Ohio officer pleads no contest over 6 years after shooting

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A former police officer in Ohio has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of assault in the shooting of an unarmed motorcyclist in 2009 that left him paralyzed from the waist down.

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Man sentenced to 15 years to life for killing ex-girlfriend

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to killing his ex-girlfriend who authorities say was choked and stabbed has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 15 years.

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Feds net $1.7M in leasing 759 acres of Wayne Nation Forest

MARIETTA, Ohio (AP) — Oil-and-gas drilling companies from five states have paid more than $1.7 million for the right to explore parts of Ohio's only national forest with future hydraulic fracturing in mind.

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