Pennsylvania man pleads to sex-trafficking 4 Ohio runaways


PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty Thursday to sex trafficking four teenage runaways from Ohio who were found in his car — along with 8,000 individual dose bags of heroin — during a traffic stop last year.

  • Written by JOE MANDAK, Associated Press

Grand jury transcripts in Tamir Rice case won't be released


CLEVELAND (AP) — A prosecutor has told the NAACP in Cleveland that the law doesn't allow him to release transcripts from the grand jury that voted to not indict two white police officers in the fatal shooting of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy playing with a pellet gun.


Sittenfeld seeks gun ban to no-fly list in US Senate bid


COLUMBUS,Ohio (AP) — A Democratic U.S. Senate candidate is calling on Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) to issue an executive order barring state residents who appear on the government's no-fly list from buying guns or explosives inside Ohio.


Ohio turns to security expert to shield lethal drug info

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — As Ohio sought to justify its reasoning for shielding the names of people or companies providing lethal drugs to the prison system, it paid a security consultant who determined that identifying the suppliers would put them at risk of "harm, violence or unlawful acts of intimidation," according to newly released documents.

  • Written by ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, AP Legal Affairs Writer