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Man pleads guilty to breaking into Ohio churches

April 23, 2014

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to kicking in the doors and looting more than two dozen central Ohio churches to help feed his drug habit. more »»

 
 
 
Ohio man, 23, gets 20 years for strangling mother

April 23, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge has sentenced a 23-year-old central Ohio man to 20 years in prison for strangling his mother during an argument over money last yea. more »»

Ohio police probe baby death in alleged drug lab

April 23, 2014

MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Police in northern Ohio are investigating the death of a 3-month-old baby who lived in a home where they say a drug lab was operating.

Mansfield police L. more »»

Ohio mom plans plea change in cancer scheme case

April 23, 2014

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio woman accused of faking a cancer diagnosis for her 4-year-old son intends to change her plea to either no contest or guilty on felony charges of child... more »»

Federal judge to hear Oregon gay marriage case

April 23, 2014

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge in Oregon is ready to hear arguments about the state's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, but no one will be in court to defend the measur. more »»

Ohio state park facilities to be modernized

April 23, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials are preparing to invest $88.5 million to upgrade and modernize trails, campgrounds and recreational facilities in Ohio's state parks over the next two years. more »»

Expedition sailing to recover sunken gold

April 23, 2014

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. more »»

Bones believed to be southwestern Ohio woman's

April 23, 2014

CEDAR GROVE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say human bones found in southeastern Indiana are believed to be those of a 21-year-old Ohio woman whose skeletal remains were found in the same area. more »»

Judge denies ex-Ohio lawmaker early prison release

April 22, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge has denied a former Ohio lawmaker's request for early release from prison, saying he agreed to serve three years.

Under a plea deal, former state Rep. more »»

Ohio sheriff defends officers' actions in standoff

April 22, 2014

SOUTH LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A sheriff says deputies were repeatedly threatened by an armed man who barricaded himself inside a southwest Ohio home before officers fatally shot him. more »»

Prosecutors criticize Ohio death penalty review

April 22, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A committee that spent more than two years studying Ohio's capital punishment law made several recommendations that are anti-death penalty, are one-sided and have a... more »»

Jim Tressel among 3 finalists to lead Akron

April 22, 2014

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Former Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel is among three finalists in the University of Akron's search for a new president. more »»

Court: Ohio man must pay $489,000 for false call

April 22, 2014

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio man who was 19 when he made a false distress call that triggered a massive, 21-hour search on Lake Erie must pay $489,000 in restitution to the U.. more »»

12 accused in prescription-drug operation in Ohio

April 22, 2014

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio authorities say 12 people have been indicted in a prescription-drug trafficking operation in which pills were obtained from pharmacies in seven states. more »»

Court critical of Ohio law punishing campaign lies

April 22, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appears to be highly skeptical of laws that try to police false statements during political campaigns, raising doubts about the viability of such laws in more... more »»

Expedition set to sail to recover sunken gold

April 22, 2014

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — An expedition is setting out from South Carolina to recover the rest of the gold thought to be aboard the wreck of the S.S. more »»

More than 73K Ohioans have voted early in primary

April 22, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — More than 73,000 Ohioans have voted early so far in the state's primary election next month. more »»

AK Steel takes bigger 1Q loss as costs rise

April 22, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — AK Steel reported a larger loss in the first quarter on higher energy costs and plant outages. more »»

Football coach pleads no contest in Ohio rape case

April 22, 2014

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A volunteer football coach whose house was the scene of an underage drinking party that preceded the rape of a girl by two high school football players in 2012 pleaded n... more »»

Health agencies try to counter Ohio mumps outbreak

April 22, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Health agencies trying to stem a large and growing mumps outbreak are advising college, school and even day care leaders to make sure central Ohio students are immunized and... more »»

Ex-coach Tressel among 3 finalists to lead Akron

April 22, 2014

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Former Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel is among three finalists in the University of Akron's search for a new president. more »»

 
 

Rotary Club of Weirton April 23, 2014

The Rotary Club of Weirton meets each Wednesday at noon at Williams Country Club. more »

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