Port Clinton Turns The Tables On Genoa

What a difference one year makes. Genoa walloped Port Clinton 84-13 a year ago. On Friday night, Port Clinton reversed things with a 27-19 win over the Comets. Entering the season on a 19-game losing streak, Port Clinton has opened 3-0 overall. Meanwhile, Genoa (2-1) had won 70...

Ohio Court Clerk’s Husband Pleads Guilty To Theft

LANCASTER, Ohio (AP) — The husband of a former central Ohio court clerk has pleaded guilty to theft in office under an agreement with prosecutors before his scheduled trial. Authorities alleged David Smalley and his wife, former Fairfield County Clerk of Courts Deborah Smalley,...

Ohio School Bus Driver Killed During Safety Drill

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police say an Ohio school bus driver sacrificed her life to save a 10-year-old girl during an evacuation drill outside a charter school. A police spokesman says the vehicle rolled over the 51-year-old driver Tuesday morning after she saved a 10-year-old girl...

School Bus Driver Killed During Safety Drill

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police say a school bus driver for a private transportation company was killed when the bus rolled over her during an evacuation drill outside an Akron charter school. A police spokesman says the 51-year-old driver sacrificed her life to save a 10-year-old girl...

Ohio Hospital Resumes Surgeries After 3-day Delay

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — A southern Ohio hospital that halted surgeries for three days because of concerns about sterilizing tools has resumed those procedures. Adena Medical Center in Chillicothe (chihl-ih-KAWTH’-ee) put surgeries on hold after staff noticed staining on...

Amusement Park Won’t Rename Coaster ‘King James’

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s Cedar Point amusement park is partnering with the LeBron James Family Foundation instead of renaming a roller coaster for the basketball superstar. The Sandusky park had vowed to rename a coaster “King James” if the four-time NBA MVP...

Teen Pleads Guilty In Southern Indiana Slaying

BEDFORD, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana teenager has been sentenced to 55 years in prison for his role in the beating death of a man in his rural home. Eighteen-year-old Austin Curtis of Bedford pleaded guilty to a murder charge in a Lawrence County court Monday for the February...

Ohio Lays Out Arguments In Appeal Of Voting Order

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio officials say the state’s early voting schedule exceeds the time allowed in most states and does not burden voters. State attorneys laid out their arguments in a court filing Monday night, as Ohio appeals a federal judge’s decision that...

APNewsBreak: Ohio Adds 2 Charter Schools To Probe

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A spokesman says additional complaints have prompted Ohio to expand its review of an embattled charter school chain to two additional cities. The Ohio Department of Education was already investigating a Dayton-area Horizon Academy, after teachers shared...

Mall Mashup: Washington Prime To Buy Glimcher

NEW YORK (AP) — Washington Prime Group Inc., which spun off from mall operator Simon Property Group earlier this year, is buying rival mall operator Glimcher Realty Trust for about $2.06 billion. The combined company will own 119 malls and shopping centers around the country....