Ohio’s September Unemployment Rate Down

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s unemployment rate was down slightly to 5.6 percent for September. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services released last month’s unemployment rate figure Friday morning. August’s report showed the state’s unemployment...

Former Ohio Police Chief Sentenced To Probation

LAURELVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The former police chief of a southeastern Ohio village has been sentenced to a year of probation after admitting he misused an official law enforcement computer. Forty-five-year-old James E. Taylor was sentenced Thursday in Hocking County, after pleading...

Former Ohio Police Chief Sentenced To Probation

LAURELVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The former police chief of a southeastern Ohio village has been sentenced to a year of probation after admitting he misused an official law enforcement computer. Forty-five-year-old James E. Taylor was sentenced Thursday in Hocking County, after pleading...

Ohio Prison Inmate Diagnosed With Leprosy

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio prison inmate has been diagnosed with leprosy, but health officials aren’t concerned the infection will spread. The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction says the inmate, whose name wasn’t released, was diagnosed with the chronic...

Ohio City Hall Shuts After Ebola Scare

WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — The mayor of a suburban Cleveland city put two workers on leave and ordered city hall closed for cleaning because of Ebola concerns. The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer ( ) reports that Warrensville Heights Mayor Brad Sellers took the steps for Friday...

Ohio City Hall Shuts After Ebola Scare

WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — The mayor of a suburban Cleveland city put two workers on leave and ordered city hall closed for cleaning because of Ebola concerns. The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer ( ) reports that Warrensville Heights Mayor Brad Sellers took the steps for Friday...

Smucker’s Employee Charged With $4 Million Fraud

CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a man who worked at the J.M. Smucker Co. for 16 years stole more than $4 million by buying and selling aircraft parts through a phony company. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Cleveland said Thursday that 54-year-old Mark Kershey...

Smucker’s Employee Charged With $4 Million Fraud

CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a man who worked at the J.M. Smucker Co. for 16 years stole more than $4 million by buying and selling aircraft parts through a phony company. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Cleveland said Thursday that 54-year-old Mark Kershey...

Ohio Man Who Helped Needy Is Killed On Highway

SILVERTON, Ohio (AP) — An 80-year-old man killed on a southwest Ohio highway was a well-known fund-raising volunteer whose annual “Rubber Duck Regatta” event helped feed thousands of needy people. The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office says Robert Edwards was...

Ohio Man Who Helped Needy Is Killed On Highway

SILVERTON, Ohio (AP) — An 80-year-old man killed on a southwest Ohio highway was a well-known fund-raising volunteer whose annual “Rubber Duck Regatta” event helped feed thousands of needy people. The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office says Robert Edwards was...