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Prosecutor: Ring was bringing guns from Ohio to New Jersey

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a gun trafficking ring was transporting illegal firearms from Ohio to New Jersey. Officials say the guns, including assault rifles, were sold to criminals in Camden. New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewel will announce arrests during a news conference ...

Transit authority finds $7.9 million in surplus cash

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority says it has found $7.9 million in surplus cash, and it plans to use the money to replace its aging bus fleet. SORTA Chair Kreg Keesee says the money was discovered during a yearlong review of the agency's balance sheets. He says ...

Ohio man pleads no contest to slaying of woman, 94

WARREN, Ohio (AP) — An 18-year-old Ohio man has pleaded no contest to aggravated murder and attempted rape charges in the 2015 slaying of a 94-year-old neighbor. The Warren Tribune Chronicle reports Jacob LaRosa entered the plea and was found guilty Tuesday in northeast Ohio's Trumbull ...

Ohio man charged with providing gun that killed officers

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man was charged Monday with providing the gun used to kill two Ohio policemen, as the officers' bodies were escorted in a procession to funeral homes in the suburban community they served. Gerald Lawson, 30, of suburban ...

Hospital OKs agreement with Ohio city’s last abortion clinic

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A hospital system on Monday authorized a patient-transfer agreement to keep the last abortion clinic in one Ohio city operating. The authorization of the transfer agreement with Capital Care of Toledo "formally puts in writing an ...

Students visit rival Ohio school after racist chants

CINCINNATI (AP) — Students from an Ohio high school have visited a rival Catholic school to apologize for racial chants during a recent basketball game. Cincinnati Elder High School Principal Kurt Ruffing and St. Xavier High Principal Terrence Tyrrell say a delegation of Elder students met ...

Justices to hear arguments over giant e-school’s attendance

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court is ready to hear arguments in a legal dispute over how state education officials calculated enrollment at the state's largest online charter school. The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow will argue Tuesday ...

Man convicted in killings could be released from prison

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who acknowledged his role in nine killings in the Toledo area could be released from prison. Attorneys for 59-year-old Nathaniel Cook are expected to file for his judicial release under the terms of his plea agreement. Cook pleaded guilty to attempted murder ...

Officer jailed for lie about being shot during traffic stop

NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio (AP) — A now-fired Ohio police officer has been sentenced to three months in jail for shooting himself and falsely claiming he'd been shot during a traffic stop. The Times Reporter in New Philadelphia reports that a judge on Monday also sentenced former Newcomerstown ...

Police identify body of infant found buried in Ohio yard

RIVERSIDE, Ohio (AP) — Police have identified the body of an infant found buried in a yard in southwest Ohio. The Dayton Daily News and WHIO-TV report Riverside police have identified the body as Addalynn Marie George, born Dec. 21, 2017. Police say there are no suspects in what is being ...

Police to escort bodies of 2 slain officers to funeral homes

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police department will escort the bodies of two slain officers as they're moved from a coroner's office to separate funeral homes. Police in the Columbus suburb of Westerville haven't announced funeral details for the veteran officers, 39-year-old Eric ...

Police had previously gone to home where officers killed

By MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Police in Ohio had previously gone to the home where a man fatally shot two police officers for three domestic disputes but no arrests were ever made, incident reports from the Columbus suburb of Westerville show. Westerville officers ...

School hooked on personalized learning through fishing lures

By KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press Educators in tiny Fairport Harbor, Ohio, got hooked on the growing concept of personalized learning the way so many perch and walleye get snagged in neighboring Lake Erie — with a fishing lure and some luck. A struggling high school student made the lure ...

Ohio court considers Miranda warnings by social workers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court will decide whether social workers must inform criminal defendants of their Miranda rights when conducting interviews. At issue are statements given to a social worker by a jailed Cleveland man accused of raping a 14-year-old girl. A judge ...

Ohio woman pleads guilty to trafficking her teen daughters

LIMA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman has pleaded guilty to charges of trafficking her daughters for sex in exchange for money to feed her drug habit. The Lima News reports the 39-year-old woman pleaded guilty Friday in western Ohio's Allen County to charges that include complicity to attempted ...

Wedding dress returned 32 years after dry cleaner mix-up

WILLOWICK, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman has been reunited with her wedding dress 32 years after a dry cleaner mix-up. Ame Bartlebaugh says she went looking for her mother's wedding dress at her grandmother's house in Willowick on Feb. 4. The 25-year-old is getting married in December ...

Police: 2 officers killed responding to 911; suspect held

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS and MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Two Ohio police officers responding to a 911 hang-up call were fatally shot on Saturday after entering a townhome in a Columbus suburb and a suspect who police were once warned "carries a gun all the time" ...

Ohio man kicked by police arrested for spitting on officer

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man seen in a viral cellphone video being kicked by an officer who was later fired has been arrested and charged with spitting on police in Ohio. WSYX-TV reports 27-year-old DeMarko Anderson punched a bar employee in Columbus while being escorted outside and struck ...

Attorney seeks trial move for teen charged with burying baby

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — The attorney representing a teen charged with killing and burying her newborn daughter in southwest Ohio has asked a judge to move the woman's trial to another county because of publicity. The change of venue request was made Friday in Warren County in the case of ...

Camp suspends association with flutist accused of misconduct

LITTLE SWITZERLAND, N.C. (AP) — A prestigious flute camp in North Carolina is reconsidering its relationship with an instructor facing allegations of sexual misconduct. Camp director Annie Thibeault of Wildacres Flute Retreat tells the Asheville Citizen-Times the camp "has suspended its ...