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Ohio teen earns perfect scores on college entrance exams

Jan. 19, 2019 10:13 AM EST

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio teenager hoping to become a book editor someday has earned perfect scores on both the ACT and SAT college entrance exams. The Canton Repository reports 18-year-old Dinah Ward, a student at Canton South High School in northeast Ohio, took the exams previously and worked with a...

Authorities: Space heater caused fire that killed teen

Jan. 17, 2019 12:08 AM EST

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Fire officials say a house fire that killed a 14-year-old boy in Ohio was caused by a space heater. The Repository in Canton reports Plain Township fire officials have ruled that the fire that killed Christian Werstler on Monday was an accident. Firefighters were called to Werstler's...

First medical marijuana sold in Ohio as dispensaries open

Jan. 16, 2019 12:37 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — One of the first, if not the first, person to purchase medical marijuana in Ohio on Wednesday morning thinks the much-anticipated opening of dispensaries is a "great day" for the state. "I think it's a big win for patients in Ohio," said Joan Caleodis, who has primary progressive multiple...

Authorities: 14-year-old boy pulled from burning house dies

Jan. 15, 2019 3:06 PM EST

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a 14-year-old boy has been pulled from a burning house and has died. The Repository in Canton reports that firefighters were called to a house in Plain Township around 3:30 p.m. Monday. Plain Township fire officials say they found fire in the living room and the boy in a...

Man arrested after releasing 15 racehorses

Jan. 15, 2019 3:11 AM EST

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Police say a man broke into the Stark County Fairgrounds in Ohio and released more than a dozen racehorses, including one that later died after falling through ice. The 28-year-old man is facing multiple charges, including breaking and entering, inducing panic and drug possession....

Man achieves goal to have father buried with military honors

Jan. 13, 2019 7:56 PM EST

RITTMAN, Ohio (AP) — Having waited 64 years for the reunion, Rex Beach struggled to leave his father's casket when the time came. "It's hard to let go once you've found what you've been searching for all your life," Beach said following a ceremony at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. Thursday was the...

Firm to shut down Pennsylvania plant, affecting 210 jobs

Jan. 12, 2019 4:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — An international chemical company has announced plans to shut down a western Pennsylvania plant, cutting about 160 jobs and relocating 50 more. Ferro Corp. said Friday the Canton Township plant in Washington County that produces functional coatings and color solutions will close in...

Hall of Fame to do sign language tours for hearing impaired

Jan. 8, 2019 1:44 PM EST

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The Pro Football Hall of Fame will begin offering American sign language tours for deaf or hard of hearing people. As a part of the hall's effort to be more inclusive, an ASL interpreter will be on hand for tours on the first and third Saturday of each month beginning Jan. 19. "This new...

Musician charged in family slayings seeks insanity plea

Jan. 8, 2019 10:52 AM EST

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The attorney for a family-band musician who authorities say killed his mother and brother at the family's Ohio farm says he plans to seek a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity. The Repository in Canton reports the attorney on Monday requested another psychological evaluation of...

Editorials from around Ohio

Dec. 31, 2018 4:18 PM EST

Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: ___ The Akron Beacon Journal, Dec. 28 The United Nations describes the situation in Yemen as the world's worst humanitarian crisis. Just a handful of numbers make the case. More than 20 million Yemenis, two-thirds of the...