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  • 2 teens plead guilty in death of passenger hit by sandbag

    TOLEDO, Ohio — Two of four teenage boys arrested in Ohio after a sandbag tossed from an interstate overpass killed a Michigan man have pleaded guilty to charges including involuntary manslaughter. A prosecutor in Toledo said Friday the two boys, ages 14 and 15, didn’t toss the sandbag that killed 22-year-old Marquise Byrd of Warren, Michigan. She says one of the boys threw another sandbag from the overpass the night of Dec. 19. Byrd died a few days after a […]

  • Kucinich names city councilwoman as running mate

    AKRON, Ohio — Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich has picked an Akron city councilwoman as his running mate in the Ohio governor’s race. The 71-year-old Democrat announced Tara Samples as his lieutenant governor pick at an event Friday. Kucinich called it the honor of his life to stand beside Samples. He described her as a highly regarded community leader, volunteer and political activist. Proud to announce my running mate for Lt Governor, Akron Councilwoman, Mother, Grandmother, Bernie Delegate, leader and […]

  • Giant e-school closure means abrupt change for students

      COLUMBUS, Ohio— One of the nation’s largest online charter schools is closing abruptly, leaving families of the roughly 12,000 Ohio students from the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow scrambling to find other schooling options halfway through the academic year. The publicly funded e-school has been running out of money amid a legal dispute with the state, and its potential closure shifted from a possibility to a reality when the required oversight entity known as its sponsor decided Thursday to suspend […]

  • The work that won’t get done during a government shutdown

    WASHINGTON — Thousands of intelligence agency employees would be furloughed even as tension over North Korea’s nuclear program remains high. Important biomedical and public health research would be interrupted and possibly damaged. Military veterans would watch helplessly as the processing of their disability claims came to a halt. Although the government won’t actually close if Congress can’t pass a spending bill by Friday at midnight, there’s plenty that won’t get done should hundreds of thousands of federal employees be barred […]

  • Man convicted in Cleveland’s deadliest fire wants case tossed

    CLEVELAND — An Ohio man convicted of setting a house fire that killed a woman and eight children at a birthday sleepover has asked a judge to throw out his conviction. Juries have twice convicted Antun Lewis on charges he set the 2005 fire in Cleveland. Lewis has contended repeatedly that he didn’t set the fire and expressed condolences to the families. The 34-year-old Lewis is serving a 35-year prison sentence. Lewis asked U.S. District Judge Solomon Oliver Jr. last […]

  • Cavaliers hang on to beat Magic, 104-103, after having huge lead

    CLEVELAND- Isaiah Thomas made two free throws with 11 seconds left and the Cleveland Cavaliers came up with a defensive stop in the frantic final seconds after blowing a 23-point lead to beat the Orlando Magic 104-103 on Thursday night. After Thomas made his shots, Orlando’s Elfrid Payton missed a contested layup with three seconds left. The officials ruled there was an inadvertent whistle and held a jump ball at midcourt. Magic forward Aaron Gordon grabbed the toss and sank […]

  • Kent State denies white nationalist’s request to speak on anniversary of protest shootings

    KENT, Ohio– White nationalist Richard Spencer’s request to speak at Kent State University on the anniversary of the fatal Vietnam protest shootings was denied on Thursday. Spencer, a leading figure in the white nationalist movement, and his associates have sought to speak at universities across the country, leading to lawsuits and battles over the fundamental right to free speech at public universities. Michigan State ended months of legal wrangling Thursday by agreeing to allow Spencer to speak on March 5 […]

  • Parents of 13 malnourished children in California charged with years of torture, abuse

    PERRIS, Calif. — The parents of 13 malnourished children found in alleged captivity in Southern California have been charged with committing years of torture and abuse and could face up to life in prison. Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin announced the charges against 57-year-old David Allen Turpin and 49-year-old Louise Anna Turpin at a press conference Thursday. They were charged with 12 counts of torture. David Turpin also was charged with a lewd act on a child by force […]

  • Student who posted racist videos on MLK Day ‘no longer enrolled’ at university

    TUSCALOOSA, Alabama— A University of Alabama student repeatedly used a racial slur in videos posted on social media, prompting immediate condemnation from school officials and her apparent expulsion Wednesday. University President Stuart R. Bell called the videos “highly offensive and deeply hurtful,” and said the student, Harley Barber, is “no longer enrolled here.” “We hold our students to much higher standards, and we apologize to everyone who has seen the videos and been hurt by this hateful, ignorant and offensive […]

  • Kucinich frames Ohio governor bid around ‘We the People’

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich  is running for Ohio governor, and he says he would muster state resources to fight poverty and violence, boost arts and education and expand economic opportunity. The 71-year-old said Wednesday he’ll fight for “We the People.” His entry creates a five-way Democratic primary for the chance to succeed Republican Gov. John Kasich , who’s term-limited. At a campaign kickoff in Middleburg Heights, Kucinich noted his long history of public service, including being elected […]

  • Online charter school ECOT could close next week

    COLUMBUS, Ohio— As one of the nation’s largest online charter schools faces the possibility that it could abruptly close after this week, students like Isabella Aquino who have found a haven in the Ohio e-school face uncertainty about how they would continue their education. “I have no idea,” said the 16-year-old junior, who takes some college classes and is disinclined to brick-and-mortar schools because of their less flexible scheduling and her past experiences, including with a teacher who she says […]

  • Conspiracy theories abound as Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West welcome baby girl

    It’s a girl for Kim Kardashian West and her husband, Kanye West, via surrogate. Kardashian West announced Tuesday on her app under the headline “We’re so in Love” that their third baby was born early Monday and weighed in at 7 pounds, 6 ounces. She's here. — Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) January 16, 2018 The couple is “incredibly grateful to our surrogate who made our dreams come true,” Kardashian West says. She also thanked their surrogate’s doctors and nurses, […]