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Tiffin trailer fire claims six lives

TIFFIN, Ohio (AP) — A fire that ripped through a mobile home killed a man and five children ages 6 and under just a few hours after the children’s mother…

Ohio sales tax going up Sunday

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Shoppers across Ohio will see a one-quarter percent sales tax increase beginning Sunday, the first increase in the tax in a decade. The rate will rise…

Sentencing under way for Ohio kidnapper

CLEVELAND (AP) — Three months after an Ohio woman kicked out part of a door to end nearly a decade of captivity, sentencing began for a onetime school bus driver…

Blanchard flood funding much less than expected

FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — Community leaders in northwest Ohio who are pushing for the completion of a flood control study in an area that has been swamped by flooding were…

Marysville National Guard officer accused of child sex crimes

MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A National Guard major who has said he wanted to adopt a girl from Africa to protect her from rape has been indicted on charges he…

State budget heads to Kasich

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state budget that cuts personal income taxes, revamps Ohio’s school-funding system and imposes new abortion restrictions cleared the state Legislature on Thursday over the objections…

Man relieved with arrest in girlfriend’s death

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A northwestern Ohio man says he’s relieved he can stop living under a shadow of doubt in his girlfriend’s murder 30 years ago. Harold Estep of…

Police: Day care worker drugged snacks

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio day care worker sprinkled drugs on snacks to get children in her day care to sleep during the day, according to police charges…

Tree damage, power main victims of straight-line winds

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Storms with swift, straight-line winds soaked parts of Ohio, damaging trees and barns and leaving about 45,000 customers without power early Thursday as commuters dodged fallen…

Football players to be labeled sex offenders by Jefferson Co. judge

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two Ohio high school football players convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl last year will be classified as sex offenders at a hearing next week. The…