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Human trafficking hotline received tips on 164 Ohio cases

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A national hotline for reporting human trafficking says tips on more than 5,000 human trafficking cases nationwide last year included 164 Ohio cases.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 February 2015

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Plowed snow falling from Ohio bridge shatters car windshield

NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Police in northern Ohio say a plow pushed a heap of snow off a bridge and onto a vehicle passing below, shattering the windshield and crushing part of the car.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 February 2015

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Ohio Supreme Court hears appeal of teen's life sentence

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A convicted rapist claims a 112-year prison sentence imposed for crimes committed when he was 15 years old is unconstitutional and wants the Ohio Supreme Court to overturn the sentence.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 February 2015

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Court awards $32,000 to wrongfully imprisoned NE Ohio man

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Court of Claims has awarded an ex-inmate about $32,000 for wrongful imprisonment after an appeals court said there wasn't enough evidence to convict him in a drug possession case.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 February 2015

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FBI offering reward for suspect in slaying of elderly couple

CLEVELAND (AP) — The FBI has joined a manhunt for a suspect in the abduction and killings of an elderly Ohio couple who is also believed to have committed armed robberies in three states over the weekend.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 February 2015

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Kasich budget trims aid to over half of Ohio districts

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — More than half of Ohio's public school districts would get less money from the state under Gov. John Kasich's proposed education budget as the administration seeks to adjust the funding formula to better reflect district incomes.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 February 2015

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Ohio budget director defends Kasich's sales tax increase

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's budget director is defending a proposed increase in the state sales tax, saying he believes reductions in the state income tax would allow consumers more choice in how they spend their money.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 February 2015

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Family of executed Ohio inmate drops civil rights lawsuit

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The family of an Ohio inmate whose troubling execution more than a year ago led to an unofficial moratorium on capital punishment in the state is dropping their civil rights lawsuit.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 February 2015

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