Painter sets out to put historical images on Ohio barns

OAK HARBOR, Ohio (AP) — The commanding image of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry dwarfed Scott Hagan Thursday as he put the finishing touches on the war hero's coat taking form on the side of a barn near Oak Harbor.


  • Written by By ROBERTA GEDERT , The (Toledo) Blade

Friends, family of man killed by cop: Why wasn't he helped?

STOW, Ohio (AP) — Peggy Barney could barely recognize the man in the back seat of her car, and she was terrified. After a five-day methamphetamine binge, William Porubsky was hallucinating, screaming and bleeding out of both ears.

She drove him to the hospital, but twenty four hours later, he was dead. A police officer had shot him after picking him up from the streets late at night.

  • Written by By DAKE KANG , Associated Press

Parties in lawsuit call Ohio purges voter suppression

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Groups challenging Ohio's system for removing inactive voters from rolls are disagreeing with the state elections chief's arguments and the Trump administration's contention that the purges are legal.


Lawsuit: Columbus police use excessive force against blacks

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus police continue to use excessive force against residents and, in particular, blacks nearly 20 years after the government sued over similar allegations, according to a federal lawsuit filed against the city.

  • Written by ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS , Associated Press