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USPS has shorted some workers’ pay for years, CPI finds

By ALEXIS FERNANDEZ CAMPBELL The Center for Public Integrity Nancy Campos' back ached as she loaded more than 100 Amazon packages onto her truck. The 59-year-old grandmother, a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, had worked 13 days in a row without a lunch break, and now she was ...

Ex-death row inmate to get $1M for wrongful imprisonment

CLEVELAND (AP) — A former death row inmate who was wrongly imprisoned for two decades will receive a $1 million payment from the state. The Ohio Controlling Board voted unanimously Monday to make the award to Joe D'Ambrosio. The money will come from the state's wrongful imprisonment fund, ...

Opening arguments made in Akron arson suspect’s murder trial

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Opening arguments have been made in the latest trial of a man accused of killing nine people in separate arson fires in his Akron neighborhood. Stanley Ford, 62, could be sentenced to death if convicted on multiple aggravated murder charges. He is accused of killing a ...

Court sets another execution date despite unofficial pause

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday set a 2025 execution date for a man convicted of killing a police informant 25 years ago to keep her from testifying against him in a drug case. The court's decision in the case of death row ...

Roller coaster closed after object flies off ride, injures 1

By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — The world's second-tallest roller coaster won't open again this year after a person standing in line was hit in the head by a metal object that flew off the ride last weekend at Cedar Point amusement park. The 420-foot (128-meter) tall ...

Second teen in custody in shooting that killed 13-year-old

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — A second teenage boy has been arrested in a shooting that killed a Wisconsin teen who was staying at a relative's home in a Cleveland suburb. The 16-year-old turned himself in around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Cleveland Heights Police Department, authorities ...

Former fraternity member in Ohio indicted in pledge’s death

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Another former fraternity member at Bowling Green State University was indicted in the death of a pledge during an alleged hazing ritual. A grand jury indicted a 22-year-old former student Wednesday on charges that include involuntary manslaughter. An attorney for ...

Divers no longer taking part in search for missing swimmer

PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Divers will no longer be taking part in the search for a missing 15-year-old boy who vanished while swimming in Lake Erie, authorities said. The Lake County sheriff's office said the youth was swimming with friends at Headlands Beach State Park on Friday afternoon ...

‘Two Ohios’: DeWine urges vaccination as delta cases surge

By FARNOUSH AMIRI Report for America/Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After discontinuing his weekly coronavirus briefings, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine returned Friday to the lectern to deliver a dire message of how the state has been split into "two Ohios," the vaccinated and the ...

Ohio redistricting panel cites Census data lag for inaction

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The closely watched panel pivotal to redrawing Ohio's congressional and legislative districts kicked off with a whimper Friday, with officials pointing again to delayed release of 2020 Census figures even as the clock on their ...