vehicle into several pieces and scattered debris in the yards of several ...