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Father of student: fatal flight was to see sights

Father of student: fatal flight was to see sights

CLEVELAND (AP) — A small rented airplane crashed and burned shortly after takeoff Monday, killing four college students who were taking a sightseeing flight around Cleveland after their first day of classes.
The four men were students at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Three were members of the varsity wrestl ... (full story)


Threats to governor are not public record

Threats to governor are not public record

The Ohio Supreme Court last Tuesday denied a request from a central Ohio media outlet asking the court to order a state agency to release information about threats made against the governor.
Threats to the governor qualify under Ohio’s public records law as security records, which are exempt from disclosure, the court rule ... (full story)


Bill would ban state from entering into federal housing agreements for illegal immigrants

State Rep. John Adams, R-Sidney, has introduced a bill into the Ohio General Assembly designed to target the “illegal immigration crisis.”
House Bill 605 would prohibit state agencies from signing an agreement with the federal government to provide temporary housing for aliens who are not legally present in the Unite ... (full story)


Court vacates convictions of gang member charged as adult

A divided panel of judges in the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued an opinion reversing the judgment of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio and vacating a defendant’s convictions for taking part in a conspiracy.
The majority ruled that the district court failed to properly instruct the ... (full story)


Woman with long criminal record loses appeal for fake checks conviction

A panel of judges in the 2nd District Court of Appeals recently ruled that the Clark County Court of Common Pleas made the proper findings in court and in its sentencing entry before imposing consecutive sentences in a forgery case.
Bonnie Bittner appealed from the prison sentence she received in the lower court following her gu ... (full story)