Woman Convicted In Husband’s 2011 Murder And Staged Suicide

AVON LAKE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman who called 911 to report that her husband committed suicide by suffocating himself has been convicted of murder in his 2011 death. The (Lorain) Morning Journal reports ( ) a jury convicted 58-year-old Jeane Harrington on charges including...

ACLU Suit: Akron Panhandling Law Is Abused, Unconstitutional

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio is suing a northeast Ohio city over an ordinance that forces panhandlers to register with the city, wear identification badges and restricts the activity to daylight hours. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in Akron federal...

University: Ohio Student Collapses On Basketball Court, Dies

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Officials say a university student in Ohio collapsed while playing basketball at a campus recreation center and has died. Youngstown State University spokesman Ron Cole says in a statement that Eric Stone died Tuesday night at a Youngstown hospital. Stone,...

As Trump Wins, Clinton Exploring How To Win Over Republicans

ATHENS, OHIO (AP) — Donald Trump has all but clinched the Republican nomination for president, and Hillary Clinton is already exploring ways to woo Republicans turned off by the brash billionaire. The Democratic front-runner’s campaign believes Trump’s historically...

Former Michigan Governor To Rally Southwest Ohio Democrats

CINCINNATI (AP) — A former Michigan governor will headline a gathering of Ohio Democrats in Cincinnati. Ohio Democratic Chairman David Pepper says two-term Gov. Jennifer Granholm will rally Democrats from across southwest Ohio at a June 10 luncheon. Granholm has been an early and...

Ohio House To Vote On $2.6 Billion Construction Budget

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A $2.6 billion capital budget bill that funds a range of improvements to school buildings and roads statewide is slated for a vote by the Ohio House. The spending plan was introduced last month after months of negotiations over the projects. State...

Ohio House Panel OKs Bill Striking Labor Hiring Mandate

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio cities, townships, school districts and public universities could no longer require the use of local unionized labor on construction projects under a bill set for an Ohio House vote. A House committee approved restrictions on project labor agreements...

Closing Arguments Expected In Cleveland Slayings Trial

CLEVELAND (AP) — Closing arguments are expected Wednesday in the trial of a Cleveland man accused of killing three women and hiding their bodies in garbage bags. Thirty-eight-year-old Michael Madison could face the death penalty if he’s convicted on murder charges. Madison...

Ohio Police Cadet Won’t Be Charged In Other Cadet’s Shooting

NAPOLEON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say they won’t charge a police cadet who accidentally shot and wounded another recruit at an Ohio firing range last month. The Blade in Toledo ( ) reports Henry County Sheriff Michael Bodenbender says an investigation shows the cadet fired...

Reds’ Bullpen Sets Major League Record In 3-1 Loss To Giants

CINCINNATI (AP) — When it comes to giving up runs game after game, nobody in major league history has been as bad as these Reds relievers. Jeff Samardzija went eight innings to win his third straight start — a career first — and the San Francisco Giants rallied for two runs in...