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Edwin Jackson agrees to minor league deal with Tigers

Jul. 22, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Right-hander Edwin Jackson has agreed to a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers and will report to Triple-A Toledo. The 35-year-old was 1-5 with an 11.12 ERA this season for Toronto, his record 14th major league team over a 17-year big career. The Blue Jays released him on Friday....

Ohio governor signs $645 million workers' comp budget

Jul. 22, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has signed into law a two-year budget for Ohio's insurance fund for injured workers after lawmakers missed the initial deadline at the end of June and covered the gap with a temporary budget. DeWine, a Republican, did not issue any line-item vetoes for measures...

Cleveland man accused of killing 4 could face death sentence

Jul. 22, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland man accused of killing four people including his ex-girlfriend and their 6-year-old son could face the death penalty if convicted. Police say Armond Johnson Sr. fatally shot 25-year-old Takeyra (tuh-KEE'-ruh) Collins, then set a fire in the woman's house that killed his...

Editorials from around Ohio

Jul. 22, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Ohio budget prioritizes our children The Canton Repository July 21 Children first. Well before he became governor last November, Mike DeWine said his administration would increase attention on and funding for our state's youngest and most...

Ex-judge ordered to jail after years of legal challenges

Jul. 22, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — A former juvenile court judge was jailed Monday, taken out of the courtroom with her feet dragging in an end to yearslong legal challenges to her sentence. A deputy with her arms under the defendant's shoulders pulled Tracie Hunter across the courtroom after she went limp. Supporters...

Feds announce 4 guilty pleas by alleged Ohio MS-13 members

Jul. 22, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The government has announced four guilty pleas by alleged members and associates of the MS-13 gang in Ohio, including two men who could receive life sentences. The four are among 29 individuals charged in central Ohio in recent years in a racketeering conspiracy that includes five...

Lawmakers to vote on $1B rescue for state's 2 nuclear plants

Jul. 22, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Lawmakers are planning a final vote on legislation that would give Ohio's nuclear plants roughly $1 billion through 2026 by adding a new fee onto electricity bills. Backers say the financial lifeline for the plants is needed to prevent them closing within the next two years. The Ohio...

Vail Resorts aims to add ski areas by acquiring Peak Resorts

Jul. 22, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

BROOMFIELD, Colo. (AP) — Vail Resorts plans to take over 17 U.S. ski areas ranging from the Northeast to the Midwest by acquiring Peak Resorts for $264 million. Colorado-based Vail said Monday the ski areas are in Indiana, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Vermont. The company says...

Police: Man accused of stabbing, setting fire to 2 women

Jul. 22, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

WILLOUGHBY HILLS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man has been accused of binding two women with tape, stabbing them and setting them on fire at an Ohio apartment. Willoughby Hills police say one woman managed to call for help around 5 p.m. Sunday, and she and her sister were hospitalized in critical...

Flooding leads to rescues, evacuations in county in Ohio

Jul. 22, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

WOOSTER, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say they've rescued about a dozen people in a county in Ohio and ordered about 400 others to evacuate after heavy flooding. Water is starting to recede Monday in Wooster and Wayne County in northeastern Ohio, but it's still causing problems and several roads remain closed....