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Ohio chief justice announces review of state bail system

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's chief justice has convened a task force to study the state's bail system for possible changes. The committee created by Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor of the Ohio Supreme Court will compare Ohio's bail and pretrial systems with those in other states. It will also ...

Man pleads not guilty after woman’s body found ablaze

NEW FRANKLIN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man has pleaded not guilty to charges in connection with the death of a woman whose body was found ablaze on the side of the road. The Akron Beacon Journal reports 46-year-old Daniel Jones entered his plea Friday to murder, felony assault and abuse of a ...

Plane crashes into front yard of rural Ohio home; 2 dead

APPLE CREEK, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say two pilots are dead after a plane crashed into the snow-covered front yard of a rural Ohio home shortly after taking off from a private airfield nearby. The State Highway Patrol says initial reports indicate the plane had engine trouble Monday morning ...

Stole priest wore at DeWine inauguration had special meaning

By JULIE CARR SMYTH COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — For members of Ohio's large new first family, the stole worn by Father Tom Hagan throughout Republican Gov. Mike DeWine's inaugural weekend was a way to involve their beloved late daughter in the celebration. First lady Fran DeWine sewed the ...

Jesse Jackson meeting with GM workers about racist threats

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson will be meeting with auto workers suing General Motors after racist graffiti and nooses were discovered at their plant in Ohio. Jackson will be in Toledo on Tuesday to talk with the workers who say they're facing ongoing racial harassment. A group ...

Interns work on prison inspections at short-staffed watchdog

CLEVELAND (AP) — The legislative watchdog evaluating Ohio's prisons is so short-staffed that unpaid interns are working on inspections, prompting concerns from critics about oversight of the prison system. But the Correctional Institution Inspection Committee's inspection reports are up to ...

Man hurt in jail fight dies; charges expected for 2nd inmate

SIDNEY, Ohio (AP) — A coroner says an inmate hurt in a fight at an Ohio jail died a day later at a hospital. The Dayton Daily News reports the Montgomery County Coroner's Office hasn't ruled on what caused the Saturday death of 54-year-old James Richards. The Shelby County Sheriff's Office ...

Patient’s widow: Hospital safeguards ‘failed tremendously’

By KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The 44-year-old excavator was taken to the emergency room with shortness of breath. Breathing trouble also sent a 64-year-old woman to the same hospital. A third patient, a 79-year-old woman with health problems, was transferred from ...

Attorney: New racist threats at GM plant where nooses found

By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Workers who sued General Motors after nooses and racist graffiti were found at its largest U.S. transmission plant nearly two years ago are still facing racial harassment, their attorney said Thursday. Just this week, one of the workers ...

Man convicted of killing 2 women gets life sentence

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A man convicted of fatally shooting two women before shooting himself after a police standoff has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility for parole. Authorities said James Geran (GEHR'-uhn) killed a woman they described as a business associate in a ...