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Over 100 arrested in immigration raid at meatpacking plant

Jun. 20, 2018 4:50 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — More than 100 workers were arrested at an Ohio meatpacking plant by federal agents following a yearlong immigration investigation, the second large raid in the state in the past two weeks. The investigation focused on whether the company knowingly hired people who are in the country...

Convicted Republican businessman's company targets Democrats

Jun. 20, 2018 4:38 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio company whose Republican owner spent more than a year in prison following a campaign finance probe has organized employees and suppliers in a retaliatory effort to bring down two prominent Democrats, The Associated Press has learned. An explosive memo posted online lays out...

Ex-teacher gets jail time for sex with 3 students

Jun. 20, 2018 12:05 AM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A former high school physical education teacher in Ohio has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for having sex with three students. The Canton Repository reports 36-year-old Tiffany Eichler apologized to the students, the Canton school district and her family before sentencing Tuesday....

Guilty pleas in illegal shipping of hazardous waste

Jun. 19, 2018 8:02 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Three people have pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally transporting 9 million pounds of hazardous waste from Mississippi to Missouri without acquiring the proper permits. Raymond Williams, 71, of Atlanta, the president and CEO of U.S. Technology Corp., based in Canton, Ohio,...

Editorials from around Ohio

May. 30, 2018 2:30 PM EDT

Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: The Columbus Dispatch, May 26 These are complicated times for girls and boys, and the debate about changes in scouting — as in, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts — is an example. ... Both have been facing headwinds for...

NFL awards 2019 draft to Nashville, home of Tennessee Titans

May. 23, 2018 1:00 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The NFL draft is heading to Music City. League owners awarded the 2019 draft to Nashville during their annual spring meetings on Wednesday, clearly impressed with the city's turnout for events such as the NHL Stanley Cup Final and a party to unveil redesigned uniforms for the Tennessee...

Ex-teacher pleads guilty to sex with 3 students

May. 17, 2018 1:21 AM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio physical education teacher has pleaded guilty to having sex with three students. Former Canton City Schools teacher Tiffany Eichler entered the plea Wednesday to three counts of sexual battery. The 36-year-old former McKinley High School teacher was accused of having...

Judge rejects lawsuit by pole-vaulter over competition ban

May. 16, 2018 12:01 PM EDT

NORTH CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has a rejected a lawsuit by a pole-vaulter who says his Ohio high school banned him from competing because he refused to practice in the rain. Max Stokey claimed he was "restricted from participating" after he questioned a track coach's decision to practice...

Family style: 14 sets of Ohio brothers remember Korea

May. 14, 2018 6:47 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — More than 6,000 miles from home, Stanley L. Evans Sr. could still get his hands on his hometown newspaper. Every three or four weeks, a stack of Canton Repositories would find Evans camped on some Korean hilltop or hunkered in a valley. When the papers arrived, other soldiers in his...

Ohio GOP Rep. Gibbs wins 3-way primary, faces Harbaugh

May. 8, 2018 9:46 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Republican Bob Gibbs has defeated two primary challengers as he seeks his fifth term in Congress from Ohio's 7th District. Gibbs faced self-described Christian conservative Terry Robertson and Navy veteran Patrick Quinn in Tuesday's primary. Quinn had lost a bid for nomination in a 2016...