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Northeast Ohio woman gets life in roommate's death

A Northeast Ohio woman has been sentenced to life in prison with a chance of parole in 18 years for the stabbing death of her housemate. The Akron Beacon Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1w8STXP ) that 45-year-old Roxanne Buck of Stow in suburban Akron testified at her jury trial that she was ...

Casino owner Full House Resorts looks for buyer

Full House Resorts Inc., the casino and hotel operator, said Wednesday that it is putting itself up for sale. The company, based in Las Vegas, evaluated strategic alternatives and decided that a sale was the best move. It is working on finding a buyer. Full House, headquartered in Las Vegas, ...

Ohio group removes illegally-placed campaign signs

A group of people in central Ohio says they're tired of seeing politician's campaign signs in public places and they're taking them down. The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1wk2loS ) a group that calls itself the Columbus Sign Ninjas is removing campaign signs from inappropriate places as the election approaches. Under ...

Parkview plans $55M project at Fort Wayne hospital

Parkview Health is planning to spend $55 million on projects at one of its Fort Wayne hospitals over the next five years. The plans for the Parkview Randallia campus northeast of the city's downtown include additional surgery suites, adding a cardiac catheterization lab and updating its birth center and inpatient ...

Police: Man smokes bong after chase in Michigan

Police have arrested a man who they say smoked from a bong after a high-speed chase through Ohio and Michigan that ended in a crash. The Monroe News reports (http://bit.ly/1FAq4GE ) Dundee police were notified that Ohio law enforcement officers were chasing a brown Buick and ended their pursuit at ...

Plane carrying American detained in North Korea lands in his home state of Ohio

Plane carrying American detained in North Korea lands in his home state of Ohio .

Man arrested over body at Fort Wayne cemetery

A man detained by police officers after a woman's body was found at a Fort Wayne cemetery has been arrested in her death. Police say 20-year-old Quinn Albers of Fort Wayne faces a preliminary charge of murder for the death of the woman whose body was found Monday in an ...

Fire at Purdue demolition site contained to roof

Officials say a fire at a Purdue University demolition site was contained to the building's roof. The fire was reported about 1 a.m. Wednesday when a passer-by called to report smoke in the center of the West Lafayette campus. The fire was located at the site of the former Engineering ...

BMV branches extend hours for November election

Time is running out for Indiana residents who want to vote in next month's midterm elections to obtain the proper identification they'll need to cast ballots at polling places. Indiana law requires residents to show either a driver's license or a state-issued identification card at polling places before they can ...

Notre Dame to hold 'Gay in Christ' conference

The University of Notre Dame is holding a two-day conference to explore appropriate pastoral strategies for parishioners who regard themselves as non-heterosexual but accept Catholic Church teaching on marriage and sexuality. The conference that begins Oct. 31 and is dubbed "Gay in Christ: Dimensions of Fidelity." It's being co-sponsored by ...

Kentucky, Indiana dedicating Milton-Madison bridge

The new bridge across the Ohio River between Milton, Kentucky, and Madison, Indiana, is being officially dedicated next week. Governors of both states are expected for the ceremony at 2:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday. The dedication will be on Vaughn Drive in Madison just east of the bridge. Traffic began moving ...

State: About 272,000 Ohio voters have cast ballots

The state's elections chief says more than 272,000 absentee ballots have been cast ahead of the fall election. Ohioans can vote absentee by mail or in person before Nov. 4. Early voting began two weeks ago. Voters will choose the next governor along with other statewide officeholders. Secretary of State ...

OH assisted living director accused of pill thefts

A woman in charge of a northeast Ohio assisted living facility has been charged with burglary after police accused of her going into elderly residents' rooms and stealing their prescription pain medication. Forty-one-year-old Christina Melaragno of the Cleveland suburb of Gates Mills is the executive director of Gardens of Westlake. ...

Rural areas seek piece of subprime-loan settlement

Long seen as having devastated Sun Belt cities, the subprime mortgage crisis unleashed turmoil on Ohio and other rural areas. Now federal officials are pledging regulatory attention and financial help. Subprime loans were distributed in the rural U.S. at even higher rates on average than in metropolitan counties. Much of ...

Missing persons report filed on Gary victim

Gary police say the mother of one of the women found slain in the city had filed a missing persons report in January. Gary police provided a copy of the report on Teaira Batey to The Associated Press on Tuesday. Forty-three-year-old Darren Vann has confessed to strangling one woman and ...

Pence won't reconsider bid for $80M pre-K grant

Gov. Mike Pence stood by his decision not to seek a federal preschool grant worth up to $80 million Tuesday despite calls for him to reconsider. School Superintendent Glenda Ritz and Indiana State Board of Education members Gordon Hendry of Indianapolis and Tony Walker of Gary issued statements urging Pence ...

Teacher hurt by rock thrown on car: Eager for home

A schoolteacher severely injured by a rock thrown from the overpass of a Pennsylvania interstate said Tuesday she was looking forward to getting back to her Ohio home and seeing her 12-year-old dog Coco. Sharon Budd rang a bell outside Geisinger HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Danville to celebrate — with ...

Indiana responds to convicted ex-officer's appeal

Indiana has responded to a former Indianapolis police officer's appeal of his convictions in a fatal drunken driving crash. Former officer David Bisard was convicted last year on nine counts for driving drunk in his police cruiser and crashing into a group of motorcyclists, killing one and seriously injuring two ...

Ohioan's family thrilled over North Korea release

The family attorney for an Ohioan detained nearly six months in North Korea says the man's wife screamed in delight Tuesday at the news he has been freed. Attorney Timothy Tepe said Jeffrey Fowle was able to later call his wife himself on his way home. The suburban city where ...

Ohio officers on paid leave after fatal shooting

Authorities say two northeast Ohio police officers are on paid leave after an officer shot and killed a man a man who refused to drop a butcher knife while attacking his girlfriend. The shooting occurred early Saturday in the Cleveland suburb of South Euclid. Officials say an officer shot 44-year-old ...

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