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Woman loses appeal of vehicular homicide conviction in death of fiance

The 9th District Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment of the Summit County Court of Common Pleas recently, convicting defendant Jessica Thomas of aggravated vehicular homicide and three counts of OVI.
The case stemmed from a fatal traffic accident involving Thomas and her fiancé, Jeffrey Spencer that occurred during the ... (full story)

Iraq vet cited for owning 14 therapeutic pet ducks

Iraq vet cited for owning 14 therapeutic pet ducks

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ohio (AP) — An Army veteran who hurt his back during the Iraq War is worried a citation will result in him losing his 14 pet ducks, which he says are therapeutic.
Darin Welker said officials in the village of West Lafayette told him to get rid of the ducks in May and cited him for a minor misdemeanor on Jun ... (full story)

New raffle devices this fall for Ohio vets' posts

COLUMBUS (AP) — Lottery officials say 700 next-generation electronic raffle machines will be installed at Ohio veterans' posts and fraternal organizations in September and probably be in opeartion by the following month.
About 200 facilities will get the charitable games that the Ohio Lottery Commission was cleared to buy ... (full story)