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Ohio Prisons Cracking Down On Smuggled Cellphones

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections says it is cracking down on cellphones smuggled into the state’s prisons. The state has spent more than $300,000 in the past year to buy electronic equipment used to detect cellphones, which inmates...

Crews Still Searching For Missing Ohio Boaters

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say they are still looking for the bodies of two boaters missing in western Lake Erie for more than a week. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says officers still hope to find the bodies of 32-year-old Bryan Huff and 34-year-old Andrew...

Ohio Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Sentence Appeal

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court says it will hear an appeal from a man who claims a 115-year prison sentence imposed when he was 15 years old violates his constitutional rights. Brandon Moore was tried as an adult and convicted by a jury in the August 2001 armed...

Woman Charged With Taking Toy From Child’s Grave

ONTARIO, Ohio (AP) — Police in northern Ohio say they’ve charged a woman who was seen on a surveillance video taking a stuffed animal from a child’s grave. Ontario police said 54-year-old Frieda Kay Shade turned herself in Wednesday after the cemetery surveillance...

1 Person Killed In Shooting In South Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — One person is dead after a shooting Friday morning in south Columbus. WBNS-TV reports ( ) that police were called around 2:30 a.m. to a shooting at a home near Mithoff and Ann streets. The victim was found outside and taken to a hospital, where he died....

WesBanco Names Todd Clossin President, CEO

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — WesBanco Inc.’s board has elected Todd F. Clossin as president and chief executive officer. The Wheeling-based bank holding company announced the move Thursday. Clossin will succeed Paul M. Limbert, who is retiring on April 30 after 37 years with the...

Va. Man To Enter Plea In Multi-state Fake ID Case

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A man accused of participating in a sophisticated multi-state fake identification ring is set to plead guilty in federal court in Richmond. A plea hearing for Manuel Garcia-Rojas is scheduled for Friday. Garcia-Rojas is charged with racketeering conspiracy...

International League

___ Rochester 8, Pawtucket 1 Indianapolis 7, Toledo 5 Syracuse 5, Louisville 2 Buffalo 6, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 5 Gwinnett at Columbus, 6:35 p.m. Norfolk 9, Lehigh Valley 5 Charlotte 4, Durham 3 Rochester at Pawtucket, 6:15 p.m. Syracuse at Louisville, 6:35 p.m. Indianapolis at...

Midwest League

___ Burlington 4, Wisconsin 1 Fort Wayne 2, Great Lakes 1, 11 innings Bowling Green 4, West Michigan 3 Lansing 10, Lake County 2 Dayton at South Bend, 7:05 p.m. Cedar Rapids at Peoria, ppd., rain Beloit at Kane County, 7:30 p.m. Quad Cities at Clinton, ppd., rain Dayton at Great...

Woman Sues Reds Pitcher Simon, Alleges Sex Assault

A woman has filed a lawsuit alleging that Cincinnati Reds pitcher Alfredo Simon sexually assaulted her in a Washington hotel when the team was in town to play the Nationals. According to a suit filed Thursday in D.C. Superior Court, the woman, identified as Jane Doe, is seeking...