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Ohio man found guilty of killing ex-fiancee’s young son

FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio jury has found a man guilty of killing his fiancee's 2-year-old son in 2016. The Blade reports jurors deliberated less than a day before finding 29-year-old Brent Houdeshell, of Arlington, guilty Wednesday of murder, endangering children and tampering with ...

Woman indicted in ’07 slaying of husband returned to US

WARREN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a woman who fled to her native Brazil after fatally shooting her husband more than 10 years ago has been brought back to northeast Ohio. The Vindicator reports 53-year-old Claudia Hoerig was booked into the Trumbull County Jail early Thursday. She was ...

New Ohio poet laureate hopes to celebrate poetry in life

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Author readings in the hushed and reverent atmospheres of universities and libraries have their place, but they can also discourage potential readers, says Ohio's new poet laureate. "It becomes forbidding and intimidating for ...

Cleveland teenagers train to become future police officers

By ADAM FERRISE, Cleveland.com CLEVELAND (AP) — Rasheeda Ivory wants Cleveland residents to see police officers the way she sees her father. The 17-year-old Martin Luther King Jr. High School student hopes one day she'll show them by wearing a uniform and a badge herself. Ivory, whose ...

Helicopter for utility work crashes into field, killing 2

STONY RIDGE, Ohio (AP) — A utility company helicopter has crashed into a snowy Ohio field, killing the two people on board. A witness reported the crash around midday Monday just south of the Ohio Turnpike in Wood County. The county sheriff's office says the aircraft is affiliated with a ...

Fleeing man falls through frozen lake, is found unresponsive

SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man suspected of fleeing a crash apparently ran onto a frozen Ohio lake, fell through the ice, and was unresponsive when rescuers pulled him from the water more than an hour later. The man was taken to a hospital Monday afternoon after rescue ...

Lt. Gov. Taylor names Procter & Gamble exec as running mate

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — A Republican candidate for Ohio governor Wednesday introduced a veteran Procter & Gamble Co. executive with links to social-conservative causes as her running mate. Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor chose Nathan Estruth, the CEO of a plastics ...

Man convicted of causing fatal crash amid suicide attempt

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man has been convicted of aggravated murder for causing a fatal crash in suburban Cleveland while trying to kill himself. Cleveland.com reports that 50-year-old Mark Rafter, of Brooklyn, was found guilty Wednesday. Prosecutors say Rafter was driving nearly 100 mph down ...

Loss of sponsor could close Ohio e-school of 12K students

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The sponsor of one of the nation's largest online charter schools says it's cutting that tie, which could halt the Ohio e-school's operations for its roughly 12,000 students within days. The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow's staff and students already knew it might ...

2 men charged in fatal shooting of 9-year-old girl at home

CINCINNATI (AP) — Two young men have been arrested in the fatal shooting of a 9-year-old Cincinnati girl who was killed during a reported home invasion nearly a year ago. Authorities say 18-year-old Azuriah Hoskins Jr. and 19-year-old Ke'von Smith were being held Wednesday on murder charges ...