May 26, 2015

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Ohio gas prices continue to fall

COLUMBUS — Ohio motorists have plenty to be happy about this holiday season, as gas prices are continuing to fall throughout the month. The average price for a gallon of regular gas in Ohio was $3.14 in today’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express. That’s 21 cents lower Read More…

Federal judge to hear death row inmate Ronald Post’s obesity claim today

COLUMBUS — A judge is ready to hear arguments in the case of a condemned Ohio inmate who weighs around 450 pounds and says he’s too fat to be executed humanely. Killer Ronald Post claims he could suffer a “torturous and lingering death” because executioners will have a hard time finding a vein for the Read More…

Kyrie scores career-high 41, but Cavs fall 103-102 to Knicks

NEW YORK — Once they outlasted Kyrie Irving, the New York Knicks could turn their attention to the next point guard coming to town. Even Linsanity shouldn’t be as tough to deal with as the guy wearing the black mask Saturday night. Raymond Felton scored 25 points, Tyson Chandler had 23, and the New York Read More…

President Obama to address nation at 3:15 p.m.

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will speak from the White House briefing room about the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. The president’s comments will be at 3:15 p.m. today. They will be his first on the incident, which has left at least 27 people dead, including 18 children. White House spokesman Jay Carney Read More…

Some of the deadliest mass shootings around world

A gunman at a Connecticut elementary school killed more than two dozen people, including children, on today. It is among the world’s worst mass shootings. Here is a look at some others: Aug. 5, 2012: Army veteran Wade Michael Page kills five men and one woman and wounds three other people, including a police officer, Read More…

27 dead, including 20 children, after shooting at Connecticut elementary school

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NEWTOWN, Conn. — A man opened fire Friday inside the Connecticut elementary school where his mother worked as a teacher, killing 26 people, including 20 children, as youngsters cowered in their classrooms and trembled helplessly to the sound of gunfire reverberating through the building. The killer, armed with two handguns, committed suicide and another person Read More…

Parole Board recommends mercy for convicted killer Ronald Post

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Parole Board is recommending mercy for an obese death row inmate based on claims raising doubts about his legal representation, not about his weight. Attorneys for inmate Ronald Post said assertions that he confessed to the 1983 slaying of a motel clerk have been falsely exaggerated and questioned how his original Read More…

Gov. Kasich won’t lease Ohio Turnpike

TOLEDO — Ohio’s governor wants to use the state’s toll road that links the East Coast with the Midwest to raise up to $3 billion for road projects, closing a gaping hole in the state’s highway budget. The proposal means the Ohio Turnpike won’t be sold or leased to a private operator — an option Read More…

Ohio deputy accused of reselling gold and jewelry

CINCINNATI — Authorities in southwest Ohio say a former Hamilton County sheriff’s deputy turned an off-duty job at a gold and jewelry buying store into a big money-maker. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports 39-year-old Chad Brehm and wife Elisha Brehm have been indicted on charges of theft, receiving stolen property and tampering with evidence. They have Read More…

Lower Great Lakes levels reveal another shipwreck

LAKE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — There’s been another report of a shipwreck uncovered off of Michigan because of lower Great Lakes water levels. The Huron Daily Tribune of Bad Axe reports Ron Krzeminski last month spotted what he thought was rocks in Lake Huron about 15 feet off the shoreline of Huron County’s Lake Township. When Read More…