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Dragan Sekulic Guilty, Sentenced to Life

The jury has quickly rendered a verdict in the Dragan Sekulic trial, and the 38-year-old has been sentenced. The 6 men and 6 women came back late Friday morning with a guilty verdict to the charge of aggravated murder. After a short break, Judge Kristin Farmer then sentenced Sekulic to life in prison without parole plus 14 years. Sekulic is accused of gunning down his ex-wife Zeljka in the parking lot of the nursing home she worked at in Meyers Lake.
 

Memorial Day Forecast: Nice and Warm

The unofficial beginning of summer is being accompanied by: Summer weather. AccuWeather says highs will be in the low and mid 80s through the weekend. There is the chance for an afternoon or evening shower or thunderstorm through Sunday; Memorial Day looks to be dry. Normal highs for this time of year are in the low 70s.
 

Many Memorial Day Travelers are Flying

It's a busy weekend for air travel as well, with most flights in and out of Akron Canton Airport full. Christy Van Auken with the airport says the TSA lines are manageable, just give yourself 90-minutes before departing time if you have a lot of luggage; 60-minutes if you have just carry-ons. Even Cleveland Hopkins at last report had no real issues with long lines.
 

ODOT Says Drive Carefully This Weekend

ODOT reminds you that it's a "Click It or Ticket" holiday weekend. They say Memorial Day has been the second-deadliest holiday weekend the last five years. As you've seen on those portable traffic signs, over 340 Ohioans have been killed in traffic accidents so far this year; nearly a third of the victims were NOT wearing seat belts.
 

DORA Coming to Canton on June 3

The Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area in downtown Canton kicks in on Friday June 3rd. The official kickoff is at 6 p.m. at the Buzzbin on Cleveland Ave. NW during the Canton First Friday eventCouncil voted to permit outdoor consumption of alcohol in the designated downtown and arts district area last month.

Rep Shuring: Medical Marijuana in Place in Under 2 Years

The chair of the state Medical Marijuana Task Force thinks the mechanism needed to allow physicians to prescribe marijuana for their patients in Ohio will be in place in less than two years. State Rep Kirk Schuring says the rules that will guide the process will be written in 240 days. The Medical Marijuana bill passed the House and Senate this week; Schuring says the governor will sign it.
 

Ohio AG Spills Beans on Future Plans

Ohio Attorney General and former U.S. Senator Mike DeWine has confirmed what political types have been expecting for months: he's running for governor. The 69-year-old Republican admitted that was the case after a reporter overheard his conversation with a Dayton charter school official. Dewine faces a likely three-way primary contest in 2018 with Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor and Secretary of State Jon Husted.
 

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Ohio University student charged in murder of accomplice in drug deal

A Cincinnati man was shot and killed last night during a robbery in Athens, according to police. Markel Morrison, 22, was shot at about 8:45 p.m. at the River Park on South Green apartments, located in the first block of N. McKinley Ave., near Ohio University. John Michael Fults-Ganey, 21, of Athens, has been charged today with murder and complicity to aggravated burglary.

Dublin schools to trade Ohio State airport land to Columbus schools for stable borders

In a deal that would protect its borders, Dublin schools plans to transfer land in the OSU airport and any taxes from that land to the Columbus school district. In return, Dublin schools would stop making payments to Columbus schools, and Columbus schools would pledge not to seek to annex other Columbus land that Dublin schools now serves.

Boyce engages House speaker in unusual angry exchange

As the hour ticked toward midnight, a dustup over Rep. Kevin Boyce’s floor speech on Wednesday spilled over into an angry, nose-to-nose confrontation between the Columbus Democrat and House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger. Members began to disperse after an hours-long session ended, but Boyce headed down the aisle and up the steps to the dais where Rosenberger, R-Clarksville, still stood.

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