February 11, 2016

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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…

AP NewsBreak: Survey gauges Ohio nursing home emergency prep

CINCINNATI — A survey of Ohio nursing homes has found they have plans for coping with natural disasters and other emergencies, yet many haven’t coordinated with key local agencies and facilities. Researchers at Miami University’s Scripps Gerontology Center added questions about emergency preparedness to their latest biennial survey for state authorities. Some nursing home residents Read More…

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After state GOP backs Kasich, some prominent conservatives announce endorsement of Cruz

CINCINNATI — Some prominent conservative activists in Ohio are backing Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential race. The joint announcement Monday by three dozen people who’ve been involved in anti-abortion groups or other conservative causes comes after Friday’s endorsement by the Ohio Republican Party of the state’s governor, John Kasich. Republican Sen. Rob Read More…

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Black River grad killed in front of her children in Orville

Emily Young, a 2009 graduate of Black River High School, was shot and killed Thursday in Orrville while her three daughters were in the backseat of the car. Police said LaReece KeSean “Wally” Woods, 22, the father of two of the children, confessed when interviewed at police headquarters. Police in the Wayne County city responded Read More…

Ohio GOP formally endorses Kasich for president

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Republican Party has formally endorsed Gov. John Kasich’s bid for the White House. The party’s governing body made its endorsement for president at a meeting Friday morning. Ohio GOP spokeswoman Brittany Warner says many members of the party’s state central committee already have endorsed Kasich individually and asked to hold an Read More…

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