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  • U.S. not prepared to deal with widespread Ebola, experts testify

    WASHINGTON — On the same day that the fourth U.S. patient with Ebola began to receive treatment in a New York City hospital, U.S. House members expressed grave concern today that the United States remains unprepared for a pandemic of the disease.

  • Kent State-area police caution: Don’t be a drunk princess

    Some college students need a little advice on how to best enjoy Halloween, so a man who has seen more than a few Halloweens and thousands of college students has some tips. These words of wisdom came ahead of anticipated frivolity by Kent State University students from the chief of police in Brimfield Township, population approximately 3,343. The chief’s territory is just south of the university in northeastern Ohio.

  • State moves to close last Cincinnati abortion clinic

    The Ohio Department of Health has taken the first step toward potentially closing the last abortion clinic in Cincinnati. Planned Parenthood’s Elizabeth Campbell Surgical Center could be closed unless it secures an agreement with a local hospital to accept patients for emergency treatments.

  • Prison reform on Green agenda

    Anita Rios says running as a third-party candidate for governor comes with a freedom not available to her mainstream rivals.

  • Pickaway County man, wife die within hours of each other after crash

    An elderly couple whose car was broadsided at a busy Pickaway County intersection this week have died. Sheriff Robert Radcliff said that Ada Lou Deal, 86, and her husband, 87-year-old Arthur Deal, didn’t appear at first to be seriously injured in the crash at the intersection of Rts. 23 and 762 around 2 p.m. Wednesday.

  • Firearms instructor guilty in accidental shooting of student

    A Violet Township trustee who accidentally shot and wounded a student who was taking his concealed-carry class last year resolved the criminal case against him yesterday. Terry J. Dunlap Sr., 74, pleaded no contest in Fairfield County Municipal Court to a misdemeanor charge of negligent assault. Visiting Judge Teresa Liston then found Dunlap guilty.

  • Former bank manager pleads guilty to embezzling $4.1 million

    A well-known Ross County businessman pleaded guilty yesterday to embezzling $4.1 million from the Huntington National Bank where he worked. Joseph P. Molnar, 50, of Chillicothe, was the managing director of the bank’s community-development corporation when he stole the money by diverting developers’ fees into his personal accounts from 2005 to 2012, Internal Revenue Service Special Agent Anne Nightingale testified in U.S. District Court.

  • No absentee ballots for folks in jail

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that organizations conducting voter outreach did not have the right to sue the state of Ohio on behalf of voters arrested and jailed the weekend before Election Day.

  • Guide to Life: What to consider before taking the home-buying plunge

    For years, the conventional wisdom on housing was simple: Never rent when you can buy. Then came a little thing called the crash of 2008, when housing values plummeted, thousands of homeowners faced foreclosure and a lot of credit was destroyed. The decision to buy (or not) isn’t strictly a financial calculation. Those facing the choice, experts say, should consider five key questions.

  • This may be the best weekend to catch brilliant fall colors

    If ever you could call Ohio flamboyant, this would be the weekend. It’s the big show. The last gasp, even. It’s likely to be your last chance to get out and enjoy the full beauty that is Ohio in the fall. The trees have hit their peak and will fade fast.

  • Photo: Quite a pitcher’s mound

    The Peoli United Methodist Church in Tuscarawas County is surrounded by fall colors as sunshine moves in after a recent rainstorm. The cemetery next to the rural church southeast of Newcomerstown includes the grave of Hall of Fame baseball pitcher Denton “Cy” Young, who was born in nearby Gilmore.

  • Ohio prisoner with leprosy treated, transferred

    An inmate diagnosed with leprosy has been released from Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and transferred to a state prison medical facility in Columbus.

  • Protests greet George F. Will in speech at Miami

    OXFORD, Ohio — Columnist George F. Will appeared for a speech at Miami University and drew protests over his commentary on sexual-assault reporting at colleges.

  • Special prosecutor requested for 3-killings case

    CLEVELAND — Attorneys for a convicted sex offender charged with killing three women near Cleveland want a special prosecutor to handle the potential death-penalty case.

  • Lawyer: Man didn’t pretend he was cop

    Authorities in northeastern Ohio say they’ve seized dozens of guns, thousands of rounds of ammunition, and police equipment including badges, silencers and vehicles from the home of a central Ohio man who tried to pull over a uniformed officer as he drove to work.

  • First deer with Chronic Wasting Disease diagnosed in Ohio

    With deer hunting underway in Ohio, state officials are warning hunters not to eat animals that show signs of a rare disease that has found its way into the state for the first time. Chronic Wasting Disease, which is similar to mad-cow disease except that it hasn’t been shown to infect humans, was found in a deer in northeastern Ohio’s Holmes County.

  • GOP campaign bankroll dwarfs Democrats in Ohio

    If money is speech like the U.S. Supreme Court says, then Ohio Republicans sure have a lot more to talk about this election than the Democrats. In the last comprehensive look Ohio voters will get before Election Day at how the candidates are bankrolling their campaigns, the GOP stable of statewide incumbents has now raised 2.3 times as much as their Democratic competitors.

  • Ohio Politics Now: Kasich ignores FitzGerald at newspaper meeting

    It was the closest thing to a debate with all three candidates in the gubernatorial race this year, except one candidate refused to acknowledge another. Cleveland Plain-Dealer/Northeast Ohio Media Group hosted an editorial board meeting yesterday for Republican Gov. John Kasich, Democrat Ed FitzGerald and Green Party candidate Anita Rios.

  • Attorney general race: DeWine, Pepper attack each other at the white board

    The candidates for attorney general — incumbent Republican Mike DeWine, and Democratic challenger David Pepper — are clawing away at each other as the Nov. 4 election nears. The latest battleground is the white board, the advertising medium made famous in the UPS commercials in which a man used a marker to sketch on a white dry-erase board.

  • ‘Tomato Juice Challenge’ raising money for sex-trafficking documentary

    The producer of a documentary on sex trafficking in Ohio hopes his take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge will help create awareness and funding for his film, which he aims to get into every school and before every youth group in Ohio.

  • Court again suspends law license of Tressel tattoo tipster

    Despite his third strike, Columbus lawyer Christopher Cicero, who tipped off then-Ohio State University football coach Jim Tressel to his players’ tattoo scandal, might be allowed to practice law again someday. By a 5-2 vote, Ohio Supreme Court justices indefinitely suspended Cicero’s law license yesterday for fraudulently fixing a speeding ticket that would have led to the suspension of his driver’s license.

  • Akron police take guns from accused police impersonator

    AKRON, Ohio — Authorities seized around 30 guns, more than 15,000 rounds of ammunition, uniforms, silencers, police badges and vehicles from the central Ohio home of a man who police say tried to pull over a uniformed Akron police officer as he drove to work last week.

  • Ohio man charged in $1.5 million health plan theft

    CLEVELAND — The owner of a northeast Ohio business that managed health care plans has been charged in federal court with stealing $1.5 million from several companies, a hospital, a non-profit agency and two school districts.

  • George Will’s Miami University lecture draws protest

    OXFORD, Ohio — An appearance by columnist George F. Will has drawn protests on a southwest Ohio campus over his commentary on sexual assault reporting at colleges.

  • Ohio Politics Now: Husted voted to keep his own name on posters

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