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2 teen brothers found dead inside submerged car in Ohio

WESTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say two teenage brothers have been found dead inside a submerged car in northwest Ohio. The Bowling Green Sentinel-Tribune reports the Wood County Sheriff's Office has identified the teens as 17-year-old Xavier Wensink, and 14-year-old Aidan Wensink, of ...

Ex-Miss Kentucky gets probation for bringing pot into prison

LIMA, Ohio (AP) — A former Miss Kentucky who tried to smuggle a small amount of marijuana into an Ohio prison for her boyfriend won't have to spend time behind bars. The Lima News reports 28-year-old Kia Hampton, of Louisville, Kentucky, received probation Wednesday during a hearing in Allen ...

Prosecutors: Don’t overturn Amish leader’s hair-cutting case

CLEVELAND (AP) — The leader of a breakaway Amish group in Ohio convicted in hair- and beard-cutting attacks is pushing to get his sentence overturned using arguments already considered and rejected in court. An attorney for 72-year-old Samuel Mullet Sr. argues that his previous lawyer made ...

Board: Proposal to term-limit Ohio justices is 2 issues

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld dismissal of a lawsuit over a proposed constitutional amendment ballot issue. A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati agreed Tuesday with a lower court's ruling against a group that claimed its First ...

Overdose deaths up over 30 percent in Cincinnati area

CINCINNATI (AP) — A coroner says fatal drug overdoses rose sharply last year in the Cincinnati area and the numbers would have been even worse without the opioid-overdose antidote naloxone. Hamilton County Coroner Lakshmi Sammarco (LAK'-schmee sam-MAHR'-koh) announced Tuesday that her office ...

Ohio woman faces charges in death of her baby

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a 23-year-old southeast Ohio woman faces felony charges for the death of her 3-month-old daughter earlier this month. The Athens Messenger reports Christina Hazlett, of Athens, is scheduled to appear in Athens County Municipal Court on Wednesday after ...

Young John Glenn’s pillowcase featured planets, stars

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — When future astronaut John Glenn nestled in his bed, it may not have been sugar plums that danced in his head, but celestial bodies. A recently discovered child's pillowcase that belonged to the late U.S. senator and space hero ...

Superstore chain Fred Meyer to stop selling guns, ammunition

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Superstore company Fred Meyer will stop selling guns and ammunition. The Portland, Oregon,-based chain in a statement Friday said it made the decision after evaluating customer preferences. The company sells guns at nearly 45 of its 132 stores in Oregon, Washington, ...

University to honor US Rep. John Lewis’ civil rights work

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — U.S. Rep. John Lewis will be honored for his civil rights accomplishments by a university in Ohio. Miami University will award its Freedom Summer of '64 Award to the Democratic congressman from Georgia at the Sam Rayburn House Office Building in Washington on Monday. ...

Ohio shopping mall locked down after shooting to reopen

BEACHWOOD, Ohio (AP) — A popular suburban Cleveland shopping mall that locked down Saturday after a shooting on the property is set to reopen. Beachwood Place Mall says in a Facebook post that the mall would reopen at its normal time of noon Sunday. Beachwood police say a man suspected of ...

Cincinnati council to vote on city manager buyout deal

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati City Council is expected to vote Monday whether to approve a buyout deal for its embattled city manager after the mayor asked him to quit. The offer made to City Manager Harry Black totals $393,000, the equivalent of 18 months' pay. Black said in a statement ...

Ohio student suspended for staying in class during walkouts

HILLIARD, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio high school student says he tried to remain nonpolitical during school walkouts over gun violence and was suspended for a day because he stayed in a classroom instead of joining protests or the alternative, a study hall. Hilliard senior Jacob Shoemaker says ...

Judge tosses commentators’ challenge to Ohio harassment ban

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a constitutional challenge to an Ohio law against internet harassment brought by a group of liberal and conservative online political commentators. Akron-based U.S. District Court Judge Sara Lioi (lee-OY') found late last month that a liberal ...

Backers fixing ballot measure capping payday interest rates

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Supporters of capping Ohio's interest rates on payday loans are working to correct errors and resubmit petition language after their first try was rejected. Efforts by the Ohio CDC Association follow Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's rejection of initial language ...

Ohio lawmaker proposes Labrador retriever as state dog

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio lawmaker has proposed making the Labrador retriever the official state dog. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Ohio could become the 13th state to name a state dog, and the first to recognize the Labrador as such. The bill's sponsor, Republican Rep. Jeffery ...

Man wanted to help troubled kids, effort sends him to prison

By STEPHANIE WARSMITH, Akron Beacon Journal AKRON, Ohio (AP) — At the age of 15, Christopher Hendon was on his way to following in the footsteps of several relatives who had spent much of their lives behind bars. In three years, the Akron teen had been charged with 17 crimes. A ...

Nursery in Ohio prison lets inmate moms bond with their kids

By JOHN CANIGLIA, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — One-month-old Javon Jackson fidgets with his mom's jacket as he drinks from his bottle and holds her hand. His mom coos. Her friends laugh, and a precocious, 2-year-old toddler stops by and waves hi. In all, it is a ...

Mayor says deal for city manager to leave; manager disagrees

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati's mayor says the city manager has agreed to leave his job, while the city manager says no deal has been reached. Mayor John Cranley said in a statement Tuesday he and City Manager Harry Black reached an "agreement in principle," for Black to leave. Cranley says ...

Defense: Exclude suspect’s comments at trial for fatal fires

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Attorneys for an Ohio man charged in fires that killed nine people on his street say his statements to police should be excluded at trial in the potential death penalty case. Fifty-eight-year-old Stanley Ford, of Akron, has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder charges ...

Mom of boy who shot sister pleads not guilty to indictment

ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman accused of returning to work after her 8-year-old son repeatedly shot and wounded his 4-year-old sister at home has been indicted on child-endangering and evidence-tampering charges and pleaded not guilty. An Ashland County judge declined a request Tuesday ...