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Former judge to be arraigned in ex-wife’s stabbing death

CLEVELAND (AP) — A former Cleveland-area judge and state lawmaker charged in the fatal stabbing of his ex-wife is scheduled in court on aggravated murder and other charges. Lance Mason's arraignment Tuesday is in Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County court, where he was a judge before he was ...

Dad is 4th arraigned in slayings of 8 from another family

WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — A man charged in the slayings of eight people from another family is set for arraignment in southern Ohio days after his wife and two adult sons pleaded not guilty in those killings. Forty-seven-year-old George "Billy" Wagner III will be arraigned Tuesday on 22 counts in ...

School security guard accused of raping student indicted

CLEVELAND (AP) — A security guard at a Cleveland high school who's accused of sexually assaulting a student has been indicted on charges including rape and sexual battery. Court records show Derrick Dugger was indicted Friday and is accused of forcing a 15-year-old girl to perform oral sex. ...

Abortion-rights, voting-rights groups descend on Statehouse

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Abortion-rights supporters are staging a Statehouse protest as legislation effectively outlawing the procedure at the first detectable fetal heartbeat advances. The rally Tuesday coincides with Ohio Senate hearings on the so-called "heartbeat bill," which could stop ...

Teen pleads guilty to fatal prom night crash

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — The teen driver in a prom night car crash that killed another teen in Ohio has pleaded guilty. Chynna Brandon entered her plea to aggravated vehicular homicide and vehicular assault through tears in juvenile court Monday. Police say the 17-year-old was driving more ...

Michigan to be first Midwest state to allow recreational pot

By ED WHITE, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Michigan clears a threshold this week as the first state in the Midwest to allow marijuana for more than just medical purposes. In the Nov. 6 election, voters by a wide margin endorsed recreational use by adults who are at least 21. The move comes ...

Multi-vehicle crash kills 3 people; 5 others injured

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say a multi-vehicle crash in Ohio has killed three people. Columbus police say four cars were involved in the Interstate 71 crash around 1:30 a.m. Sunday. The police release says a Pontiac traveled off the road and struck a median wall before hitting a Toyota ...

Supreme Court won’t weigh county immunity in Ohio jail death

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court won't hear an appeal by Montgomery County seeking immunity in a wrongful death lawsuit involving an inmate who died in 2012 during a medical emergency. The Dayton Daily News reports attorneys for the county's insurance company sought the protection, ...

Kent State alum plans 50th commemoration of May 4 shootings

KENT, Ohio (AP) — An alumnus is planning Kent State University's commemoration of 50 years since Ohio National Guard members fatally shot four students there and wounded nine during protests of the Vietnam War on May 4, 1970. Rodney Flauhaus tells the Kent-Ravenna Record-Courier he's aiming ...

In GM country, workers aren’t abandoning Trump – so far

By SARA BURNETT, Associated Press LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Since General Motors announced its decision this week to shut down its hulking Lordstown plant — the anchor of this northeast Ohio town — workers on the line have had nothing but questions. Will they have jobs come spring? Should ...