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Ex-firefighter convicted of stealing union funds sentenced

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The former treasurer of an Ohio firefighters union who was convicted of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in union funds has been sentenced to two years in prison. A judge in Akron on Monday also ordered 41-year-old Joseph Ruhlin to pay $385,000 in restitution to ...

Ohio Boy Scouts leader gets 8 years for sexually abusing boy

CLEVELAND (AP) — A former Ohio Boy Scouts leader who pleaded guilty to grooming and sexually abusing a troop member has received eight years in prison. Cleveland.com reports 30-year-old Aaron Robertson apologized before sentencing Tuesday in Cleveland. He pleaded guilty last month to ...

Firefighters suspended; accused of making porn at firehouse

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Two firefighters in Ohio have been suspended for allegedly making pornographic videos at a firehouse. Akron (AK'-ruhn) officials say Arthur Dean and Deann Eller were both placed on administrative leave on Monday while the city launched an investigation into the ...

University of Toledo president gets raise, longer contract

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The University of Toledo is extending the contract for its president through at least 2023 and raising her pay. The amended contract for school President Sharon Gaber was approved Monday by the school's board of trustees. It raises her salary by $51,000, to $510,000 and ...

Motorcyclist throws concrete into car, breaking woman’s jaw

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police say a motorcyclist involved in a road rage confrontation in Ohio threw a piece of concrete into a car and broke a woman's jaw. The 29-year-old woman and her 25-year-old boyfriend told police they were driving in Akron around 7 p.m. Monday when they honked their horn ...

$9 million spent in Ohio’s GOP governor primary’s last weeks

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — It turns out Ohio's roller coaster primary season was just as tumultuous under the hood as it was on the surface, as personal loans drove one Republican campaign's spending above $14 million and an eager Democrat spent himself into ...

Sex misconduct claims include Ohio State doc’s other office

By KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Claims about a former Ohio State University doctor allege sexual misconduct not only in his interactions with students and student-athletes but also at the private, off-campus medical office he had later, according to a law firm ...

Overdose death toll declines in county hit hard by opioids

CINCINNATI (AP) — A hard-hit Ohio county that expanded availability of naloxone during the opioid epidemic has been seeing a decline in its overdose death toll. Hamilton County's program of increasing overdose antidote availability and quick response to requests for addiction treatment ...

Police responding to fight shoot man; 2 officers injured

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say police responded to a report of man and woman fighting in the street in a Cleveland suburb and one man was shot and two officers were injured. A spokeswoman for the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation said police did find two people engaged in ...

Police: Woman hid boyfriend’s body in motel for 4 days

SHARONVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Police have arrested an Ohio woman who kept the body of her boyfriend inside their shared motel room for four days after he died of a suspected drug overdose. Authorities say a worker discovered the body at the Crosslands Motel in Sharonville June 14. Court ...

3 from Ohio dead in Indiana crash blamed on wrong-way driver

MISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say three people from Ohio have died following a four-vehicle crash in northern Indiana caused by a wrong-way driver. The crash happened Sunday evening along the Indiana Toll Road near Mishawaka. State police were responding to a call about a vehicle being ...

Appeals court considers woman’s challenge to life sentence

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Attorneys are debating whether a Tennessee woman serving a life sentence for killing a man when she was 16 can gain parole. They're arguing before federal appellate judges in Cincinnati who are considering sending the case back to ...

Proposal would pay homeless people to pick up trash

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A program to pay homeless people to pick up trash in an Ohio neighborhood could begin soon. The Columbus Dispatch reports that organizers are seeking $40,000 from the city of Columbus to launch a yearlong pilot program in the city's Franklinton neighborhood. The goal ...

Man trying to do a good deed runs into escaped prisoner

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who thought he was helping give a nurse a ride says he later realized the woman was wearing a jail uniform, and she was handcuffed behind her back. Jimmy Sesto said he was driving along the Market Street Bridge in Steubenville Wednesday when he saw the ...

Neighbor shoots man attacking woman with an ax

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police say an Ohio man shot and killed another man who was attacking a woman with an ax. The Blade reports Benjamin Hand told police he saw the man strike the woman with the weapon in Toledo around noon Wednesday. Hand shot the man, and he was transported to a local ...

Ex-mayor appeals conviction in bribery, gambling case

NILES, Ohio (AP) — A former northeast Ohio mayor found guilty of running an illegal gambling house and taking bribes in exchange for jobs is appealing his conviction. Ex-Niles Mayor Ralph Infante was sentenced last month to 10 years in prison. His attorney has filed a notice of appeal and ...

Ohio agency to take over probe of township trustee’s death

MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's criminal investigative agency will probe the death of a township trustee whose body was found in a lake last year with multiple stab wounds. The Medina Gazette reports a spokeswoman for the Bureau of Criminal Investigation says the agency will give a "fresh set of ...

College whiz kid, 13, has scientific research published

By EVE SNEIDER, The Blade TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Most students fail the first midterm in Michael Young's organic chemistry lecture at the University of Toledo. In spring 2017, the average was a 50. But one student, Daniel Liu, scored a 99. "He smoked the competition," Young said. Daniel is ...

Court hears case of Ohio man who killed 88-year-old woman

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has heard arguments in the case of a condemned killer convicted of fatally beating and stabbing an 88-year-old woman during a robbery. Death row inmate James Goff was sentenced to death in the 1994 slaying of Myrtle Rutledge in her Wilmington home ...

Ohio’s top court to hear arguments on promotions tax dispute

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court plans to hear arguments in a dispute over promotions including bobbleheads and other items offered by the Cincinnati Reds to ticket buyers. At issue is whether the Reds are exempt from paying tax on the purchase of the promotional ...