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Episcopalians struggle with history of Confederate symbols

Episcopalians struggle with history of Confederate symbols

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Recent eruptions of violence over Confederate symbols like the rebel flag have prompted impassioned national debates — and not just in the public arena. Churches, too, are wrestling with the question of what to do with emblems dotting their parishes that memorialize the former slaveholding states an ... (full story)


Frequent lottery winners face improbable odds

CLEVELAND (AP) — Rickey Meng is the king of Ohio Lottery winners, taking home more prizes than anyone in the state.
Meng, of Cleveland, won 342 tickets and pocketed $956,717, in a span of seven years. He attributed his streak to a feel for numbers.
"I would see a number on a license plate or an address, and it would ... (full story)


With 2 in 3 months, Ohio executions could be back on track

With 2 in 3 months, Ohio executions could be back on track

COLUMBUS (AP) — Court rulings favorable to the state and the outcome of two executions in three months indicate Ohio could be on track to resume putting inmates to death regularly.
The state executed child killer Ronald Phillips in July and double killer Gary Otte on Sept. 13 in the state death chamber at the Southern Ohio ... (full story)


Counselor helped calm Ohio student accused of firing gun

COLUMBUS (AP) — When the loud boom echoed through the halls of Columbus Scioto 6-12, kids jumped to their feet to look out their classroom doors.
Van Chambers, 62, a jobs-readiness counselor at the south side school who had undergone operations on his feet and ankles in February, hustled to get ahead of them.
"I kne ... (full story)


Friends, family of man killed by cop: Why wasn't he helped?

Friends, family of man killed by cop: Why wasn't he helped?

STOW, Ohio (AP) — Peggy Barney could barely recognize the man in the back seat of her car, and she was terrified. After a five-day methamphetamine binge, William Porubsky was hallucinating, screaming and bleeding out of both ears.
She drove him to the hospital, but 24 hours later, he was dead. A police officer had shot him ... (full story)