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Grandmother sues over police shooting of black 13-year-old

Grandmother sues over police shooting of black 13-year-old

COLUMBUS (AP) — Witnesses say that the white police officer who killed a black 13-year-old used a racial slur after firing and that a toy gun the eighth-grader had wasn't visible when the confrontation occurred, according to a federal civil rights lawsuit filed last week on the second anniversary of the shooti ... (full story)


Chief Justice says Issue 1 amendment ‘disturbing’

The Ohio Judicial Conference’s annual meeting is a time when judges can reflect on the state of Ohio’s courts. But before they can look ahead to what needs done, it helps to acknowledge what’s been done and those who’ve done it.
“Give yourselves a round of applause because you’re what make it w ... (full story)


Cincinnati newspaper may inspect Pike County autopsy reports

The Pike County General Health District wrongfully denied a Cincinnati journalist access to review, but not copy, preliminary autopsy reports of the 2016 murder of eight members of the Rhoden and Gilley families, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.
In a per curiam opinion, the Supreme Court reversed a Fourth District Court of ... (full story)


Ex-teacher and OSU grad hopes the sky's the limit in meteorology

From high school teacher to chief science officer, Ohio State alumnus Kevin Petty now seeks the presidency - of the American Meteorological Society.
Petty has been a member of the organization for more than two decades since The Ohio State University's atmospheric sciences program introduced him to the group.
The chief science ... (full story)


Texas-based Blue Bell expanding 3 years after listeria cases

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Three years after a health scare that nearly spelled the end of the line for a beloved Texas brand, Blue Bell has rebounded — and is, in fact, growing and expanding.
The Austin American-Statesman reports the Brenham-based company, which got its start 111 years ago, shut down production for a time ... (full story)