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July 25, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
One of the five defendants in what officials called an anarchist plot to blow up a bridge in Ohio pleaded guilty  Wednesday and agreed to testify against the other defendants, according to a federal official. Anthony Hayne, 35, pleaded guilty to three charges in U.S. District Court, said Mike Tobin, a spokesman for the federal prosecutor's office, in a telephone interview with the Los Angeles Times. In exchange for the guilty plea, Hayne agreed to testify against the others facing a variety of charges in connection with the plan to blow up a bridge over the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, south of downtown Cleveland, said Tobin, speaking for the office headed by U.S. Atty.
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NEWS
November 2, 2012 | By Seema Mehta
ETNA,  Ohio -- Mitt Romney highlighted his energy policy as he campaigned in this coal-producing state, pledging Friday to increase domestic production and get the continent on track to energy independence. “We're going to make sure, No. 1, we take full advantage of the energy resources in this  country -- our coal, our oil, our gas, our renewables. We're going to review our regulations as they relate to coal to make sure that burning coal is done in a clean way, but we're not going to kill the industry like you see the EPA doing under this administration,” Romney told more than 2,000 supporters at a mining equipment factory.
SPORTS
March 24, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- UCLA redshirt senior forward Alyssia Brewer was the happiest of all the happy Bruins when the third-seeded women's basketball team was sent to play their first two NCAA tournament games at St. John Arena. After defeating Stetson, 66-49, on Saturday in the first round, UCLA will play sixth-seeded Oklahoma at 4:15 p.m. Pacific time Monday. On Friday, when UCLA had its first practice here Brewer, who is UCLA's second-leading scorer (11. 1 points per game) and leading rebounder (7.8 per game)
NATIONAL
July 11, 2012 | By Amy Hubbard, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
Ohio mom Lynn Jackenheimer and her ex-boyfriend are missing, and police have been left grasping for information and evidence as to their fate and whereabouts. What authorities are going on right now is an interview with the man's brother, whose story is laid out in a matter-of-fact, yet chilling 911 call: "I wanted to report a possible murder. " Jake Summerfield called 911 on Sunday to say that his brother, Nathan, had told him he strangled Jackenheimer. Then, he said, Nathan dropped off his child with his brother and left.
NATIONAL
November 21, 2012 | By Matt Pearce
Lighter-than-expected sentences handed down Tuesday for three men convicted of trying to bomb an Ohio bridge has a fourth defendant rethinking his plea deal with the government. On April 30 -- on the eve of major leftist rallies in Chicago and elsewhere around the U.S. to protest corporations and the government -- five men affiliated with the Occupy movement tried to use an FBI-supplied dummy bomb to blow up a highway bridge in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Prosecutors called it a dangerous anarchist plot that had to be severely punished to deter any would-be imitators.
NEWS
July 13, 1987 | Associated Press
A minor earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale shook parts of northeastern Ohio today, but officials said there were no reports of damage or injuries.
NATIONAL
March 2, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Ohio wants to make convicted sexual predators use fluorescent green license plates on their cars. A bill introduced Wednesday would require all habitual and child-oriented convicted sex offenders to display the easy-to-spot plates. No other state has tried the tactic, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures, though some require a designation to appear on sex offenders' driver's licenses.
NATIONAL
August 3, 2006 | From the Associated Press
The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday threw out the death sentence of the first woman condemned since the state resumed executions in 1999. The court unanimously ruled that the trial judge had allowed a prosecutor to be involved in preparing his opinion in sentencing Donna M. Roberts, 62, in violation of Ohio law. The court let Roberts' murder conviction stand but ordered the trial court to resentence her. The death sentence remains an option, the Supreme Court said.
NATIONAL
December 17, 2004 | From Associated Press
The Ohio Supreme Court's chief justice on Thursday threw out a challenge to the state's presidential election results. A lawyer for the voters bringing the case said he would refile the challenge. Chief Justice Thomas Moyer ruled that the request improperly challenged two separate election results. Ohio law allows only one race to be challenged in a single complaint, he said. The challenge was backed by the Rev.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has added a political fundraiser to his usual schedule of appearances at the Arnold Fitness Weekend in Columbus, Ohio. Late this afternoon, he plans to attend a $2,500-per-head fundraiser for his California Recovery Team at the home of Leslie and Abigail Wexner. Leslie Wexner is chairman of The Limited Inc. and a partner with Schwarzenegger in an upscale mall in Columbus.
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