May 28, 2015

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Ex-doctor to change plea in Ohio pain pill case

COLUMBUS — An ex-doctor is changing his plea to charges that he conspired to illegally distribute controlled substances at Ohio pain medication clinics. The indictment earlier this year against Mark Fantauzzi and six others alleged that dozens of customers a week would travel hundreds of miles to visit the clinics in southern and central Ohio Read More…

Ohio will expand law-enforcement simulator use

COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is announcing expanded efforts to train Ohio’s law enforcement officers in firearms and car-chase safety. DeWine’s office said Monday that demand from law-enforcement agencies has led to plans to increase the number of training simulators available. DeWine will be traveling around the state this week with the mobile Read More…

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…