WARREN, Ohio (AP) - A correction officer taken hostage by three inmates at an Ohio county jail has been released unharmed, and the inmates have been taken to a maximum-security facility. Officials say the inmates grabbed and handcuffed the officer yesterday afternoon at the Trumbull County Jail in Warren and held him for several hours.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Attorneys for two women held in a Cleveland home and abused for a decade say Joan Rivers should apologize for comparing living in her daughter's guest room with the captivity they experienced. Rivers and her daughter were discussing their reality show on NBC's "Today" show when Rivers complained about her living arrangements, saying, "Those women in the basement in Cleveland had more space."
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) - A woman accused of using ice cream to lure a mentally disabled woman and her child to captivity in a forced-labor case is scheduled to be sentenced today in Youngstown. Dezerah Silsby (dez-eh-RAH' SIHLS'-bee) pleaded guilty in federal court last year to four counts of an indictment charging her with threatening the victim, beating her and making her do housework.
CINCINNATI (AP) - A gay rights group wants to intervene in an existing case in hopes of getting a federal court to overturn Ohio's gay marriage ban. Equality Ohio and four gay couples living in the state have requested permission to intervene in a case before the court in Cincinnati. That case stems from a federal judge's narrow decision ordering Ohio to recognize gay marriages on death certificates.
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