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Ohio set to execute inmate with walking, breathing problems

LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Ohio plans on Wednesday to execute a condemned killer who will be provided a wedge-shaped pillow to help him breathe as he's put to death. Inmate Alva Campbell was sentenced to die for killing a teenager during a carjacking two decades ago. The U.S. Supreme Court on ...

Lawsuit seeks to stop work on Appalachian gas pipeline

By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Environmental groups are asking a court to stop construction of a natural gas pipeline that will run across northern Ohio and into Michigan and Canada, the latest in a series of challenges against pipelines being built to transport gas ...

Wounded suspect in officers’ shooting is transferred to jail

WILLOUGHBY HILLS, Ohio (AP) — A wounded suspect accused of injuring two police officers in an exchange of gunfire at an Ohio car dealership has been moved from a medical center to a jail to await his first court appearance. Thirty-one-year-old Timmothy Schmidt was hospitalized after being ...

Man dead, woman hospitalized after touching power line

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say one man was killed and a woman seriously injured after they were electrocuted while trimming trees in Ohio. The Akron Fire Department says the pair were working for a private contractor in Akron Tuesday afternoon when the 38-year-old man made contact with a ...

3 Ohio pastors indicted on child sex trafficking conspiracy

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A third Ohio pastor has been indicted on sex trafficking charges, and prosecutors say all three men worked together to entice underage girls with money in exchange for sex. A federal grand jury in Toledo has indicted the Rev. Cordell Jenkins, the Rev. Anthony Haynes and ...

Ohio county mulls plate scanners to find crime-linked cars

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Ohio county that includes Cleveland is considering installing license plate scanners at intersections to help police find vehicles used during crimes. Cleveland.com reports the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County Council expects to spend nearly $900,000 to install 18 ...

Lawyers for convicted Ohio serial killer quit case

CINCINNATI (AP) — The attorneys representing convicted Ohio serial killer Anthony Kirkland have quit because they say he discussed his case with another attorney and they cannot ethically represent him. The judge says he will appoint new defense attorneys and Kirkland will return to court in ...

Ohio city hopes conduct pact with police will serve as model

By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A coalition representing minority groups in Ohio's fourth-largest city hopes a code of conduct signed with police to improve relations between the two can be a model for other cities. The pact outlines how people in the city should be ...

Police: 3 stabbed at a home; 18-year-old suspect in custody

PARMA, Ohio (AP) — Police say an 18-year-old suspect is in custody after three people were stabbed in a suburban Cleveland home. Investigators say officers responding to a reported disturbance found the three people hurt on Sunday night in Parma, a few miles south of downtown Cleveland. It ...

Suit: Hospital wrongly released man hours before 3 slayings

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A wrongful death lawsuit alleges that an Ohio man previously imprisoned for killing his pregnant girlfriend was improperly discharged from a hospital hours before fatally shooting three people. The Dayton Daily News reports the lawsuit by the three victims' estates says ...

Leading Senate candidate in Ohio GOP primary mum on Moore

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Republican U.S. Senate primary in Ohio that's barely registered with the public suddenly has a dividing line: Roy Moore. Josh Mandel, the 40-year-old state treasurer considered the front runner, declined to state a position on ...

Reward up to $20K for info in killing of pregnant mother

GEORGETOWN, Ohio (AP) — The reward for information leading to a conviction in the 2013 death of a pregnant mother in southern Ohio has been increased to $20,000. The Brown County Sheriff's Office said Thursday that two $5,000 anonymous donations would be added to the existing reward for ...

Ohio AG’s office awards nearly $1 Million to veterans groups

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio attorney general's office has awarded nearly $1 million to veterans groups from money seized during investigation of a multi-state Navy veterans charity fraud. Republican Mike DeWine says the grants are part of efforts to spend the funds as intended, to help ...

Boy Scout honored for saving fellow Scout pinned by tree

HARRISON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio teenager has been awarded one of the Boy Scouts' highest honors for helping save another Scout who was pinned by a fallen tree. Fourteen-year-old Brandon Klotter was presented with the organization's National Medal of Merit in the Cincinnati suburb of Harrison ...

Paramedic driving patient requires overdose rescue

FAIRBORN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio firefighter-paramedic driving an overdose patient to the hospital needed rescue himself. Fairborn Fire Department officials say the man wasn't seeing or feeling right Thursday evening, so his partner jumped to the front to stop the ambulance. The partner then ...

Ohio officials say tick-borne Lyme Disease still a threat

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Department of Health says hunters and those trekking in wooded areas should use bug spray and take other precautions even in cold weather to prevent being infected with tick-borne Lyme disease. The state agency reports that 241 cases of Lyme disease have been ...

Kasich: Roy Moore ‘divisive’ and GOP shouldn’t support him

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich says allegations of sexual misconduct with a minor make Roy Moore unfit to serve and he should leave the race for Senate in Alabama. In a tweet Friday, the outspoken fellow Republican said he has "long opposed Roy Moore & his divisive ...

Ex-Traficant aide pleads guilty to theft from elderly woman

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An aide and longtime supporter of the late U.S. Rep. Jim Traficant has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $100,000 from an elderly woman with dementia. The Vindicator reports 70-year-old Linda Kovachik, of Youngstown, pleaded guilty Thursday to felony ...

Judge: No subpoenas for neo-Nazi website publisher’s family

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has refused to give court-ordered permission for attorneys to question a neo-Nazi website publisher's relatives about the man's whereabouts. A Muslim-American radio host's lawyers have been searching in vain for The Daily Stormer's publisher, Andrew ...

Teen pleads guilty in firetruck collision that killed 2

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A 16-year-old girl has pleaded guilty to juvenile charges in the deaths of two teen passengers who died when she drove an SUV through a red light and collided with a firetruck in Ohio. The Akron Beacon Journal reports the teen told a Summit County Juvenile Court judge ...