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Trumbull County treasurer sues steel firm

WARREN — Warren Steel Holdings LLC — a defunct maker of steel parts used in manufacturing with ties to a Ukrainian oligarch not allowed to enter the U.S. — finds itself facing another lawsuit, this one by Trumbull County’s treasurer who wants to foreclose on hundreds of acres where the ...

Priest placed on administrative leave

YOUNGSTOWN — The Diocese of Youngstown has placed a priest on administrative leave after officials were made aware of allegations regarding inappropriate physical contact with a minor. A letter from Bishop David Bonnar states the Rev. Marian Babjak was put on leave after accusations were ...

1969 heist solved after man’s ‘unassuming’ life in hiding

CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — Before Thomas Randele sold luxury cars and taught golf in suburban Boston, before he got married and had a family, federal marshals say he was Theodore John Conrad, who pulled off one of the biggest bank robberies in Cleveland's history. The suspect's disappearance was ...

Governor cancels in-person events after coronavirus exposure

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and his wife, Fran DeWine, are cancelling in-person events after the couple were exposed to two staff members who recently tested positive for COVID-19, the governor's office said Wednesday. Both the governor and his wife are vaccinated and ...

Debate kicks off in Ohio over new congressional maps

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democrats objected strongly to a new congressional map proposed by Ohio House Republican, saying Democrats had no time to review the map in advance and were given scant details, as both chambers of the state's Legislature began work ...

GOP’s Carey, Democrats’ Brown win US House seats in Ohio

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Mike Carey, a Trump-backed coal lobbyist, bested a two-term state lawmaker to win an open U.S. House seat in central Ohio on Tuesday, while Democrat Shontel Brown coasted to victory in a second up-for-grabs congressional ...

Cleveland voters approve new civilian police review board

CLEVELAND (AP) — Voters in Cleveland, whose police department is already under federal court control, has approved a new civilian police review board with powers independent of the mayor's office. The vote created a Community Police Commission to oversee the board, which has authority to ...

Candidates who attended ‘Stop the Steal’ rally win races

By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press At least six state or local political candidates won their elections on Tuesday, less than 10 months after they attended former President Donald Trump's "Stop the Steal" rally on Jan. 6, the day when thousands of rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol. At least ...

FirstEnergy agrees to $306M refund to Ohio customers

By MARK GILLISPIE Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Akron-based FirstEnergy Corp., one of the largest public utility holding companies in the U.S, announced Monday it had reached a settlement with the Ohio Consumers' Counsel and other groups to refund its Ohio customers and lower their rates ...

Biden backs Ohio Rep. Allison Russo in race for US House

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President Joe Biden threw his political weight behind two-term Democratic state Rep. Allison Russo on Monday, as she faces a Trump-backed Republican in the race for an open central Ohio congressional seat. The president's ...

Trump-backed lobbyist, Ohio lawmaker seek open House seat

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The hottest congressional race in next week's off-year election pits a Donald Trump-backed coal lobbyist against a two-term state lawmaker in central Ohio. Political newcomer Mike Carey, the Republican, is favored to win Tuesday's ...

Armed standoff at home ends when police fatally shoot man

LEROY TOWNSHIP, Ohio (AP) — An armed man who kept police at bay for several hours at a home in northeastern Ohio was fatally shot by police after he exited the residence and pointed a gun at officers, authorities said. The standoff in Leroy Township began early Tuesday after the 57-year-old ...

Police: Toddler accidentally shot, killed with unsecured gun

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A toddler was accidentally shot and killed with an unsecured gun found inside a Canton home, authorities said. The shooting was reported around 5:30 p.m. Monday. The child, 22-month-old Brandon Owens, was shot in the face and was taken to a hospital, where he was ...

Jury acquits man, 83, imprisoned 45 years for wife’s death

CLEVELAND (AP) — A jury acquitted an 83-year-old man Wednesday who was convicted at his first trial of killing his wife and spent 45 years in prison. The Cleveland jury deliberated for less than 90 minutes before delivering its verdict in Isiah Andrews' second aggravated murder trial, ...

Bill: Doctors must care for babies born alive after abortion

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Doctors would be required to report cases of babies born alive after abortions or attempted abortions, under legislation approved Thursday by the GOP-controlled Ohio Senate. The bill would also ban abortion clinics from working with doctors who teach at state-funded ...

Haiti gang leader threatens to kill kidnapped missionaries

By EVENS SANON, MATÍAS DELACROIX and PIERRE-RICHARD LUXAMA Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The leader of the 400 Mawozo gang that police say is holding 17 members of a kidnapped missionary group is seen in a video released Thursday saying he will kill them if he doesn't get ...

Senate approves bill upholding gun sales amid emergencies

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio governments would be prohibited from stopping sales of guns or ammunition during a public emergency, under legislation approved by the GOP-controlled Senate Wednesday. The bill is one of several General Assembly proposals meant to restrict governments' powers as ...

Texts detail how Ohio regulator gave FirstEnergy inside help

By MARK GILLISPIE and JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Newly surfaced texts between then-FirstEnergy Corp. executives detail a series of favors delivered to the company by Ohio's top utility regulator, a man under scrutiny in an ongoing federal corruption ...

Ohio woman charged in 2002 shaken baby case to be freed

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman who has spent nearly two decades in prison on charges of killing a baby in her care could be released as soon as Thursday after being exonerated by new evidence, in what's known as a "shaken baby syndrome" ...

Efforts drag on to free 17 missionaries kidnapped in Haiti

By DÁNICA COTO and PIERRE-RICHARD LUXAMA Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Efforts to win the return of 17 members of a U.S.-based missionary group and a local driver stretched into a fourth day Wednesday, with a violent gang demanding $1 million ransom per person. The group ...