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...

Long Scattered, Adoptees Search For Lost Families

MCCAYSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — They were adopted off-the-books decades ago, scattered by a Georgia doctor who took $100 or $1,000 or something in between to send desperate couples home with new sons and daughters. Now some of the adoptees have turned to fresh DNA testing in hopes of...

GOP Sen. Portman Sets Town Hall With Ohio Veterans

MOUNT CARMEL, Ohio (AP) — Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio is meeting with veterans about concerns related to problems with the Department of Veterans Affairs. He scheduled a Friday town hall meeting at an American Legion Post in Mount Carmel, about 20 miles east of...

2 Accused Of Neglect In Son’s Death Due In Court

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — A northern Ohio man and his wife will be arraigned on involuntary manslaughter charges after the man’s disabled 33-year-old son was found dead at their home. Authorities say they charged the couple after seeing signs of severe medical neglect....