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International Walk to School Day highlights benefits

Marietta City Schools celebrated International Walk to School Day on Wednesday by connecting the dots between the academic benefits of walking to school and the district’s focus on a growth mindset throughout the community. “One of the larger benefits is the development of independence, ...

Ohio woman devours 69 doughnuts in 8 minutes

SANDUSKY — Twenty doughnut lovers competed Saturday afternoon to see who could consume the most fried-dough rings. It took place at Bait House Brewery on Meigs Street in Sandusky. Participants in the Sandusky Donut Eating Contest had eight minutes to eat as many pastries as ...

Ohio veteran fixed planes in Vietnam

WARREN — Stanley Gregory, 72, comes from a military family — all six of his brothers were in the service. “All of my family … was in the military. Most of my uncles and cousins — all of them were in the military,” he said. Gregory grew up in Greene. When he graduated from ...

Prayers in purple; Warren family, friends hold vigil, seek answers in homicide

WARREN — Family and friends of Desirae Boss remembered her by decorating the outside of her home off Transylvania Avenue with purple bows and ribbons and releasing 32 purple balloons in her memory. The 32-year-old woman’s favorite color was purple. A vigil was held Sunday afternoon for ...

Local school boards emerge as hot races in November election

By JULIE CARR SMYTH and PATTY NIEBERG Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In a school district near the Ohio state capital, school board members up for reelection this year have been subjected to a steady stream of lawsuits and attacks, both in-person and online. In another, an incumbent ...

Judge: Man charged in shooting of trooper to remain jailed

FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — A Michigan man accused of causing a shooting that seriously injured an Ohio state trooper during a traffic stop will remain jailed without bail, a judge ruled Friday. Robert Tramaine Hathorn, 42, of Muskegon, is charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon. It's ...

Ex-Cleveland council member sentenced to 6 years in prison

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A former Cleveland City Council member was sentenced Friday to six years in prison for filing false expense reports that led to the theft of $127,000 in city and federal funds over nine years. A federal court jury convicted Kenneth Johnson, 75, in July of 15 counts that ...

Police probe stop of disabled driver pulled from car

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Officials in Dayton, Ohio, say they are investigating the actions of officers who pulled a driver who said he was disabled from his car during a drug-related traffic stop last month. Clifford Owensby, 39, who said he does not have use of his legs, said he felt helpless ...

Man drives from Ohio hoping to help Haitian friend at border

By SARAH BLAKE MORGAN Associated Press DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — As Haitian migrants stepped off a white U.S. Border Patrol van in the Texas border city of Del Rio after learning they'd be allowed to stay in the country for now, a man in a neon yellow vest stood nearby and quietly surveyed ...

Boy, 1, reported unresponsive in bathtub dies; man arrested

CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — A man was arrested after the death of a 1-year-old boy reportedly found unresponsive in a bathtub, authorities said. Cleveland police said officers were called to the home just after 10:30 p.m. Saturday, at which time emergency medical responders were rushing the child ...