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CLEVELAND (AP) - A judge has set a new sentencing date for an Ohio man accused of hiding his membership in a Serbian special police unit that massacred more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims during the 1995 genocide. Federal prosecutors accused Oliver Dragic of immigration fraud in a three-count federal indictment in 2016. Dragic pleaded guilty in December to possessing and using fraudulently obtained immigration documents. A judge on Wednesday rescheduled Dragic's sentencing from April 23 to May 31.
LEBANON, Ohio (AP) - A federal report says a pilot who died when his small plane struck a zip line strung across an Ohio river had alcohol and marijuana in his system. The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports the National Transportation Safety Board released its findings this week. The federal report says it's unclear whether 36-year Jesse Loy, of Punta Gorda, Florida, was impaired when his plane struck the zip line in Warren County in 2016. The crash also killed 43-year-old Eric Hackney, also of Punta Gorda.
CANTON, Ohio (AP) - Police officials say a man who wandered away from an Ohio nursing home had not been reported missing when an officer gave him a ride to the gas station where he was found dead two days later. The Canton Repository reports Canton Police Capt. David Kurzinsky said Thursday that the officer picked up 56-year-old Mark Billiter Sunday night and drove him to a gas station outside the city. Billiter was found dead Tuesday. His family reported him missing Monday morning.
OXFORD, Ohio (AP) - Former First Lady Barbara Bush had ties to Miami University long before she was a wife and a mother of presidents. WLWT-TV reports Bush's parents, Pauline Robinson and Marvin Pierce, met at the university's Oxford campus. Barbara Bush was later named an honorary alumna. She died Tuesday at 92.
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