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Man sues city for arresting him over parody Facebook page

By DAKE KANG, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — A man acquitted of a felony for creating a fake Facebook page that parodied a suburban Cleveland police department is suing the city, saying they violated his right to free speech. Anthony Novak filed the lawsuit Tuesday against the city of ...

Another Ohio city adds safe zones for internet buys

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's largest city is joining a trend of communities creating safety zones where people buying and selling items on the internet can meet. Columbus on Wednesday announced the creation of five such purchase zones around the city, all located at police substations. The ...

Mom sentenced after causing multiday search for Ohio teen

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Massachusetts woman has been sentenced to probation after prosecutors say she took a teen from her Ohio home so her son could have a friend. Cleveland.com reports Renee Hanson said during her sentencing hearing Wednesday that she acted in poor judgment. The 44-year-old ...

Police: Student arrested after Snapchat threats

MONROE, Ohio (AP) — A 15-year-old student has been arrested in Ohio after officials say he threatened to kill fellow students in a video posted to the mobile messaging app Snapchat. Court documents report the student at Lakota East High School, near Monroe, said in the video he would ...

Federal grand jury indict 13 on charges including bank fraud

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal grand jury has charged 13 people from Ohio with bank fraud and conspiracy to commit bank fraud. The U.S. attorney for Ohio's southern district said Wednesday the indictment alleges that from September 2016 until August 2017 defendants conspired to unlawfully ...

3 people fatally shot in southern Ohio, 8-year-old missing

IRONTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say three people have been fatally shot, a fourth person stabbed and an 8-year-old boy is missing in southeast Ohio. The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office said deputies were called to an Elizabeth Township trailer around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday where three adults ...

Absentee voting begins for Ohio’s fall election

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Absentee voting is beginning for Ohio's fall election. Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted says Wednesday marks the first day of absentee voting for the general election on Nov. 7. The deadline for registering to vote in the upcoming election was Tuesday. Voters ...

Dad of boy who died after scalding bath sentenced to 7 years

By LISA CORNWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — The father of a 4-year-old Ohio boy who died after his stepmother put him in a scalding bath was sentenced Tuesday to seven years in prison for involuntary manslaughter and child endangering. Robert Ritchie was sentenced in a Warren ...

Retired school workers to see cost-of-living increase frozen

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The School Employee Retirement System in Ohio will freeze cost-of-living increases for three years for 75,000 pensioners and is pushing for a similar change for more future retirees. The Columbus Dispatch reports the SERS board voted on Monday to move forward with ...

Police: Teen says he shot dog with arrow

WOOSTER, Ohio (AP) — Police say a 16-year-old boy has acknowledged he shot an Ohio family's yellow Labrador retriever with an arrow. The Redicks say they had to take their dog Cosmo to a clinic for emergency surgery last week to remove the arrow. Chatfield Redick says the veterinarian found ...