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Prosecutor: New AG won't affect probe of Wal-Mart shooting

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A Justice Department investigation into a police shooting at a Wal-Mart store that left a man dead won't be affected when Republican President-elect Donald Trump takes office, southern Ohio's top federal prosecutor said.
U.S. Attorney Benjamin Glassman told the Dayton Daily News that Trump's selection of ... (full story)


Man sentenced in Capitol plot yells: 'Allah is in control!'

CINCINNATI (AP) — A 22-year-old man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol in support of the Islamic State group shouted out his support of Allah and called the court system "rigged" on Monday after being sentenced to 30 years in prison.
U.S. District Judge Sandra Beckwith, who voiced doubts about Christop ... (full story)


Bank can’t foreclose on man who didn’t sign mortgage

A Mahoning County trial court erred by granting summary judgment to Bank of America in a foreclosure case in which the defendant failed to sign the promissory note and mortgage.
In a 2-1 opinion, the 7th District Court of Appeals recently ruled against Bank of America’s claim it was a “mutual mistake” that Willi ... (full story)


As cops get body cameras, Columbus looks to fill 7 positions

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio's capital city is looking to make seven new hires as its police officers are outfitted with body cameras and officials expect an influx of public records requests and evidence for prosecutors.
The hires in Mayor Andrew Ginther's proposed budget for 2017 stem from Columbus' plan to equip more than 1,400 ... (full story)


Cleveland student collects prom dresses for 18th birthday

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ashley Wilson had her eye on dresses for a birthday gift and not just one dress. Not even just one closet full of dresses. For her 18th birthday on Dec. 17, Ashley asked for dozens of dresses.
Before you conjure up Veruca Salt in full brat mode, before you think of Ashley as selfish or materialistic, know t ... (full story)