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3rd solar panel plant to open in Ohio, bringing 500 jobs

Jun. 09, 2021 12:17 PM EDT

PERRYSBURG, Ohio (AP) — A solar panel maker announced plans on Wednesday to build a third factory in Ohio and add 500 jobs near Toledo. First Solar Inc. said the new plant will double its production capacity. The Biden administration’s support...

Tigers place RHP Fulmer on 10-day IL with shoulder injury

Jun. 06, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Detroit Tigers placed right-hander Michael Fulmer on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a right shoulder strain. The 28-year-old Fulmer hasn't appeared in a big league game since May 30, and the IL move was made retroactive to Thursday. ...

Man blinded by bean bag during Cleveland racial protest sues

Jun. 02, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man hit in the face with a bean bag that left him blind in one eye during a racial injustice protest in downtown Cleveland a year ago has sued the sheriff's deputy who shot him. Attorneys for John Sanders, 25, of Sandusky, filed the complaint in...

Ohio woman gets 15 years to life in grandson's beating death

May. 30, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman who acknowledged having struck her grandson after initially asserting that the child was fatally injured while imitating a superhero has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. Yisenya Flores, 47, of Toledo, pleaded guilty earlier...

DOJ: Man who plotted attack on Ohio synagogue pleads guilty

May. 19, 2021 10:48 AM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A man who vowed support for a terrorist group and planned an attack on an Ohio synagogue has pleaded guilty to related charges in federal court in Toledo, authorities said. Damon Joseph, 23, of Holland, Ohio, pleaded guilty Tuesday to attempting to...

Man killed when gunfire erupts during memorial service

May. 17, 2021 08:14 AM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A man was fatally shot and another was wounded when gunfire erupted during a memorial service being held in a Toledo park for a man who had been killed hours earlier in a bar shooting, authorities said. The shooting occurred around 7:10 p.m. Sunday...

Report: Ohio fraternity knew dangers before hazing death

May. 14, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Fraternity members in Ohio who organized an alleged hazing ritual that led to the alcohol poisoning death of a 20-year-old pledge in March were well aware of how dangerous it could be, said an investigation released Friday. Before the party,...

Parents sue fraternity over pledge's death in alleged hazing

May. 11, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The parents of a 20-year-old fraternity pledge who died from alcohol poisoning after an alleged hazing ritual in March filed a wrongful death lawsuit on Tuesday against the fraternity and several of its members. Stone Foltz, who was joining the Pi...

Ohio making another play at legalizing sports betting

May. 06, 2021 16:35 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The latest proposal for legalizing sports betting in Ohio calls for bringing it to casinos, betting shops, sports bars, computers, mobile phones and maybe even pro sports stadiums. After months of listening to ideas, Republican lawmakers in the...

Grandmother pleads guilty to murder in 5-year-old's death

May. 05, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A woman who initially claimed her grandson had been fatally injured while imitating a superhero has pleaded guilty to murder and child endangerment, admitting that she struck the child. Yisenya Flores, 47, of Toledo, faces a possible life term when...