Ohio man gets 56 years for recording students in bathroom

ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) — A former teacher in northeast Ohio was sentenced Monday to 56 years in prison on charges related to allegations that he used a spy camera to record his kindergarten students using a bathroom next to their classroom.

  • Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF

Panel: $650M in untaxed Ohio gambling freebies need review

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Failing to tax more than $650 million worth of promotional freebies at casinos and racinos has been a direct hit to Ohio's school districts and local governments, and the practice should be reconsidered, a legislative panel recommended Monday.

  • Written by JULIE CARR SMYTH, AP Statehouse Correspondent

White officer won't face charges in killing of Cleveland boy

CLEVELAND (AP) — A grand jury declined to indict a white rookie police officer in the killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, a black youngster who was shot to death while carrying what turned out to be a pellet gun, a prosecutor said Monday.

  • Written by MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press

Health care access an issue in Ohio

As more people are obtaining health insurance through Medicaid expansion or the Affordable Care Act marketplaces, the gap between those seeking care and providers is growing.

  • Written by By JEN LAZENBY NWS Asst. Editor, writer