Ex-cop who stole seized cash, items gets 33 months in prison

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A longtime Ohio policeman accused of conspiring with another officer to falsely get search warrants and keep cash and property seized in drug investigations has been sentenced to just under three years in prison.


Checking out: Drug users take advantage of public libraries

The same qualities that make libraries ideal for studying and reading — unfettered public access, quiet corners and nooks, minimal interaction with other people — also make them appealing places to shoot up heroin, librarians are finding.

  • Written by KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press

Brock Turner sex assault focuses attention on sex registries

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When ex-Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner became a registered sex offender for life last Tuesday, he joined a nationwide list of registered sex criminals that has grown dramatically in recent years to more than 800,000.

  • Written by PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press

Feds: Steel mill cited for failing to protect, train workers

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Federal investigators have cited a northeast Ohio steel mill for safety violations, including that workers weren't protected from a dangerous atmosphere caused by chemicals leaking into the ventilation system.