Police Chief Quits, Won’t Work With Acquitted Comedian Mayor

HILLSBORO, Ohio (AP) — The police chief in a small Ohio city says he can’t, in good conscience, continue to work with the mayor, who moonlights as a stand-up comedian and was recently acquitted on charges alleging he abused his power. Hillsboro Police Chief Todd Whited...

Watchdog Group Wants Ohio Village To Remove Nativity Scene

ST. BERNARD, Ohio (AP) — A national watchdog group wants a village in suburban Cincinnati to remove a nativity scene that the group says violates the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of separation of church and state. The Madison, Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion...

No Longer Financially Viable, Kent St. To Close Golf Course

KENT, Ohio (AP) — Kent State University has announced plans to close its 18-hole golf course in Franklin Township after 50 years of ownership, citing a decline in revenue and escalating operating costs. The par 70 course along state Route 59 will remain open to golfers until the...

Hudson Officer Who Fatally Shot Suspect Placed On Leave

HUDSON, Ohio (AP) — The police officer who fatally shot a suspect that allegedly fled from the scene of a crash along the Ohio Turnpike in Summit County has been placed on paid administrative leave. The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office said Monday that the identity...

Police Chief Won’t Work With Mayor Who’s Also A Comedian

HILLSBORO, Ohio (AP) — The police chief in a small Ohio city says he can no longer “in good conscious” work with the mayor, who also moonlights as a stand-up comedian. Hillsboro Police Chief Todd Whited resigned Monday, in a move that Mayor Drew Hastings says was not...

Ohio Firefighter Shot, Wounded While On Scene Of House Fire

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio firefighter has been shot and wounded while on the scene of a house fire. It happened late Monday night in Youngstown, about 75 miles southeast of Cleveland. Police tell WKBN-TV that the firefighter was responding to a house fire in the city at the...

Senate Committee Considers Expanded Concealed Weapons Law

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio Senate committee has scheduled a possible vote on a bill to expand the state’s concealed weapons law to allow guns in places such as colleges and day cares and on private aircraft. The bill still permits those places to ban guns if they want....

Trial Set For Cop Who Accidentally Shot Into Day Care Center

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio (AP) — A trial has been scheduled for an Ohio police officer who accidentally fired a shot into a busy day care center while unloading a gun inside a home next door. Thirty-three-year-old Ian McInnes, a part-time officer in East Cleveland, was charged last...

James, Cavs Snap 3-game Skid With 116-112 Win Over Raptors

TORONTO (AP) — LeBron James scored 34 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers overcame an injury to J.R. Smith to snap their three-game losing streak with a 116-112 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Monday night. Smith injured his left knee in the first quarter after landing on a...

James, Cavs Snap 3-game Skid With 116-112 Win Over Raptors

TORONTO (AP) — LeBron James scored 34 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers overcame an injury to J.R. Smith to snap their three-game losing streak with a 116-112 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Monday night. Smith injured his left knee in the first quarter after landing on a...