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Man Pleads Not Guilty in 2 Slayings in Ohio in the 1970s

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AKRON, Ohio (AP) – A man charged with murder in the slayings of two women in Ohio in the 1970s has pleaded not guilty. Seventy-five-year-old Gustave Sapharas pleaded not guilty Monday in Akron to charges including aggravated murder, murder, kidnapping and attempted rape. He’s charged in the stabbing deaths of 18-year-old Louise Bentz in 1970… Read More

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Ohio Senators Propose Renaming NASA Site for Neil Armstrong

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SANDSUKY, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s U.S. senators want Congress to rename a NASA research facility in northern Ohio after astronaut Neil Armstrong. Republican Rob Portman and Democrat Sherrod Brown introduced legislation Thursday to honor the Ohio native by renaming the NASA Plum Brook Station in Sandusky. Portman says he raised the idea with Armstrong in… Read More

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Ohio Receives $17.8 Million to Study Self-Driving Vehicles

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has received $17.8 million to generate data on self-driving vehicles, an area of research in which the state is already playing a prominent role, according to the state’s U.S. senators. Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown and Republican Sen. Rob Portman said the grant, announced this week, will be used to keep… Read More

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More Than 100 People Arrested In Human Trafficking Sting Operation

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A three-day, multi-agency, undercover human trafficking sting in Central Ohio has resulted in 104 people being arrested. This sting is just the latest in statewide efforts to combat human trafficking. Attorney General Dave Yost says 30 police agencies worked together in this sting….an operation called “Fourth and Goal.” 53 of 104 arrests were for felonies,… Read More

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Young Mom Sentenced to 3 Years of Probation for Corpse Abuse

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LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A young Ohio woman acquitted of killing her newborn but convicted of corpse abuse has been sentenced to three years’ probation. The sentence handed down Friday allows 20-year-old Brooke Skylar Richardson to go home with her parents. A jury on Thursday acquitted her of more serious charges, including aggravated murder, in… Read More

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Bond Set at $1M on Murder Charges for Gymnast’s Brother

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The brother of Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges in a shooting that left three men dead at a 2018 New Year’s Eve party in Cleveland. Attorney Joseph Patituce entered the pleas for 24-year-old Tevin Biles-Thomas during a video arraignment Friday in Cuyahoga County…. Read More

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Nuclear Bailout Group Paying People To Follow Referendum Petitioners

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Generation Now, one of the well-funded groups in the fight over Ohio’s nuclear power plant bailout, is monitoring the referendum petition workers by putting their own people on the ground. Generation Now was behind the pro-HB6 ads that would play around the state before the legislation was approved and signed into law. Now, they’re shifting… Read More