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  • Trial of accused serial killer Shawn Grate

    ​ ASHLAND, Ohio — A man accused of killing two women told another woman he had tied to a bed that she was going to die before she broke free and called 911, a prosecutor told a jury on Monday. **UPDATE: Court is in recess until around 1 p.m.** Shawn Grate also videotaped himself raping one of the women found dead and the woman rescued by police a year and a half ago, Ashland County Prosecutor Chris Tunnell said during […]

  • Ohio school district allows teachers, staff to carry weapons

    HAMILTON, Ohio — A school board at a southwest Ohio district where a student shot and wounded two classmates has voted to allow teachers and staff to carry weapons. WLWT-TV reports the Madison Local School District board voted unanimously Tuesday to allow employees to “defend and protect students.” James Austin Hancock was 14 when he opened fire at Madison Junior-Senior High School in February 2016. Two students were wounded and two others were injured in the ensuing melee. The new policy says […]

  • Orphaned manatees find temporary homes at 2 Ohio zoos

    CINCINNATI— Three orphaned manatees have found temporary homes in Ohio. The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden welcomed a 1-year-old female calf Tuesday. A male calf named Heavy Falcon and an unnamed female calf also arrived Tuesday at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Cincinnati Zoo staff says the calf will be named Daphne They say she is swimming and interacting with three orphaned males at the zoo’s Manatee Springs. Visitors will be able to see the group Thursday. The new additions […]

  • Cavs look to take the lead for Game 5 against the Pacers

    CLEVELAND-The Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Indiana Pacers tonight at Quicken Loans Arena for Game 5 of their playoff series. The Cavs are hoping to take the lead after Sunday’s Game 4 win in Indianapolis. Both teams are currently tied at 2 wins each. Meanwhile, Cavs point guard George Hill is questionable for tonight’s crucial game because of back spasms. Hill has been dealing with back problems since the series opener, when he was flattened by an illegal screen by […]

  • Schwarber hits 2 HRs as Cubs beat Indians in Series rematch

    CLEVELAND — Kyle Schwarber hit two of Chicago’s four solo home runs and the Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians 10-3 on Tuesday night in the first meeting between the teams since their classic 2016 World Series. The Cubs won Game 7 of that Series in Cleveland for their first championship since 1908, a game that was delayed by rain in the 10th inning shortly before Chicago took the lead. This matchup was played in a steady rain that began before […]

  • Empire State Building lights go dark for Toronto victims

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s Empire State Building went dark to honor the victims of the deadly van attack in Toronto. The lights atop the world famous tower in midtown Manhattan darkened on Tuesday night. A van plowed into pedestrians on a Toronto sidewalk on Monday, killing 10 people and injuring 15 others. The driver, 25-year-old Alek Minassian, has been charged with multiple counts of first-degree murder and attempted murder. Continuing coverage. 

  • After a death, how much can ‘broken heart’ hurt survivors?

    You hear it whenever someone gets sick or dies soon after losing a spouse: Was it because of a broken heart? Stress might not be to blame for former President George H.W. Bush’s hospitalization a day after his wife’s funeral, but it does the body no favors, and one partner’s health clearly affects the other’s. A sudden shock can trigger a heart attack or something like it called broken heart syndrome . Some studies also have found that people are more likely […]

  • Trump warns: Iran will pay if it restarts nuclear program

    WASHINGTON— Weighing U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear accord, President Donald Trump declared on Tuesday that if the Iranians “restart their nuclear program, they will have bigger problems than they’ve ever had before.” Trump issued his warning alongside French President Emmanuel Macron in the Oval Office, where the two allies discussed the multinational nuclear agreement, the war in Syria and trade issues during a day of meetings at the White House. Speaking at a joint news conference Tuesday, Trump appeared […]

  • Black woman golfer: It was like we had targets on our backs

    YORK, Pa. — One of five black women golfers who say they were told to leave a Pennsylvania club says it felt like they were “playing with targets on our backs.” Sandra Harrison says representatives of the Grandview Golf Club in York told the group at the second hole they were playing too slowly. After the ninth hole, an hour and a half later, she says they were told they took too long a break and needed to leave. She […]

  • Officer gives firefighter apology cake: ‘Sorry I tased you’

    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, Ohio  — An Ohio police officer has apologized for a work mishap by bringing a firefighter a cake iced with an unusual message: “Sorry I tased you.” Hamilton Township Officer Darcy Workman says she accidently shocked firefighter Rickey Wagoner with her stun gun last week while attempting to restrain a patient being taken to a hospital. Wagoner wasn’t seriously hurt. WLWT-TV reports Workman brought a cake to Wagoner on Saturday to apologize. Photos shared on the police department’s Facebook page show the […]

  • Carrasco outduels Gausman as Indians beat Orioles 2-1

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Carlos Carrasco outpitched Kevin Gausman in a tight duel, and a two-run homer by Yonder Alonso carried the Cleveland Indians past the struggling Baltimore Orioles 2-1 Monday night. Carrasco (4-0) allowed one run and six hits over 7 1/3 innings to win his 10th straight decision since Aug. 27. He struck out seven and walked two. Andrew Miller got the last two outs in the eighth and Cody Allen struck out the side in the ninth for […]

  • Toronto police report 10th death in van incident

    TORONTO (AP) — Toronto’s police chief says a 10th person has died after a rented van plowed into pedestrians along a sidewalk in Toronto. Fifteen people are reported in the hospital. Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders also has released the name of the purported driver detained after Monday’s incident. The suspect is identified as Alek Minassian, a 25-year-old from the Toronto suburb of Richmond Hill. Witnesses said the driver was moving fast and appeared to be acting deliberately. The driver was […]