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Historic Cincinnati Murals on Display in New Home Downtown

 

CINCINNATI (AP) — Nine colorful glass mosaic murals can be viewed any time at their new home in southwest Ohio.

 

Cincinnati's murals are now on display in protective cases on an exterior wall at the downtown convention center, with the display officially dedicated Thursday. The 1933 murals by art deco artist Winold Reiss depict Cincinnati manufacturing history, showing workers at companies such as Procter & Gamble and Cincinnati Milling.

 

The artwork was originally in the Union Terminal train concourse, but was moved in 1973 to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport before the train concourse was razed. They had to move again because of airport terminal demolition plans.

 

The light-reflecting mosaics were made from small glass pieces and tinted mortar. Each is some 20 feet tall by 20 feet wide and weighs 8 tons.

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Official: 139 Animals Seized From Ohio 'Farmyard of Horrors'

 

FAYETTEVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Officials say they've seized more than 130 animals from a home in a southwest Ohio village in a case they're calling a "farmyard of horrors."

 

Barb Ashmore, who is the deputy dog warden for the Brown County Animal Shelter, told WXIX-TV on Monday that 139 animals were removed from the backyard of a Fayetteville (FAY'uht-vil) home, including dogs, goats, chickens, sheep and rabbits.

 

Ashmore says some animals were found dead and that others were barely alive due to the filthy conditions and lack of space to move around.

 

The animals were seized following an odor complaint.

 

Ashmore says the homeowner, who isn't currently facing charges, told officials he was going to try to feed his family on the animals.

 

An investigation is ongoing.

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The Latest: NTSB: Passenger safety not ensured in Ohio crash

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a National Transportation Safety Board hearing on a 2015 corporate jet crash in Akron. (all times local):

 

12:25 p.m.

The National Transportation Safety Board has concluded pilot error during approach to an Ohio airport caused the fiery crash that killed two pilots and seven passengers aboard a corporate jet last year.

 

The board voted Tuesday to also affix blame to the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, aviation company that operated the jet for inadequate pilot training and aircraft maintenance, and the Federal Aviation Administration for failing to provide proper oversight of the company.

 

The NTSB investigation concluded the pilot attempting to land the jet last November caused an aerodynamic stall by improperly setting the plane's flaps and failing to maintain proper speed on approach to the Akron airport.

 

The plane carrying seven employees of a Boca Raton, Florida, company crashed into an apartment building less than two miles from the airport.

 

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10:30 a.m.

The chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board says the flight crew of a corporate jet that crashed last year on approach to an Ohio airport, their employer and the Federal Aviation Administration "fell short" in ensuring the safety of the seven passengers killed in the fiery crash.

 

During a hearing Tuesday in Washington to decide what caused the crash, NTSB Chairman Christopher Hart said the investigation of the November 2015 crash outside Akron Fulton International Airport showed disregarded procedures leading up to the crash read like "pages from a basic text for preventing accidents."

 

The 10-passenger jet dove into an apartment building less than 2 miles from the airport. No one on the ground was injured.

 

Hart said in an opening statement that the pilots failed to use required checklists and used an improper and "unstabilized" approach as they neared the airport.

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12:30 a.m.

Federal investigators are set to decide the probable cause for a corporate jet crash that killed nine people on approach to an Ohio airport last November.

 

The National Transportation Safety Board is scheduled to meet on Tuesday in Washington.

 

The jet crashed less than two miles from the runway at Akron Fulton International Airport. Surveillance video from a nearby business shows the jet descending at a high rate of speed over trees before crashing into an apartment building and exploding.

 

No one on the ground was injured.

 

The two pilots were killed, along with seven employees of a commercial real estate company based in Boca Raton, Florida.

 

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6 officers fired over 137-shot barrage seek to get jobs back

 

CLEVELAND (AP) — Six former Cleveland police officers are trying to get their jobs back after being fired following a high-speed chase and deadly shooting that led to changes at the department.

 

The November 2012 chase began when officers mistook the sound of a backfiring vehicle for a gunshot. It ended in a 137-shot barrage that killed two unarmed black people in East Cleveland.

 

Cleveland.com reports the arbitration process includes patrolman Michael Brelo, the only officer charged with a felony in the case. He was acquitted of manslaughter charges for firing the last 15 shots.

 

Thirteen officers fired shots. Six officers, including Brelo, were fired in January. A seventh officer retired before facing discipline.

 

The police union president vowed to fight the discipline and has described the firings as unprecedented and politically motivated.

 

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Bill Allows Ohio Casino Regulators to Oversee Fantasy Games

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio lawmaker has proposed giving state casino regulators authority over fantasy football leagues, office March Madness pools and similar games to ensure they aren't operated for profit.

 

The Blade of Toledo reports Republican state Senator Bill Coley's bill would put the state Casino Control Commission in charge of regulating the operators of pools and fantasy leagues.

 

Failing to pay out every penny of the entry fees in prizes would remain a crime under the bill. For-profit pools and internet gambling are already illegal in the state.

 

Coley says additional oversight ensures pools and raffles continue to operate legally.

 

Business interests behind pools could continue to use them as promotions to draw business under the bill. They also could collect profits on advertising and sponsorships related to the games.

 

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Northern Ohio sheriff Asks for More Space in Jail

 

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — A sheriff in northern Ohio says the county jail's booking and medical areas are often overcrowded and that more space is needed.

 

The sheriff in Wood County says the area is being filled with inmates who are detoxing from opiates, suffering from mental health issues or on suicide watch.

 

Wood County Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn (VAH'-suh-lish-in) says the booking area is being used as a medical unit and that the jail's holding cells often can't be used to house disruptive inmates.

 

Wood County commissioners are considering long-term planning.

 

The sheriff hopes to expand that section of the jail in Bowling Green.

 

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Rare LeBron James Rookie Card Could Fetch $200K at Auction

 

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A rare LeBron James autographed rookie card is up for auction and could fetch up to $200,000.

 

The Akron Beacon Journal reports just eight bidders had vied as of Friday for what's being billed as the world's rarest and most valuable James basketball trading card. The leading bid of $85,000 was expected to grow before the auction closed Saturday.

 

The one-of-a-kind card from Upper Deck's 2003/04 Ultimate Collection series features a picture of the Cleveland Cavalier taking a shot, along with a swath of the NBA logo from his game uniform. It was randomly placed into a pack of cards.

 

Officials at New Jersey-based Goldin Auctions haven't disclosed the identity of the seller but say the card will be sold as the minimum $50,000 bid has been met.

 

 

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