February 11, 2016

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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…

ELECTION 2016: Sanders, Clinton get personal in Dems’ first 1-on-1 debate

DURHAM, N.H. — Fireworks flying in their first one-on-one debate, Hillary Clinton accused Bernie Sanders Thursday night of subjecting her to an “artful smear” while Sanders suggested the former secretary of state was a captive of America’s political establishment. The two Democrats embraced a markedly more contentious tone than when they last debated before the Read More…

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Man flown to Summit County following motorcycle crash

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A motorcycle rests near the entrance of Dairy Queen in Seville following a one vehicle crash.

A man was flown to Summa Akron City Hospital on Wednesday afternoon with serious injuries following a motorcycle crash, according to the Seville Police Department. Police received reports of the crash on 4930 Park Avenue West, near the Dairy Queen parking lot, at about 4:30 p.m. Based on lines drawn by the Ohio State Highway Read More…

Rand Paul announces he’s quitting bid for GOP presidential nomination

WASHINGTON — Rand Paul is dropping out of the 2016 race for president. Campaign spokeswoman Eleanor May confirmed his decision Wednesday to The Associated Press, saying a statement would be forthcoming. The first-term senator from Kentucky exits the race having never caught on with Republican voters, who have made billionaire businessman Donald Trump the front-runner Read More…

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Kasich deploys Ohio officials, ex-congressmen on his behalf in Iowa

COLUMBUS — Republican presidential candidate John Kasich’s line-up of speakers at the Iowa caucuses includes a number of Ohio state officeholders and lawmakers, two conservative former congressmen and leaders in agriculture and manufacturing. The Ohio governor’s campaign released the names ahead of Monday’s events. Speakers include Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, State Auditor Dave Yost and Read More…

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Voting for next president officially kicks off today with Iowa caucuses

DES MOINES, Iowa — In a high-stakes test of enthusiasm versus organization, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders hope to ride voter energy into victories in Monday’s Iowa caucuses, as Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton bank on sophisticated get-out-the vote operations months in the making. The caucuses kick off the 2016 presidential nominating contests, Read More…

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30 years after Challenger explosion, new voices speak for those gone

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — As families of the lost Challenger astronauts gather with NASA to mark the space shuttle accident’s 30th anniversary, there’s a new voice to address the crowd. June Scobee Rodgers — widow of Challenger commander Dick Scobee and longtime spokeswoman for the group — is passing the torch to daughter Kathie Scobee Read More…

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Cleveland fires six police officers involved in 137-shot barrage after car chase

Cleveland officials said Wednesday they’re terminating six police officers who fired during a 137-shot barrage that killed two unarmed people after a high-speed chase. It wasn’t immediately clear if the fired officers include Patrolman Michael Brelo, who was acquitted of manslaughter charges in May for having fired the last 15 shots of the barrage in Read More…

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UPDATED: Witness reports gunshots at Naval Medical Center San Diego

SAN DIEGO — The Navy said Tuesday an initial inspection at Naval Medical Center San Diego found no sign of a gunman or a shooting. The disclosure came after military police had checked Building 26 after a person reported hearing three shots in the basement earlier in the day, Navy spokesman N. Scott Sutherland said. Read More…

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Huntington announces purchase of FirstMerit, creating largest bank in Ohio

NEW YORK — Huntington Bancshares said Tuesday that it will pay about $3.4 billion to buy rival FirstMerit, creating the largest bank in Ohio. Columbus-based Huntington has more than 750 bank branches in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. FirstMerit, headquartered in Akron, has nearly 370 branches in Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Read More…

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