In Ohio Pepper-spray Assault Case, Victim Gets To Fire Back

PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An assault suspect who pepper-sprayed someone in the face at a fast-food restaurant received similar treatment in court as punishment from a Cleveland-area judge embracing the principle of “an eye for an eye.” Painesville Municipal Court Judge...

Pipeline Contractors Face Craig County Trespassing Charges

VINTON, Va. (AP) — Two Ohio men have been accused of crossing private properties to complete environmental survey work in the Jefferson National Forest for the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline Project. The Roanoke Times ( ) reports 19-year-old Josiah and 61-year-old Lawrence...
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Ex-US House speaker’s indictment offers few clues about case

AP Photo/Amy Sancetta CHICAGO (AP) — A newly unveiled indictment against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert accuses the Republican of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep a person from the town where he was a longtime schoolteacher silent about...

Southwest Ohio Lawmaker’s Fraud Case Now In Judge’s Hands

CINCINNATI (AP) — The case of a former Ohio lawmaker accused of defrauding a technology company’s investors out of millions of dollars is now in a judge’s hands. A Hamilton County judge heard closing arguments after declining a defense motion to acquit former state...

Father, stepmother charged in death of malnourished girl

DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors on Friday accused a father and stepmother of intentional, persistent abuse and neglect of two young girls, one dead and the other fighting for her life in a Detroit hospital. Andrew and Hilery Maison were charged with murder, torture and child...
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Kicking the plastic: Senegal among latest to ban flimsy bags

AP Photo/Jane Hahn DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — At a market in Senegal’s capital, the sandy paths are strewn with them. They blow around like feathers in Dakar’s coastal breezes, piling up alongside buildings on city streets and clogging canals. Thin plastic shopping...

NW Ohio Health Agency: No Sign Water Problem Led To Illness

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The Toledo area’s local health department says no signs of illness were reported after a small amount of the northwest Ohio city’s water supply didn’t get a full chlorine treatment in mid-March. WTOL-TV ( ) reports residents weren’t...

NW Ohio Health Agency: No Sign Water Problem Led To Illness

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The Toledo area’s local health department says no signs of illness were reported after a small amount of the northwest Ohio city’s water supply didn’t get a full chlorine treatment in mid-March. WTOL-TV ( ) reports residents weren’t...

In Ohio Pepper-spray Assault Case, Victim Fires Back

PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An assault suspect who pepper-sprayed someone in the face has received similar treatment in court as punishment from a Cleveland-area judge embracing the principle of “an eye for an eye.” Painesville Municipal Court Judge Michael Cicconetti...

In Pepper-spray Assault Case, Victim Fires Back As Sentence

PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An assault suspect who pepper-sprayed someone in the face has received similar treatment in court as punishment from a Cleveland-area judge embracing the principle of “an eye for an eye.” Painesville Municipal Court Judge Michael Cicconetti...