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Ohio unemployment rises in October

COLUMBUS (AP) — State officials say Ohio’s unemployment rate rose just a bit from September to October.

The state Department of Job and Family Services said Friday that Ohio’s rate of 4.9 percent was up from 4.8 percent the previous month.

Ohio’s rate was in line with the national average 4.9 percent. That’s slightly lower than the 4.8 percent rate from a month ago and in October 2015.

The state says Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment decreased by 2,800 last month.

Job gains were reported last month in sectors including manufacturing, construction and leisure and hospitality. Losses were reported in professional and business services, trade, transportation, and utilities and government employment.

Woman offered to sell sex for $60, nachos

YOUNGSTOWN — Police in Ohio are accusing a woman of selling sex for $60 and some nachos.

Officers near Youngstown say they arrested 36-year-old Crystal Hotlosz during an undercover operation Monday.

Beaver Township police say an officer texted the woman after seeing an online advertisement for sex services.

Officers say she first wanted $50 and some nachos and later upped her price to $60.

Police say that when the undercover officer later met the woman in the parking lot of a Mexican restaurant, she asked if he had the extra money and her nachos.

WKBN-TV in Youngstown (http://bit.ly/2f7SK0u ) reports Hotlosz has been charged with solicitation and possession of criminal tools.

A message seeking comment was left with her attorney on Friday.

Sentencing reset for man in US attacks plot

CINCINNATI — Sentencing has been reset for an Ohio man who pleaded guilty to plotting attacks against a member of the U.S. military and a local police station in support of the Islamic State group.

Sentencing is now scheduled for Nov. 23 for Munir Abdulkader (moo-neer ab-duhl-KAH-der).

Court documents say Abdulkader pleaded guilty to attempting to kill officers and employees of the United States, providing material support of a foreign terrorist organization and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a violent crime.

The 22-year-old West Chester man was arrested in May 2015.

U.S. District Judge Michael Barrett has rescheduled sentencing from Friday until next week.

Investigators say Abdulkader communicated with an Islamic State member. They say he wanted to behead a military employee while recording video and then attack a police station.

Student who tried to rush Trump off probation

DAYTON — With the election over, a federal judge has ended probation for an Ohio man who tried to rush a Donald Trump rally stage.

Judge Sharon Ovington’s Thursday order says she cut short a scheduled, one-year probation for Thomas DiMassimo based on his probation officer’s recommendation and without objection from the U.S. attorney’s office.

She fined him $250 in July and ordered him to stay away from “any Republican presidential event,” after earlier warning him against going to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

DiMassimo pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of illegally entering a restricted area.

The then-Wright State University student was arrested March 12 at the future President-elect’s Dayton-area airport hangar rally. He said he hoped to grab the microphone to show people they could stand up to Trump.

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