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Judge won’t free Ohio man tied to gun that killed police

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A man accused of providing the gun used to kill two central Ohio police officers must remain in jail without bond. Federal prosecutors say 30-year-old Gerald Lawson, of suburban Cleveland, bought the handgun that 31-year-old Quentin Smith used in the February slayings of Westerville officers Eric …

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Chicago, surfers criticize US Steel spills settlement

PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) – Chicago and some Great Lakes surfers say a federal settlement inadequately punishes U.S. Steel for chemical spills into Lake Michigan. The University of Chicago discovered last year that the steelmaker’s Midwest Plant has violated chromium limits at least four times since 2013. The proposed deal calls …

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Online charter school heads back to court in funding case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio online charter school that was one of the nation’s largest before it suspended operations amid a legal fight with the state is filing another appeal with the Ohio Supreme Court. The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow is looking to overturn a State Board of Education …

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Kessel named editor of The Alliance Review

ALLIANCE, Ohio (AP) – Laura Kessel has been named editor of The Alliance Review newspaper and its weekly publications in northeast Ohio. The newspaper announced Monday that Kessel will take over for Review managing editor Rob Todor, who will become sports editor of The Review and The Record-Courier in Kent. …

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Cleanup begins after western Lake Erie’s waves swamps shore

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) – Residents along western Lake Erie’s shoreline in Ohio and Michigan are cleaning up from flooding. High winds over the weekend pushed the lake’s waters into homes and sent waves crashing onto roadways. In Ohio, flooding deposited logs and other debris at a city park in Toledo. …

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Debt collection agency plans Indiana call center, 600 jobs

By rls-rc JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) – A debt collection agency plans to open a southern Indiana call center that company officials say will eventually employ more than 600 workers. Toledo, Ohio-based United Collection Bureau Inc. announced Tuesday that it will spend $2.4 million to lease, renovate and equip a 55,000-square-foot …

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Michigan official: Tugboat damaged Great Lakes pipelines

MACKINAW CITY, Mich. (AP) – Michigan’s attorney general says a tugboat dragged its anchor as it passed through the waterway connecting Lake Huron and Lake Michigan, causing recent damage to underwater oil and electrical lines. Attorney General Bill Schuette said in a statement Tuesday that he notified Vanenkevort Tug and …

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Cleveland street entertainer ‘Sax Man’ dead at 65

CLEVELAND (AP) – A man who entertained people by playing his saxophone on the streets of Cleveland has died. Sharon Reedus-Sanders says her 65-year-old brother, Maurice Reedus Jr., was found dead in his bed in his apartment on Monday. Known as “Sax Man,” Maurice Reedus was often found dressed in …

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Court overturns labor ruling against televangelist’s buffet

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio (AP) – A federal appeals court has ruled that an Ohio televangelist did not violate labor laws by urging members of his congregation to volunteer at the church’s for-profit restaurant. A lower court had ruled churchgoers were effectively employees of Cathedral Buffet, located at Ernest Angley’s church …

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2018 Pulitzer winners and finalists in journalism and arts

NEW YORK (AP) – The 2017 Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists: JOURNALISM Public Service The New York Times and The New Yorker for stories about disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and other powerful men who have been accused of sexual harassment and abuse. The citation notes the reporting by the …

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