Ohio News

Autoworker upheaval: Families split, children left behind

By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Hundreds of workers at four General Motors plants slated to close by January are facing a painful choice: Take the company's offer to work at another factory — possibly hundreds of miles away — even if that means leaving behind their ...

Federal judges to hear challenge to state’s US House maps

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal trial set to begin in Cincinnati will examine whether Ohio's congressional map is constitutional. Voter rights groups who sued the state say Republicans used a "partisan gerrymander" to ensure a 12-4 majority in Ohio's ...

Donor endows curator position at Cleveland museum

CLEVELAND (AP) — A retired businessman and his wife have donated $3 million to endow the position overseeing American art at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Retired former president and CEO of Westlake-based Nordson Corp. William Madar and his wife Amanda Madar made the donation that ...

Union appeals firing of officer who fatally shot boy

CLEVELAND (AP) — A police union says it has appealed the firing of a white Cleveland police officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old black boy playing with a pellet gun. Henry Hilow, an attorney for the Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association, and union President Jeff Follmer say the appeal ...

Northeast digs out after storm closes schools, slows commute

NEW YORK (AP) — Businesses and homeowners across the northeastern U.S. are digging out after an overnight snowstorm that closed schools and slowed the morning commute. The storm was expected to drop about 5 to 8 inches on much of the region, with northern New England expecting up to 10 ...

Suspect in multiple slayings pleads not guilty to charges

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Arizona man who authorities say has been linked by DNA to the slayings of four women at truck stops in Ohio and Illinois during the 1990s has pleaded not guilty to charges in one of the Ohio slayings. Forty-nine-year-old Samuel Legg III, a former long-haul trucker, ...

UAW sues General Motors to stop plant closings in 3 states

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — The United Auto Workers has sued General Motors from closing three plants in Ohio, Michigan and Maryland, claiming the union's current contract forbids the company from idling them, according to the suit filed Tuesday. GM announced plans in November to end production ...

County considers using casino tax revenue for communities

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio county officials are looking into distributing over $1 million in casino tax revenue toward community development. The Cuyahoga County Council says it will hear legislation on the matter Tuesday through the Community Development Committee. Cleveland.com reports the ...

Doc, hospital now face 22 lawsuits over drug doses, deaths

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — More families are suing an Ohio hospital and a critical-care doctor accused of ordering excessive doses of pain medication for dozens of patients who died. The Columbus-area Mount Carmel Health System and now-fired Dr. William Husel (HYOO'-suhl) face at least 22 ...

Authorities: Judge pleads guilty to charges including fraud

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a judge accused of stealing at least $100,000 from a former client has pleaded guilty in Ohio to related federal charges including mail fraud and making false statements to law enforcement. A U.S. attorney's office news release said Mahoning County ...