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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio university basketball team had plenty of time to think about a New York City tournament when snow stranded them on a city bridge for more than nine hours. The Youngstown State team was on its way to the Johnny Bach Classic when an unusually heavy November snowfall halted their travels Friday on the George Washington Bridge. The Vindicator reports the players and coaches had plenty of snacks and water and passed the time watching movies.
CINCINNATI (AP) - An all-Ohio presidential election in 2020? You would get very long odds in Vegas against that happening. It is possible, though, with two of the state's most popular politicians considering running. Republican Gov. John Kasich ran in 2016 and seems ready to try again in 2020. Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown says he's seriously considering a run.
CLEVELAND (AP) - The case of an Ohio inmate who has long maintained his innocence in the 1994 slaying of three people is once again back before a federal judge. Ex-death row prisoner Kevin Keith is now serving a life sentence for killing two women and a 4-year-old girl in what prosecutors said was retaliation for his arrest in a drug sweep. Cleveland federal judge Solomon Oliver on Thursday asked a magistrate judge for an update, following an appeals court decision last month that Keith can continue appealing.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - A witness who shared the details of double homicide in a video posted to Facebook was found shot three days later. The Toledo Blade reports 29-year-old Jeray Saunders was found lying on the sidewalk on Wednesday with at least one gunshot wound. Police say they don't know why Saunders was shot or whether it was related to the homicides he witnessed.
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