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The Latest: Past due, Moody Blues inducted into Rock Hall

CLEVELAND (AP) – The Latest on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony (all times local): 11:40 p.m. After a long wait, the Moody Blues have moved into rock’s rarest room. The influential progressive rock group was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, ushered in …

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Parents of teen trapped in van seek answers about his death

CINCINNATI (AP) – The parents of a 16-year-old boy who became trapped beneath a minivan’s rear bench and died despite two 911 calls say they have questions and want answers. Ron and Jill Plush said in a statement Friday night that Kyle Plush, a sophomore at a Cincinnati private school, …

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Bon Jovi, Simone, Dire Straits to be inducted into Rock Hall

By MESFIN FEKADUAP Music Writer CLEVELAND (AP) – Bon Jovi, the Cars and four first-time nominees, including Nina Simone, will be inducted as the 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame class. Dire Straits, The Moody Blues and Sister Rosetta Tharpe, who died in 1973, will earn the prestigious honor …

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Cleveland police raid marijuana factory in city neighborhood

CLEVELAND (AP) – Cleveland police alerted by odors emanating from a building’s exhaust system has raided a large indoor marijuana grow operation in an inner-city neighborhood. Cleveland.com reports police during a raid Friday found around 250 plants and 300 pounds (136 kilograms) of harvested marijuana inside a building outfitted with …

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GM ending shift at Ohio car plant amid sales slowdown

LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) – General Motors says it will eliminate a production shift at its Chevy Cruze manufacturing plant in Ohio that could cost as many as 1,500 jobs. GM attributes the move announced Friday to falling sales of compact cars. The automaker says it will cut second shift operations …

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Mavis Staples to receive Underground Railroad museum award

CINCINNATI (AP) – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati says it plans to celebrate the life of singer and activist Mavis Staples with one of the museum’s highest honors. The center will present Staples with the Everyday Freedom Hero Award at a reception on Friday. Staples will receive …

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Ohio issues warning about prom-season alcohol violations

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The spring prom season has prompted state officials to remind parents and students about Ohio laws prohibiting those under age 21 from consuming alcohol. The Ohio Investigative Unit warns it’s illegal for parents to serve alcohol to people under age 21 who are not their children …

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Army Corps to dredge 2 recreational harbors in Ohio

CLEVELAND (AP) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will dredge two recreational harbors in Ohio for the first time in several years. The Plain Dealer reports the Army Corps announced Tuesday it will dredge the Rocky River and Vermilion harbors this summer. Documents show $920,000 in federal …

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Polling places moved from schools over safety concerns

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) – A handful of polling places are being moved out of Youngstown-area schools in northeast Ohio for the May primary over concern for student safety. The Mahoning County Board of Elections announced this week it’s moving polling locations from six schools: Martin Luther King Jr., Williamson, Harding …

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Man pleads guilty to role in fatal shooting in Colorado

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) – An Ohio man has struck a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty to his role in a fatal shooting in Colorado. The Fort Collins Coloradoan reports Joshua Baker, of Cincinnati, pleaded guilty Friday to aggravated robbery and being an accessory to a crime. He faces …

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