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Execution date set for Lima murders
Other headlines: Suspect dies after hit with stun gun; Chesapeake cuts top executives  
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


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  • Suspect dies after hit with stun gun
  • Chesapeake cuts top executives 
  • Cleveland zoo euthanizes sick polar bear 
  • Toxic algae prompts swim warnings
  • Execution date set for Lima murders
    The Ohio Supreme Court has set a 2015 execution date for a man sentenced to die for fatally shooting a 17-year-old girl.

    The court today set the date for Cleveland Jackson, who was also convicted of killing a 3-year-old girl during the same robbery.

    The 35-year-old Jackson received a death sentence for the 2002 shooting in a Lima apartment in which six others were wounded.

    Jackson's half brother, Jeronique Cunningham, also was sentenced to death.


    Suspect dies after hit with stun gun
    Police say a southwest Ohio man has died after officers used a stun gun while struggling to subdue him.

    Hamilton County sheriff's deputies say they responded early Tuesday to reports of a man breaking out a neighbor's windows. Police say he assaulted a deputy, and shot him with a stun gun.

    Officers say the man stopped breathing and a deputy reportedly tried to resuscitate him.  He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

    The cause of death is under investigation.


    Chesapeake cuts top executives
    The top company in Ohio’s Utica shale boom is restructuring. 

    New CEO Doug Lawler took over in June and this week terminated four top executives as part of an effort to reduce expenses and improve performance of the Oklahoma-based company. 

    Chesapeake operates 321 Utica shale wells in the region.

    Chesapeake shares reached a 52-week high last week after the company reported strong earnings.


    Cleveland zoo euthanizes sick polar bear
    There are no more polar bears in Cleveland.  The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo was forced to put down its last polar bear this week.

    Aurora was born in Cleveland 30 years ago, and lived in zoos in Germany and Wisconsin before returning in 2001.

    The bear was diagnosed with liver cancer earlier this year.  Officials say her conditioned worsened over the past couple of days.

    Her companion died five years ago.  A third bear was transferred to another zoo.

     
    Toxic algae prompts swim warnings 
    State officials are posting warnings at beaches in Northwest Ohio warning swimmers to avoid the water due to an outbreak of toxic blue-green algae.

    Water tests at Maumee Bay State Park beach last week found concentrations of a liver toxin produced by the algae just above the warning threshold.

    Warnings have also been posted at Grand Lake St. Marys, East Fork State Park and Buckeye Lake in central Ohio. 

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