Ahead of election, Ohio troopers OK'd for $4M more spending

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bipartisan state board has approved an extra $4 million for the State Highway Patrol for the coming months as troopers help with security for next week's Republican National Convention in Cleveland and with visits by presidential candidates before the election.

  • Written by KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press

Task force: AG should handle fatal police lethal force cases

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A task force studying methods to improve Ohio's grand jury system says the state attorney general should be given exclusive authority to investigate cases involving police use of lethal force.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Ohio man who fled to Peru to avoid charges pleads guilty

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who fled to Peru more than a decade ago to avoid prosecution for what authorities say was a $65 million Ponzi scheme has pleaded guilty to federal charges.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS