February 9, 2016

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University of Cincinnati reaches $5.3 million settlement with family of man killed by police

CINCINNATI — The family of a man shot and killed by a University of Cincinnati police officer who pulled him over for not having a front license plate has reached a $5.3 million settlement with the school, the family and university announced Monday. The deal gives the family of Samuel DuBose $4.85 million and promises Read More…

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Police officer fatally shot in Central Ohio; suspect in custody

MOUNT VERNON — A police officer has been found dead behind the municipal building in Danville, Ohio, and a suspect is in custody, authorities said Monday. Knox County Sheriff David Shaffer says in a statement early Monday that authorities received a call just before midnight from a woman saying that police officers in Danville were Read More…

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Plasti-Kote plant closing in Medina; 98 jobs lost

Plasti-Kote Co., 1000 Lake Road in Medina, will close its doors April 30 and 98 workers will permanently lose their jobs. A subsidy of Valspar Corp., Plasti-Kote is an aerosol plant that specializes in industrial paint. The company filed a WARN letter, dated Jan. 30, with Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services., which received Read More…

Man accused of killing his wife appears in court

LaReece KeSean “Wally” Woods, 22, accused of killing his wife, waived his preliminary hearing in Wayne County Municipal Court in Wooster on Thursday morning. Orrville police say Woods confessed in the shooting death of Emily A. Young, 24, on Jan. 7. Woods is being held in Wayne County Jail. Judge Timothy VanSickle said in court Read More…

Investigators say Summit County house explosion could be murder-suicide

NORTHFIELD — A medical examiner in Ohio says murder-suicide is one of the possibilities being looked at in a house explosion and fire that killed a married couple and their two daughters. The Summit County medical examiner’s chief investigator said Thursday that it could take weeks to make a ruling. The state fire marshal’s office Read More…

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Winning Powerball tickets sold in Florida, Tennessee and California; Ohio has three $1 million winners

LOS ANGELES — An eye-popping and unprecedented Powerball jackpot whose rise to $1.6 billion became a national fascination will be split three ways. The winners’ identities remain a mystery, but they bought their tickets in Florida, Tennessee and a Los Angeles suburb where even lottery losers were celebrating Thursday that such heady riches were won Read More…

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Former Nebraska, NFL running back Phillips found dead in prison cell

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California prison officials say former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips has been found dead in his prison cell, and they suspect suicide. Officials say guards at Kern Valley State Prison found the 40-year-old Phillips unresponsive in his cell shortly after midnight Wednesday. He was pronounced dead about 1:30 a.m. He had been Read More…

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Fire marshal: Summit County house explosion was arson

NORTHFIELD — Investigators say an Ohio house fire and explosion that killed a family of four was arson. The state fire marshal’s office said Wednesday that investigators have determined what caused the fire in Northfield Center Township, but they aren’t releasing details while the investigation is underway. Authorities say Jeffrey and Cynthia Mather were killed, Read More…

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Jim Jordan invites embattled Ky. clerk to State of the Union

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, who spent five days in jail for defying federal court orders and refusing same-sex marriage licenses, was given tickets to the president’s final State of the Union address, an invitation-only event. Davis’ lawyer, Mat Staver, announced Tuesday morning that he and Davis would attend the speech. But Read More…

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Theodore E. Dickens

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Theodore E. Dickens, 87, of Medina, passed away Saturday, January 9, 2016. He was born December 9, 1928, in Indianapolis, Indiana, to the late William A. and Mary Louise (Snider) Dickens. Ted was president of metals and components companies for over 50 years and a longtime pastor at First Baptist Church in Byesville. He was Read More…