Ohio News

Suspect in multiple slayings pleads not guilty to charges

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Arizona man who authorities say has been linked by DNA to the slayings of four women at truck stops in Ohio and Illinois during the 1990s has pleaded not guilty to charges in one of the Ohio slayings. Forty-nine-year-old Samuel Legg III, a former long-haul trucker, ...

UAW sues General Motors to stop plant closings in 3 states

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — The United Auto Workers has sued General Motors from closing three plants in Ohio, Michigan and Maryland, claiming the union's current contract forbids the company from idling them, according to the suit filed Tuesday. GM announced plans in November to end production ...

County considers using casino tax revenue for communities

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio county officials are looking into distributing over $1 million in casino tax revenue toward community development. The Cuyahoga County Council says it will hear legislation on the matter Tuesday through the Community Development Committee. Cleveland.com reports the ...

Doc, hospital now face 22 lawsuits over drug doses, deaths

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — More families are suing an Ohio hospital and a critical-care doctor accused of ordering excessive doses of pain medication for dozens of patients who died. The Columbus-area Mount Carmel Health System and now-fired Dr. William Husel (HYOO'-suhl) face at least 22 ...

Authorities: Judge pleads guilty to charges including fraud

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a judge accused of stealing at least $100,000 from a former client has pleaded guilty in Ohio to related federal charges including mail fraud and making false statements to law enforcement. A U.S. attorney's office news release said Mahoning County ...

Brown pledges to be most pro-union 2020 candidate if he runs

By MICHELLE L. PRICE, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democrat Sherrod Brown brought a pro-worker message Saturday to Las Vegas casino workers who are members of what's considered Nevada's most powerful labor union, declaring that if he decides to run for president, he will be "the most ...

2 men ordered to trial in deaths of 2 Pennsylvania men

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — Two men have been ordered to stand trial in the slayings of two western Pennsylvania men reported missing almost two years ago. A Somerset County district judge on Friday held 24-year-old Devon Wyrick of Columbus, Ohio, and 26-year-old Samson Washington, of Johnstown, ...

Motocross bike flies into fairground stands; 7 injured

TALLMADGE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a motocross bike flew into the stands at an event in Ohio and injured seven people. Officials say the bike hit elevated seats Saturday evening at the Summit County Fairgrounds in Tallmadge. Four people, including at least one rider, were taken to ...

Expanded exhibit showcases images of border walls, fences

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — A photo exhibit showcasing different barriers along the U.S. border with Mexico is reaching an expanded audience. "Up Close with U.S.-Mexico Border Barriers" was previously shown on Ohio State University's Newark campus. Photographs and maps featuring California, New ...

Veteran civil rights activist to speak in Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (AP) — Veteran civil rights activist, journalist and author Charles E. Cobb Jr. will be the featured speaker March 14 at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati. Cobb was a field secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee during the 1960s ...