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Jury Resumes Deliberations In Ga. Salmonella Trial

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Jurors are still working toward a verdict in the trial of a Georgia peanut plant owner charged in a salmonella outbreak that sickened hundreds five years ago. The jury began its second full day of deliberations Friday at the federal courthouse in Albany,...

Broken Rail Blamed For Fiery 2012 Ohio Derailment

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Federal investigators have determined a broken rail probably caused a 2012 train derailment, explosion and spectacular fire that damaged a bus depot and led to evacuations in Ohio’s capital city. A report adopted this week by the National...

Southern Ohio Grand Jury Clears Police Officers

GEORGETOWN, Ohio (AP) — A grand jury has cleared two police officers in the fatal shooting of a man in the southern Ohio village of Hamersville (HAY’-murs-vil). Brown County Prosecutor Jessica Little says she agrees with the finding that the officers were justified in their...

Civil Rights Leader Wants Shooting Video Released

WILBERFORCE, Ohio (AP) — A national civil rights activist wants video of man’s fatal shooting by police in an Ohio Wal-Mart released publicly. The Rev. Al Sharpton told an audience Thursday at Central State University in southwestern Ohio that people across the country are...

Report: Seniors Could Pay More For Prescriptions

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Newly released data shows that many Ohio seniors could be paying more for their prescription drug coverage next year. An analysis of data released Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services shows that more than half the Medicare Part D...

Ohio Unemployment Rate Unchanged For August

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state’s 5.7-percent unemployment rate for August is unchanged from the previous month. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services released last month’s figures on Friday morning. July’s report had showed the state’s...

Ohio City Uses App To Report Blight

TOLEDO (AP) — Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins has introduced a smartphone app that residents can use to report nuisances and blight that need city attention. The app — SeeClickFix — was developed by New Haven, Connecticut, company at a cost to city taxpayers of $16,000. Collins...

Ohio Man Gets 10 Years For Enticing Girls Online

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a 23-year-old central Ohio man to 10 years in prison for preying on children online. Matthew North of Reynoldsburg on Thursday told the judge he persuaded girls on Facebook to send him nude photographs because he was...

Teachers In Central Ohio District Decide To Strike

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (AP) — Teachers in a suburban Columbus district are taking to the picket lines after rejecting their school board’s final contract offer. The Reynoldsburg teachers streamed out a meeting late Thursday with the strike announcement and planned to begin...

Events Will Remember Hero Bus Driver In Ohio

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A candlelight vigil and other events have been planned to honor the northeast Ohio school bus driver who died this week saving a 10-year-old girl from a runaway bus. Fifty-one-year-old Laura Zborowski, a bus driver for a private company, was killed Tuesday when...