Indicted Ohio Judge’s Hearing To Set Trial Delayed

CINCINNATI (AP) — A court hearing to set the trial date for an Ohio judge charged with misusing county credit cards and backdating court documents has been delayed. Judge Tracie Hunter of the Hamilton County Juvenile Court was not at a court hearing for scheduling matters in her...

Ohio’s Exotic Animal Law Survives Federal Lawsuit

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal appeals court upheld Ohio’s restrictions on exotic animals Tuesday, rejecting a challenge by owners who had claimed the law was too stringent and forced them to join organizations they disagree with. Seven owners had sued the state over the...

Support Grows For Tressel As Ohio College’s Leader

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Support is growing to make former Ohio State University football coach Jim Tressel the next president of Youngstown State University. Leaders of an independent corporation involved in fundraising and scholarships for Youngstown State signed a letter...

No Charges In Fatal Shooting Of Ohio Boy, 8

CINCINNATI (AP) — A prosecutor’s spokeswoman says no charges will be filed in the fatal shooting of an 8-year-old Cincinnati boy who police say was killed while one of his brothers was playing with a loaded gun he thought was a BB gun. Spokeswoman Julie Wilson said Tuesday...

Libertarian Governor Candidate Challenged In Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A challenge to the candidacy of a Libertarian gubernatorial candidate in Ohio is under way before a hearing officer designated by the state elections chief. Libertarian Charlie Earl’s bid for governor potentially could draw votes from Republican Gov....

Ohio Man Convicted Of Killing 3 In North Carolina

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An Ohio man has been convicted of killing three people in North Carolina more than six years ago. A Mecklenburg County jury spent less than four hours before returning a guilty verdict against Justin Hurd on Monday. The jury said Hurd killed Jasmine Hines,...

Man Convicted Of Killing 3 In North Carolina

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An Ohio man has been convicted of killing three people in North Carolina more than six years ago. A Mecklenburg County jury spent less than four hours before returning a guilty verdict against Justin Hurd on Monday. The jury said Hurd killed Jasmine Hines,...

OH Man Acquitted In Killing Over Electricity Theft

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A jury in northeast Ohio has acquitted a 22-year-old man accused of fatally shooting a neighbor over the theft of electricity. The (Youngstown) Vindicator (http://bit.ly/1mS8t6e) reports that Michael Paige was found not guilty of aggravated murder by a...

Advocates Lobby Feds For Great Lakes Programs

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Great Lakes advocates are meeting in Washington, D.C., this week to lobby for funding of environmental projects and to discuss strategies for dealing with challenges such as invasive species. More than 100 people from the eight-state region are...

Ohio Man Goes To Prison For Rape Of Boy At Church

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A judge has sentenced a 20-year-old southwest Ohio man to 15 years to life in prison for raping a 5-year-old boy in a church bathroom last year. Blake Cole had pleaded no contest last month to one count of rape in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court in...