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Pastor accused of child sex trafficking faces federal trial

By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Three pastors accused of coercing and sharing teenage girls to have sex, often for money, also sent one another photos and videos of the girls, federal prosecutors say. Two of the men already have pleaded guilty, and the third is set to ...

Governor names attorney to state public utilities commission

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has named an attorney to the state commission that regulates public utilities. The Republican governor has announced the appointment of Samuel Randazzo to fill the position of a member of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio who is retiring. ...

Memorial planned for 3 killed in emergency helicopter flight

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A memorial is planned for three people killed when a helicopter on its way to transport a patient to a medical facility crashed in Ohio. The pilot and two flight nurses were killed Jan. 29 when the Survival flight helicopter crashed in state forestland in southern ...

Police: Cleveland man found dead, frozen in abandoned home

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland police say a 65-year-old man was found dead and frozen inside an abandoned home over the weekend. Officials say Juan Proctor was found dead about 1:30 p.m. Friday inside the home — following two days where temperatures fell below zero. Cleveland.com reports ...

Man accused of sexually abusing kids in Mississippi, Ohio

WAVELAND, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man stands accused of sexually abusing two girls from South Carolina and four other girls in Ohio, and police are concerned there may be more victims in nine other states. The Sun Herald of Biloxi reports 74-year-old Harry Trest was arrested Monday. ...

Official: Humming sound from Ohio plant may stop in 4 months

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia county official says it may be several months until a humming sound stops drifting across the Ohio River from a manufacturing plant in Washington County, Ohio. Wood County Commission President Blair Couch tells The Parkersburg News and Sentinel that ...

$10M bond set for man accused of shooting Ohio deputies

By LISA CORNWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — A man accused of luring authorities with threats of killing himself and then fatally shooting a sheriff's deputy and wounding another deputy who tried to help him during a 12-hour standoff in Ohio had his bond set at $10 million Monday. A ...

Ohio drops company accused of rigging state contracts

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials in Ohio say a contractor accused of scheming to rig over-priced state contracts is no longer working for Ohio. Department of Administrative Services spokesman Tom Hoyt said Tuesday that Stonyhurst Consulting's work for the state has concluded. The ...

15-year sentence for man accused of Islamic State recruiting

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A North Carolina man accused of trying to recruit people to conduct terrorist attacks in the name of the Islamic State group has been sentenced to 15 years in prison in Ohio. A jury in Akron found 38-year-old Erick Jamal Hendricks guilty last year on charges of conspiracy ...

Kiplinger journalism program completes move to university

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — A long-time journalism program that has trained thousands of reporters over the years has completed its move from Ohio State University to Ohio University. The Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism was established in 1972 at Ohio State University in Columbus in ...