May 25, 2016

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Amish to be resentenced for remaining charges in attacks

CLEVELAND (AP) — Sixteen members of a breakaway Amish community from eastern Ohio are scheduled to be resentenced in Cleveland after a federal appellate court overturned their hate crime convictions. The resentencing Monday afternoon is necessary because their original sentences did not distinguish between the hate crimes convictions that were overturned and other charges related Read More…

UPDATED: Ohio bill would expand access to drug overdose antidote

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Doctors could authorize individuals to hand out a drug overdose antidote to addicts, their friends and family members without requiring a prescription under an Ohio bill aimed at expanding the drug’s availability. The bill approved by the House Health and Aging Committee on Wednesday also would allow pharmacies to distribute the Read More…

Ted Strickland to focus US Senate bid on opportunity

COLUMBUS (AP) — Democrat Ted Strickland says his run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Rob Portman will focus on expanding job and educational opportunities for average people that have been denied by GOP policies in Washington and Ohio. Strickland formally announced his bid Wednesday, instantly escalating attacks on his record as Ohio’s Read More…

Fires kill 15 children in Ohio in 2014, 11 so far this year

COLUMBUS (AP) — Fires killed 15 children in Ohio last year and have claimed at least 11 young lives in just the first two months of 2015, according to the state fire marshal’s office. Many factors affect those statistics, but the chief of the state Bureau of Fire Prevention notes that age is among them. Read More…

Documentary on late congressman James Traficant set to premiere in March

YOUNGSTOWN (AP) — A documentary about James Traficant, the colorful Ohio politician whose conviction for taking bribes made him only the second person to be expelled from Congress since the Civil War, is set to premiere at a film festival next month. The documentary, “Traficant: Congressman of Crimetown” will premiere at the Cleveland International Film Read More…

Cleveland Gay Games brings most revenue in event’s history

CLEVELAND (AP) — Last summer’s Gay Games in northeast Ohio raised the most revenue in the event’s history, organizers said. The August event held in Cleveland and Akron raised $6.8 million in revenue, netting a small profit of nearly $150,000, said Gay Games 9 Executive Director Thomas Nobbe. Nobbe said at a forum held by Read More…

Court upholds Ohio’s power to regulate oil and gas drilling

COLUMBUS — Certain local zoning laws aimed at limiting fracking can’t be used to circumvent the state’s authority over oil and gas drilling, a fiercely divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. In a 4-3 decision with three written dissents, the high court said that the home rule clause of Ohio’s constitution doesn’t allow a municipality to block drilling activities otherwise Read More…

Ohio students first to begin taking new Common Core tests

STOCKPORT, Ohio (AP) — Sixth-grader Kayla Hunter considers herself pretty tech savvy. She has a computer at home unlike about half her classmates at her elementary school. And it matches up well with the one she’ll use this week to take a new test linked to the Common Core standards. Still, the perky 11-year-old worries. During a recent Read More…

February aiming to be among top five coldest on record

Temperatures dropped to an all-time low Monday, breaking a previous record set more than a century ago. According to National Weather Service, temperatures at Cleveland Hopkins Airport fell to 12 below zero, breaking the previous record of 8 below zero for Feb. 16, set in 1904. On Tuesday, Cleveland’s Hopkins Airport reported a reading of minus 8 Read More…

Homeless woman begs, walks to face attacker in court

COLUMBUS (AP) — A homeless woman who was raped while sleeping under a bridge last March sometimes begged for bus money or walked up to 8 miles over the past year so she could face her attacker in court. Her determination to be in court helped win a conviction against the man, said a police Read More…