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Authorities: 2 Ohio children among 3 dead in Indiana crash

ANGOLA, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say two children from Ohio and an Indiana woman died following a weekend crash in northeastern Indiana. The Steuben County sheriff's office says 18-month-old Madelyn Bittle and 6-year-old Rhiannon Momenee, both of Montpelier, Ohio, died in Saturday's crash ...

Ohio State wants info on ’96 doc investigation made public

By KANTELE FRANKO Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University asked a judge Wednesday for permission to publicly share information about a confidential state medical board investigation involving the team doctor accused of decades-old sexual misconduct against more than 150 ...

Two-vehicle crash kills 3, including off-duty deputy sheriff

ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says a two-vehicle crash in Ohio has killed three people, including an off-duty deputy, and injured four children. The patrol says the crash just before 9 a.m. Wednesday occurred on U.S. 22 in Muskingum County. A patrol release says ...

3 adults hurt, 180 hogs killed in farm’s 2nd fire in a year

WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a barn fire injured three construction workers and killed an estimated 180 hogs at an Ohio farm where about 5,000 pigs died in another blaze last year. The three adults with reported burn injuries were flown to a Columbus hospital after the ...

Ohio governor to pursue law taking guns from people at risk

By MARK GILLISPIE Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Recent deadly shootings at places of worship have prompted Ohio's pro-gun rights Republican governor to consider pursuing new laws aimed at keeping firearms out of the hands of people who are a threat to the safety of themselves and ...

Ceremony honors fallen Ohio officers, including 4 last year

LONDON, Ohio (AP) — An annual memorial ceremony is honoring the nearly 800 Ohio peace officers who have died in the line of duty since 1823, including four last year. Those include Westerville Officers Eric Joering and Anthony Morelli, who were fatally shot in February 2018 while responding ...

Police seek clues, motive for slayings of 4 in their home

By ANGIE WANG Associated Press WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) — Police in a suburban community in Ohio are trying to determine who killed three women and a man found dead in their home and why. West Chester Township police said Monday they were interviewing witnesses and following up on leads. ...

3 women, 1 man killed at apartment complex where shots fired

ANGIE WANG and LISA CORNWELL Associated Press WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) — Three women and a man were found dead at an apartment complex in Ohio where multiple gunshots were fired, police said Monday. No suspect has been identified. A man called 911 around 10 p.m. Sunday, saying he had arrived ...

Multi-state trooper project focuses on distracted driving

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says a recent distracted driving enforcement project with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project resulted in more than 1,600 citations for distracted driving-related offenses. Ohio troopers issued 271 citations in the initiative that began ...

FBI: Ransomware behind Cleveland airport info screen woes

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities say technical problems at Cleveland's main airport that plagued flight and baggage claim information screens all last week was related to a ransomware attack. The FBI said Monday that ransomware was found on the network, but the city did not consider making any ...

Man charged with murder in infant son’s death

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man accused in the death of his infant son and of injuring the child's older sibling has been indicted charges including murder and felonious assault. Warren County court officials say the grand jury also indicted 27-year-old Cody Colwell, of Clearcreek Township, ...

Judge blocks schools from Ohio suit against e-school founder

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge won't let school districts intervene in Ohio's civil case seeking to recoup millions of dollars in public funding from leaders of a now-defunct online charter school. Eight districts, including Dayton and Toledo, sought to be part of the case involving founder ...

Missing teen found, 3 charged with human trafficking

CORBIN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky sheriff says a missing teenage girl has been found in the back of a U-Haul truck and three people have been charged with human trafficking. News outlets report the Knox County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that the girl was reported missing Saturday and ...

Ohio officials discuss hate crimes before Klan-related rally

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Federal and local officials in Ohio are discussing how to prevent and respond to hate crimes at a public meeting ahead of a Ku Klux Klan-related group's rally planned next month. The Dayton Daily News reports Wednesday's meeting is part of scheduled programming by the ...

Judge tosses death sentence of man on death row since 1988

CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge in Ohio has ruled that a man who's been on death row for more than 30 years is intellectually disabled and has thrown out his death sentence. Andre Jackson was convicted of aggravated murder in 1988 for fatally beating a 74-year-old employee at a laundromat in ...

State’s aviation policy panel seeks experts from public

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is looking for members of the public with expertise in aviation and aerospace technology to serve on a state panel. State Rep. Rick Perales (peh-RAH'-lihs), a Beavercreek Republican, chairs the 2019-20 Ohio Aerospace and Aviation Technology Committee. He says ...

Help on wheels: Carts help disabled Ohio dogs stay mobile

By HOLLY ZACHARIAH The Columbus Dispatch GALION, Ohio (AP) — John Lizotte approached the makeshift pen with caution because the German shepherd was in full-on guard-dog mode, his deep-throated bark of warning bouncing off the shelter walls. John pulled a treat from the pouch strapped to his ...

Families to have voice in Columbus police shooting trial

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge in Columbus has agreed to allow a jury to hear from relatives of two slain police officers should the trial of a man accused of killing them reach the death penalty phase. The Columbus Dispatch reports Judge Richard Frye agreed with prosecutors Friday that ...

1-year-old boy killed in possible accidental shooting

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities in Cleveland say a 1-year-old boy has been killed in what they say may have been an accidental shooting. Cleveland police spokeswoman Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia says officers were called to the home at 6:20 p.m. Saturday for a shooting involving a small child. The boy ...

Zookeeper hospitalized after tiger attack at Topeka Zoo

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — City officials say a tiger mauled a zookeeper at the Topeka Zoo in northeastern Kansas. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the incident happened around 9:30 a.m. Saturday, when a Sumatran tiger named Sanjiv tackled the worker in an enclosed outdoor space. Topeka Zoo ...