Ohio News Briefs


Ex-congressman Tiberi donates official papers to Ohio State

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former Ohio congressman Pat Tiberi is donating his official papers to his alma mater, Ohio State University.

The papers from Tiberi’s 17 years in Congress will become part of the Ohio Congressional Archives administered by the Ohio State University Libraries. The school says the documents will be sorted and arranged before they’re made accessible to students, faculty and the public for research in 2023.

The long-serving establishment Republican retired from the 12th Congressional District in January to lead the Ohio Business Roundtable, creating a coveted open U.S. House seat. The last few months of his unexpired term will go to the winner of an Aug. 7 special election.

Judge to rule on possible release of confessed killer

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A court date to determine whether or not an Ohio man who confessed to a string of rapes and murders with his brother will be released from prison has been set for August.

Attorneys for 59-year-old Nathaniel Cook filed a motion for release in February after he finished serving 20 years in prison as required by his 2000 plea agreement. The Blade reports a Lucas County Common Pleas Court judge made no decisions at a recent hearing. She indicated she would address the motion at an Aug. 9 hearing.

In a videotaped confession with police, Nathaniel Cook admitted to killing three people with his brother.

Families of the victims say Cook’s confessions gave them needed answers, but they want the judge to keep him in prison.