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Storm blankets Midwest in snow, creeps toward Northeast

CHICAGO (AP) — A slow-moving winter storm blanketed a large swath of the Plains and Midwest in snow Sunday, forcing the cancellation of thousands of flights, making roads treacherous and forcing some people to rethink their plans to attend Super Bowl parties.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 February 2015

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Hunt extends outside Ohio for man sought in couple's slaying

NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man wanted on a murder charge in the slaying of an elderly couple in northeast Ohio is believed to be involved in armed robberies over the weekend in three states.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 February 2015

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Rules are coming on payday loans to shield borrowers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Troubled by consumer complaints and loopholes in state laws, federal regulators are putting together the first rules on payday loans aimed at helping cash-strapped borrowers avoid falling into a cycle of high-rate debt.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 February 2015

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Toledo mayor in critical condition after heart attack

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The mayor of Toledo is in critical condition after suffering a heart attack while driving around the city checking on road conditions during a snow storm.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 February 2015

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Large pipelines proposed to carry gas from shale formations

CLEVELAND (AP) — The growing supply of natural gas being pulled from the Marcellus and Utica shale regions of Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania has become a potential boon for businesses that build large interstate pipelines and a potential nightmare for people who don't want massive amounts of gas surging through their property.

Last Updated on Sunday, 01 February 2015

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President's task force on policing looks at use of force


CINCINNATI (AP) — A presidential task force charged with examining ways to improve police-community relations heard testimony on Friday from researchers, law enforcement representatives and others with suggestions for strengthening policies and oversight of police use of force.

Last Updated on Saturday, 31 January 2015

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Museum, hospital collaborate in scan of mummified remains


CINCINNATI (AP) — Museum officials in Ohio hope medical scans will reveal more about the mummified remains of a child that may have lived over 500 years ago in Peru.

Last Updated on Saturday, 31 January 2015

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UPDATE:2nd suspect at-large in slaying of Ohio elderly couple

Stewart Jeffrey


Clark Robert


NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say one of the men charged with murder in the abduction and slayings of an elderly couple in northeast Ohio has implicated a second suspect who remains at-large.

The Tuscarawas County sheriff's department issued a statement on its Facebook page Saturday night announcing the arrest of 21-year-old Jeffery Stewart in the slayings of 88-year-old Doyle Chumney and his 79-year-old wife, Lillian. The Strasburg couple was reported missing Jan. 21 after they failed to meet their son. Their badly burned remains were found in their car on a rural road the next day.

Authorities are looking for 29-year-old Robert Clark. Police say Clark is likely armed and should be considered dangerous. He is described as 6 foot 3 and 350 pounds. Clark was last seen driving a green Dodge mini-van.

1 arrested, 1 sought in abduction, slaying of elderly couple

COSHOCTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say one man has been arrested and another is being sought in the abduction and slaying of an elderly couple whose bodies were found in their burned-out car.


Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says a task force arrested 21-year-old Jeffery Stewart of New Philadelphia on Saturday and charged him with murder.

Stewart was identified with help from the public after the task force released a surveillance photo of him. He's being held in the Tuscarawas County jail.

Authorities say Stewart made statements that led to an arrest warrant being issued for 29-year-old Robert Clark of Dennison. Police say he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Police believe Stewart and Clark are responsible for the deaths of 88-year-old Doyle Chumney of Strasburg and his 79-year-old wife, Lillian. They were reported missing on Jan. 21. Their bodies were found the next day in the burned car in Bakersville.


Last Updated on Monday, 02 February 2015

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