More stories by Joey Martin

Pedestrian struck, killed on Reed Road

The 48-year-old man was walking crossing the road to get to a Citilink bus stop when he was struck by a northbound vehicle. It does not appear that alcohol or drugs will be a factor in the crash.

Appeals court weighs Ohio law shielding lethal drugs source

A federal appeals court is weighing a challenge by death row inmates of an Ohio law that shields the names of companies that provide lethal injection drugs.

The pending decision by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals will help determine whether the state will proceed with its first executions in three years beginning in February.

Obama calls Japan’s premier’s visit ‘historic’

President Barack Obama says Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Pearl Harbor is a “historic gesture” that shows the power of reconciliation. Obama is speaking at Pearl Harbor along with Abe. It’s the first such joint visit by U.S. and Japanese leaders.

Turkey, Russia agree on Syria cease-fire plan

Turkey’s state-run news agency says Turkey and Russia have reached an agreement on a plan for a cease-fire comprising the whole of Syria.
The Anadolu Agency, quoting unnamed sources on Wednesday, said the two countries were working to ensure that the cease-fire would come into effect after midnight.