May 24, 2016

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Funerals set for six Piketon victims; police say ‘ample security’ will be provided

COLUMBUS — There will be “ample security” at the funeral for six of the eight people shot and killed in rural southern Ohio in what authorities call a planned attack targeting one family, Ohio’s attorney general said. The service Tuesday at a West Portsmouth church is the last of three funerals for the victims. Seven Read More…

Autopsy results released in Pike County shootings: Seven of eight victims shot multiple times

COLUMBUS — Seven of eight relatives who were killed in their southern Ohio homes had been shot multiple times, including one who was shot nine times, according to autopsy results released Tuesday. Some also had bruising, which matched a report from a 911 caller who said two appeared to have been beaten up. The Hamilton Read More…

Cleveland reaches $6 million settlement with family of Tamir Rice

CLEVELAND — The city has reached a $6 million settlement in a lawsuit over the death of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy shot by a white police officer while playing with a pellet gun outside a recreation center. An order filed in U.S. District Court in Cleveland on Monday says the city will pay Read More…

Pike County murders remain a mystery

COLUMBUS — Marijuana growing operations were discovered at some of the crime scenes where officials said eight family members were killed in a “pre-planned execution,” raising more questions as authorities scrambled to find a suspect or suspects in the slayings in a rural southern Ohio community. The killings at four homes near the small community Read More…

UPDATED: Multiple fatalities reported in Pike County shooting

PIKETON, Ohio — Shootings with multiple fatalities were reported along a road in rural Ohio on Friday morning, but details on the number of deaths and the whereabouts of the suspect or suspects weren’t immediately clear. The attorney general’s office said a dozen Bureau of Criminal Investigation agents had been called to Pike County, an Read More…

Kasich says Ohio ‘stronger every day’ in address

MARIETTA — Republican Gov. John Kasich sounded a unifying message during his annual State of the State address Wednesday, saying his state “is getting stronger every day” and is setting an example for the nation by solving tough problems with ingenuity and cooperation. Kasich might be off the presidential campaign trail temporarily, but some of Read More…

Marietta readies for Kasich’s State of the State speech

COLUMBUS — The city of Marietta is preparing for a crowd as Ohio Gov. John Kasich, members of his Cabinet, state lawmakers and others descend on the historic city for his annual State of the State speech. The governor and Republican presidential contender is scheduled to deliver the address at the Peoples Bank Theatre at Read More…

Missing inmate recapture without incident near Nelsonville prison

NELSONVILLE — A convicted murderer who escaped from an Ohio prison was captured late Monday by a joint law enforcement task force, authorities said. The state Department of Rehabilitation and Correction tweeted around 11:30 p.m. that John Modie, an inmate serving time for the murder of a woman at his home, had been captured in Read More…

Report: Farmers aren’t doing enough to stop Lake Erie algae

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Cutting phosphorus runoff into Lake Erie enough to prevent harmful algae outbreaks would require sweeping changes on the region’s farms that may include converting thousands of acres of cropland into grassland, scientists said in a report Tuesday. The study released by the University of Michigan Water Center found current efforts to Read More…

State unemployment rate remains unchanged at 4.9 percent in February

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s unemployment rate of 4.9 percent in February was unchanged from January as the number of unemployed workers and Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment both increased. An Ohio Department of Job and Family Services release Friday says the number of unemployed workers in February was 285,000, up 6,000 from January. Ohio’s nonagricultural Read More…