CLEVELAND (AP) - A prosecutor in Houston has dropped a murder charge against an Ohio man mistakenly identified as the suspect who fatally shot one man and wounded another after firing into a crowd during an argument in 1979. Authorities arrested 69-year-old Leon Dudley last year in Ohio. The Harris County District Attorney's Office acknowledged Saturday that police got it wrong. It's unknown if police are still searching for a suspect.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The latest state execution of a convicted killer is keeping the death penalty debate alive. Arkansas inmate Kenneth Williams convulsed 20 times during his lethal injection execution Thursday that began with the sedative, midazolam (mih-DAY'-zoh-lam). His death will likely be a key example in federal appeals court arguments later this year by death penalty opponents who say Ohio's execution drugs do not meet the constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishment.
NEWTON FALLS, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio family says they learned just 20 minutes before dinner this week that a planned mystery guest would be Facebook founder and billionaire Mark Zuckerberg. The Youngstown Vindicator reports Zuckerberg dined Friday with the Moore family in Newton Falls, about 55 miles (89 kilometers) southeast of Cleveland. Zuckerberg had asked his staff to find Democrats who voted for Donald Trump in November. Zuckerberg announced in January he was challenging himself to visit people in all 50 states.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio has overtaken West Virginia to become the sixth-largest natural gas producer in the U.S. after a big boost in production last year. The Energy Information Administration says companies in Ohio produced about 1.5 trillion cubic feet of gas last year.
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