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Storms, flooding lead to 2 Wisconsin deaths, 1 in Michigan

Jun. 19, 2018 9:39 PM EDT

ASHLAND, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have attributed two deaths in Wisconsin and one in Michigan to storms and flooding. The Sawyer County Sheriff's Department says severe thunderstorms in Wisconsin toppled a large oak tree onto a camper Sunday on Lake Chetac, killing a man inside and leaving a woman and two...

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,...

Guessing game: Cavs enter NBA draft unsure of LeBron's plans

Jun. 19, 2018 4:30 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James won't be picking any players during Thursday's NBA draft. At least not directly. With the trajectory of their franchise riding on where he decides to play next season and beyond, the Cleveland Cavaliers will enter this year's draft not knowing if they're choosing a player to...

Astronomy park named for John Glenn set to open on solstice

Jun. 19, 2018 3:37 PM EDT

LOGAN, Ohio (AP) — An astronomy park named for astronaut-hero John Glenn is about to open in his native Ohio. The John Glenn Astronomy Park is located in Hocking Hills State Park in the southeastern part of the state. A grand opening ribbon-cutting is scheduled Thursday to coincide with the summer...

Biden to visit Ohio to raise money for governor candidate

Jun. 19, 2018 2:16 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden will visit Ohio this month to raise money for Democratic gubernatorial nominee Richard Cordray. A Cordray campaign spokesman says Biden will appear June 29 at the Queen City Club in downtown Cincinnati. Biden endorsed Cordray after he won the nomination...

Prosecutor: DNA clears man imprisoned since '02 for rape

Jun. 19, 2018 1:29 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Prosecutors in Cleveland say newly tested DNA evidence appears to clear a man in prison since 2002 on rape and kidnapping charges. Cleveland.com reports Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County prosecutors have filed a motion saying it won't oppose the Ohio Innocence Project's efforts to vacate...

Firefighters suspended; accused of making porn at firehouse

Jun. 19, 2018 1:14 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Two firefighters in Ohio have been suspended for allegedly making pornographic videos at a firehouse. Akron (AK'-ruhn) officials say Arthur Dean and Deann Eller were both placed on administrative leave on Monday while the city launched an investigation into the matter. Fire Chief...

Ohio Boy Scouts leader gets 8 years for sexually abusing boy

Jun. 19, 2018 12:11 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A former Ohio Boy Scouts leader who pleaded guilty to grooming and sexually abusing a troop member has received eight years in prison. Cleveland.com reports 30-year-old Aaron Robertson apologized before sentencing Tuesday in Cleveland. He pleaded guilty last month to multiple counts of...

Browns sign OL Greg Robinson, former No. 2 pick by Rams

Jun. 19, 2018 12:09 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have signed offensive lineman Greg Robinson, a 2014 first-round draft pick with the Rams. The 6-foot-5, 330-pound Robinson was the No. 2 overall pick that year out of Auburn. Robinson failed to live up to expectations with Los Angeles and was traded to Detroit before...

Ex-firefighter convicted of stealing union funds sentenced

Jun. 19, 2018 11:37 AM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The former treasurer of an Ohio firefighters union who was convicted of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in union funds has been sentenced to two years in prison. A judge in Akron on Monday also ordered 41-year-old Joseph Ruhlin to pay $385,000 in restitution to Akron Fire...