Ohio State knife attacker was 'nice guy' but unknown to many

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Somali-born student who injured nearly a dozen people in a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University showed few signs of bitterness despite what must have been a difficult early life, and he even danced onto the stage when he graduated from community college.

  • Written by ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press

Judge approves lawsuit settlement for family of Tamir Rice

CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge has approved the settlement of a lawsuit against Cleveland filed by the family of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy fatally shot by a white officer while playing with a pellet gun at a recreation center.

  • Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF

Judge's error makes man's guilty plea to Ohio murder invalid

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio man imprisoned for murder must choose whether to pursue a new plea deal or a trial after an appeals court concluded his guilty plea is invalid because of a judge's error.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS