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  1. Ohio FBI agent retells 9/11 stories to honor victims Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 10 | Ashland Times-Gazette

    It was about 9:20 a.m. when FBI agent Rick Mains, helping to serve a fugitive arrest warrant in Washington, D.C., heard the alarming call on his bureau radio: The Pentagon had been rocked by an explosion. What began as a routine day Sept.

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  2. Man admits providing gun used to kill Westerville officersRead the original story w/Photo

    May 31, 2018 | Ashland Times-Gazette

    A Cuyahoga County man faces as many as 10 years in a federal prison after admitting Thursday that he supplied the gun that was used to kill two Westerville police officers. Gerald A. Lawson III, 31, of the Cleveland suburb of Warrensville Heights, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Columbus to providing a gun to someone that he knew was a convicted felon.

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  3. Speaker feud continues as Smith backers call for immediate voteRead the original story w/Photo

    May 30, 2018 | Ashland Times-Gazette

    Stressing that they are not the ones keeping the House from conducting business, Rep. Ryan Smith and about 25 of his supporters gathered Wednesday to urge a speaker's vote be called as soon as Thursday. "Over the course of the past two weeks, the House has been subjected to an arbitrary rule-making debacle that has prevented us from taking the vote for speaker," Smith said, standing outside the locked Ohio House chamber.

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  4. Ohio House sits on idle during speaker fightRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2018 | Ashland Times-Gazette

    As the Ohio House sits idle, Rep. Ryan Smith says he is confident he can get the necessary votes to be named House speaker in time for the next scheduled session on May 23. Wednesday's House session - with a robust slate of bills, including new payday lending regulations - was canceled after majority House Republicans met for more than four hours Tuesday but failed to get 50 members unified behind a single speaker candidate. The House must replace former Speaker Cliff Rosenberger, who became the first Ohio speaker in modern times to resign mid-term.

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  5. A passion for pizza: Fred Rogers enjoys sharing his love of it with family and friendsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2018 | Ashland Times-Gazette

    At age 17, Fred Rogers decided he needed a job. In no time at all, he found himself behind the counter of one of Westerville, Ohio's most popular pizza shops.

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  6. Reagan Tokes bill called 'opportunistic political move in an election year'Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2018 | Ashland Times-Gazette

    A bill allowing prisoners to earn longer or shorter sentences depending on behavior behind bars passed the Senate unanimously this week. The proposal follows the kidnapping, rape and murder of Ohio State University student Reagan Tokes, 21, by a man who showed terrible behavior while in prison prior to being released and committing the murder in February 2017.

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  7. Death-penalty indictment filed in slayings of Westerville officersRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2018 | Ashland Times-Gazette

    A Franklin County grand jury has returned a death-penalty indictment against Quentin L. Smith in the Feb. 10 shooting deaths of two Westerville police officers. The indictments are to be announced by county Prosecutor Ron O'Brien at a news conference this morning.

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  8. Suspect in slaying of Westerville officers ordered held without bail Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2018 | Ashland Times-Gazette

    The death penalty is the only appropriate outcome for Quentin L. Smith, accused of killing two Westerville police officers, a spokesman for the local police union said Tuesday after a Franklin County judge denied bail for Smith. "You kill a cop, you get put to death," a visibly angry Sgt.

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  9. Suspect in slaying of 2 police officers jailed without bailRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2018 | Ashland Times-Gazette

    The suspect in the fatal shooting of two Ohio police officers is being held without bail as the potential death penalty case proceeds. Thirty-year-old Quentin Smith is charged with aggravated murder in the Feb. 10 shootings of Westerville officers Eric Joering and Anthony Morelli.

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  10. Prosecutor seeks no bond for suspect in 2 officers' slayingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2018 | Ashland Times-Gazette

    A prosecutor is asking that the suspect in the fatal shooting of two Ohio police officers be held without bail or bond as the potential death penalty case proceeds. Thirty-year-old Quentin Smith is charged with aggravated murder in the Feb. 10 shootings of Westerville officers Eric Joering and Anthony Morelli.

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  11. Domestic violence calls can be dangerous for responding officersRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2018 | Ashland Times-Gazette

    On Feb. 10, Steven Reed poured the accelerant on the home of a girlfriend he had been stalking, according to a neighbor who called police. Gasoline sloshed the backdoor of the Hilltop home.

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  12. Thousands gather for funeral to honor fallen Westerville officersRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2018 | Ashland Times-Gazette

    The Rev. Kyle Hammond looked out at the thousands of faces staring back at him - each one inside St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church to seek comfort and answers for a seemingly unexplainable loss.

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  13. Hundreds gather for funeral to honor fallen Westerville officersRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2018 | Ashland Times-Gazette

    The drums and bagpipes grew louder with each step the police honor guard took as it escorted the caskets bearing fallen Westerville Police Officers Eric Joering and Anthony Morelli into St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church just after 9:30 a.m. Friday. As the caskets were placed near the altar, the inside of the cavernous sanctuary was empty, save for one officer who stood at attention with his own family nearby.  The vestibule was already crammed full of law enforcement officers, though, and the line of hundreds waiting for public visitation to begin had already snaked all down the outside walkway and across the parking lot.

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  14. Arrangements, road closures set for funerals of slain Westerville officersRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2018 | Ashland Times-Gazette

    The city of Westerville will pay final respects to its fallen police officers Friday with a public visitation and funeral at St. Paul the Apostle parish. The viewing for Anthony P. Morelli and Eric Joering is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon at the church at 313 N. State St., followed by an FOP service from noon to 12:15 p.m. and a funeral at 1 p.m. Guests are asked to arrive no earlier than 9:30 a.m. because of the church's regular weekday Mass before the event.

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  15. 2 slain Ohio officers' families thank community for supportRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2018 | Ashland Times-Gazette

    The families of two Ohio police officers fatally shot while responding to a 911 hang-up call say they're grateful for their community and for the outpouring of support shown in the midst of their loss. The officers from the northeast Columbus suburb of Westerville, 39-year-old Eric Joering and 54-year-old Anthony Morelli, were shot Saturday at a townhome where the suspect was wounded.

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  16. Northeast Ohio man charged with buying gun used to kill Westerville officersRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2018 | Ashland Times-Gazette

    A northeast Ohio man has been charged with buying the gun a central Ohio man with a felony conviction used to kill two Westerville police officers on Saturday. Gerald A. Lawson III, 30, of Warrensville Heights, was charged with aiding and abetting the possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and is scheduled to appear before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kimberly A. Jolson in federal court in Columbus at 3:30 p.m. Monday.

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  17. Flags at half-staff to honor 2 slain Ohio police officersRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2018 | Ashland Times-Gazette

    Ohio's governor on Monday ordered flags flown at half-staff around the state to honor two police officers killed over the weekend in suburban Columbus. The order from Republican Gov. John Kasich applies to flags at public properties and will be in place until the officers are interred.

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  18. Westerville police chief: We will get through tragedyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2018 | Ashland Times-Gazette

    A heartbroken police chief stood in the cold mist outside Westerville police headquarters this morning - with an ever-growing sea of flowers, candles and written tributes to his fallen officers spread out before him - and he promised his community that they will get through this tragedy together. "The groups we've been thinking about and helping the most, of course, are the families of these officers," a clearly grief-stricken and still-emotional Chief Joe Morbitzer said.

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  19. Police: 2 officers killed responding to 911; suspect heldRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2018 | Ashland Times-Gazette

    Two Ohio police officers responding to a 911 hang-up call were fatally shot on Saturday after entering a townhome in a Columbus suburb and a suspect who police were once warned "carries a gun all the time" was taken into custody, authorities said. Westerville Police Chief Joe Morbitzer said officer Eric Joering, 39, died at the scene and his colleague, Anthony Morelli, 54, died at a local hospital.

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  20. Westerville mourns two slain police officers; suspect in custodyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2018 | Ashland Times-Gazette

    Eric Joering, 39, and Anthony Morelli, 54, didn't know they were about to fall victims to one of the most unpredictable and dangerous situations police handle - domestic violence. Shortly after noon Saturday, they knocked on the door at a home in the 300 block of Cross Wind Drive at the southern edge of town, and both were "immediately met by gunfire," said Westerville Police Chief Joe Morbitzer.

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