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KKK member arrested for ‘menacing’ black man with gun at Ohio march

A member of the Ku Klux Klan was arrested in Mount Victory, Ohio over the weekend after he allegedly pulled a gun and threatened to shoot a black man during a march. Kevin Allan Gibbs, 22, was arrested and charged with misdemeanor aggravated menacing, a first-degree misdemeanor, according to the…

Romney on student debt: Join the military

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Monday told a high school senior not to expect any help from the government for college tuition unless he joined the military. At a town hall-style campaign event in Mahoning Valley, Ohio, a student who was hoping to go to college next year asked…

News station reports on trial using puppet reenactment

When Channel 19 in Akron, Ohio was prohibited from bringing its cameras into the corruption trial of former county commissioner Jimmy Dimora, the outcome was a stroke of pure media genius. The station took transcripts of the trial and reenacted them using muppet-like puppets. Dimora is accused of using his…

Navy SEAL who accidentally shot himself dies

Petty Officer Third Class Gene Clayton, 22, of Poland, Ohio, was taken off life support at Scripps Memorial Hospital early on Saturday, a spokeswoman for the hospital said. “Apparently he was out for the evening and he had gone home with a young lady and was handling a firearm and…

Quakes halt Ohio ‘fracking’ waste water well

WASHINGTON — A series of small earthquakes has prompted Ohio to suspend operations at a well used to dispose of waste water from “fracking,” a controversial technology to extract oil and gas from shale, officials said Tuesday. The suspension came amid suspicions, which have not been confirmed, that the disposal…

Twelve indicted over Amish beard-cutting attacks

WASHINGTON — A federal grand jury has indicted 12 members of a breakaway Amish group over a rash of bizarre beard-cutting incidents against fellow Amish in Ohio, the US Justice Department said Tuesday. In a statement, it linked the accused — including the leader of the group and two women…

Gingrich may miss key Ohio filing deadline

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) may be the Republican Party’s leading candidate for their presidential nomination, but that doesn’t mean his campaign has the organization it needs to win. In perhaps a sign of things to come, Gingrich is on track to miss today’s 4 p.m. filing deadline for…

Another body possibly linked to Craigslist ad identified

CLEVELAND (Reuters) – A body which may be connected to a phony Craigslist job listing that investigators suspect is behind a deadly crime spree in Ohio was identified on Saturday as 56-year old Ralph H. Geiger. The body of Geiger, whose last known address was Akron, Ohio, was the third…

Cain: ‘Stupid people are ruining America’

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain complained Wednesday that idiots are destroying the country. “Here’s what I need you to do,” Cain told a crowd of supporters in Dayton, Ohio. “Stay informed, know the facts because stupid people are ruining America.” “They are,” he added. “We just have to out-vote them.”…

Ohio takes child from parents for being too fat

It’s almost like a scene from a distopic novella: Authorities in Ohio last week determined that an overweight 8-year-old boy was simply too fat, so they took him away from his parents. Officials told the Cleveland Heights family that they were not controlling his weight well enough. The boy was…

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