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Four indicted in alleged Ashland slavery case
Other morning headlines: Ariel Castro to be arraigned on additional charges today; Cleveland teen's body pulled from Lake Erie

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  • Four indicted in alleged Ashland slavery case
  • Ariel Castro to be arraigned on additional charges today
  • Cleveland teen's body pulled from Lake Erie
  • Haslam agrees to settle civil suits
  • OSU president search to begin Friday
  • Heat advisory for much of the state today
  • Four indicted in alleged Ashland slavery case
    Four people have been charged with enslaving a mentally disabled Ashland woman and her daughter, with allegations that the woman was beaten, denied food, sexually assaulted and threatened with dogs and snakes. The charges unveiled Tuesday also allege the four forced the pair to sleep in unsafe conditions, restricted access to a bathroom and forced the woman to eat dog food and crawl on the floor wearing a dog collar. Three suspects are Jodie Callahan, Jessica Hunt and Dezerah Silsby. A fourth suspect, Daniel Brown, was charged in a bill of information, which typically precedes a plea deal. Callahan's mother, Becky Callahan, has said the allegations against the defendants are "all lies."

    Ariel Castro to be arraigned on additional charges today
    The man charged with kidnapping three women -- Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michile Knight -- over a decade and raping them in his Cleveland home faces arraignment today on an expanded, 977-count indictment. The newest charges returned Friday by a grand jury against Ariel Castro expanded on a 329-count indictment filed earlier and which reflected only part of the alleged crimes' timeframe. 

    Cleveland teen's body pulled from Lake Erie
    The body of a 15-year-old Cleveland boy who'd been swimming at an unguarded beach with friends has been recovered from Lake Erie. Gregory Adams’ body was pulled from the water by Cleveland firefighters Tuesday afternoon. The boy had been swimming at Perkins Beach in Edgewater Park with friends, jumping from a tree limb that was floating in the lake. A spokeswoman for the Cleveland Metroparks, which manages Edgewater Park, says the beach has no guards and is marked with "No Swimming" signs.

    Haslam agrees to settle civil suits
    Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and his Pilot Flying J Travel Centers have signed off on a class-action settlement with nine of the trucking companies who sued over alleged fuel-rebate fraud. Pilot estimates the settlement could cost it from $26 to $40 million. A U.S. District judge in Arkansas approved the settlement Tuesday, and says it could cover as many as 4,500 Pilot customers. Those who agree to the settlement will get their promised discounts plus 6 percent annual interest.

    OSU president search to begin Friday

    The search for Ohio State University's next president will formally begin Friday with the first meeting of a search committee that includes trustees, faculty and students. The next leader succeeds Gordon Gee, who retired July 1 after apologizing for earlier remarks jabbing Notre Dame, Roman Catholics and Southeastern Conference schools. The search committee will be led by trustee Jeffrey Wadsworth, CEO of Columbus-based research giant Battelle.

    Heat advisory for much of the state today
    Southern and central Ohio today are under a heat advisory, with the National Weather Service saying the muggy conditions could send heat index values into the triple digits in many areas. Only parts of northeastern Ohio are expected to escape the worst of the heat this afternoon.

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