Ohio regulators OK 2 deals that subsidize older power plants

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Regulators in Ohio approved two closely watched energy deals on Thursday allowing two utility companies to impose short-term rate increases on electricity customers to subsidize some older coal-fired and nuclear power plants.

  • Written by JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press

Man accused in death of boy in bag incompetent for trial

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge has ruled a man accused in the beating death of a 1-year-old Maryland boy found dead inside a backpack in a central Ohio creek incompetent to stand trial.

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Ohio killer who fought rape charge agrees to life sentence

CINCINNATI (AP) — A man who formerly faced the death penalty for a Cincinnati woman's 1982 slaying has agreed to a new sentence of life in prison without parole and will give up any new appeals.

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