3 Plead Not Guilty In Corruption Investigation

CLEVELAND (AP) — The three defendants in a northeastern Ohio corruption case have pleaded not guilty and have been ordered not to leave the state without the court’s permission. Youngstown Mayor John McNally and Mahoning County Auditor Michael Sciortino (shor-TEE’-no)...

Democrats Look To Gain Ground In Ohio Senate Races

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democrats in Ohio’s state Senate are seeking to strengthen their campaign strategy ahead of the fall elections. Three of the Senate caucus’ campaign staffers are attending a training this week organized by the national Democratic Legislative...

Indicted Ohio Judge’s Lawyer Seeks Judgeship

CINCINNATI (AP) — The attorney who helped a now-indicted juvenile court judge get seated in southwest Ohio plans to run for a judgeship herself. The Cincinnati Enquirer ( ) reports that attorney Jennifer Branch appears to have more than enough signatures to qualify for the fall...

Ohio Police Blame Accident For Wife Shooting

HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a shooting that critically wounded a 70-year-old woman in a southwest Ohio suburb appears to have been accidental. Police in Huber Heights say the woman’s 69-year-old husband was questioned, then released. The Dayton Daily News ( )...

Western Ohio Man Sentenced For 1981 Slaying

WAPAKONETA, Ohio (AP) — A judge has sentenced a Florida man to seven-to-25 years in prison in the fatal stabbing of a farmer during a burglary in western Ohio in 1981. Fifty-three-year-old Paul Hoover was living in Altamonte Springs near Orlando when he was arrested in December...

Ohio Philanthropist William Frack Dies

FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — A northwest Ohio philanthropist has died less than two months after announcing he would leave about $20 million to a community foundation, with much of it going to the collegiate basketball program he followed with devotion for six decades. A spokeswoman for...

Toledo Gets Grant To Clean Up Auto Plant Site

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The city of Toledo is getting nearly $128,000 in federal grant money to clean up a site that was used for commercial and manufacturing purposes for 90 years. The federal brownfields grant worth $127,825 will be used to clean up the 5 ½-acre site of the former...

Breach Exposes Patient Records At Toledo Hospital

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A security breach at a Toledo hospital may have compromised the personal information of nearly 600 patients. The (Toledo) Blade ( ) reports that the ProMedica group discovered last month that an employee at Bay Park Hospital had accessed 594 patient records...

Ohio House Bill Addresses Guns On School Grounds

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio House committee has signed off on a bill clarifying that guns legally carried onto the grounds of a school must remain in a locked car. Ohio law currently says that a person with a concealed-carry license can carry a gun into a school safety zone...

Clues Sought In Death Of Ohio Woman Found In Creek

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in central Ohio say they still are trying to figure out how a 30-year-old woman ended up dead in a creek over the weekend. Ross County investigators spent Wednesday searching Paint Creek by water and by air looking for clues into the death of...