October 23, 2014

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Ohio State: Fired band director was dishonest

Ohio State University marching band director Jon Waters leads the band in "Carmen Ohio" following a game against San Diego State at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on Sept. 7. (AP Photo/The Columbus Dispatch, Adam Cairns)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University’s fired band director witnessed more sexually charged incidents than previously reported, once proposed punishing a female band member who reported sexual assault and kept a calendar of nearly nude male band members in his office, school attorneys said in response to his federal lawsuit. In continuing to defend Read More…

No trick: Across US, Halloween bumped for football

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — When Halloween falls on a Friday in communities where high school football is king, it’s time to reschedule the holiday. Communities from West Virginia to Texas are saying they’re OK with celebrating Halloween on, well, not Halloween. Football is king in many rural areas, especially in the South, and that’s a Read More…

North Korean detainee lands back home in Ohio

Jeffrey Fowle speaks to the Associated Press in Pyongyang, North Korea. Fowle, one of three Americans being held in North Korea, has been released, the State Department said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man detained for nearly half a year in North Korea has landed back home. Officials say a plane carrying Jeffrey Fowle landed Wednesday morning at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, near Dayton. The State Department announced Tuesday that the 56-year-old Miamisburg resident had been released. The news came about six Read More…

Expelled Nazis paid millions in Social Security

Jakob Denzinger looks from his apartment window in Osijek, eastern Croatia. Denzinger is among dozens of death camp guards and suspected Nazi war criminals who collected millions of dollars in Social Security payments despite being forced out of the U.S.  (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream. His plastics company in the Rust Belt town of Akron, Ohio, thrived. By the late 1980s, he had acquired the trappings of success: a Cadillac DeVille and a Lincoln Town Car, a lakefront home, investments in oil and real estate. Then the Nazi hunters Read More…

Family: Infected nurse who was in Ohio would not disregard protocol

A Tallmadge auxiliary police officer keeps watch on a home Thursday where Amber Joy Vinson stayed over the weekend before flying home to Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — The family of a Dallas nurse who tested positive for the Ebola virus after flying to Cleveland and returning home said Sunday that she wouldn’t knowingly expose herself or anyone else to it. It said in a statement issued through a Washington, D.C.-based spokesman that suggestions nurse Amber Vinson ignored medical or government Read More…

116 being monitored in Ohio for Ebola virus

AKRON — A total of 116 people are being monitored for Ebola symptoms in Ohio following the visit from a Dallas nurse who treated the first patient to die of the virus in the United States and later tested positive herself, health officials said Saturday. None of those being monitored is sick, officials stressed. Dr. Read More…

Search expands for contacts in Ohio Ebola investigation

Police keep watch on a home Thursday in Tallmadge, where Amber Joy Vinson stayed over the weekend before flying home to Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Health officials expanded their search for people who may have had contact with a Texas nurse diagnosed with Ebola to include another planeload of passengers and shoppers at an Ohio bridal store. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday broadened its search to identify those who may have been Read More…

More than 49,000 Ohioans have voted early

David Pepper, left, Democratic candidate for Ohio Attorney General, votes next to Connie Pillich, Democratic candidate for Ohio Treasurer, on the first day of early voting in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

COLUMBUS (AP) — The state’s elections chief says more than 49,000 Ohioans have cast absentee ballots for the fall election after early voting began last week. Ohioans can vote absentee by mail or in person ahead of Election Day. Voters will pick the next governor along with other statewide officeholders on Nov. 4. Secretary of Read More…

US steps up domestic response to Ebola crisis

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The revelation that a second Dallas nurse who is ill with Ebola was cleared to fly the day before her diagnosis raised new alarms as leaders of the nation’s public health system prepared to defend their efforts to contain the deadly virus before a congressional hearing Thursday. President Barack Obama directed his Read More…

UPDATED: Texas nurse with Ebola had visited family in Ohio

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TALLMADGE, Ohio (AP) — A Texas nurse’s Ebola diagnosis after a visit to Ohio led to public health alerts, precautions and worries Wednesday as officials tried to determine who had close contact with her and keep the illness from spreading. Officials in Summit County, where the woman visited family over the weekend, said one individual Read More…