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Former NFL Running Back Trent Richardson Denies Abuse

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Former NFL and Alabama running back Trent Richardson is denying charges that he hit his former girlfriend, who is the mother of his four children. Richardson told Al.com ( ) in an interview published Thursday that he would never strike a female. He says...

Wauseon Tops Eastmoor Academy 42-35 In Division II Semifinal

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Brooks Gype scored 14 points and made a key basket to help Wauseon to a 42-35 win over Columbus Eastmoor Academy in a boys Division II semifinal Thursday at Value City Arena. Wauseon (27-1) goes for its first state title vs. the Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary...

Multi-format Reporter Dake Kang To Join AP Cleveland Bureau

CLEVELAND (AP) — Multi-format journalist Dake Kang is joining the Cleveland staff of The Associated Press after reporting for the news cooperative in Bangkok, Philadelphia, New York and New Jersey. Kang will report in Ohio and western Pennsylvania during an eight-month temporary...

Mayor Resigns After Getting Threats Over Plan To Stop Prayer

CAREY, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio mayor says he has resigned after receiving threats over a plan to stop reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and the Lord’s Prayer at village council meetings. Carey Mayor Armand Getz says he made the decision to end the pledge and prayer to avoid...

Mayor Resigns After Death Threats Over Plan To Stop Prayer

CAREY, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio mayor says he has resigned after receiving threats over a plan to stop reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and the Lord’s Prayer at village council meetings. Carey Mayor Armand Getz says he made the decision to end the pledge and prayer to avoid...

Mayor Threatened Over Move To Stop Prayer And Pledge Resigns

CAREY, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio mayor says he resigned that position after receiving threats over a plan to stop reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and the Lord’s Prayer at village council meetings. Carey Mayor Armand Getz says he made the decision to end the pledge and prayer to...

Someone Swaps Cleveland Speed-limit Signs Without Permission

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland councilman who has unsuccessfully pushed to lower speed limits on a heavily traveled road says someone took the matter into his own hands and replaced about two dozen speed signs without city permission. Councilman Matt Zone tells WEWS-TV ( ) that an...

Ohio Mom, Girlfriend Charged In Beating Death Of Daughter, 5

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities say a Cleveland woman charged in the beating death of her young daughter had been under investigation by social workers following allegations of abuse and neglect. A medical examiner’s office says 5-year-old Ta Naejah McCloud died Sunday at a...

Family Hopes New Posters Lead To Tips About 8 Slain In Ohio

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — Relatives of eight people slain in southern Ohio last year are distributing posters with photos of the victims in hopes of turning up local tips about the unsolved case. Seven adults and a teenage boy from the Rhoden family were found shot at four homes...

Man Accused Of Shooting Father, Ohio Deputy Heads To Trial

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of shooting and injuring his father and a southwest Ohio sheriff’s deputy is slated for trial Monday after a judge clarified what evidence can be presented. The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News ( ) reports the Warren County judge...