Friday, December 26, 2014
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Published 7 hours ago
Great Lakes water levels up
PITTSBURGH — The Great Lakes are on the rise and surging over the last two years, bringing to an end a decade and a half of lower-than-average water levels and creating favorable conditions for commercial shipping and recreational boating.

Updated 13 hours ago
Police supporters to rally in Cleveland
CLEVELAND — A social-media-driven demonstration in support of police officers is scheduled for Saturday in downtown Cleveland.

Updated 18 hours ago
Puppies pilfered on Christmas morning
WOOSTER, Ohio — With no cash to offer their burglars, an Ohio couple was robbed of their four puppies on Christmas morning instead.

12/25/2014 12:00 AM
Dog on its way to Utah sanctuary
An Aurora, Ind., dog that was facing a possible death sentence via its late owner’s will has received the greatest Christmas gift of all: life.

12/25/2014 12:00 AM
Ohio’s execution law faces challenge
COLUMBUS — Ohio’s new law shielding the identities of lethal-injection drug manufacturers and others involved in the execution process faces a federal court challenge.

12/24/2014 9:00 AM
Man imprisoned for 2 decades is acquitted
CLEVELAND — A man imprisoned for murder for nearly two decades was acquitted Tuesday as prosecutors in Cleveland dropped the charges against him but stopped short of conceding his innocence.

12/24/2014 1:23 PM
224 lame-duck bills going to Mich. Gov. Snyder
LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is reviewing hundreds of bills approved by the Legislature in the waning days of the lame-duck session.

12/24/2014 9:27 AM
Inmates challenge Ohio execution-drug law
COLUMBUS — The governor’s signature had just enough time to dry before a lawsuit was filed challenging a new law to shield the identity of the makers of Ohio’s execution drugs and others involved in the process.

12/24/2014 8:55 AM
Settlement in Mich. oil spill worth $6.25M
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — A settlement over a 2010 oil spill in southwestern Michigan is worth $6.25 million, not $6.75 million as lawyers reported earlier in December.

12/24/2014 6:55 AM
Ohio woman hit by birdshot
MEDINA, Ohio — Sheriff’s officials in northeast Ohio say a man who shot his 75-year-old wife with birdshot as she sat in a recliner told deputies it was an accident that occurred when he was checking a shotgun to see if it was loaded.