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  • Restaurant plans new statue of Joe Paterno

    Restaurant plans new statue of Joe Paterno

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:57 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:57:56 GMT
     (AP) - Fans of the late Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno are planning to commission a new bronze statue of him, and place it across from the school. Organizers say the statue will feature Paterno sitting on a bench reading. It's expected to cost about $300,000 and would hopefully be done in 2015 by Philadelphia sculptor Zenos Frudakis. Penn State spokeswoman Lisa Powers says the school isn't involved in the plan. But a restaurant owner in downtown State Col...More >>
     (AP) - Fans of the late Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno are planning to commission a new bronze statue of him, and place it across from the school. Organizers say the statue will feature Paterno sitting on a bench reading. It's expected to cost about $300,000 and would hopefully be done in 2015 by Philadelphia sculptor Zenos Frudakis. Penn State spokeswoman Lisa Powers says the school isn't involved in the plan. But a restaurant owner in downtown State Col...More >>
  • Woman allegedly sold heroin from hospital bed

    Woman allegedly sold heroin from hospital bed

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:01 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:01:45 GMT
    A woman in western Pennsylvania is accused of selling heroin from a hospital intensive care unit and a hospital room.More >>
    A woman in western Pennsylvania is accused of selling heroin from a hospital intensive care unit and a hospital room.More >>
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  • Jet stowaway undetected for hours before departure

    Jet stowaway undetected for hours before departure

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:44:25 GMT
    Surveillance cameras at San Jose International Airport successfully captured the teenager on the tarmac, climbing up the landing gear of a jet. But in the end, the cameras failed because no one noticed the security...More >>
    A 15-year-old stowaway who survived a flight over the Pacific in a jet's wheel well spent seven hours undetected in what is supposed to be a highly secure area of San Jose International Airport before the flight...More >>
  • Ohio teen on trial for alleged rape at school

    Ohio teen on trial for alleged rape at school

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-04-22 16:59:11 GMT
    (AP) - A high school student is standing trial in northeast Ohio for allegedly raping a classmate in the locker room. Prosecutors argued during the first day of the trial in Cuyahoga (KY-uh-HOH'-guh) County Monday that the boy, then 16, carried the girl into the locker room at Shaker Heights High School and raped her. An attorney for the now 17-year-old boy - who is charged with rape and kidnapping - argued that the two had consensual sex. The Northeast Ohio Media Group reports tha...More >>
    (AP) - A high school student is standing trial in northeast Ohio for allegedly raping a classmate in the locker room. Prosecutors argued during the first day of the trial in Cuyahoga (KY-uh-HOH'-guh) County Monday that the boy, then 16, carried the girl into the locker room at Shaker Heights High School and raped her. An attorney for the now 17-year-old boy - who is charged with rape and kidnapping - argued that the two had consensual sex. The Northeast Ohio Media Group reports tha...More >>
  • Ohio symposium focuses on homeless youth

    Ohio symposium focuses on homeless youth

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:43 PM EDT2014-04-22 16:43:14 GMT

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A meeting of minds is focusing on youth homelessness in Ohio.

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    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A meeting of minds is focusing on youth homelessness in Ohio.

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  • American Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon

    American Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:24 AM EDT2014-04-22 10:24:15 GMT
    American Meb Keflezighi has won the Boston Marathon, a year after a bombing at the finish line left three dead and more than 260 people injured.More >>
    A year ago, an injured Meb Keflezighi watched the Boston Marathon from the stands at the finish line on Boylston Street, leaving five minutes before the bombs went off.More >>
  • Stowaway teen forces review of airport security

    Stowaway teen forces review of airport security

    Monday, April 21 2014 11:33 PM EDT2014-04-22 03:33:53 GMT
    Officials say a 16-year-old boy is "lucky to be alive" and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane's wheel well, surviving cold temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen.More >>
    A 15-year-old boy found his way onto an airport's tarmac and climbed into a jetliner's wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii - a misadventure that forced authorities to take a hard look at the...More >>
  • Affordable Care Act only chips away at a core goal

    Affordable Care Act only chips away at a core goal

    Monday, April 21 2014 8:03 PM EDT2014-04-22 00:03:01 GMT
    The federal health care overhaul is providing coverage for millions of Americans, but it has only chipped away at one of its core goals: to sharply reduce the number of people without insurance.More >>
    Swan Lockett had high hopes that President Barack Obama's health overhaul would lead her family to an affordable insurance plan, but that hasn't happened.More >>
  • In show of defiance, 32,000 run Boston Marathon

    In show of defiance, 32,000 run Boston Marathon

    Monday, April 21 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-04-21 23:25:03 GMT
    For years, state and local officials have conducted a "tabletop exercise" before the Boston Marathon, a meeting that allows them to study a map of the 26.2-mile course from Hopkinton to Boston's Copley Square...More >>
    Some ran to honor the dead and wounded. Others were out to prove something to the world about their sport, the city or their country. And some wanted to prove something to themselves.More >>
  • Facing eviction, 89-year-old smoker plans to move

    Facing eviction, 89-year-old smoker plans to move

    Monday, April 21 2014 3:42 PM EDT2014-04-21 19:42:29 GMT
    MILFORD, Ohio (AP) - An 89-year-old southwest Ohio woman is preparing to move out of her home of the last 10 years because it has gone smoke-free. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Beulah "Billie" Toombs faces eviction after her apartment building's management deemed her noncompliant. A smoker for seven decades or so, she thinks she should be allowed to do what she wants in her own home. More than a year ago, the management of the apartments for low-income seniors announced a smoke-free p...More >>
    MILFORD, Ohio (AP) - An 89-year-old southwest Ohio woman is preparing to move out of her home of the last 10 years because it has gone smoke-free. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Beulah "Billie" Toombs faces eviction after her apartment building's management deemed her noncompliant. A smoker for seven decades or so, she thinks she should be allowed to do what she wants in her own home. More than a year ago, the management of the apartments for low-income seniors announced a smoke-free p...More >>
  • Mom pleads guilty in McDonald's play area overdose

    Mom pleads guilty in McDonald's play area overdose

    Monday, April 21 2014 3:38 PM EDT2014-04-21 19:38:27 GMT
    CINCINNATI (AP) - A mother who police say overdosed on heroin with her boyfriend at a McDonald's play area near Cincinnati has pleaded guilty to child endangerment. Tamica Jeffers pleaded guilty Monday in Hamilton County court after reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors. In exchange, prosecutors dropped a second charge of child endangerment. The 33-year-old Jeffers, of Dillsboro, Ind., wept in court as she denied ever using heroin, telling Judge Fanon Rucker that she had a seizure after ...More >>
    CINCINNATI (AP) - A mother who police say overdosed on heroin with her boyfriend at a McDonald's play area near Cincinnati has pleaded guilty to child endangerment. Tamica Jeffers pleaded guilty Monday in Hamilton County court after reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors. In exchange, prosecutors dropped a second charge of child endangerment. The 33-year-old Jeffers, of Dillsboro, Ind., wept in court as she denied ever using heroin, telling Judge Fanon Rucker that she had a seizure after ...More >>
  • Ohio school reports coach killed in mowing mishap

    Ohio school reports coach killed in mowing mishap

    Monday, April 21 2014 3:36 PM EDT2014-04-21 19:36:41 GMT
    NEW RICHMOND, Ohio (AP) - A southwest Ohio school district reports that a longtime swim coach has died after a mowing accident at his home. Sixty-three-year-old Joe Middeler had recently completed his 15th season as varsity swim coach for New Richmond Schools. He had been owner-operator of a food market and was a substitute teacher. No other details were released immediately on the accident at his home in the village of Moscow. WCPO-TV of Cincinnati reports that Middeler helped develop sever...More >>
    NEW RICHMOND, Ohio (AP) - A southwest Ohio school district reports that a longtime swim coach has died after a mowing accident at his home. Sixty-three-year-old Joe Middeler had recently completed his 15th season as varsity swim coach for New Richmond Schools. He had been owner-operator of a food market and was a substitute teacher. No other details were released immediately on the accident at his home in the village of Moscow. WCPO-TV of Cincinnati reports that Middeler helped develop sever...More >>
  • Woman accused in babies' deaths appears in court

    Woman accused in babies' deaths appears in court

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-04-21 17:14:53 GMT
    Prosecutors have been granted more time to determine what charges to file against a Utah woman accused of killing six of her babies and storing their bodies in her garage.More >>
    Prosecutors have been granted more time to determine what charges to file against a Utah woman accused of killing six of her babies and storing their bodies in her garage.More >>
  • GM boosting China production capacity to 5 million

    GM boosting China production capacity to 5 million

    Sunday, April 20 2014 10:52 AM EDT2014-04-20 14:52:53 GMT
    Sales of GM-brand vehicles in China should reach 5 million next year, and Cadillac sales will double to 100,000, the president of General Motors said Sunday.More >>
    The president of General Motors said Sunday that the company and local partners are boosting production capacity for GM-brand vehicles in China to 5 million.More >>
  • Ohio couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart

    Ohio couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:03 AM EDT2014-04-20 13:03:14 GMT
    NASHPORT, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.Helen Felumlee (FEHL'-uhm-lee) of Nashport in central Ohio died April 12. She was 92. Her husband, 91-year-old Kenneth Felumlee, died April 13.The couple's children say the two met as teenagers and had been inseparable since then.The Zanesville Times Recorder reports (http://ohne.ws/1in7erG) that the pair married Feb. 20, 1944, and raised eight children.Their...More >>
    NASHPORT, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.Helen Felumlee (FEHL'-uhm-lee) of Nashport in central Ohio died April 12. She was 92. Her husband, 91-year-old Kenneth Felumlee, died April 13.The couple's children say the two met as teenagers and had been inseparable since then.The Zanesville Times Recorder reports (http://ohne.ws/1in7erG) that the pair married Feb. 20, 1944, and raised eight children.Their...More >>
  • Easter Bunny train sparks New Jersey brush fires

    Easter Bunny train sparks New Jersey brush fires

    Sunday, April 20 2014 8:31 AM EDT2014-04-20 12:31:46 GMT
    POHATCONG TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - A train carrying the Easter Bunny in northwestern New Jersey has ignited several small brush fires.The Express-Times newspaper in Easton, Pennsylvania, reports the fires occurred Saturday in Pohatcong Township and Phillipsburg. No major property damage is reported. A firefighter from the New Jersey state forest fire service fell and dislocated his hip.Huntington Volunteer Fire Company Chief Peter Pursell tells the newspaper the diesel en...More >>
    POHATCONG TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - A train carrying the Easter Bunny in northwestern New Jersey has ignited several small brush fires.The Express-Times newspaper in Easton, Pennsylvania, reports the fires occurred Saturday in Pohatcong Township and Phillipsburg. No major property damage is reported. A firefighter from the New Jersey state forest fire service fell and dislocated his hip.Huntington Volunteer Fire Company Chief Peter Pursell tells the newspaper the diesel en...More >>
  • Ohio teacher fired over comment on black president

    Ohio teacher fired over comment on black president

    CINCINNATI (AP) - An Ohio teacher has been fired following allegations that he told a black student who said he wanted to become president that the nation didn't need another black president.The Cincinnati Enquirer reports (http://cin.ci/1kIkFmQ ) the Fairfield Board of Education voted 4-0 on Thursday to fire science teacher Gil Voigt.Voigt didn't immediately return a call for comment Friday but has said the student misquoted him.Voigt, who is white, says what he actually told the teen was th...More >>
    CINCINNATI (AP) - An Ohio teacher has been fired following allegations that he told a black student who said he wanted to become president that the nation didn't need another black president.The Cincinnati Enquirer reports (http://cin.ci/1kIkFmQ ) the Fairfield Board of Education voted 4-0 on Thursday to fire science teacher Gil Voigt.Voigt didn't immediately return a call for comment Friday but has said the student misquoted him.Voigt, who is white, says what he actually told the teen was th...More >>
  • 13-1/2 pound boy born at southeastern Pa. hospital

    13-1/2 pound boy born at southeastern Pa. hospital

    Saturday, April 19 2014 8:54 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:54:06 GMT
    DREXEL HILL, Pa. (AP) - A woman has given birth to a more than 13-pound baby at a southeastern Pennsylvania hospital.Officials at Delaware County Memorial Hospital say Brian and Danielle Dwyer's son born Monday is the largest baby they can recall there.Waldo James Mysterious Dwyer tipped the scales at 13 pounds, 8-1/2 ounces.The couple loved the "Where's Waldo?" books as children, so that's where they got their son's first name.Brian Dwyer said the middle name Mysterious is because Waldo was ...More >>
    DREXEL HILL, Pa. (AP) - A woman has given birth to a more than 13-pound baby at a southeastern Pennsylvania hospital.Officials at Delaware County Memorial Hospital say Brian and Danielle Dwyer's son born Monday is the largest baby they can recall there.Waldo James Mysterious Dwyer tipped the scales at 13 pounds, 8-1/2 ounces.The couple loved the "Where's Waldo?" books as children, so that's where they got their son's first name.Brian Dwyer said the middle name Mysterious is because Waldo was ...More >>
  • Teen suspended for asking Miss America to prom

    Teen suspended for asking Miss America to prom

    Saturday, April 19 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:44:23 GMT
    YORK, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania high school student is in hot water for asking Miss America to prom during a question and answer session at school.Eighteen-year-old Patrick Farves said he received three days of in-school suspension Thursday because he asked Nina Davuluri to prom.The senior at Central York High School stood up and popped the prom question, then walked to the stage with a plastic flower. Davuluri just laughed and the students cheered.School officials heard about Farves' plan in...More >>
    YORK, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania high school student is in hot water for asking Miss America to prom during a question and answer session at school.Eighteen-year-old Patrick Farves said he received three days of in-school suspension Thursday because he asked Nina Davuluri to prom.The senior at Central York High School stood up and popped the prom question, then walked to the stage with a plastic flower. Davuluri just laughed and the students cheered.School officials heard about Farves' plan in...More >>
  • Bicyclist struck by deer while on ride in Pa.

    Bicyclist struck by deer while on ride in Pa.

    PITTSBURGH (AP) - A southwestern Pennsylvania man has broken vertebrae in his neck and back, nine broken ribs, a bruised lung and a concussion after a deer slammed into him while he was riding his bicycle.Sixty-five-year-old Allen Kinkead said it happened Sunday about 20 miles into a bicycle trip with five other people in Penn Township, Westmoreland County.A deer darted across the road, slammed into Kinkead and ran off. He doesn't remember the impact but his friends witnessed the whole thing....More >>
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - A southwestern Pennsylvania man has broken vertebrae in his neck and back, nine broken ribs, a bruised lung and a concussion after a deer slammed into him while he was riding his bicycle.Sixty-five-year-old Allen Kinkead said it happened Sunday about 20 miles into a bicycle trip with five other people in Penn Township, Westmoreland County.A deer darted across the road, slammed into Kinkead and ran off. He doesn't remember the impact but his friends witnessed the whole thing....More >>
  • 76ers owner Harris calls 19-win season 'success'

    76ers owner Harris calls 19-win season 'success'

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philadelphia 76ers owner Joshua Harris calls the 19-win season a success.Harris says he believes the Sixers successfully completed the first step of their painful rebuilding process. He says the Sixers need at least two to four elite players to become a contender again in the NBA.Harris has faith in general manager Sam Hinkie to make the right calls and he gave first-year coach Brett Brown an 'A' for his leadership under trying circumstances.He also thanked the fans for st...More >>
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philadelphia 76ers owner Joshua Harris calls the 19-win season a success.Harris says he believes the Sixers successfully completed the first step of their painful rebuilding process. He says the Sixers need at least two to four elite players to become a contender again in the NBA.Harris has faith in general manager Sam Hinkie to make the right calls and he gave first-year coach Brett Brown an 'A' for his leadership under trying circumstances.He also thanked the fans for st...More >>
  • Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race

    Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race

    Police stepped up patrols near the Boston Marathon finish line after a masked man walked in the street with a rice cooker in his backpack only hours after the city marked the anniversary of last year's deadly...More >>
    The arrest of a man with a rice cooker in his backpack near the Boston Marathon finish line led police to step up patrols Wednesday, while organizers sought to assure the city and runners of a safe race next week.More >>
  • Low of 19 degrees in Toledo breaks 139-year record

    Low of 19 degrees in Toledo breaks 139-year record

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:34:39 GMT
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Winter temperatures are refusing to go away in northwestern Ohio. The thermometer dropped to 19 degrees in Toledo Wednesday morning, breaking a 139-year-old record for the same dateMore >>
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Winter temperatures are refusing to go away in northwestern Ohio. The thermometer dropped to 19 degrees in Toledo Wednesday morning, breaking a 139-year-old record for the same dateMore >>
  • Break-in suspect rescued from Ohio restaurant vent

    Break-in suspect rescued from Ohio restaurant vent

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:26:35 GMT
    MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) - Police say an Ohio man suspected of breaking into a restaurant overnight became stuck in a ventilation duct, triggered a fire alarm and had to be rescued by emergency responders. TheMore >>
    MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) - Police say an Ohio man suspected of breaking into a restaurant overnight became stuck in a ventilation duct, triggered a fire alarm and had to be rescued by emergency responders. TheMore >>
  • Brother, 4, shoots 2-year-old after finding gun

    Brother, 4, shoots 2-year-old after finding gun

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:18:24 GMT
    COCHRANTON, Pa. (AP) - A 2-year-old boy was accidentally shot in the face by his 4-year-old brother who found a loaded gun in their northwestern Pennsylvania home while their mother slept. State policeMore >>
    COCHRANTON, Pa. (AP) - A 2-year-old boy was accidentally shot in the face by his 4-year-old brother who found a loaded gun in their northwestern Pennsylvania home while their mother slept. State policeMore >>
  • Holder urges use of overdose-reversal drug

    Holder urges use of overdose-reversal drug

    Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday urged first responders to use an overdose-reversal drug to help save lives amid a nationwide resurgence in heroin abuse, a public health scourge claiming the lives of...More >>
    Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday urged first responders to use an overdose-reversal drug to help save lives amid a nationwide resurgence in heroin abuse, a public health scourge claiming the lives of celebrities...More >>
  • 1st grader cuts seats, threatens girl with knife

    1st grader cuts seats, threatens girl with knife

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:14:24 GMT
    CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - A western Pennsylvania first-grader has been moved to an alternative school for slashing school bus seats with a knife and making a girl feel threatened with the weapon. ConnellsvilleMore >>
    CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - A western Pennsylvania first-grader has been moved to an alternative school for slashing school bus seats with a knife and making a girl feel threatened with the weapon. ConnellsvilleMore >>
  • Man charged with marathon hoax is held on bail

    Man charged with marathon hoax is held on bail

    Authorities say a man taken into custody near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker is scheduled to appear in court.More >>
    The man arrested near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker was sent to a state psychiatric facility for an evaluation Wednesday after an initial court appearance.More >>
  • Buckeyes to host Illini in Nov. 1 night game

    Buckeyes to host Illini in Nov. 1 night game

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:14 AM EDT2014-04-16 13:14:58 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - When Ohio State hosts Illinois in football this season, fans might want to bring a blanket and gloves. It will be the Buckeyes' first November night game.More >>
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - When Ohio State hosts Illinois in football this season, fans might want to bring a blanket and gloves. It will be the Buckeyes' first November night game.More >>
  • Columbus road crews fix 87,000 potholes

    Columbus road crews fix 87,000 potholes

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 1:16 PM EDT2014-04-15 17:16:13 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The city of Columbus says its road crews have fixed nearly 87,000 potholes since the beginning of the year - about half of them in the past month.More >>
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The city of Columbus says its road crews have fixed nearly 87,000 potholes since the beginning of the year - about half of them in the past month.More >>
  • Freeh gets expedited appeal in Penn State lawsuit

    Freeh gets expedited appeal in Penn State lawsuit

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-04-15 16:48:35 GMT
    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Former FBI director Louis Freeh will get the chance next month to argue that a defamation case against him by Penn State's former president should not beMore >>
    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Former FBI director Louis Freeh will get the chance next month to argue that a defamation case against him by Penn State's former president should not beMore >>
  • Coach suspended for pushing gas-passing student

    Coach suspended for pushing gas-passing student

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 12:45 PM EDT2014-04-15 16:45:21 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, Pa. (AP) - A high school football coach facing criminal charges for allegedly shoving a student who passed gas in the coach's classroom is receiving support from coachesMore >>
    ALEXANDRIA, Pa. (AP) - A high school football coach facing criminal charges for allegedly shoving a student who passed gas in the coach's classroom is receiving support from coachesMore >>
  • JetBlue adding Pittsburgh-to-Ft. Lauderdale flight

    JetBlue adding Pittsburgh-to-Ft. Lauderdale flight

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 12:33 PM EDT2014-04-15 16:33:50 GMT
    IMPERIAL, Pa. (AP) - JetBlue Airways plans to add a daily, nonstop flight from Pittsburgh to Fort Lauderdale, Fla. in the fall. The flight from Pittsburgh InternationalMore >>
    IMPERIAL, Pa. (AP) - JetBlue Airways plans to add a daily, nonstop flight from Pittsburgh to Fort Lauderdale, Fla. in the fall. The flight from Pittsburgh InternationalMore >>
  • Police: Utah mom admitted to killing her 6 babies

    Police: Utah mom admitted to killing her 6 babies

    The discovery of seven dead babies in cardboard boxes in a Utah garage has police desperately seeking answers from the mother and other family members about how such a tragedy unfolded over a decade with no one...More >>
    Megan Huntsman was clear about what she did with six of her newborn babies.More >>
  • Whitefish shortage causing Passover meal problems

    Whitefish shortage causing Passover meal problems

    Many fish markets in the Great Lakes region are running short of whitefish, and it's coming at a bad time: the Passover holiday.More >>
    A shortage of whitefish in the Great Lakes region resulting partly from the winter deep freeze is coming at an inconvenient time for Jewish families: the Passover holiday, when demand is high because it's a key...More >>
  • Police arrest 16-year-old girl after bank robbery

    Police arrest 16-year-old girl after bank robbery

    Cincinnati police say a 16-year-old girl now in custody is suspected in the lunchtime robbery of a bank.More >>
    Cincinnati police say a 16-year-old girl now in custody is suspected in the lunchtime robbery of a bank.More >>
  • Students treated after pepper spray used in school

    Students treated after pepper spray used in school

    Monday, April 14 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-04-14 22:17:17 GMT
    PARMA, Ohio (AP) - Several students at a Cleveland-area high school have been treated after a student squirted pepper spray in the cafeteria. A school spokeswoman says some students at Normandy High SchoolMore >>
    PARMA, Ohio (AP) - Several students at a Cleveland-area high school have been treated after a student squirted pepper spray in the cafeteria. A school spokeswoman says some students at Normandy High SchoolMore >>
  • Ohio judge orders man to admit he's a bully

    Ohio judge orders man to admit he's a bully

    Ohio judge orders man to admit he's a bully. Forces him to stand on street corner with sign.More >>
    Ohio judge orders man to admit he's a bully. Forces him to stand on street corner with sign.More >>
  • Pistorius accused of staging outbursts at trial

    Pistorius accused of staging outbursts at trial

    Oscar Pistorius is being cross-examined at his murder trial for the fourth day by chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel.More >>
    Oscar Pistorius came under intense pressure Monday at his murder trial from the chief prosecutor, who dismissed his account of how he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp as a flimsy web of lies and accused the Olympian of...More >>
  • Jail for dad who overdosed at McDonald's play area

    Jail for dad who overdosed at McDonald's play area

    Monday, April 14 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-04-14 19:04:12 GMT
    CINCINNATI (AP) - A man who overdosed on heroin with his girlfriend at a McDonald's play area near Cincinnati has been sentenced to six months in jail for child endangering. Thirty-seven-year-oldMore >>
    CINCINNATI (AP) - A man who overdosed on heroin with his girlfriend at a McDonald's play area near Cincinnati has been sentenced to six months in jail for child endangering. Thirty-seven-year-oldMore >>
  • April 15 not much of a deadline for most taxpayers

    April 15 not much of a deadline for most taxpayers

    The calendar shows April 15, and you haven't even started on your federal tax return? Chances are, you don't need to fret.More >>
    The calendar shows April 15, and you haven't even started on your federal tax return? Chances are, you don't need to fret.More >>
  • Dutch arrest girl whose tweet threatened airline

    Dutch arrest girl whose tweet threatened airline

    Police in the Netherlands have arrested a 14-year-old girl on suspicion of threatening American Airlines in a tweet.More >>
    Police in the Netherlands have arrested a 14-year-old girl on suspicion of threatening American Airlines in a tweet.More >>
  • Police: Boy, 4, killed by van after dad's funeral

    Police: Boy, 4, killed by van after dad's funeral

    Monday, April 14 2014 10:15 AM EDT2014-04-14 14:15:09 GMT
    CHESTER, Pa. (AP) - Police in southeastern Pennsylvania say a 4-year-old boy was struck and killed by a passing van hours after returning from his father's funeral. The Philadelphia Inquirer (http://bit.ly/1guLdX9More >>
    CHESTER, Pa. (AP) - Police in southeastern Pennsylvania say a 4-year-old boy was struck and killed by a passing van hours after returning from his father's funeral. The Philadelphia Inquirer (http://bit.ly/1guLdX9More >>
  • Truck in deadly crash slammed into charter bus

    Truck in deadly crash slammed into charter bus

    Nine people were killed Thursday in a three-vehicle crash involving a bus carrying high school students on a visit to a college.More >>
    A FedEx tractor-trailer crossed a grassy freeway median Thursday in Northern California and slammed into a bus carrying high school students on a visit to a college. At least nine were killed in the fiery crash,...More >>
  • Kathleen Sebelius resigning from top HHS post

    Kathleen Sebelius resigning from top HHS post

    A White House official says Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning from the Obama administration.More >>
    Embattled Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning as the White House seeks to move past the election-year political damage inflicted by the rocky rollout of President Barack Obama's signature...More >>
  • Woman in shoe stabbing case describes killing

    Woman in shoe stabbing case describes killing

    A Houston woman convicted of murder for stabbing her boyfriend to death with the stiletto heel of her shoe has begun testifying during the sentencing phase of her trial.More >>
    A Houston woman convicted of fatally stabbing her boyfriend with a 5 ½-inch stiletto heel told jurors Thursday that she killed him to save her own life during a lengthy fight in which she was chased down, knocked into a...More >>
  • Driver in deadly Fla. day care crash in custody

    Driver in deadly Fla. day care crash in custody

    Authorities say they want to question a man who has been arrested eight times since 2000 about his possible role in a car's crash into a Florida day care center that left one girl dead and injured 14 others,...More >>
    A manhunt across Florida ended Thursday with the surrender of a driver blamed in a deadly crash at a day care that injured 14 and killed a 4-year-old girl who was sitting in a classroom awaiting her afternoon snack.More >>
  • Sebelius: 7.5 million now signed up

    Sebelius: 7.5 million now signed up

    Thursday, April 10 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-04-10 23:38:58 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Enrollment for the president's health care law has grown to 7.5 million Americans, the Obama administration announced Thursday, handing President Barack Obama and the Democrats biggerMore >>
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Enrollment for the president's health care law has grown to 7.5 million Americans, the Obama administration announced Thursday, handing President Barack Obama and the Democrats biggerMore >>
  • Prosecutor mocks Pistorius' version of events

    Prosecutor mocks Pistorius' version of events

    Oscar Pistorius has resumed testifying at his murder trial and is being challenged by the chief prosecutor, who has disputed the athlete's account that he mistakenly killed his girlfriend in his home last year.More >>
    The chief prosecutor laughed scornfully at an answer from Oscar Pistorius during the Olympic athlete's murder trial Thursday, mocking the man who shot his girlfriend. The judge sternly instructed the prosecutor to...More >>
  • Rough seas prolonged rescue of family, sick baby

    Rough seas prolonged rescue of family, sick baby

    The family of four with a seriously ailing 1-year-old had already struggled for days aboard their 36-foot sailboat by the time skydiving National Guardsmen answered their distress call from hundreds of miles off...More >>
    Eric and Charlotte Kaufman had already struggled for days, pounded by waves, aboard their disabled sailboat by the time skydiving National Guardsmen answered their distress call from hundreds of miles off the Mexican...More >>
  • Ohio trooper indicted on porn-related charge

    Ohio trooper indicted on porn-related charge

    Thursday, April 10 2014 12:22 PM EDT2014-04-10 16:22:53 GMT
    SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) - A state trooper in northern Ohio has been indicted on a charge of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles. The State Highway Patrol put Sgt.More >>
    SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) - A state trooper in northern Ohio has been indicted on a charge of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles. The State Highway Patrol put Sgt.More >>
  • Applications for US jobless aid dip 32K to 300,000

    Applications for US jobless aid dip 32K to 300,000

    The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped to the lowest level in almost seven years, falling 32,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 300,000.More >>
    The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped to the lowest level in almost seven years, falling 32,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 300,000.More >>
  • Feds allege heroin sale caused Ohio fatal overdose

    Feds allege heroin sale caused Ohio fatal overdose

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-04-09 23:23:50 GMT
    CLEVELAND (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a northeast Ohio man caused a woman's death by selling her a lethal dose of heroin. An indictment against Siarres Noble alleges he sold heroin laced with the powerfulMore >>
    CLEVELAND (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a northeast Ohio man caused a woman's death by selling her a lethal dose of heroin. An indictment against Siarres Noble alleges he sold heroin laced with the powerfulMore >>
  • 14 highway shootings in Kansas City

    14 highway shootings in Kansas City

    Police in Kansas City investigate another highway shooting, the most recent in a string of 14.More >>
    Police in Kansas City investigate another highway shooting, the most recent in a string of 14.More >>
  • Obama, Senate Democrats take aim at gender pay gap

    Obama, Senate Democrats take aim at gender pay gap

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 10:29 AM EDT2014-04-08 14:29:54 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies in Congress are making a concerted election-year push to draw attention to women's wages, linking Obama executive actions with pendingMore >>
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies in Congress are making a concerted election-year push to draw attention to women's wages, linking Obama executive actions with pendingMore >>
  • Ohio restaurant workers chase down robber

    Ohio restaurant workers chase down robber

    Monday, April 7 2014 7:47 PM EDT2014-04-07 23:47:07 GMT
    CINCINNATI (AP) - Cincinnati police say two employees of a Subway chased down a suspect after he allegedly robbed the same restaurant for the third time. The Subway workers followed and tackled the manMore >>
    CINCINNATI (AP) - Cincinnati police say two employees of a Subway chased down a suspect after he allegedly robbed the same restaurant for the third time. The Subway workers followed and tackled the manMore >>
  • Couple on motorcycle killed in Ohio crash

    Couple on motorcycle killed in Ohio crash

    Monday, April 7 2014 7:40 PM EDT2014-04-07 23:40:04 GMT
    GRAFTON, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say a couple was killed when their Harley-Davidson motorcycle rode into the path of an SUV in northeast Ohio. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said the crash happened atMore >>
    GRAFTON, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say a couple was killed when their Harley-Davidson motorcycle rode into the path of an SUV in northeast Ohio. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said the crash happened atMore >>
  • Trial delay for woman who overdosed at McDonald's

    Trial delay for woman who overdosed at McDonald's

    Monday, April 7 2014 7:33 PM EDT2014-04-07 23:33:48 GMT
    CINCINNATI (AP) - The trial has been delayed for a woman who police say overdosed on heroin with her boyfriend in a McDonald's play area near Cincinnati. Thirty-three-year-old Tamica Jeffers' non-juryMore >>
    CINCINNATI (AP) - The trial has been delayed for a woman who police say overdosed on heroin with her boyfriend in a McDonald's play area near Cincinnati. Thirty-three-year-old Tamica Jeffers' non-juryMore >>
  • Ohio lawmaker renews call for judge's impeachment

    Ohio lawmaker renews call for judge's impeachment

    Monday, April 7 2014 7:26 PM EDT2014-04-07 23:26:40 GMT
    CINCINNATI (AP) - A state lawmaker has reiterated his call for the impeachment of a federal judge who plans to order Ohio to recognize out-of-state gay marriages. Republican Rep. John Becker of UnionMore >>
    CINCINNATI (AP) - A state lawmaker has reiterated his call for the impeachment of a federal judge who plans to order Ohio to recognize out-of-state gay marriages. Republican Rep. John Becker of UnionMore >>
  • Police: 4 forcibly tattooed man they held hostage

    Police: 4 forcibly tattooed man they held hostage

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 4:18 PM EDT2014-04-02 20:18:03 GMT
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police say four people forcibly tattooed their roommate with racial slurs and obscene images while holding him hostage for three days in a Philadelphia basement.More >>
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police say four people forcibly tattooed their roommate with racial slurs and obscene images while holding him hostage for three days in a Philadelphia basement.More >>
  • Stray dog's leg amputated after shooting in Ohio

    Stray dog's leg amputated after shooting in Ohio

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 3:41 PM EDT2014-04-01 19:41:38 GMT
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Police in northern Ohio have are looking for a man suspected of shooting a German shepherd whose front leg had to be amputated. The stray dogMore >>
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Police in northern Ohio have are looking for a man suspected of shooting a German shepherd whose front leg had to be amputated. The stray dogMore >>
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    1 of 2 children found in western Pa. bathtub dies

    1 of 2 children found in western Pa. bathtub dies

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-04-01 19:15:32 GMT
    MCCANDLESS, Pa. (AP) - The Allegheny County medical examiner's office says one of two young children reportedly found unresponsive in a bathtub in the Pittsburgh suburbs has died.More >>
    MCCANDLESS, Pa. (AP) - The Allegheny County medical examiner's office says one of two young children reportedly found unresponsive in a bathtub in the Pittsburgh suburbs has died.More >>
  • Body of 2nd man found after boat capsized in Ohio

    Body of 2nd man found after boat capsized in Ohio

    Monday, March 31 2014 7:24 PM EDT2014-03-31 23:24:20 GMT
    BUCKEYE LAKE, Ohio (AP) - Authorities have found the body of a second boater presumed drowned in a central Ohio lake after a fishing boat capsized. A spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Natural ResourcesMore >>
    BUCKEYE LAKE, Ohio (AP) - Authorities have found the body of a second boater presumed drowned in a central Ohio lake after a fishing boat capsized. A spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Natural ResourcesMore >>
  • Police say Pa. man aims for rat but shoots himself

    Police say Pa. man aims for rat but shoots himself

    Monday, March 31 2014 7:15 PM EDT2014-03-31 23:15:28 GMT
    COATESVILLE, Pa. (AP) - A man from southeastern Pennsylvania trying to shoot a rat ended up in the hospital after accidentally shooting himself instead. WFMZ-TV said Monday that 27-year-old Zachary TroopMore >>
    COATESVILLE, Pa. (AP) - A man from southeastern Pennsylvania trying to shoot a rat ended up in the hospital after accidentally shooting himself instead. WFMZ-TV said Monday that 27-year-old Zachary TroopMore >>
  • Officials: Dogs killed inhumanely at Ohio shelter

    Officials: Dogs killed inhumanely at Ohio shelter

    Thursday, March 27 2014 1:13 PM EDT2014-03-27 17:13:12 GMT
    GALLIPOLIS, Ohio (AP) - Three animal shelter employees in southeast Ohio have pleaded not guilty to charges of inhumanely killing dogs. The Gallia County dog warden,More >>
    GALLIPOLIS, Ohio (AP) - Three animal shelter employees in southeast Ohio have pleaded not guilty to charges of inhumanely killing dogs. The Gallia County dog warden,More >>
  • Deal allows Tesla to sell cars in Ohio

    Deal allows Tesla to sell cars in Ohio

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-03-26 23:34:50 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio auto dealers have struck an agreement that will allow Tesla Motors to sell its electric cars in the state. The agreement with the Ohio Automobile Dealers Association was negotiatedMore >>
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio auto dealers have struck an agreement that will allow Tesla Motors to sell its electric cars in the state. The agreement with the Ohio Automobile Dealers Association was negotiatedMore >>
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    The Scrappers host “POPS at the Ballpark” featuring the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra

    The Scrappers host “POPS at the Ballpark” featuring the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-04-15 18:04:57 GMT
    NILES, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley Scrappers and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra are excited to host one of the Valley's premiere summer events, POPS at the Ballpark,More >>
    NILES, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley Scrappers and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra are excited to host one of the Valley's premiere summer events, POPS at the Ballpark, presented by Stanley E. Shearer with Northwestern Mutual and 21 WFMJ on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Eastwood Field.More >>
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    Searchers find body of Lawrence County woman

    Searchers find body of Lawrence County woman

    A Lawrence County woman is still missing after the boat she and her husband were fishing in capsized last night. Nancy E. List, of New Castle, was fishing in a small aluminum boat in a private pond in Scott Twp, Lawrence County with her husband Michael W. List also of New Castle when the vessel capsized. Michael says he saw his wife hanging on to the boat attempting to swim to shore when she went under water. He says after searching he went to a nearby residence to call for help. Pennsylvania...More >>
    A Lawrence County woman is still missing after the boat she and her husband were fishing in capsized last night. Nancy E. List, of New Castle, was fishing in a small aluminum boat in a private pond in Scott Twp, Lawrence County with her husband Michael W. List also of New Castle when the vessel capsized. Michael says he saw his wife hanging on to the boat attempting to swim to shore when she went under water. He says after searching he went to a nearby residence to call for help. Pennsylvania...More >>
  • Akron and YSU: "No pressure to compete for Tressel"

    Akron and YSU: "No pressure to compete for Tressel"

    University of Akrontrustees aremoving quickly in their search for the next university president, but say theyare under no pressure to act quickly because of competitionfor acandidate also being considered for the president's post at Youngstown State University.The sentiment is echoed by YSUtrustees, whoare expected toreveal soon if the remaining six applicants being considered for president includes former Ohio State and Youngstown State football coach Jim Tressel.The University ofAkronhas cu...More >>
    University of Akrontrustees aremoving quickly in their search for the next university president, but say theyare under no pressure to act quickly because of competitionfor acandidate also being considered for the president's post at Youngstown State University.The sentiment is echoed by YSUtrustees, whoare expected toreveal soon if the remaining six applicants being considered for president includes former Ohio State and Youngstown State football coach Jim Tressel.The University ofAkronhas cu...More >>
  • Suspect in Trumbull County jail hostage crisis facing death penalty case

    Suspect in Trumbull County jail hostage crisis facing death penalty case

    One of the three inmates identified as being involved in a hostage situation at the Trumbull County jail faces criminal charges that could bring the death penalty if convicted.  Authorities say that 29-year-old David Martin of Cleveland is awaiting trial for the murder of Jeremy Cole in Warren in October, 2012.Martin was a neighbor of Cole who was shot to death at a home on Oak Circle SW. A woman was also wounded during the crime.The Trumbull County Grand Jury handed up a ten countMore >>
    One of the three inmates identified as being involved in a hostage situation at the Trumbull County jail faces criminal charges that could bring the death penalty if convicted.  Authorities say that 29-year-old David Martin of Cleveland is awaiting trial for the murder of Jeremy Cole in Warren in October, 2012.Martin was a neighbor of Cole who was shot to death at a home on Oak Circle SW. A woman was also wounded during the crime.The Trumbull County Grand Jury handed up a ten count
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  • Can an app save the planet?

    Can an app save the planet?

    This startup's Earth Day launch has a massive goal: Cut carbon emissions globally. It has its work cut out for it.
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    This startup's Earth Day launch has a massive goal: Cut carbon emissions globally. It has its work cut out for it.
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  • 'Captain America' holds onto top box office spot

    'Captain America' holds onto top box office spot

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-04-22 02:47:39 GMT
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Captain America really is unbeatable - at least at the box office"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" has been the top draw at theaters for three consecutive weeks, vanquishing would-be foes including the new thriller starring Johnny Depp.According to Monday's final box office figures, the Marvel sequel added $25.6 million in ticket sales over the weekend. "The Winter Soldier" has made more than $200 million domestically since logging the best April opening in history."Hea...More >>
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Captain America really is unbeatable - at least at the box office"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" has been the top draw at theaters for three consecutive weeks, vanquishing would-be foes including the new thriller starring Johnny Depp.According to Monday's final box office figures, the Marvel sequel added $25.6 million in ticket sales over the weekend. "The Winter Soldier" has made more than $200 million domestically since logging the best April opening in history."Hea...More >>
  • Netflix poised to raise prices after strong 1Q

    Netflix poised to raise prices after strong 1Q

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-04-22 02:37:26 GMT
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix is preparing a sequel unlikely to be a hit with its subscribers. The Internet video service is about to raise its prices for the first time in three years to help pay for more Internet video programming such as its popular political drama "House of Cards."The increase, to take place sometime before July, will hike prices by $1 or $2 per month for new customers. The company's nearly 36 million current subscribers will continue to pay $8 per month for at least the n...More >>
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix is preparing a sequel unlikely to be a hit with its subscribers. The Internet video service is about to raise its prices for the first time in three years to help pay for more Internet video programming such as its popular political drama "House of Cards."The increase, to take place sometime before July, will hike prices by $1 or $2 per month for new customers. The company's nearly 36 million current subscribers will continue to pay $8 per month for at least the n...More >>
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