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Ohio businessman claims US Senate campaign ad defamed him

Oct. 12, 2018 1:31 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio businessman is suing Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown claiming a campaign ad calling him a "crooked businessman" with ties to Brown's Republican opponent has defamed him. North Canton businessman Benjamin Suarez filed the lawsuit Thursday in Stark County. Brown's campaign ad...

Heroes and villains among NFL placekickers in Week 5

Oct. 8, 2018 3:17 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Some teams can't kick about their kickers. Others might want to kick them off the roster after this weekend. With the rare exceptions of Indianapolis' Adam Vinatieri and Baltimore's Justin Tucker, there aren't any placekickers whose place in Canton, Ohio, is a topic of discussion. Even...

Ohio man indicted in slayings of mother, brother

Sep. 28, 2018 10:15 AM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A man who authorities say killed his mother and brother and then turned the gun on himself in June 2017 at their family farm in northeast Ohio has been indicted on two murder counts. The Canton Repository reports the Stark County prosecutor waited until this week to charge 26-year-old...

Tommy McDonald, speedy Hall of Fame receiver, dies at 84

Sep. 24, 2018 12:20 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tommy McDonald, the small, speedy and sure-handed receiver who teamed with quarterback Norm Van Brocklin to help the Philadelphia Eagles win the 1960 NFL championship, has died. He was 84. His death was announced Monday by the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Details were not disclosed....

Hall of Fame members threaten boycott of inductions

Sep. 18, 2018 9:41 PM EDT

A group of Pro Football Hall of Famers led by Eric Dickerson is demanding health insurance coverage and a share of NFL revenues or else those former players will boycott the induction ceremonies. In a letter sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith and Hall of Fame...

Hospital closes psychiatric unit after regulation changes

Sep. 13, 2018 1:51 AM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio hospital has closed its psychiatric unit because of changes in government regulation. Aultman Hospital CEO Christopher Remark tells the Repository more stringent regulation and changing needs of the community were behind the decision. Remark says facility changes to...

Woman killed, dad injured when tree falls on car in Ohio

Sep. 11, 2018 12:16 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an 18-year-old woman has been killed and her father injured when a large tree fell on their car during an Ohio rainstorm. The Canton Repository reports the woman has been identified as Sydney Kleptach, of Plain Township. The freshman goalkeeper on the University of Mount...

Police: Ohio woman's body might have been dumped in landfill

Sep. 7, 2018 10:59 AM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Police say the body of an Ohio woman who was killed by her husband might have wound up in a Kentucky landfill. Seventy-three-year-old Philip Snider pleaded guilty last week to aggravated murder and other charges in the death of 70-year-old Roberta Snider. A plea agreement requires the...

New mural highlights longtime Ohio HS football rivalry

Sep. 4, 2018 8:08 AM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A new mural is highlighting one of Ohio's longtime high school football rivalries. Artist Scot Philips has been working on the mural in Canton in northeast Ohio that celebrates the competition between teams from Canton and Massillon. The Repository reports that the mural is based on a...

Hinting marriage, undercover cop elicits slaying confession

Sep. 1, 2018 10:41 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — There wasn't much doubt in the minds of police in the Ohio village of Hartville, best known for its fertile muck farms, that Phil Snider killed his wife of 53 years. But it took an undercover female officer who played her role so convincingly that the 73-year-old man proposed marriage over...