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Ohio court says judge properly dismissed underage sex case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld a juvenile court judge's dismissal of a case involving sex between boys under 13. At issue before the high court was a 2013 case out of central Ohio in which a 12-year-old boy touched and engaged in intercourse with a 9-year-old boy. ...

Prosecutors: Mom went to cops after son boasted about murder

CLEVELAND (AP) — The mother of a man charged with killing a teenage girl he'd recruited to rob a bank contacted police after learning he had bragged about the slaying, a prosecutor said during opening statements at the man's murder trial. Assistant Prosecutor Brian Kraft told jurors on ...

Down syndrome abortion ban clears Ohio House committee

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A proposal to ban abortions based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome has cleared an Ohio legislative panel over the objections of abortion-rights groups. Advocates of the measure, which cleared the House Health Committee Wednesday, contend terminating pregnancies in such ...

Ohio middle school teacher found stabbed to death in home

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The home where a middle school teacher was found stabbed to death has been the scene of several attempted break-ins and suspicious activities in the months leading up to the slaying. Police reports show the family complained about a series of pranks and minor ...

Police cases over 137-shot barrage unsettled 5 years later

By MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Nearly five years after two unarmed black suspects died in a 137-shot barrage of Cleveland police gunfire, five officers fired for their roles are set to return to duty this week after an arbitrator reinstated their jobs. Meanwhile, ...

Woman indicted in boy’s fatal drug overdose at sleepover

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A woman has been indicted on involuntary manslaughter and child-endangering charges in the death of a 12-year-old boy who authorities say died from a fentanyl (FEHN'-tuh-nihl) overdose during a sleepover at her Ohio apartment. The Franklin County prosecutor says the ...

Future of king salmon uncertain in Great Lakes

DETROIT (AP) — King salmon has helped create a multibillion-dollar sport fishery in the Great Lakes, but ripple effects of invasive species have left the fish's future less certain. The king, or chinook, salmon was first transplanted into the Great Lakes from the Pacific Northwest about 50 ...

Student admits killing roommate after fast-food argument

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio college student has pleaded guilty to stabbing his roommate to death after they argued over fast food. University of Akron student Kendal Scheid pleaded guilty Monday to involuntary manslaughter in the death of 23-year-old Duncan Unternaher. Police say the friends ...

Gas pipeline explosion kills man doing maintenance work

NAVARRE, Ohio (AP) — A sheriff's office says a natural gas pipeline explosion in Ohio killed a man doing maintenance work. The explosion Monday killed a Columbia Gas Transmission pipeline worker and caused a large gas leak just south of Canton that forced authorities to evacuate the ...

Lawyers seek to question neo-Nazi website publisher’s family

By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Lawyers suing a neo-Nazi website's publisher asked a federal judge Monday for court-ordered permission to question the man's relatives about his whereabouts. Private investigators believe The Daily Stormer's publisher, Andrew ...

Ohio State denies request for white nationalist speaker

By DAKE KANG, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio State University has denied a request to rent space for an appearance by white nationalist Richard Spencer, citing risks to public safety. An attorney representing Ohio State said in a letter sent Friday that the university consulted with ...

Court won’t review death sentence in prison riot murders

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court won't reconsider the case of a death row inmate convicted in the slayings of five fellow inmates during a 1993 prison riot in Ohio. Forty-eight-year-old Keith LaMar was convicted of aggravated murder in 1995 for the deaths of five inmates during ...

Police say they fatally shot man who pointed gun at them

MORAINE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man who pointed a gun at two Ohio police officers investigating a report of a suspicious vehicle has been fatally shot by them. Morain police Chief Craig Richardson says police shot Jamarco McShann on Friday in the Dayton suburb. Richardson says the ...

Cop pleads not guilty to sexual battery of 13-year-old boy

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland police officer charged with the sexual battery of a 13-year-old boy when she was a teacher's aide at an elementary school before becoming an officer has pleaded not guilty. A Cleveland Municipal Court judge on Friday ordered Officer Maria Velez to have no contact ...

College to offer sensitivity training after anti-LGBT flyer

By DAKE KANG, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland State University says it will create an advisory committee and offer more sensitivity training after officials were criticized for their response to a flyer that urged LGBT students to kill themselves. The school said Friday in a ...

Workers at Fuyao auto glass plant in Ohio eye union election

MORAINE, Ohio (AP) — Workers for a Chinese glass maker in southwest Ohio are trying to form a union. The employees of Fuyao (foo-YOW') Glass America Inc. facility in Moraine filed their request for a representation election with the National Labor Relations Board on Monday. It cites a ...

US Navy Blue Angels to headline air show in Ohio

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Navy Blue Angels fighter jet performance team is set to headline an annual air show in Ohio next year. A Vectren Dayton Air Show release Thursday said the Blue Angels will return to the show June 23 and June 24 at Dayton International Airport for the first time ...

University of Akron pledged $20M from Quaker Oats heiress

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — University of Akron officials say the estate of a Quaker Oats Company heiress has pledged $20 million to the school with most of the money paying for scholarships. University President Matthew Wilson announced the school's largest-ever donation Thursday. The gift is from ...

Ohio city councilman arrested, charged with assault

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio city councilman running for re-election has been arrested following a confrontation with a local activist. Social media posts indicate the confrontation happened during a candidate talent show Thursday night at a bar in Toledo. Thirty-three-year-old Julian Mack ...

Sitter who fed Xanax to toddler who later died gets prison

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio baby sitter who gave the anti-anxiety drug Xanax to a toddler before leaving to go shop and meet a friend at the movies has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for the child's death. Thirty-two-year-old Summer Shalodi apologized Thursday in a Lorain County ...