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3 from Ohio dead in Indiana crash blamed on wrong-way driver

MISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say three people from Ohio have died following a four-vehicle crash in northern Indiana caused by a wrong-way driver. The crash happened Sunday evening along the Indiana Toll Road near Mishawaka. State police were responding to a call about a vehicle being ...

Appeals court considers woman’s challenge to life sentence

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Attorneys are debating whether a Tennessee woman serving a life sentence for killing a man when she was 16 can gain parole. They're arguing before federal appellate judges in Cincinnati who are considering sending the case back to ...

Proposal would pay homeless people to pick up trash

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A program to pay homeless people to pick up trash in an Ohio neighborhood could begin soon. The Columbus Dispatch reports that organizers are seeking $40,000 from the city of Columbus to launch a yearlong pilot program in the city's Franklinton neighborhood. The goal ...

Man trying to do a good deed runs into escaped prisoner

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who thought he was helping give a nurse a ride says he later realized the woman was wearing a jail uniform, and she was handcuffed behind her back. Jimmy Sesto said he was driving along the Market Street Bridge in Steubenville Wednesday when he saw the ...

Neighbor shoots man attacking woman with an ax

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police say an Ohio man shot and killed another man who was attacking a woman with an ax. The Blade reports Benjamin Hand told police he saw the man strike the woman with the weapon in Toledo around noon Wednesday. Hand shot the man, and he was transported to a local ...

Ex-mayor appeals conviction in bribery, gambling case

NILES, Ohio (AP) — A former northeast Ohio mayor found guilty of running an illegal gambling house and taking bribes in exchange for jobs is appealing his conviction. Ex-Niles Mayor Ralph Infante was sentenced last month to 10 years in prison. His attorney has filed a notice of appeal and ...

Ohio agency to take over probe of township trustee’s death

MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's criminal investigative agency will probe the death of a township trustee whose body was found in a lake last year with multiple stab wounds. The Medina Gazette reports a spokeswoman for the Bureau of Criminal Investigation says the agency will give a "fresh set of ...

College whiz kid, 13, has scientific research published

By EVE SNEIDER, The Blade TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Most students fail the first midterm in Michael Young's organic chemistry lecture at the University of Toledo. In spring 2017, the average was a 50. But one student, Daniel Liu, scored a 99. "He smoked the competition," Young said. Daniel is ...

Court hears case of Ohio man who killed 88-year-old woman

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has heard arguments in the case of a condemned killer convicted of fatally beating and stabbing an 88-year-old woman during a robbery. Death row inmate James Goff was sentenced to death in the 1994 slaying of Myrtle Rutledge in her Wilmington home ...

Ohio’s top court to hear arguments on promotions tax dispute

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court plans to hear arguments in a dispute over promotions including bobbleheads and other items offered by the Cincinnati Reds to ticket buyers. At issue is whether the Reds are exempt from paying tax on the purchase of the promotional ...