Ex-lawyer accused of hypnotizing women admits kidnapping

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio attorney accused of hypnotizing female clients for his sexual gratification has pleaded guilty to kidnapping charges under a deal with prosecutors.

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Diocese, religious order pay $900K in sex abuse settlement

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Youngstown, Ohio, and a Pennsylvania-based religious order have agreed to pay $900,000 to settle 28 lawsuit claims of sexual abuse by a Franciscan friar.

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US Supreme Court declines to restore early voting in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to restore a week of early voting in swing-state Ohio, a decision denounced by Democrats but praised by the state's Republican elections chief, who noted voters can still begin casting ballots for the presidential election in less than a month.

  • Written by ANN SANNER, Associated Press