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State officials this morning are removing five tigers from a Marion County property after the owner failed to complete the necessary steps to legally keep the animals. The tigers, taken from Mike Stapleton of the Paws & Claws Animal Sanctuary on Gillette Road near Waldo, are being transferred to the state’s temporary holding facility for exotic animals in Reynoldsburg.
NORTH BLOOMFIELD, Ohio — A 2-year-old girl who disappeared from her great-grandparents’ home on Friday night was found alive on Sunday evening in a nearby field. Authorities found Rainn Peterson, cold but apparently doing OK, about a half-mile from where she had been reported missing. She was taken to a hospital for evaluation.
Gov. John Kasich has gone from second to seventh in GOP presidential polls in New Hampshire. “Kasich trailed only tycoon Donald Trump in the survey last month. After the second debate in California, in which Kasich got relatively little face time after choosing not to mix it up with the others on the stage of the Reagan Library, five candidates have slipped by him. And the governor's percentage has dropped from 12 to 6,” Dispatch Public Affairs Editor Darrel Rowland writes.
LANCASTER, Ohio — The three candidates running for Lancaster mayor on Nov. 3 agree that the city needs a full-time economic-development director to attract jobs. They also agree that the city of about 39,595 people needs repaved streets and safe neighborhoods.
LANCASTER — Groundbreaking is scheduled for Wednesday on a 50,400-square-foot industrial building to be constructed in Lancaster’s Rock Mill Industrial Park.
When London City Schools refinanced millions of dollars in bond debt recently, it saved homeowners hundreds of dollars annually in taxes. The Madison County district, taking advantage of record-low interest rates, called in and resold at lower interest about $12 million in bonds used to finance the district’s construction projects over the years.
COSHOCTON — Coshocton Grain Co. plans to reopen its Browns Lane facility in Coshocton early this month in cooperation with Interstate Commodities Inc. Work on the new elevator began in June after an explosion on Aug. 13, 2014.
CANTON — More than 400 fugitives representing 369 felony and misdemeanor warrants turned themselves in during a four-day Ohio Fugitive Safe Surrender event in Stark County that ended on Saturday.
LUCASVILLE — Death-penalty opponents have begun a walk from the Ohio prison where inmates are executed to the Statehouse as part of a capital-punishment protest. The seven-day, 83-mile walk started on Sunday at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility near Lucasville and will end in Columbus.
CLEVELAND — Advocates for overhauling Cleveland’s Public Square have asked the state to help pay for the project.
COLUMBUS — Ohio natural-resources and tourism officials are pointing out that the arrival of autumn means there will soon be good sightseeing opportunities as forest leaves start changing colors.
HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — A 23-year-old western Ohio man has been sentenced to nearly 26 years in prison for a 2013 home break-in that ended with a 12-year-old girl being shot in the face.
CLEVELAND — An Ohio inmate who was sentenced to death for the slayings of a college student and a friend now wants to drop his appeals after more than 10 years and be executed.
Even on the nearly lawless frontier of bankrolling 2016 presidential campaigns, everyone agrees one important rule remains. Coordination is not allowed between a candidate’s official campaign organization and the mysterious entities dubbed super-PACs, or political-action committees that now fuel runs for the White House.
A few things have changed in the past couple of decades at the Homestead, a “living learning experiment” at Denison University where a few students come together to share a primitive lifestyle. For one thing, it’s not as primitive: In-cabin wood stoves and an outhouse have been replaced with a central heating system and toilets, and the 21st century is too risk-averse to tolerate student housing without a fire-suppression system.
NORTH BLOOMFIELD, Ohio (AP) — State and federal officers joined in the search on Saturday for a toddler whose family said the little girl wandered away while staying at her great-grandmother’s house, a sheriff in northeastern Ohio said.
Tom Noe learned on Friday that Gov. John Kasich had denied his request to cut short his 18-year prison sentence for his role as the central figure in the “Coingate” scandal a decade ago.
Next month, Stark State College plans to have its new 3-D printers up and running. The two industrial-grade machines cost a quarter of a million dollars each and will be used by students and local businesses to turn computer models into real-life objects.
Last week, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush released his energy plan, which followed his plans on taxes and regulatory overhaul.
Police have found the red Ford Mustang that they believed was driven by a man they think might be responsible for killing two people in Mount Vernon on Wednesday.
DOVER, Ohio — Police say a man suspected of stealing a jar of cash meant to be a Christmas gift for a needy family has been arrested in northeastern Ohio.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Police say a man has been arrested on murder charges in the killings of two people whose bodies were found inside a Cincinnati apartment.
CINCINNATI — A federal judge has ruled that a southern Ohio city’s inspections of rental properties without a warrant are unconstitutional.
CLEVELAND — A 5-month-old girl in a car with her mom is shot dead, a 5-year-old boy playing football is killed by crossfire blamed on two teenagers and a 3-year-old boy riding in a car is fatally wounded during a drive-by.
The state budget office estimates legalized marijuana sales in Ohio could produced nearly $300 million in new tax revenue, most of which would go to townships, cities and counties.
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