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Lions sign OL Farris to practice squad, release RB Winn
Undrafted free agent from Ohio State played in three exhibition games with Detroit.        
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Top high school football games this week
A look at two of the top high school football games in the Southland: Friday Las Vegas Bishop Gorman (2-0) vs. Bellflower St. John Bosco (2-0) at Long Beach Veterans Memorial Stadium, 7:30 p.m. (Prime Ticket): Bishop Gorman has never lost with Ohio State commit Tate Martell as its quarterback. ...
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Team USA hockey coach: If players sit through the national anthem, they'll stay seated
When asked about 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and his much discussed protest, John Tortorella didn’t mince words.
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Ohio State's walk-on kicker turns heads in first ever game
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State coach Urban Meyer doesn't waste a lot of time thinking about kickers, but even he had to admit that Tyler Durbin is a pretty cool story. A walk-on kicker who played in his first football game at any level last Saturday, Durbin got the ...
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Toddler, 2 others found dead in Georgia home

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Country LIving Fair in Columbus and migrating monarchs: Home and Garden News
Country LIving Fair in Columbus and migrating monarchs: Home and Garden News. Fair-goers line up for down-home tastes during the Country Living Fair, coming to Columbus in September. The fair brings the magazine's pages to life with booths filled with vintage items, antiques, handmade crafts and great music. Country Living Magazine  COUNTRY LIVING FAIR: The pages of Country Living magazine come to life during the Country Living Fair, returning to Columbus Friday through Sunday, Sept. 16-18. Special guests and Country Living editors will demonstrate how to make delicious recipes and fun crafts, and talk about beekeeping, creating a personalizes space, gardening and more. The fair offers antiques sellers, furniture makers and crafters, as well as book signings, cooking, crafting, and DIY demonstrations. Madcap Cottage founders Jason Oliver Nixon and John Loecke will talk about how they designed their Catskills home and how to use color and pattern to create a personalized space at 2 p.m. Friday. Nancy Fuller from the Food Network will lead a guided shopping trip through the fair on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 2 p.m. You'll find the complete schedule here. Country Living Fair is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Sept. 16-18. Gates open for Early Bird ticket holders at 8:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Ohio Village is located at 800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus. One-day admission is $13 in advance and $16 at the door; three-day weekend passes are available for $15 in advance and $20 at the door. An Early Bird three-day weekend pass, $40, lets you enter at 8:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Admission is free for children ages 16 and under. MILKWEED FOR MONARCHS: This fall, you can collect milkweed seed pods to help the Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District's effort to expand the habitat for monarch butterflies throughout Ohio. The Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative - a partnership of the Ohio Division of Wildlife and other organizations -- will process the seed pods and establish new plantings of milkweed. During these times the Monarch breeds and lays their eggs on milkweed plants. Milkweed is the only plant that Monarch caterpillars will feed and lay their eggs on. The Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative works to educate the public and trying to gain more awareness of the milkweed decline, according to a press release from the conservation district. If you would like to join in this effort, harvest milkweed pods that are dry and gray or brown in color. The pod's seam should pop easily under your thumb. Store pods in a paper bag, placed in a dry, cool place. Mark your bags with the county they were picked in, and the date and time when they were collected. Collected seed pods from Common Milkweed can be dropped off at the Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District's office from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, or left in the collection bin outside the office after those hours. The office is located at 6100 West Canal Road, Valley View. The collection drive continues through Sunday, Oct. 30. Click here for more information. MONARCH MIGRATION: Monarch butterflies are beginning their amazing migration, and their path leads them over Northeast Ohio on the way to their wintering grounds in Mexico. Tag and release monarchs as part of the Monarch Watch program during a session titled Monarch Migration, 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Brecksville Nature Center in the Cleveland Metroparks. The session is free and advance registration is not required. Expect to walk about 1 1/2 miles in prairies and meadows. The nature center is located at 9000 Chippewa Creek Dr., Brecksviille.
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Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott cleared in domestic violence case
Ezekiel Elliott will begin his Cowboys rookie season without the threat of domestic violence charges hanging over him.
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Man gets at least 25 years in prison for home invasion death
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A man has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 25 years for a central Ohio home invasion robbery in which his accomplice was strangled during a brawl with the home's occupants. The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2c6KXk9 ) reports 33-year-old Michael Long ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Crimes Home invasion Columbus Ohio Criminal law Life imprisonment Murder Crime Robbery
Proposal would brand abortion as aggravated murder in Ohio
Petitions were submitted Friday to Attorney General Mike DeWine's office calling for an amendment to the Ohio Constitution branding abortion as aggravated murder. COLUMBUS, Ohio - A proposal to amend the Ohio Constitution to classify abortion as aggravated murder has been presented to the Ohio attorney general for review.  Petitions were submitted Friday to Attorney General Mike DeWine's office --  the first step in a long process to reach the Ohio ballot. DeWine must decide whether the proposal moves to the second step by Monday.  A proposed constitutional amendment would not go on the ballot until at least 2017. The proposed constitutional amendment would "prohibit abortion of all unborn human beings, without exception, and classify it as aggravated murder in the state of Ohio." The amendment language includes provisions to allow for contraception to prevent pregnancy, would not affect procedures involving unfertilized eggs and would not affect procedures like invitro-fertilization.   You can read the proposal below. Mobile users click here. How does the process work?  Ohio law requires that the proposal be accompanied by at least 1,000 valid signatures from registered voters.   DeWine spokesman Dan Tierney did not have an estimate for the total number of signatures submitted. They were submitted on about 100 separate petitions and referred to county boards of election for validation. After the elections boards complete their work, the total will be counted.  In addition to meeting the signature threshold, the attorney general must decide if the summary proposed for the amendment is a fair representation of the amendment language as a whole.  Is the language reviewed for constitutionality?  The review process does not examine whether the proposed amendment would survive a constitutional challenge if enacted.   DeWine does not pass judgment on the merit of the amendment -- only whether the summary that will appear on petitions accurately describes the proposed ballot issue.    The Ohio Supreme Court would have exclusive jurisdiction to hear a challenge to the amendment, Tierney said.  The issue could come into play if the proposal moves forward at all.  The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that under the U.S. Constitution, the ability for a woman to chose to have an abortion is a protected right.  The measure proposed in Ohio is similar to one proposed earlier this year in Oklahoma, said Kellie Copeland, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio, an abortion rights advocate.   That effort was proposed for the 2016 Oklahoma ballot. In March 2016, the Oklahoma Supreme Court rejected the initiative petition, saying that the proposal would violate U.S. Supreme Court rulings.  In the past, DeWine has sometimes weighed in with his opinion of a proposal after announcing his legal ruling on whether it meets the signature requirements and is in proper form. DeWine, for example, was not in favor of legalizing marijuana for recreational use, but his office agreed that that amendment, Issue 3 in 2015, was in proper form to advance.  Tierney said it is too soon to say what DeWine's personal reaction might be. It's no secret that DeWine does not support abortion. But he also might shy from  taking a position on this proposal given the potential constitutional issues. What happens next?  If the language is deemed to not be a true summary of the amendment, or if too few signatures were submitted, the group that submitted the issue can start over and then resubmit.  That would involve correcting language if necessary and collecting new signatures. These petitions were submitted by three people. The Columbus Dispatch identified them as Laura Burton of Cleveland, Anthony Dipane of Munroe Falls, and Dustin Paulson of Strasburg - none of whom are not connected with Right to Life or other organized anti-abortion rights groups.  If the issue clears DeWine's review, the Ohio Ballot Board would consider whether it is one constitutional amendment or whether it should be broken into multiple issues. If approved, backers could then begin gathering signatures .  To get on ballot, petitioners would have to collect signatures from 305,591 registered voters. The total is equal to 10 percent of the vote in the 2014 gubernatorial contest. Those signatures must be gathered from at least 44 of Ohio's 88 counties, and in each of 44 counties, the total gathered must amount to 5 percent of the 2014 gubernatorial vote locally.
3377 points by The Plain Dealer | United States Constitution Ohio Abortion Columbus Ohio Democratic Party Roe v. Wade Supreme Court of the United States William Henry Harrison
Fire department hazardous materials team dispatched to school
A Las Vegas Fire & Rescue hazardous materials crew was dispatched to a west valley middle school this afternoon, according to fire department call logs. The fire department ...
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Jack Cleveland Casino revenue rebounds in August
Jack Cleveland Casino, which saw revenues decline in July due to the Republican National Convention, rebounded nicely in August. CLEVELAND, Ohio - Jack Cleveland Casino, which saw revenues decline in July due to the Republican National Convention, rebounded in August. It was the only casino or racino in the state that did not have a revenue decline from July to August. Statewide, casino revenue of $62.8 million was a 4.8 percent decline from July. The casino's $16.7 million in revenue in August was an 8.4 percent increase from the prior month, according to the monthly report from the Ohio Casino Control Commission. However, Jack Cleveland's August revenue is less than the $17.1 million it earned last August. Casino officials had said they were expecting higher revenue now that months of road restrictions in and around Public Square have ended. Jack ThistleDown Racino in North Randall, which saw a $1 million gain from June to July, had a $1.1 million drop in August to $9.1 million, according to the Ohio Lottery Commission.  Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park, which had its highest monthly revenue in July - $20.6 million - since opening in December 2013, dropped to $19.6 million in August, a 4.8 percent decline. Statewide revenue from the seven racinos declined 7.6 percent to $74.5 million in August. The state commissions define revenue as the money left after casinos and racinos pay winners and deduct for promotions. Casino and racino officials say year-over-year comparisons typically provide a more accurate reflection of performance than comparing one month to the previous one. Jack Entertainment, formerly Rock Gaming, owns the casinos in Cleveland and Cincinnati and Jack ThistleDown Racino. Hard Rock Rocksino is a joint venture between Hard Rock International and Northfield Park. Penn National Gaming owns the Hollywood casinos in Columbus and Toledo and the racinos near Youngstown and Dayton.   Ohio casinos Statewide  August 2015August  2016 Revenue $66.3  million $62.8 million Table games $20 million $21.7 million Slots $46.3 million $41.1  million Daily win per slot $190 $170 Jack Cleveland Casino Revenue $17.1 million $16.7 million Table games $7.4 million $8.8 million Slots $9.7 million $7.9 million Daily win per slot $189 $154 Jack Cincinnati Casino Revenue $17.3 million $14.6 million Table games $6 million $5.3 million Slots $11.3 million $9.3 million Daily win per slot $186 $154 Hollywood Toledo Revenue $16.2 million $14.6 million Table games $2.7 million $2.3 million Slots $13.5 million $12.3 million Daily win per slot $212 $194 Hollywood Columbus Revenue $16.7 million $16.8 million Table games $3.8 million $5.1 million Slots $11.9 million $11.7 million Daily win per slot $171 $168 Source: Ohio Casino Control Commission Ohio racinos Statewide  August  2015August 2016 Slots $71.8  million $74.5 million Daily win per slot $221 $219 Jack ThistleDown Racino Slots $8.7 million $9.1 million Daily win per slot $219 $201 Hard Rock Rocksino Slots $18.9 million $19.6 million Daily win per slot $268 $280 Hollywood Mahoning Valley Slots $7.9 million $8.3 million Daily win per slot $294 $274 Scioto Downs Slots $12.4 million $12.7 million Daily win per slot $188 $183 Miami Valley Gaming Slots $10.4 million $10.9 million Daily win per slot $211 $216 Belterra Park Slots $6.2 million $6.4 million Daily win per slot $153 $151 Hollywood Dayton Slots $7.2 million $7.2 million Daily win per slot $234 $237 Source: Ohio Lottery Commission
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Wellington downs Lima Perry 68-47 in Division IV semifinal
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Solomon Pierre-Louis scored 16 points and Columbus Wellington quelled a fourth-quarter rally to defeat Lima Perry 68-47 in a boys Division IV semifinal. It happened Thursday at Value City Arena. The Jaguars play for their first title against Cleveland Heights Lutheran East at 2 p.m. Saturday. ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Columbus Ohio Jerome Schottenstein Center Value City Cleveland Ohio Ohio State University National Football League Cleveland Indians
Police investigating shooting after car chase
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Police in Ohio say a shooting near a UPS distribution center led to a car chase. Officials say Columbus police responded after a woman was shot around 4:00 a.m. on Friday. Police say a team of officers chased the shooting suspect along Interstate 70 before apprehending ...
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Judge: Man can't be tried in forgotten '72 cop-shooting case
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An 82-year-old man who was indicted, but never prosecuted, in the nonfatal shooting of an Ohio police officer almost 45 years ago cannot be tried now, a judge ruled Thursday.
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GPS puts suspect in Ohio State student's murder at scene of crime, reports say
GPS on Brian Golsby, 29, has allowed prosecutors to track his movements from the time of Reagan Tokes' abduction last week until her death. Reagan TokesLegacy.com  COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A GPS worn by the suspect in the murder of an Ohio State student puts him in the park where the crime occurred, according to reports. The GPS on Brian Golsby, 29, has allowed prosecutors to track his movements from the time of Reagan Tokes' abduction last week until her death, according to abconyourside.com. Golsby was being monitored by GPS after he was released from prison in November 2016 after serving six years in connection with a 2010 attempted rape and robbery. Golsby is accused of killing Tokes, 21, of Maumee, Ohio, a suburb of Toledo. Tokes was a psychology student at Ohio State and was expected to graduate in May. Golsby told police he confronted Tokes after she left work at about 9:45 p.m. on Feb. 8. He forced her to withdraw $60 from an ATM, then had her drive them in her car to Scioto Grove Metro Park in Grove City. Golsby then raped Tokes before shooting her twice in the head, killing her, according to reports. Tokes' body was found the next day in the park. Tokes' funeral was Wednesday morning in Maumee. If you'd like to comment on this post, please visit the cleveland.com crime and courts comments section. 
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Great Lakes Brewing Co. tops national best brewpub competition; voting under way
Great Lakes Brewing Co. is atop the leaderboard in USA Today's best brewpub competition. Voting is under way. CLEVELAND, Ohio - As of Tuesday evening, Great Lakes Brewing Co. held the top spot in USA Today's best brewpub competition. Ohio's first craft brewery is the only one from the Buckeye state in the top 20. Voting runs through Monday, March 13, so the leaderboard can rotate based on incoming votes over the next month. Winners will be announced Friday, March 17. One vote per day is allowed. Here's how USA Today describes Great Lakes: "Great Lakes Brewing Company was started by two brothers with limited brewing experience in 1986. Today, it's one of Cleveland's top destinations for good beer and good food. Located in the Ohio City neighborhood, the GLBC brewpub features an eco-friendly beer garden with a retractable roof, where guests can sip a beer while sampling from a menu of seasonal menu items made from locally-sourced ingredients." The brewery actually opened in 1988. All 20 of the list's brewpubs, which were nominated as the best in the country by a panel of beer experts, serve their own beers. Check out the leaderboard.
3191 points by The Plain Dealer | Midwestern United States Columbus Ohio Great Lakes Lake Erie Brewing Ohio Beer National Football League
Alvin Ellis' sharpshooting lifts Spartans to 74-66 win over Ohio State
Ellis cans six three-pointers for 18 points, Bridges adds 17, 11 boards, Ward 15.        
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Suspect in killing of Ohio State student was being monitored by GPS, reports say
Funeral services for Reagan Tokes, 21, of Maumee, Ohio, are on Wednesday. Reagan TokesLegacy.com  COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The man accused of raping and killing an Ohio State student was being monitored with a GPS at the time of the crime, reports say. Brian Golsby, 29, of Grove City, was released from prison in November 2016 after serving six years in connection with a 2010 attempted rape and robbery. Golsby had no permanent residence upon his release, so he was being monitored with a GPS, 10tv.com reports. "I can confirm that he was on GPS monitoring, which is not uncommon due to the fact that he did not have a permanent residence upon his release," JoEllen Smith, a spokeswoman for Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, tells the Columbus Dispatch. Smith said she could not go into the details on the rules Golsby had to follow and what restrictions were placed on him, the Dispatch reports. Golsby was given a temporary living space in a state contracted residential housing program, according to the Dispatch. Golsby is accused of killing Reagan Tokes, 21, of Maumee, Ohio, a suburb of Toledo. Tokes was a psychology student at Ohio State and was expected to graduate in May. According to 10tv.com, Golsby told police he confronted Tokes after she left work at about 9:45 p.m. on Feb. 8. He forced her to withdraw $60 from an ATM, then had her drive them in her car to Scioto Grove Metro Park in Grove City. Golsby then raped Tokes before shooting her twice in the head, killing her, according to reports. Tokes' body was found the next day in the park. The Dispatch reports investigators found a cigarette butt in the car and used DNA to match it to Golsby. On Tuesday, calling hours were held for Tokes in Maumee, 13abc.com reports. Her funeral is at 11 a.m. Wednesday. "We're all in shock. We're all mad. We all don't understand why this would happen," Pastor Joanie Schilling of Maumee United Methodist Church tells 13abc.com. "Reagan is really full of life. [She] brought a light and smile to the room. ... We are celebrating all the highlights and the beautiful things about Reagan." If you'd like to comment on this post, please visit the cleveland.com crime and courts comments section. 
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Woman who livestreamed rape of teen gets 9 months in jail
COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio woman accused of livestreaming images of a man raping a 17-year-old girl has been sentenced to nine months in prison. Nineteen-year-old Marina Lonina was sentenced Monday in Columbus after pleading guilty to one count of obstructing justice under a deal with prosecutors. She initially faced other charges, including rape and...
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Ohio teachers would have to job shadow at a business to renew licenses under Gov. John Kasich's budget
Ohio teachers would have to complete an externship to renew their teaching license under a provision in Gov. John Kasich's budget proposal. COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio teachers would have to job shadow someone in a local business to renew their licenses under a provision in Gov. John Kasich's state budget proposal.  The "externship" would be completed with a local business or chamber of commerce and could count toward required continuing education courses.  The idea is the latest in Kasich's push to better connect schools with their local business communities. Requiring externships for license renewal was one of several recommendations made late last year by Kasich's Executive Workforce Board. Teachers generally renew their licenses every five years. District professional development committees would be responsible for identifying externship experiences.  The Ohio Education Association, the state's largest teachers union, has concerns about the proposal. "Teachers are always eager to grow professionally and we agree it is important to find ways to incorporate job skills in and information about careers in the classroom," association President Becky Higgins said. "However, working in an outside business is unnecessary and we oppose this as a condition of being licensed to teach." Melissa Cropper, president of the Ohio Federation of Teachers, said the externship would be a good option for teachers renewing their licenses. But she said it shouldn't be mandatory nor is it appropriate for all teachers.   For example, a science teacher could use an industry experience to better connect the topic to his students. But Cropper questioned whether an externship would be beneficial for say, a kindergarten teacher. And she said it might be difficult for some teachers to find externships, especially in rural areas.  "Let's not take what could potentially be a good idea and turn it into a bad idea by making it be compliance driven," Cropper said. The proposal, first highlighted on a pro-public school blog, was quickly criticized by educators on social media.  Why on earth? I want my teachers teaching, not "interning"! https://t.co/9mZzEZukMo -- Little Miami Super (@LM_GPSuper) February 14, 2017 @ElectMattDolan I work 60-80 hours a week. How would I have time to intern? How does this improve teaching? https://t.co/KHLYDBTFPp -- Tina Kovach (@ubeme) February 14, 2017 .@JohnKasich Seriously? How about OH reps intern in a school before passing ridiculous laws like this?https://t.co/4CMF0dXVgT -- MarysGotClass (@MarysGotClass) February 13, 2017 It looks like this would be a requirement. Another example of being detached from reality. https://t.co/tMzwHx20gc #ohioed #ohedchat -- Ryan McLane (@McLane_Ryan) February 14, 2017 Here's my proposal: the governor must student teach for a semester before he can budget for education. https://t.co/6Na395c4Z8 -- Coley Lehman (@CoachingColey) February 14, 2017
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Ohio woman who livestreamed teen’s rape gets 9 months in prison
Marina Lonina was sentenced after pleading guilty to one count of obstructing justice under a deal with prosecutors.
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Woman who livestreamed rape of teen gets 9 months in prison
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman accused of livestreaming images of a man raping a 17-year-old girl has been sentenced to nine months in prison.
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Ohio State University seeks 'Buckeye Love' on Valentine's Day
Ohio State University is holding its first-ever day of giving, which will last 36 hours, beginning Valentine's Day. COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State University is holding its first-ever day of giving: Buckeye Love, which begins at 8 a.m. on Valentine's Day, and lasts 36 hours.  The campaign seeks support from alumni, students and other supporters, who can provide funds to any area of the university. Buckeye Leaders donate at least $1,000 to support a challenge pool. The funds will be distributed to colleges, schools, units or student organizations as rewards for winning various challenges throughout the 36-hour campaign. A number of challenges and matching funds are posted on the website, buckeyelove.osu.edu. The day of giving, which ends at 8 p.m. Wednesday, is part of a month-long campaign for #BuckeyeLove. The #BuckeyeLove campaign is an effort to pay forward through good deeds. This is the first year for the day of giving, but the goal is for it to become an annual tradition.
-2 points by The Plain Dealer | Columbus Ohio University Ohio State University Ohio State Buckeyes Big Ten Conference Ohio Ohio Stadium Jerome Schottenstein Center
Suspect in Ohio State student's murder appears in court
Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty against Brian Lee Golsby, 29, in the killing of Reagan Tokes, 21. Reagan TokesLegacy.com  COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The man accused of raping and killing an Ohio State University student last week was ordered held without bond after appearing in court on Monday, reports say. Brian Lee Golsby, 29, of Grove City, appeared in Franklin County Municipal Court on charges of aggravated murder, kidnapping, aggravated robbery, receiving stolen property and rape. Investigators say Golsby abducted Reagan Tokes, 21, after she left her part-time job Wednesday night. Golsby took Tokes to a nearby park, where he sexually assaulted her and then killed her by shooting her twice in the head, prosecutors say. Her nude body was found Thursday in the park. Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien will seek the death penalty against Golsby. "All I can say about Reagan is we miss her deeply," Tokes' father, Toby Tokes, said outside the courtroom, the Lantern reports. "She didn't deserve what happened to her." According to the Columbus Dispatch, Golsby has a long criminal history that includes violent offenses, including threatening his mother with a knife when he was 14 years old. He was released in November 2016 after serving six years in prison in connection with a 2010 rape and robbery. The woman attacked by Golsby in 2010 tells 10tv.com that she doesn't like the death penalty, but says it might be the only way to stop Golsby. She says she wishes Golsby had received a longer sentence for the 2010 attack. "It's all been very hard. I'd especially been praying for Reagan and her family. I can't imagine what they've suffered through," Sheila Merwin, 71, tells 10tv.com. Detectives in Columbus tell the Dispatch they are working to see if Golsby might be connected to violent robberies in the city's German Village area. Tokes was from Maumee, Ohio, a suburb of Toledo, and was a psychology major at Ohio State. She was expecting to graduate in May. Money is being raised for a scholarship in Tokes' memory with a GoFundMe page.  To comment on this story, please visit cleveland.com's crime and courts comments section. 
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Suspect in Ohio State student's slaying held without bond
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A registered sex offender suspected in the slaying and alleged rape of an Ohio State University student is being held without bond.
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Missing Cleveland man has been found, police say
A missing Cleveland man who suffers from dementia has been located, police say. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A Cleveland man reported as a missing person on Sunday afternoon has been found, according to police. Cleveland police Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia said on Monday evening that Maurice Pandy, 75, has been located. Pandy, who suffers from dementia, was originally reported missing after he was last seen about 3 p.m. Sunday in the 11000 block of Parkview Avenue between Kinsman and Buckeye roads in the Woodland Hills neighborhood. To comment on this story, please visit cleveland.com's crime and courts comments section. 
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Sex offender cuffed in kidnapping, shooting death of OSU student
A convicted sex offender recently released from prison has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of an Ohio State senior.
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Convicted sex offender charged in Ohio State student's death
GROVE CITY, Ohio (AP) — A convicted sex offender released from prison in November has been charged in the shooting death of a 21-year-old Ohio State University student.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Columbus Ohio Crime Criminal law Ohio Ohio State University Assault Big Ten Conference Crimes
'Big loss': Red Wings' Ericsson out for season
Ericsson fractured his right wrist in Thursday’s 6-3 loss to Washington. He will have surgery next week.        
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Tornadoes in New Orleans to meteors over the Midwest: Check out AccuWeather viral weather videos of the week
Check out AccuWeather's viral weather videos of the week from across the world.
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The Latest: Should man face trial in officer's '72 shooting?
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on an 82-year-old suspect in a 1972 nonfatal shooting of a police officer (all times local):
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Arena manager to move on to job with Columbus Blue Jackets
AUBURN, Maine (AP) - The general manager of an arena in Auburn, Maine, is moving on for a front office job with the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League. Marc Gosselin has managed Norway Savings Bank Arena for one year and eight months. Auburn city officials say in ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Maine National Hockey League Columbus Blue Jackets Portland Maine NBA Development League American Hockey League National Basketball Association Columbus Ohio
Former Ohio State running back gets probation for assault
A former Ohio State University running back who was accused of assaulting his then-girlfriend last July has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor assault charge and been put on two years of probation         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Assault Columbus Ohio Domestic violence Violence Misdemeanor Felony Associated Press Ohio
How to watch tonight's Michigan Wolverines-Michigan St. Spartans game
9 p.m., ESPN, WJR-AM (760), WWJ-AM (950): Can U-M get their win back against rival Spartans tonight?        
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Judge weighs trial for suspect in officer's 1972 shooting
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge plans to hear arguments for and against bringing an 82-year-old suspect to trial in the nonfatal shooting of an Ohio police officer almost 45 years ago.
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Cleveland Hts. considers sanctuary city status; anthrax scare at courthouse; 3 inmates OD at jail: Overnight News Links
Also, Refugees head to Cleveland after court overturns President Trump's immigration ban; Man charged in Alianna DeFreeze's death was jailed during two unsolved homicides near where teen was found; Funeral arrangements set for Alianna DeFreeze; Featured stories Cleveland Heights residents pack council meeting, push for sanctuary city status (WOIO Channel 19) Letter referencing anthrax mailed to Cleveland federal courthouse, officials say it's a hoax (cleveland.com) Three inmates overdose on suspected heroin in booking area of Medina County Jail (WEWS Channel 5) Crime Man charged in Alianna DeFreeze's death was jailed during two unsolved homicides near where teen was found (cleveland.com) Mother of 3-year-old Major Howard testifies about the man accused of killing her son (cleveland.com) Car stolen after fatal Strongsville stabbing found; suspects remain at-large (cleveland.com) Bedford police, FBI search for U.S. Bank robber (cleveland.com) Man, woman pistol-whipped during robbery in Cleveland State parking lot (cleveland.com) Man charged in deadly shootout that killed Cleveland woman caught in crossfire (cleveland.com) Prosecutors defend right to retry East Cleveland men freed in dismissed murder case (cleveland.com) Homeless men accused of holding Akron man against his will (cleveland.com) Man in custody after Elyria stabbing (Elyria Chronicle-Telegram) Police: Fleeing motorist in Sheffield Village charged with kidnapping (Lorain Morning Journal) Man, shot by neighbor, charged with voyeurism (Sandusky Register) Cleveland / Cuyahoga County Refugees head to Cleveland after court overturns President Trump's immigration ban (cleveland.com) Mother of mentally ill woman killed by Cleveland police: 'This is not the last you're going to see of me' (cleveland.com) Funeral arrangements set for Alianna DeFreeze (cleveland.com) Cleveland mayor hopes new prosecutor will still honor $500,000 police dash camera agreement (cleveland.com) Diocese of Cleveland awards $1.1 million in grants, announces 'Better Together' student inclusion initiative (cleveland.com) Lady Gaga to play The Q in Cleveland as part of world tour (cleveland.com) Local news East Mayfield High School student to be disciplined for bringing bullet to school, officials say (cleveland.com) Officer being investigated after posting videos in uniform while in patrol car (WJW Channel 8) Local news West Family's search for missing brother ends with ID of man killed 37 years ago in Berea (cleveland.com) Hyland to expand headquarters in Westlake, adding 300-plus jobs (cleveland.com) Future of Nexus pipeline still uncertain following resignation of federal commissioner (cleveland.com) Former sheriff asks for his appeal to be dismissed (Sandusky Register) Lorain utility bills could rise 17 percent (Lorain Morning Journal) Mixed-use development planned for Lakewood Hospital site (cleveland.com) Akron / Canton area Akron wants to grow from 198,000 residents to 250,000 by 2050: Here's how (cleveland.com) A human skull was found on the sidewalk in Akron. A year later, its identity remains a mystery (Akron Beacon Journal) Akron Snow Angels grows from one-off to regular mission (photos) (cleveland.com) State Teachers protest Sen Rob Portman's support of Betsy DeVos (photos) (cleveland.com) Is there a 51st anti-Betsy DeVos vote? Democrats hold talkathon in hopes of finding one (cleveland.com) Five things to know about Sen. Rob Portman's support for Betsy DeVos (cleveland.com) Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel backs bill banning 'sanctuary cities' in Ohio (cleveland.com) Civil rights attorney gets a call from Josh Mandel days after trashing him on Twitter (cleveland.com) Ohio inmate slain while riding in transport van (Associated Press) YSU police warn students of shooting on Michigan Avenue (vindy.com) Former Ohio State football player gets probation for assault (Columbus Dispatch) Police: Human remains found on golf course in north Columbus (10tv.com) 'Harambe-shaped' Cheeto could sell for thousands on eBay (WLWT Channel 5)
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Stunned Jets linebacker: Man attacked me for no reason
Jets linebacker Darron Lee was still reeling on Monday from what he describes as a bar beatdown he endured over the weekend in his home state of Ohio. The team’s 2016 first-round draft pick posted a selfie video on Twitter, sporting a fresh bruise under his right eye, to describe the moment an anonymous man allegedly...
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Prosecutor: Ohio inmate slain while riding in transport van
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A prosecutor says an Ohio prison inmate was strangled while riding in a transport van with other prisoners and guards inside.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Coroner Prison Chillicothe Ohio Ontario Columbus Ohio Violence Utah County
Ohio to open 1st longer-term mental illness care facility
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) - A groundbreaking is planned this spring for the first residential rehabilitation center in Ohio to provider longer-term care for patients released from psychiatric hospitals. The $2 million Adam-Amanda Mental Health Rehabilitation Center in Athens will serve as a "step-down" facility for patients from Athens' nearby state ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Hospital Psychiatric hospital Psychiatry Mental disorder Columbus Ohio Health care Health insurance Mental health
'Victoria' Episode 4 preview: Insecurities begin to surface in 'An Ordinary Woman'
Tensions continue to mount on tonight's episode of "Victoria" on "Masterpiece," entitled "An Ordinary Woman. Watch video CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Tensions continue to mount on tonight's episode of "Victoria" on "Masterpiece," entitled "An Ordinary Woman. As the day draws near for Victoria to officially announce that she has chosen suitor Prince Albert to become her husband, personal insecurities begin to surface for the young couple. Prince Albert is concerned that Victoria sees him as nothing more than a pet, of sorts. Victoria, on the other hand, suspects that Albert may not be ready to be faithful to one woman. "Victoria" airs at 9 p.m. ET on PBS.
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Jets linebacker Darron Lee claims he was attacked in Ohio
“Nothing like getting jumped on a Saturday night.....” Lee tweeted.
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Valentine's Day 2017: Where are the most romantic spots in Ohio?
In preparation for Valentine's Day, share your suggestions for the most romantic spots in Ohio. COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Valentine's Day is less than two weeks away (Feb. 14 for you calendar-challenged), and cleveland.com is looking for the most romantic spots in the Buckeye State.  We want to know where you would take your special someone for a romantic moment, date or weekend. It could be a cozy bed and breakfast, a dimly-lit bistro or even a stop off the beaten path with a great view.  Maybe you've fallen in love with Brandywine Falls in Summit County, a vista in the Hocking Hills, a charming brick street in Columbus' German Village or a boat on the Ohio River. We're looking for sweet spots across the state, from Cleveland to Cincinnati, Appalachian Ohio to Lake Erie and everywhere in between.  Share your suggestions in the comments section below. 
36 points by The Plain Dealer | Columbus Ohio Ohio and Erie Canal Romance Ohio Ohio River Love Mississippi River Midwestern United States
Two Cleveland restaurants named on Nation's Most Romantic list
Two Cleveland classics have been named to the list of 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America for 2017, compiled by the Open Table website CLEVELAND, Ohio - Two Cleveland classics have been named to the list of 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America for 2017, compiled by the Open Table website. Pier W lakeside restaurant in Cleveland, known for its wonderful seafood dishes, chic atmosphere and stunning views, and the stately Don's Pomeroy House in Strongsville, with its classic cuisine and cozily elegant atmosphere, made the list. The 100 restaurants chosen for the honor in advance of Valentine's Day were based on more than 10 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 24,000 restaurants. The honorees come from 36 states. Other Ohio restaurants on the list include The Bistro at Gervasi Vineyard - Canton, Ohio; Chez Francois - Vermilion, Ohio; Coldwater Cafe & Catering - Tipp City, Ohio; Orchids at Palm Court - Cincinnati, Ohio; Primavista - Cincinnati, Ohio; and The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro - Columbus, Ohio. Diners can read more about the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America, as well as OpenTable's #ValentinesDishPics Valentine's Day giveaway, by visiting OpenTable blog. The full list of 100 restaurants is available here: https://www.opentable.com/m/100-most-romantic-restaurants-2017/
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Ohio to appeal judge's ruling on local hiring law
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio plans to appeal a judge's decision to block enforcement of a state law that would bar local hiring regulations for public projects, such as Cleveland's requirement that city residents get to work on certain projects. Cleveland.com reports (http://bit.ly/2jATK4j ) a Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County Common Pleas ...
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Michigan State vs. Ohio State preview: Spoiler again?
Matt Charboneau breaks down Saturday's Michigan State-Ohio State game at Spartan Stadium (noon, ESPN/WJR).        
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Ohio mayors team up to lift interests of big cities, suburbs
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A bipartisan group of mayors is banding together in Ohio to boost the influence of some of the state's largest communities with state and federal policymakers. Details on the formation of the Ohio Mayors Alliance are set for release Friday. The coalition so far includes 16 ...
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Ohio due to release unemployment, jobs data for October
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The latest update on Ohio's unemployment rate and other jobs data is due from state officials. The report expected Friday from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services will show the unemployment rate for October. It also will show job gains and losses in various ...
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Isaiah Pead lost part of his leg in car accident in Ohio
Former NFL running back Isaiah Pead lost part of his leg in a one-car accident last weekend in Columbus, Ohio.
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Deregulation shaved $15 billion from Ohio electric bills, lawmakers to meet Friday to re-regulate
A joint Cleveland State-Ohio State analysis commissioned by NOPEC and released today finds that deregulating electric utilities saved Ohio consumers and businesses $15 billion between 2011 and 2015 and is on course to save another $15 billion by 2020. But Ohio lawmakers are planning to meet behind closed doors Friday with the state's electric utilities. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Consumers, businesses and industries saved $15 billion on electricity between 2011 and last year and are on course to save the same amount by 2020, the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council, or NOPEC, said today. The claim is based on joint research and statistical analysis completed for NOPEC by Cleveland State University's Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs and Ohio State University's John Glenn College of Public Affairs. But those savings, thanks to deregulation, could end soon. The report's release comes a day before Republican leadership in the Ohio House of Representatives plans to huddle with representatives of FirstEnergy, American Electric Power and other utilities to talk about re-regulation. Both AEP and FirstEnergy have publicly said they would try to convince lawmakers to move their power plants back under regulation, which would mean state regulators rather than competition would set prices and customers would probably lose their right to shop for power suppliers. The problem, they said, is their old power plants cannot compete well against an increasing number of gas-fired power plants, in part because gas prices are far lower than coal, and in part because gas plants are cleaner. Chuck Jones, CEO of FirstEnergy, told analysts earlier this month that his company was giving lawmakers about six months to make up their minds. He said FirstEnergy would close or sell some of its power plants, which are owned by the unregulated subsidiary, FirstEnergy Solution. Jones also warned that FirstEnergy Solutions might have to seek bankruptcy protection. In releasing the results of the study, Chuck Keiper, NOPEC's executive director said the CSU-OSU analysis shows that deregulation has kept prices lower than they would have been under traditional regulation. "The study will illustrate, with hard facts and numbers, that deregulation is the driving force behind the relatively low cost of electricity in Ohio," Keiper said. "Deregulation has been a gift to Ohio consumers that has given us billions of dollars in savings, and it's a gift that will keep giving for years to come." NOPEC serves about 500,000 customers. It has recently changed its power supplier to NextEra Energy, a subsidiary of Florida-based FP&L. The analysis identifies two developments that have driven down power prices. The first is the ability of customers to shop for their own suppliers (listed for consumers on the PUCO's Energy Choice Apples to Apples website). This university study is the first to analyze the impact of consumer shopping on power prices because detailed price data is not publicly available, although the number of consumers shopping is public. The analysis assumed a 6 percent savings off the standard power company price  for consumers and 4 percent discount for small businesses that shop -- exactly the discounts offered by NOPEC and, according to the study, most other groups that "aggregate" customers in a city to negotiate power prices. Shopping alone cut power prices by more than $3 billion from 2011 through 2015, the analysis concluded. The second development that has driven down the prices is the method the PUCO has used during the last several years to set the power prices the utilities can charge. That price is called the "Standard Service Offer" or "the Price to Compare" on consumer bills. It's the price for customers who do not shop and choose their own supplier. Each utility must hold auctions monitored by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to supply its local distribution companies such as the Illuminating Co. Ohio Edison and AEP Ohio. None of those companies own the power plants, which under deregulation were moved to unregulated subsidiaries. Extreme competition from outside companies, some owning coal plants and others owning highly efficient gas-fired plants, has driven down the resulting Standard Service Offer. The analysis concludes that the auctions have saved customers another $12 billion 2011 through 2015. In other words, had the PUCO set prices during that period of time, customers would have paid an additional $12 billion. The study notes that the PUCO has never lost its authority to set delivery rates, and those charges, the analysis finds, have steadily risen even as the price of power has declined significantly. "Unfortunately, the regulated portion of electricity - called "non-bypassable costs" (distribution, transmission and various riders) -- has been trending upward at the same time that competition has been pushing the generation portion of the costs down. As a result, the overall cost of electricity has not fully reflected the savings achieved through deregulation," the study notes. "However, re-regulating the generation portion of electricity will not reverse the rising costs of distribution and other non-bypassable charges. "This only makes the argument for deregulation more compelling, since deregulation has been most responsible for the relatively low cost of electricity in Ohio. " There exists no public-policy basis for re-regulating generation in Ohio."
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BTN to air documentary on 2006 Michigan-OSU classic
The Big Ten Network will debut a documentary on the 2006 classic between Michigan and Ohio State on Monday at 9 p.m.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Michigan Wolverines football Big Ten Conference Week-day names Bo Schembechler Ohio State Buckeyes football Ohio State University Columbus Ohio The Documentary