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Expert: Cop wrong to fire final shots in 2 suspects' killing

Prosecutors' paid use-of-force expert says a Cleveland police officer acted unreasonably when he climbed onto a police cruiser and then the hood of a car to fire shots at two suspects after a high-speed chase in November 2012. The expert testified Monday at the voluntary manslaughter trial in Cleveland of ...

Cardinal Health paying $26.8 million in FTC settlement

Cardinal Health will pay $26.8 million as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over charges it monopolized the sale of diagnostic drugs known as low-energy radiopharmaceuticals in 25 markets. The charges alleged that the pharmaceutical and medical-products distributor forced hospitals and clinics to pay inflated prices for ...

Editorials from around Ohio

Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: The (Toledo) Blade, April 20 Ohio's repeal of its estate tax more than two years ago has had a disastrous impact on local communities that relied on revenue from the tax to pay for essential public services. Now, ...

Longtime lawmaker's widow takes his place in Indiana House

The widow of a longtime state lawmaker from northwestern Indiana is taking his place in the General Assembly. Donna Harris was sworn into office Monday during a brief ceremony in the House chamber. She succeeds Rep. Earl Harris, who died March 23 at age 73 after a long illness. A ...

Chicago suburbs, northwest Indiana look to build near trains

Commuter rail stations are playing a prominent role in economic development in suburban Chicago and northwest Indiana. In Homewood, Illinois, entrepreneur Claude Gendreau is turning a former bank building into a boutique hotel near the Metra and Amtrak station, with costs topping $5 million. And the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation ...

Kellex Seating to open factory in Tupelo, hiring 75 workers

Kellex Seating is opening a commercial upholstered seating factory in Tupelo, planning to hire 75 workers. State officials announced the plant Monday. Taking over the former Tupelo Manufacturing plant, Kellex has been in testing since March and hopes to reach full production this summer. Based in North Ridgeville, Ohio, Kellex ...

AP-USDA-Eastern Cornbelt Hog Report

LM—HG209 Des Moines, Iowa Mon, Apr 20, 2015 USDA Market News EASTERN CORNBELT DAILY DIRECT MORNING HOG REPORT BASED ON STATE OF ORIGIN PLANT DELIVERED PURCHASE DATA FOR Monday, April 20, 2015 (As of 9:30 AM) CURRENT VOLUME BY PURCHASE TYPE BARROWS & GILTS LIVE AND CARCASS BASIS Estimated Actual ...

2 ejected from vehicle, killed in northeast Ohio crash

Authorities say two people ejected from their vehicle in a car crash in northeast Ohio have died and two others have been hospitalized with serious injuries. The Ohio State Highway Patrol says the crash occurred around 10 p.m. Sunday on state Route 83 in Litchfield township near Medina when a ...

Ohio House panel nears vote on $71.5 billion state budget

Proposals to kill Ohio's tax on commercial activity, fund absentee-ballot mailings and allow counties to privatize jails are among dozens of revisions that a legislative panel was considering Monday as it prepared to put finishing touches on the two-year, $71.5 billion state operating budget. The powerful Ohio House Finance Committee ...

GOP Rep. Brooks decides against US Senate campaign

Another member of Indiana's congressional delegation is taking a pass on running for the U.S. Senate seat that Republican Dan Coats is giving up. Republican Rep. Susan Brooks announced Monday that she was humbled by the encouragement to enter the 2016 Senate campaign, but she decided she would continue her ...

AP-USDA-Midwest Regional Eggs

NW—PY018 Des Moines, IA Mon. Apr 20, 2015 USDA Market News SHELL EGGS: Daily Midwest Regional Eggs Midwest delivered asking prices are steady. Producer prices are steady. The undertone is unsettled. Retail and food service demand is light to moderate. Offerings and supplies are mostly moderate. Market activity is slow ...

Police investigate death of inmate in northern Indiana jail

Indiana State Police are investigating the death of a 51-year-old man found dead in a northern Indiana jail. Police say Brian Gurchiek was found dead early Monday in the Whitley County Jail in Columbia City, about 20 miles west of Fort Wayne. Police say he was found unconscious and unresponsive ...

Indiana governor extends needle-exchange program to curb HIV

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has extended a needle-exchange program in a southern Indiana county to help combat an HIV outbreak. Pence on Monday approved a 30-day extension of a March 26 executive order declaring a public health emergency in Scott County, about 30 miles north of Louisville, Kentucky. State health ...

Indiana's Mount Vernon Ohio River port sets shipping record

An Ohio River port in far southwestern Indiana has broken a state shipping record thanks largely to a big surge in grain shipments. The Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon shipped 1.75 million tons of cargo during the first quarter of 2015. That's the highest quarterly shipment by any of Indiana's three ...

Hocking College to hold forums for 3 presidential finalists

Three finalists in the running to be the next president at a southeast Ohio college are scheduled to participate in community public forums over the next week. The Athens Messenger reports (http://bit.ly/1cQz944 ) Hocking College will hold the forums this week and early next week. College officials say they hope ...

Indiana Legislature nearing deadline with unsettled issues

Indiana lawmakers face decisions on the new state budget and some other contentious issues with less than two weeks remaining in this year's legislative session. Legislators return to the Statehouse on Monday still looking for agreements on topics such as whether to allow needle exchange programs in more counties in ...

Family of Pendleton teen want sidewalks where he was killed

Family members of a 14-year-old Pendleton boy are calling for sidewalks on a busy roadway where the teen was struck by a vehicle and killed. Pierce Resler died after being hit by a vehicle last Tuesday while walking with a friend along State Road 13. WTHR-TV (http://bit.ly/1zBqjfC ) reports the ...

Hartford City woman gets 6 years for stabbing man

A 28-year-old Hartford City woman has been sentenced to six years in prison for stabbing a man in the chest with a butcher knife. Katie Elizabeth Aspy pleaded guilty to felony battery resulting in serious bodily injury. A more serious charge of felony aggravated battery was dismissed as part of ...

East Chicago detectives uses selfies to nab robbery suspects

Two robbery suspects have been arrested after taking selfies on an iPhone stolen from a 13-year-old boy in East Chicago. Eighteen-year-old Robert Davis of Gary and a 17-year-old Merrillville boy face charges of robbery and robbery resulting in bodily injury. Court documents say the 13-year-old and his 12-year-old friend were ...

Mourners recall Kentucky student killed a block from campus

Hundreds gathered in northwest Ohio over the weekend to remember a college student who was gunned down while walking home from a party near the University of Kentucky. The Blade in Toledo reports (http://bit.ly/1E0RcPi ) 400 people listened as those who knew Jonathan Krueger shared stories of the 22-year-old's life. ...

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