CINCINNATI (AP) - Cincinnati's city council has voted to immediately halt spending on a $133 million streetcar that has been under construction for months. The sharply divided council voted 5-4 yesterday to stop spending pending a financial analysis of whether it would be more expensive to stop the project in its tracks or finish it.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Police have concluded that Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro committed suicide by hanging, weeks into a life prison sentence. The final report by the Ohio State Highway Patrol rejects a suggestion that the 53-year-old Castro might have died accidentally while seeking a thrill through a sex act.
ASHTABULA, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio county judge's wife of 45 years has been charged with poisoning him with antifreeze. Carla Hague is the wife of Ashtabula (ash-tuh-BYOO'-luh) County Common Pleas Juvenile-Probate Judge Charles Hague. She's charged with felonious assault. She will also face an attempted murder charge.
LINCOLN HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) - Police say a woman in a car was shot and a bullet struck a nearby school bus as multiple shots were fired at a suburban Cincinnati intersection. Lincoln Heights police say the woman was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Smith says no students were aboard the bus when the bullet went through its back window.
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