Ex-Smucker employee sentenced for $4M theft from company

CLEVELAND (AP) — A former employee of the J.M. Smucker Co. in northeast Ohio has been sentenced to nearly five years in federal prison for stealing $4 million from the company over a 16-year-period.

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Party chairs disagree on marijuana, Kasich presidential run

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — At their first side-by-side appearance, the leaders of Ohio's Republican and Democratic parties split Thursday on the legalization of marijuana, the strength of a potential presidential run by Republican Gov. John Kasich, and the re-election possibilities for Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman.

  • Written by ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press

Sheriff who sold vehicles found guilty of corruption charges

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — A sheriff accused of pocketing cash by selling county vehicles to a salvage yard and spending thousands of public dollars on clothes and restaurant meals was found guilty on Thursday of using his office for his own benefit.

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