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Ohio treatment center owner target of Medicaid fraud probe

By MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — A man viewed as a local superhero with a matching car collection and a penchant for completing daring feats for charity is under investigation for his alleged involvement in a multi-million dollar Medicaid fraud scheme at his two Ohio ...

Marshals arrest Ohio man wanted in ex-girlfriend’s slaying

CLEVELAND (AP) — A fugitive task force has arrested a man charged with killing his ex-girlfriend and dumping her body in a garbage can at an abandoned house in Cleveland. A U.S. Marshals Service spokesman says 35-year-old Yaphet Bradley rammed a task force vehicle and tried to flee before ...

Bond reduced for Ohio woman accused in stepfather’s slaying

BELLAIRE, Ohio (AP) — A judge has reduced the bond for an eastern Ohio woman charged with using money from her stepfather's bank account to pay for his murder. The Martins Ferry Times Leader reports a judge on Friday reduced 35-year-old Meredith Broome's bond from $1 million to $20,000 in an ...

Ohio sets catch limits for Lake Erie walleye, yellow perch

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has set its Lake Erie catch limits for walleye this season. The department says that from May 1 until March 1, 2019, the daily bag limit will be six walleye of at least 15 inches in length. The limit is four until April 30. The ...

Jury awards $229K to haunted house owners in sale to school

DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — A jury has decided the owners of a popular haunted house in suburban Columbus should receive $229,000 from a school district that wants the property for a bus turnaround. The Columbus Dispatch reports a Delaware County jury spent around two hours this week deciding how ...

Congressman files papers clarifying lobby registration dates

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A congressman who failed to disclose nearly $50,000 in political contributions while registered as a Washington lobbyist filed papers clarifying the date the registration was deactivated, his campaign said Friday. A spokesman for ...

Ohio mayor seeks special counsel to investigate city manager

CINCINNATI (AP) — The mayor of Cincinnati says he will ask the City Council next week to approve hiring a special counsel to examine allegations of inappropriate behavior by the city manager he's been trying to force out. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Mayor John Cranley said in a statement ...

Avery Marz accepts courage award with Lauren Hill’s parents

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Avery Marz had just returned from her latest rehab session during her recovery from a stroke. The Saint Joseph's freshman turned on the television and watched Lauren Hill — another college basketball player dealing with an unthinkable ...

Competition fierce for open mid-Ohio congressional district

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A rare opening for a U.S. House seat in central Ohio that Republicans have held for 35 years and which Democrats now see as competitive has attracted 18 candidates. Republican Pat Tiberi retired from the 12th congressional district ...

Mystery remains unsolved 67 years after girl’s disappearance

By TOM FERAN, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer CLEVELAND (AP) — Clevelanders too young to remember Beverly Potts, even those born years after she disappeared in 1951, grew up knowing her name and her story. It was a mystery that became almost folklore, a warning told by parents about the sort ...