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Woman convicted of vehicular homicide loses appeal for shorter sentence

The judgment of the Summit County Court of Common Pleas was recently affirmed by the 9th District Court of Appeals which held that a woman’s convictions for aggravated vehicular homicide and OVI should not have merged for sentencing.
The defendant, Shauntae Marie Hill, was found guilty by a jury of aggravated vehicular homi ... (full story)


Sports


Pocket ace: Indians, Kluber finalize $38.5M, 5-year contract

Pocket ace: Indians, Kluber finalize $38.5M, 5-year contract

CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber has financial security, and the Indians figure to have their ace for at least five more years.
The AL Cy Young winner finalized a $38.5 million, five-year contract on Sunday, April 5, a package that ties Kluber to Cleveland through the 2019 season.
"I wanted to be here. I wanted to be i ... (full story)


Two issues imperatives for MLB’s next CBA

Two issues that have dominated the Major League Baseball offseason are the process for signing international amateur players and service time considerations related to the promotion of top prospects. Both of these issues should be front and center when MLB and the MLB Players Association negotiate a new basic agreement.
Both issu ... (full story)


After volatility of Nebraska, Pelini finds comfort at home

After volatility of Nebraska, Pelini finds comfort at home

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — The heroes of northeast Ohio cover the walls at the most popular Italian restaurant in Bo Pelini's hometown.
Bernie Kosar's No. 19 Cleveland Browns jersey next to the door that leads to the kitchen. The photograph behind the bar of Ron Jaworski, the former Youngstown State quarterback who took the Ph ... (full story)


State


Ohio report examines reducing reliance on public assistance

COLUMBUS (AP) — Substance abuse issues, available jobs and a lack of transportation are among the top barriers that people on welfare face in moving out of poverty, according to a recent survey of Ohio's county job and family services directors.
The survey's details are set to be included in a report by a workgroup tasked w ... (full story)


Republican Jeb Bush in Ohio speech: I'm 'my own person'

Republican Jeb Bush in Ohio speech: I'm 'my own person'

COLUMBUS (AP) — Republican White House prospect Jeb Bush kicked off a speech to business leaders on Tuesday with a series of personal recollections, saying he's his "own person."
The former Florida governor, who's the son of ex-President George H.W. Bush and the brother of ex-President George W. Bush, brought his ... (full story)


Ohio House GOP overhauls Gov. Kasich's sweeping tax package

Ohio House GOP overhauls Gov. Kasich's sweeping tax package

COLUMBUS (AP) — Republican leaders in the Ohio House pulled many of Gov. John Kasich's tax plans from his state budget proposal, while announcing more money for schools, a smaller state income tax cut and changes to his poverty and health care initiatives.
The revisions to the Republican governor's spending blueprint come a ... (full story)


Low-lying dams drown hundreds of unsuspecting victims

Low-lying dams drown hundreds of unsuspecting victims

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For the better part of a century, submerged dams were workhorses of the American heartland, harnessing the power of rivers to run grain mills, generate electricity and keep lakes and ponds full of water as a hedge against drought.
These walls of concrete, called low-head dams for their minimal profil ... (full story)


Third appeal denied for man who received short sentence for child porn offenses

In a recent opinion from the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the federal court expressed frustration when it overruled Richard Bistline’s challenge to his sentence of one year and one day in prison for knowingly possessing child pornography.
“This case is before us for a third time,” Judge Raymond Kethledge w ... (full story)


Trial court's imposition of restitution was an abuse of discretion, judges find

A man cannot be ordered to pay restitution for an offense he was not convicted of, according to a recent opinion from the 3rd District Court of Appeals.
The three-judge appellate panel sustained Michael Radebaugh’s argument on appeal and remanded his case to the Marion County Court of Common Pleas for further proceedings.(full story)