Embezzlement Sentencing Delayed For Ex-NFL Wide Receiver

CLEVELAND (AP) — A federal court judge has delayed the sentencing of a former NFL wide receiver who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $100,000 from his charities to finance his gambling debts and personal expenses. Cleveland.com reports ( ) that attorneys for 68-year-old...

Police: Man Hit By Minivan While On Ohio Bus Stop Bench Dies

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police say a man on a bus stop bench who was pinned against a building when a minivan struck him has died in Cincinnati. City police say 55-year-old Wendell Allen Reed was sitting on the bench around 1 p.m. Wednesday when a minivan struck him after ending up on...

Authorities: Man Charged In Sexual Assaults Of 7 Ohio Women

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities say a man accused of sexually assaulted seven women between 1993 and 2003 has been indicted on numerous charges of rape and kidnapping in northeast Ohio. A statement from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office says 58-year-old Jonas Rhodes was...

$8M To Help Address Defense Industry Downsizing In 3 States

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The federal government has awarded $8 million for an effort to assist communities in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana affected by defense industry downsizing. The University of Michigan announced Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Defense’s Office of...

Indictment: Man Charged With Trafficking 15-year-old For Sex

CINCINNATI (AP) — A man has been indicted on charges he advertised a 15-year-old girl as a prostitute last year and drove her from Kentucky to Ohio with the intention of compelling her to engage in prostitution. The federal grand jury indictment of Malik Bell was unsealed on...

2nd Brother Pleads Guilty In $3M School District Theft Case

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A man has been sentenced to prison for his role in a scheme to defraud a northeast Ohio school district out of more than $3 million. Dominick Palazzo pleaded guilty in February to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering....

Police: Man Plotted Armed Mannequin, Bomb Attack On Officers

HARTVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio have arrested a man who they say was plotting to attack a police station using armed mannequins and explosives. Police say they were alerted that 51-year-old Timothy Ward was planning to use mannequins to shoot officers and blow up the police...

Ohio Joins Human Trafficking Effort Ahead Of GOP Convention

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says his office will join a new effort to recognize and stop human trafficking ahead of the Republican National Convention. DeWine’s office in a statement says the new campaign scheduled to be announced Thursday hopes to...

State Says $40,000 Worth Of Fireworks Stolen In Ohio

BLOOMINGBURG, Ohio (AP) — State authorities say fireworks worth $40,000 have been stolen from a fireworks company in southern Ohio. Investigators in the State Fire Marshal’s Office said in a release that the theft occurred around 1:30 a.m. June 24 at Phantom Fireworks in...

De La Cruz Loses In Debut As Indians Beat Braves 3-0

ATLANTA (AP) — Joel De La Cruz felt like he belonged as he made his major league debut for Atlanta. That was because he had been in the majors before, though only as an observer. De La Cruz allowed three runs in six innings as the Braves fell to the streaking Cleveland Indians...