May 27, 2015

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Community policing at center of Cleveland police reform plan

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CLEVELAND — The centerpiece of an agreement between the city of Cleveland and the U.S. Department of Justice on how to reform the city’s troubled police department is creating an organization that is more accountable and engaged with the people it serves. Community policing, improved training and policies concerning the use of force and more Read More…

Cleveland, U.S. Justice Department to announce settlement in police brutality case

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WASHINGTON — Cleveland officials and the U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday will announce their settlement over a pattern of excessive force and civil rights violations by the city’s police department. An afternoon news conference will be held three days after a white policeman was acquitted of voluntary manslaughter charges for firing the final 15 rounds Read More…

Ohio Supreme Court: Police at private colleges are subject to open records law

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COLUMBUS — Private colleges’ police departments are subject to the state open records law, a divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a case involving a lawsuit brought by a student journalist. The court’s 4-3 decision said the police department at Otterbein University in suburban Columbus is a public office because its personnel are state-certified Read More…

Religious astronaut John Glenn: Evolution should be taught in schools

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COLUMBUS — John Glenn, who declared as a 77-year-old in a news conference from space that “to look out at this kind of creation out here and not believe in God is to me impossible,” says facts about scientific discovery should be taught in schools — and that includes evolution. The astronaut, now 93 with Read More…

Florida judge: Fugitive since ’59 will be sent back to Ohio

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ORLANDO, Fla. — An Ohio fugitive who’s been on the lam since walking away from a prison farm in 1959 will soon be on his way back up north after his recent arrest in Florida. On Monday, Judge Rhonda Babb released her ruling, denying 79-year-old Frank Freshwater’s attempt in court last week to contest the Read More…

Cavs: LeBron James spurns David Blatt, drills game-winner at horn

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CHICAGO — LeBron James watched his coach draw up the final play — and then drew one up of his own. “Give me the ball and get out of the way,” he said. James overruled Cleveland coach David Blatt’s idea for a last-second inbounds play and drained a jumper from the corner at the buzzer Read More…

Ohio gas prices up by a nickel to start work week

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COLUMBUS — Ohio motorists are seeing higher gas prices to start the work week. A gallon of regular gas in Ohio was averaging $2.49 in Monday’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That’s up a nickel from a week ago and 12 cents from a month ago. Yet Read More…

Bulls bank in winner at buzzer

The Associated Press CHICAGO — Derrick Rose banked in a 3-pointer at the buzzer and scored 30 points Friday night to give the Chicago Bulls a 99-96 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers and a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Cleveland had just tied it on a 3-pointer by J.R. Smith with 10.8 seconds Read More…

Second marijuana legalization effort clears first step to Ohio ballot

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COLUMBUS — A proposed constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana and hemp in Ohio has cleared the first step on the path to making the ballot. The Ohio Attorney General’s Office says it certified Thursday that the group Better for Ohio provided a fair and truthful summary of the proposal and had 1,000 required signatures for Read More…

Man charged for threatening Cleveland officer on trial for shooting man’s sister

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CLEVELAND — The brother of an unarmed woman killed in a hail of police gunfire after a 2012 high-speed chase has been charged with disorderly conduct after reportedly making a death threat against the Cleveland officer standing trial for the shooting. A court security guard reported 35 -year-old Alfredo Williams made the threat outside the Read More…