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Funeral arrangements for police officer killed on duty set

CINCINNATI (AP) — Funeral arrangements for a police officer in Ohio who was fatally struck by a pickup truck while he was redirecting traffic have been set. Forty-six-year-old Colerain Township Police Officer Dale Woods was hit by a vehicle Jan. 4 while working at the scene of a crash in the ...

Ohio couple accused in terror plot plead not guilty

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man and his girlfriend who are accused of obtaining guns and explosives for a foiled domestic terror attack have pleaded not guilty. Vincent Armstrong, and his girlfriend, Elizabeth Lecron, both 23, entered their pleas Thursday to multiple charges, including ...

Whistleblower alleging sex abuse at Ohio State is arrested

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man whose claims helped spur the investigation into alleged, decades-old sexual abuse by an Ohio State team doctor has been jailed in Columbus, where he's accused of telecommunications harassment. A warrant was issued for 50-year-old Mike DiSabato, of suburban Dublin, ...

Former speaker elected to again lead Ohio House

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A divided Ohio House has chosen state Rep. Larry Householder as speaker, ending a months-long, contentious fight over the leadership position. Householder was elected House speaker Monday for the second time in his career. The Republican from Perry County received 52 ...

US Supreme Court won’t hear appeal from Craigslist killer

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from an Ohio man sentenced to death for killing three down-and-out men lured by fake Craigslist job offers. The appeal from 59-year-old Richard Beasley was among those that the high court on Monday declined to hear. One of his ...

Police: Teen shot in head while playing Russian roulette

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police say a 17-year-old boy was shot in the head while playing Russian roulette in Ohio. Authorities say the teen was injured around 1 a.m. Saturday at a home in Akron. Police say the Louisville teen was playing with a 16-year-old boy from Green and a 20-year-old man ...

Ohio band leader among finalists for Grammy educator award

By ALISSA WIDMAN NEESE, The Columbus Dispatch DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — As a Grammy nominee, Jeremy Bradstreet is stopped and greeted with congratulations most everywhere he goes. But if the Dublin resident takes home the award in early February, it won't be for producing a radio hit or ...

Co-anchors in life: 2 broadcasters announce engagement

CINCINNATI (AP) — Two journalists who co-anchor news broadcasts at a television station in Ohio now plan to also co-anchor a life together as husband and wife. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Sheree Paolello (pah-LEL'-loh) and Mike Dardis of WLWT-TV in Cincinnati announced their Dec. 28 ...

Man whose wife’s body found in garage charged with murder

RAVENNA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man whose wife's body was found in the garage of their home has been charged with murder. The Kent-Ravenna Record-Courier reports that Brimfield police say the wife died from an apparent gunshot wound. Police say they found Lacie Cunningham's body on Thursday ...

Ohio State appoints 1st woman to lead its police department

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University has announced the appointment of the first woman to lead that school's police department. Chief Kimberly Spears-McNatt is a graduate of Ohio State and a former deputy chief, with almost 25 years' experience as an Ohio State police officer. The ...

Rare air: Goodyear Blimp honored with Hall of Fame induction

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Goodyear Blimp is flying into rarefied air. As a nod to its influence and legacy to the game, the iconic airship is being inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as an honorary member — the first non-player or coach to be ...

Investigation that benched Meyer cost Ohio State $1 million

By KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The investigation that led to a three-game suspension of Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer cost the university $1 million, twice the amount originally requested for it, the school said Thursday. The original $500,000 amount "was ...

Ohio man, girlfriend accused of plotting violent attack

By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man and his girlfriend arrested last month in a terrorism investigation have been indicted on additional charges accusing them of obtaining guns and explosives for a domestic terror attack that was never carried out. The Toledo ...

Inmate indicted in death of prison foster dog

By LISA CORNWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — An inmate accused in the death of a dog at an Ohio prison where the animal was placed in a program pairing inmates with foster dogs has been indicted on a felony charge. Court records show a Warren County grand jury indicted Benjamin ...

Records show city had 129 homicides in 2018

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police and medical examiner records show 129 homicides were reported in Cleveland in 2018, one less than in the previous year. Cleveland.com reports records from the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner and Cleveland police show 130 homicides in 2017 and 136 in in 2016. The ...

Teen sentenced to life in prison for slaying of 98-year-old

MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — A 17-year-old boy has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the strangulation death of a 98-year-old Ohio woman. Gavon Ramsay was sentenced Thursday after pleading no contest in November. A judge found him guilty of aggravated murder, ...

‘Village’ network helps older residents stay in their homes

By KEVIN STANKIEWICZ, The Columbus Dispatch COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gone are John Fuller's days of paying his neighbors for rides to Kroger. The 84-year-old Fuller now gets rides to the grocery store from At Home by High, a membership network for older adults in the Short North and ...

Farm provides a place for women recovering from addiction

By ROBIN GOIST and DAVID PETKIEWICZ, Cleveland.com NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio (AP) — Jacque Jones watched as an autumn breeze sent dozens of leaves to land between rows of red peppers and eggplants. Chickens clucked at her feet. "My life couldn't be much better," Jones said. Jones is one of ...

Lawyers want killer’s challenge of court costs reconsidered

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawyers are asking the Ohio Supreme Court to reconsider its rejection of arguments by a death row inmate who wanted his court-ordered payments adjusted. Condemned prisoner David Braden earns $16 a month in inmate pay. He is only allowed a maximum of $25 in his account ...

Ohio child in stroller dies after hit-and-run crash

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police say a 2-year-old boy has died from injuries suffered in a Cincinnati hit-and-run crash when a car struck the child's stroller on a sidewalk. Cincinnati police say a suspect is in custody and charged with vehicular assault and leaving the scene. Police say the crash ...