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Murder-suicide Possible In Blast That Killed Ohio Family

NORTHFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A medical examiner in Ohio says murder-suicide is one of the possibilities being looked at in a house explosion and fire that killed a married couple and their two daughters. The Summit County medical examiner’s chief investigator said Thursday that...

Ohio Man Who Recorded Fatal Accident Scene Sentenced To Jail

LORAIN, Ohio (AP) — A northern Ohio man who recorded grisly cellphone video of a car crash that killed one teenager and critically injured another has been sentenced to 30 days in jail. The judge who sentenced 41-year-old Paul Pelton on Wednesday for vehicle trespass and...

Ohio’s Top Court Declines To Change Rules On Plea Deals

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio defendants will still be able to plead to lesser crimes that don’t bear much resemblance to the facts of the original charge, because the state’s top court has rejected a proposal to end such plea deals. Some trial court judges say the pleas...

Judge Approves Tea Party Group’s Lawsuit Against IRS

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge in Ohio has approved class-action status for a tea party group’s lawsuit stemming from Internal Revenue Service delays in approving nonprofit status for conservative groups seeking the tax-exemption classification. The NorCal Tea Party...

Ohio Supreme Court Won’t Adjust Plea Bargaining Rules

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has rejected a proposal to end courtroom deals that allow defendants to plead to lesser crimes that don’t bear much resemblance to the facts of the original charge. Some trial court judges say such pleas undermine public...

Lottery: 3 Ohio Tickets Win $1 Million Each In Powerball

CLEVELAND (AP) — Lottery officials say three tickets sold in Ohio won $1 million apiece in Wednesday’s Powerball drawing, though none matched all the numbers for the unprecedented $1.6 billion jackpot. The Ohio Lottery says the state’s million-dollar tickets were sold...

Campus Center Named For LeBron James Charity May Be Delayed

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A contractor dispute may delay the opening of the LeBron James Family Foundation College of Education building at the University of Akron. The $18 million project is slated to be finished in early February, but the university says it terminated a contract with...

Ohio Teen In Hash-laced Brownies Case Pleads Guilty

SPRINGBORO, Ohio (AP) — A teenager accused of passing out brownies laced with hashish to students and a teacher at his southwest Ohio high school has pleaded guilty to one count of possession of hashish. Warren County’s prosecutor says 19-year-old Edward Goschinski III of...

Ohio Police Training Panel Reviews Tougher Entry Standards

LONDON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s police training commission is considering beefed up standards that prospective police officers must meet before they undertake their initial training. Among the topics before the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission Thursday are requirements...

Court Revives Lawsuit Against Cleveland Officer In Shooting

CLEVELAND (AP) — A federal appeals court says a lawsuit can continue against a Cleveland officer who shot and killed an unarmed bank robbery suspect in 2010. The decision released Wednesday by the 6th U.S. Circuit of Appeals in Cincinnati means the lawsuit dismissed last year...