Officials: No smoke detectors in Ohio deadly home fire

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — No smoke detectors were found in an Ohio house where a fire killed two adults and two young girls in Akron, officials said as an investigation continued into what started the deadly blaze.

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Puppy given alcohol leads to charges for 3 Ohio residents

ASHTABULA, Ohio (AP) — Three Ohio residents accused of giving alcoholic drinks to a puppy have been charged with misdemeanor cruelty to a companion animal after one of the defendants posted a picture of the passed-out dog on Facebook.

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Cleveland student collects prom dresses for 18th birthday

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ashley Wilson had her eye on dresses for a birthday gift and not just one dress. Not even just one closet full of dresses. For her 18th birthday on Dec. 17, Ashley asked for dozens of dresses.

  • Written by MICHAEL K. MCINTYRE, The Plain Dealer