Supreme Court allows Ohio voter purge
The Supreme Court is allowing Ohio to clean up its voting rolls by targeting people who haven't cast ballots in a while.
Ohio man pleads not guilty to terror charges
A man accused of providing a computer tablet and other support to terrorists overseas and laundering money to disguise his actions pleaded not guilty on Wednesday, and a judge set his bond at $1 million.
Neighbor accused of killing girl seen playing in snow with her
WOOSTER, Ohio — A man accused of killing a 9-year-old neighbor and hiding her body under garbage in a trash bin was building a snowman with the girl just a few hours before she was reported missing, investigators said Monday. Jerrod Metsker, 24, was the last person seen with the girl at the trailer park […]
Ohio Amish beard-cutting ringleader gets 15 years
CLEVELAND — The ringleader in hair- and beard-cutting attacks on fellow Amish in Ohio was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison and 15 family members received sentences of one year to seven years. “The victims were terrorized and traumatized,” U.S. District Court Judge Dan Aaron Polster said in sentencing leader Sam Mullet Sr., 67, […]
Disgraced ex-AG in Ohio loses bid to salvage law license
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Marc Dann, who resigned as Ohio’s attorney general in 2008 amid a sexual harassment scandal, was ordered by the Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday to give up his law license for six months. The court’s decision was a blow to Dann’s attempt to rebuild his reputation through pro bono work with clients […]
Justified or cruel?
When I saw the story about the Cleveland woman who was ordered to hold a humiliating sign as punishment for passing a school bus on the sidewalk, it got me thinking about the point where a court-ordered punishment goes from being deserved to possibly more unnecessary and humiliating.
High court won’t block early voting in Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Supreme Court on Tuesday cleared the way for voters in the battleground state of Ohio to cast ballots on the three days before Election Day, giving Democrats and President Barack Obama’s campaign a victory three weeks before the election. The court refused a request by the state’s Republican elections chief and […]
Penn National spends another $4 million
A day after proponents of Maryland's casino gambling expansion surpassed the spending of lone dissenter Penn National Gaming Inc., the Pennsylvania-based gambling company ponied up another $4 million to stop the expansion.
Unemployment rates rise in half of U.S. states
WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates rose in more than half of U.S. states last month, the latest evidence that hiring remains tepid across the country. The Labor Department said Friday that rates increased in 26 states. They fell in 12 states and were unchanged in the other 12. Unemployment also rose in seven of the 11 […]
Editorial: Art Modell, Hall of a man
Visionary. Philanthropist. Builder. There’s only one title left to bestow on former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell, who died last week at the age of 87. It’s a title that should have been bestowed on him a long time ago: Hall of Famer. Mr. Modell’s contributions to the growth of the NFL are so substantial […]
Unemployment rates rose in 27 states in June
WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates rose in 27 U.S. states last month, the most in almost a year and a reflection of weaker hiring nationwide. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates fell in 11 states and Washington, D.C. — the fewest since August. Rates were unchanged in 12 states. Nationwide, employers added only 80,000 […]
Ohio man sentenced in $17M Amish fraud case
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A federal judge in Ohio has sentenced a man to more than six years in prison for defrauding fellow Amish in 29 states out of nearly $17 million. The sentencing Wednesday comes after 78-year-old Monroe L. Beachy pleaded guilty to mail fraud in a scheme the government says defrauded nearly 2,700 people […]