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Suspect Stanley Ford arrested in fatal Akron fire
May 23, 2017 2:05 PM

Suspect Stanley Ford arrested in fatal Akron fire

AKRON - State and local officials announced May 23 Stanley O. Ford of Akron was arrested in connection to a fatal arson fire on Fultz Road that killed seven people, including five children. He has been charged with one count of aggravated arson and seven counts of aggravated murder.

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May 22, 2017 6:56 PM

Change comes from incremental lawsuits, gun-rights advocate says

The new state law that gives colleges and universities the option to allow concealed weapons on their campuses hasn't caused many Ohio schools to change their policies. Most still ban firearms. property.

By Mary Mogan Edwards The Columbus Dispatch
May 22, 2017 12:39 PM

State's high court adopts new DNA testing rules

COLUMBUS — New rules adopted by the state's high court Monday will enable inmates sentenced to death to appeal rejections of applications for additional DNA testing of evidence directly to the Ohio Supreme Court — a change prompted by ruling late last year in a Portage County murder case.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
May 22, 2017 12:36 PM

Police: Man arrested after 120 mph chase

VERMILION, Ohio (AP) — Police say thrill seekers heading to an Ohio amusement park were arrested after leading officers on a 120 mph chase.

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May 21, 2017 12:56 PM

5 Things That Happened the Week of May 14

COLUMBUS — Yes, they’re still talking about the biennial budget bill on Capitol Square, and they’ll continue to do so for the next month or so. But there’s lots of other stuff going in Columbus. Here are 5 things that happened this week at the Statehouse:

By Marc Kovac
May 19, 2017 12:22 PM

Prostitution expungement bill on the move again

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Senate has signed off on legislation that would enable residents forced into prostitution to wipe resulting criminal charges from their records.

By Marc Kovaccapital Bureau
May 19, 2017 11:03 AM

Ohio unemployment rate inches down to 5 percent for April

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials say Ohio’s unemployment rate dropped slightly to 5 percent in April but remained higher than the national rate.

May 19, 2017 10:34 AM

Study finds Ohio nursing homes among nation's worst

The report, by the Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University, looked at residents who stay in a facility for 100 days or more.

By Danae King The Columbus Dispatch
Cincinnnati mistakenly honors man suspected of killing officer
May 19, 2017 10:21 AM

Cincinnnati mistakenly honors man suspected of killing officer

CINCINNATI (AP) — The mayor of Cincinnati has tearfully apologized to city police after his office unwittingly approved a proclamation honoring a man suspected of killing an officer in an ambush.

May 17, 2017 5:04 PM

Autopsies show smoke inhalation killed 7 Akron house fire victims

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio medical examiner says the two adults and five children found dead after a house fire died from smoke inhalation.

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May 17, 2017 3:25 PM

Ohio college professors trying to develop math courses that inspire

Ohio's college math teachers are aware of the bad rep: Math often is blamed for driving students away from science and engineering majors or out of college altogether.Thing is, though, they not only love math for its own sake, they're also passionate about its importance to a life well lived, no matter how one makes a living. So they want to fix it.

By Mary Mogan Edwards The Columbus Dispatch
May 17, 2017 2:56 PM

60-plus guns seized from home of Ohio man who killed cop, 2 women

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — Authorities have found more than 60 guns at the home of an Ohio man who fatally shot three people, including his former girlfriend and a new police chief.

May 17, 2017 1:43 PM

US: More immigrants arrested, fewer deported under Trump

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The number of people arrested by immigration agents in the early months of the Trump administration increased dramatically and is up nearly 40 percent compared to last year.

By Amy Taxin Associated Press
Man makes bail after getting popped with $1.06 million in drugs
May 16, 2017 3:46 PM

Man makes bail after getting popped with $1.06 million in drugs

BOSTON TOWNSHIP — A 30-year-old Ottawa Hills man was arrested in Boston Township May 8 by members of the Ohio State Patrol and charged with two felonies after troopers found 71 pounds of marijuana, 26 pounds of solid hashish and 8 pounds of liquid hash oil, all worth about $1.06 million.

By Tim Troglen Reporter
VIDEO: Kathleen Clyde to run for Ohio Secretary of State
May 16, 2017 12:48 PM

VIDEO: Kathleen Clyde to run for Ohio Secretary of State

COLUMBUS — State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) launched her campaign for secretary of state Tuesday, the first Democratic candidate to announce in a down-ticket race in next year’s elections.

Cuyahoga Falls High School students protest teacher layoffs
May 16, 2017 12:14 PM

Cuyahoga Falls High School students protest teacher layoffs

About 25 Cuyahoga Falls High School students are demonstrating in front of the high school today (Tuesday) to protest layoff notifications that were delivered to teachers on Monday.

Names chosen for 3 Columbus Zoo polar bear cubs
May 16, 2017 11:18 AM

Names chosen for 3 Columbus Zoo polar bear cubs

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Three polar bear cubs born to two different mothers at a central Ohio zoo last year now have names.

May 16, 2017 10:08 AM

9-year-old Ohio boy's cocaine death investigated as homicide

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Police are investigating the death of a 9-year-old Ohio boy as a possible homicide after tests showed the cause was acute cocaine toxicity.

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5 children among 7 dead in Akron fire
May 15, 2017 2:54 PM

5 children among 7 dead in Akron fire

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A fire chief says seven people have died in a northeast Ohio house fire.

May 15, 2017 12:15 PM

AP source: Cavs to wear Goodyear logo on jerseys next season

CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the contract says the NBA champion Cavaliers will wear Goodyear’s wing-foot logo on their jerseys starting next season.

By Tom Withers Ap Sports Writer