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5 Things To Know About Adoptees’ Search Via DNA

NORTH CANTON, Ohio (AP) — More than 200 newborns in the 1950s and ’60s were relocated in off-the-books adoptions through Dr. Thomas Hicks’ McCaysville clinic in far northern Georgia. Some of the adoptees, now in their 50s and 60s, are trying again to find blood...

Major League Soccer

NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. ___ Montreal at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Toronto FC at New York, 8 p.m. Sporting Kansas City at Portland, 11 p.m. Seattle FC at D.C. United, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at New England, 7:30 p.m. FC Dallas at Columbus, 8 p.m. Vancouver at...

Ohio Senators Say HUD OK’s Mission’s Expansion

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio’s U.S. senators say that federal housing officials have cleared the way for an organization’s expansion of efforts to help Cincinnati’s poor and homeless. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Cleveland, and Rob Portman, R-Cincinnati, had been pressing...

Ohio Unemployment Rate Drops To 5.5 Percent

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state says Ohio’s unemployment rate dropped again in May. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said Friday the seasonally adjusted rate in May was 5.5 percent, which was down from 5.7 percent in March and 6.1 percent in April. It’s...

Ohio Unemployment Rate Drops To 5.5 Percent

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state says Ohio’s unemployment rate dropped again in May. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said Friday the seasonally adjusted rate in May was 5.5 percent, which was down from 5.7 percent in March and 6.1 percent in April. It’s...

Teen Sentenced To 20 Years In Ohio Slaying

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A 16-year-old boy has been sentenced to 20 years in adult prison after he pleaded guilty to an October slaying in northeast Ohio. The (Youngstown) Vindicator ( ) reports that Dammarrea Harris pleaded guilty Thursday to involuntary manslaughter and...

Jury Deliberating Fate Of Ohio Man Who Killed 4

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A jury is deciding whether to recommend the death penalty for a 22-year-old man convicted of killing four people in a northeast Ohio townhome last year. The jury in Akron began deliberations Thursday after hearing four days of testimony for and against the...

Troubled Festival Will Go On At Different Venue

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Juneteenth Festival will go on this weekend with enhanced security at a gated park after a shooting disrupted last year’s event and threw its future into doubt. The 24th annual Juneteenth Ohio Freedom Festival to celebrate the end of...

Ohio Now Has 339 Reported Measles Cases

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The measles outbreak in Ohio has reached 339 cases in nine counties. State health officials report eight hospitalizations from the cases that are part of the largest national outbreak of the illness since 1996. Health officials say the Ohio outbreak started...

Document Details Cleveland Police Shooting

CLEVELAND (AP) — A new document filed by prosecutors says a Cleveland police officer climbed on the hood of a car and fired 15 shots at the driver and passenger from less than 5 feet away — after they were no longer a threat. That information was contained in a document filed...