February 10, 2016

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Bill to strip Planned Parenthood funds nears Kasich’s desk

COLUMBUS — Gov. John Kasich is expected to sign a bill stripping government money from Planned Parenthood, a move that might help him with conservatives who dominate the upcoming Republican presidential primary in South Carolina. The legislation was poised to head to Kasich on Wednesday, a day after the primary in New Hampshire, where a Read More…

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Former OSU running back Clarett pleads guilty to DUI

MOUNT GILEAD — Former Ohio State star running back Maurice Clarett has admitted driving under the influence. He pleaded guilty under a deal with prosecutors and received a suspended 60-day jail sentence Monday. Court records show all but three days were suspended. Clarett must serve two years of probation and undergo a driver intervention program. Read More…

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Fresh off second-place finish in New Hampshire, Kasich heading to South Carolina

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. — Ohio Gov. John Kasich is bringing his momentum from New Hampshire to South Carolina this week ahead of this weekend’s debate. On Wednesday, the Republican presidential hopeful is holding a town hall meeting at Finn’s Brick Oven in Mount Pleasant. Later in the day, he’s participating in a veterans jobs event Read More…

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First case of Zika virus diagnosed in Ohio

CLEVELAND — Health officials report Ohio’s first Zika virus case, involving a 30-year-old woman who returned to Cleveland after visiting Haiti and showed symptoms in late January. Ohio’s Department of Health said Tuesday the case is among three dozen in 13 states and Washington, D.C. There’s no vaccine for the virus, which primarily spreads through Read More…

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Eight Pilot Flying J executives indicted; Haslams not among them

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The former president of a Tennessee company owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is charged along with seven others with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud. Mark Hazelwood left Pilot Flying J in 2014, a year after the FBI raided the truck stop chain’s Read More…

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New Hampshire primary: Sanders wins handily, Kasich sneaks past Trump at midnight vote at Dixville

DIXVILLE, N.H. — Bernie Sanders and John Kasich picked up the most votes as the first ballots of the first-in-the-nation primary were cast early Tuesday. Sanders won over all four Democratic voters in the tiny town of Dixville, while Kasich sneaked past Donald Trump, 3-2, among Republicans. Under New Hampshire state law, communities with fewer Read More…

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Lodi police to hold third-annual community meeting on heroin epidemic

The Lodi Police Department announced it is holding a community meeting 6 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Lodi American Legion Post 523, 120 Bank St., to educate the public on the heroin epidemic. Chief Keith Keough said it’s the third year his department has held a meeting on the topic. “We have it each year Read More…

Wadsworth man hurt in motorcycle crash in Seville

A Wadsworth man remained in intensive care condition Friday, two days after he was flown from the scene of a Seville motorcycle crash to Summa Akron City Hospital. Nickolas Nixon, 31, of Wadsworth, was hospitalized after his motorcycle crashed on Park Avenue West outside a Dairy Queen restaurant on Wednesday afternoon. The Ohio Highway Patrol Read More…

Unemployment rate hits eight-year low, but growth slows in latest jobs report

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy added 151,000 jobs in January, a slowdown from recent months but still a sign of a solid job market. Employers raised pay, more people felt confident enough to look for work and the unemployment rate dipped to 4.9 percent, its lowest level since 2008. Friday’s Labor Department report showed that Read More…

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UPDATES: Two dead in Hinckley Township shooting; housemate charged

A 42-year-old man was charged Friday with the shooting deaths of two of his housemates, police said. Dean Simms, 42, was charged with two counts of aggravated murder after Cindy Gesaman, 52, and Randy Szychowicz, 45, were found dead in their Hinckley Township home Friday morning, according to Hinckley police. Hinckley police and Brunswick police Read More…