Police officers may enter a home without a warrant after seeing a defendant standing inside holding a gun, the 11th District Court of Appeals ruled recently.
The incident began around 1 a.m. on Nov. 22, 2012, after Ravenna police responded to a domestic violence call on Myrtle Street.
Patience Mattocks called 911 reporting he ... (full story)
In April, at the urging of Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor, representatives from domestic relations courts and other parties in interest will gather in Columbus at Ohio’s first Domestic Relations Summit meeting.
“This is an exciting opportunity to see what other courts around the state are doi ... (full story)
INLET, N.Y. (AP) — For Dick Rosteck, a new snowmobile trail through the Adirondacks is "the greatest thing since homemade apple pie" and volunteering his time to groom it with a tracked vehicle is a labor of love.
But some environmental groups see such trails as snowmobile superhighways cut through the woods at t ... (full story)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Heidi Heitkamp spent much of her 2012 Senate campaign trying to distinguish herself from national figures in her party like President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Now that she is a U.S. Senator, she faces the same challenge.
As Heitkamp approaches the end of her first ye ... (full story)
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Now you have to pass through security to leave the airport.
Futuristic unmanned portals have replaced officers at the security exits of two small Northeast airports, adding a few seconds in a bulletproof glass pod to the end of every passenger's trip.
The rounded exits at the Syracuse and Atlantic ... (full story)
MIDDLETOWN, Del. (AP) — Remembering the plot of a short story is no longer good enough in teacher Amy Lawson's fifth-grade classroom.
Today's students are being asked to think more critically. For example, what might a character say in an email to a friend?
"It's hard. But you can handle this," Lawson tell ... (full story)
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — Facing pressure to combat drug use and sexual assault at the Air Force Academy, the Air Force has created a secret system of cadet informants to hunt for misconduct among students, The Gazette of Colorado Springs reports.
Cadets who attend the publicly funded academy must pledge never to lie ... (full story)
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Ski areas in the Northeast continue to pump millions of dollars in new high-tech snowmaking to draw early season skiers and riders and to ensure their slopes will remain snowy into the spring.
An early cold snap allowed resorts from Vermont to Maine to fire up snow guns in the beginning of November.< ... (full story)
The 3rd District Court of Appeals recently ruled that the Seneca County Court of Common Pleas properly denied an oral request for a continuance at a sentencing hearing.
Seth Johnson appealed the April 25, 2013 judgment entry of the Seneca County court convicting him of one count of felonious assault, sentencing him to serve five ... (full story)
A Mount Vernon lawmaker has introduced a bill into the legislature that would change Ohio law concerning assistance or service dogs.
The proposed legislation, House Bill 310, would expand state standards to include individuals diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder as mobility impaired persons for purposes of the statutes ... (full story)
After gaining unanimous support in the House, a bill that would permit public schools to procure epinephrine autoinjectors without a license for use in specified emergency situations is moving on to the Senate.
House Bill 296, sponsored by Reps. Terry Johnson, R-McDermott, and Mike Duffey, R-Worthington, would permissively allow ... (full story)
COLUMBUS (AP) — A Democrat vying to be Ohio's lieutenant governor said Wednesday he will not allow roughly $700,000 in outstanding state and federal tax liens owed by him, his wife and their Cincinnati publishing business to derail his candidacy.
In a nearly two-hour media teleconference with reporters, state Sen. Eric Kea ... (full story)