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Youngstown Mayor Indicted On 25 Felony Charges

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Youngstown Mayor John McNally faces 25 felony counts and 9 misdemeanor charges, stemming from his time as a Mahoning County commissioner.
7:51AM
May
15, 2014

The State Attorney General and Cuyahoga County prosecutor say corruption charges have been filed against Youngstown’s Mayor, Mahoning County’s auditor and a former candidate for county prosecutor.

Tressel Signs On At YSU, Gets $300K Annual Salary

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Tressel had been an administrator at the University of Akron the past two years and was a finalist for its presidency.
8:16AM
May 13, 2014

Former Ohio State University football coach Jim Tressel has officially signed on to be the ninth president of Youngstown State University.

Jail Hostage Situation Resolved Without Injuries

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Officials say the inmates grabbed and handcuffed the officer Wednesday afternoon at the Trumbull County Jail in Warren and held him for several hours.
7:24AM
April 24, 2014

A correction officer taken hostage by three inmates at a northeast Ohio county jail has been released unharmed, and the inmates have been taken to a maximum-security facility.

Tressel Applies For Another Presidential Post

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While at OSU, Tressel admitted that he knew of allegations of players trading memorabilia for cash and tattoos at least eight months before the rules violations became public. He resigned months after the OSU scandal became public.
8:03AM
April
14, 2014

Former Ohio State football coach and current University of Akron vice president Jim Tressel has formally applied to be the next president of Youngstown State University.

Lake Erie Proposal Dredges Up Controversy

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some residents, environmental groups, and politicians oppose this idea to put Cuyahoga River dredgings in Lake Erie. They say it’s an ill-advised cost-cutting measure.
10:37AM
March
25, 2014

The Cuyahoga River in northeast Ohio — known for catching fire in the 1960s — relies on frequent dredging to keep the shipping channels open. Now a controversial new proposal to dump the dredged material into Lake Erie has residents worried about contamination of the public water supply.

Why Does Ohio Have Such Erratic Gas Prices?

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Ohio gas prices have increased 35 cents in the past month but are still two cents lower than what Ohio drivers were paying a year ago.
8:51AM
March
10, 2014

Ohio gas prices have jumped 35 cents a gallon in the last month, but are still two cents lower than what Ohio drivers were paying a year ago. So why are Ohio gas prices so volatile?

Energy Company Argues State Law Supersedes Local Drilling Rules

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Pro- and anti-drilling forces believe the case could set a national legal precedent on local laws restricting drilling, particularly hydraulic fracturing.
8:46AM
February
26, 2014

Beck Energy Corp. is accused of violating 11 local ordinances when it drilled a well near Akron. But the company says they stayed within state law, which should trump any local ordinances.

Kasich Heads To Medina For State Of The State Speech

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Kasich took his second State of the State on the road to Steubenville in 2012. He gave the 2013 address in Lima.
8:01AM
February
24, 2014

The Ohio media descends on the northeast Ohio city of Medina tonight as Governor John Kasich gives his fourth State of the State address.

Cleveland Police Consider Transgender Slayings “Crimes Of Hate”

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A disabled, transgender woman was found slain at an assistant living care facility. Another transgender woman was shot in the head in a vehicle.
9:56AM
December
16, 2013

A deputy police chief says federal authorities would have to decide whether to try the cases under hate crime law, but police are calling them “crimes of hate.”

Neighbor Arrested For Murder Of 9-Year-Old Girl

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The Wayne County Sheriff's Office says 24-year-old Jerrod Metsker was arrested on a murder charge Sunday, about 12 hours after the body of Reann Murphy was found.
8:26AM
December 16, 2013

The Wayne County sheriff wouldn’t say how Reann Murphy was killed or offer a motive. He described the accused killer, Jerrod Metsker, as a family friend and neighbor.