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2 wounded in fatal Cincinnati shooting are back home

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — A woman who survived at least 12 gunshots in a downtown Cincinnati attack was back home Wednesday and helped get her two children ready for school, kissing them as she sent them off, a spokeswoman said. Whitney Austin, 37, was discharged ...

Police officer gets 43 years for on-duty sex assaults

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A former police officer in an Ohio village was sentenced Wednesday to 43 years in prison for sexually assaulting four women while on duty, including two women he had taken to the police station. The crimes of Justin Sanderson, 33, are "reprehensible and disturbing," ...

Candidate buys Weather Channel ads ahead of hurricane

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Republican candidate for Ohio governor has paid for ad time on The Weather Channel as it gears up for coverage of Hurricane Florence. Cleveland.com reports Attorney General Mike DeWine bought more than $10,000 worth of ad time on the channel Tuesday. His purchase ...

Firm worked for Cordray’s agency, then campaign

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An advertising and media firm to which Ohio gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray's agency gave government work while he was a federal official now is doing political work for him. Records reviewed by The Associated Press show ...

Hospital closes psychiatric unit after regulation changes

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio hospital has closed its psychiatric unit because of changes in government regulation. Aultman Hospital CEO Christopher Remark tells the Repository more stringent regulation and changing needs of the community were behind the decision. Remark says facility ...

Cincinnati victims didn’t have any known links to gunman

CINCINNATI (AP) — The three people shot and killed in the lobby of a Cincinnati office building didn't have any apparent connection to the gunman. One was a longtime construction worker who was working in the building. Another moved to Cincinnati a year ago to take a better job with Fifth ...

Historical society celebrates federal designation for museum

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Dayton History has unveiled the new John W. Berry Sr. Wright Brothers National Museum. Dayton History President Brady Kress says the museum now has a federal designation. Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Turner and Dayton Foundation President Michael Parks were on hand for the ...

Sculpture uses shards of city’s history to welcome future

By ROBERTA GEDERT, The Blade TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A blighted entryway into downtown Toledo is being transformed into a portal that celebrates the city's history of transformation, transportation, manufacturing, and innovation. A realignment of the Anthony Wayne Trail flowing into the Erie ...

Cincinnati city manager who quit gets additional payout

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati will pay its former city manager another $370,000 after he quit earlier this year. The city already had agreed to pay Harry Black a $174,000 severance and $100,000 in benefits. Black quit in April as he was facing the likelihood of being fired by the City ...

Police say shooter’s gun jammed during office rampage

By ANGIE WANG and JOHN SEEWER CINCINNATI (AP) — The shooter who killed three people in a Cincinnati office high-rise once acted disoriented after being fired four years ago in South Carolina, and he filed a recent lawsuit that a judge in June said "borders on delusional." Authorities on ...

Ohio gubernatorial candidates to debate 3 times

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The major-party candidates for Ohio governor will debate three times this fall. The campaigns of Republican nominee Mike DeWine and Democratic nominee Rich Cordray announced the debate schedule on Friday. The candidates are scheduled to debate Sept. 19 at the ...

Executive: Proposed rules jeopardizing Lake Erie wind farm

CLEVELAND (AP) — The developer of a wind farm on Lake Erie says an Ohio state board's proposed restrictions on its operation are jeopardizing the project. The Ohio Power Siting Board wants broad authority to regulate how the wind farm operates if it's found to have a significant impact on ...

Police: Ohio woman’s body might have been dumped in landfill

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Police say the body of an Ohio woman who was killed by her husband might have wound up in a Kentucky landfill. Seventy-three-year-old Philip Snider pleaded guilty last week to aggravated murder and other charges in the death of 70-year-old Roberta Snider. A plea ...

Court boosts rights of students accused of sexual misconduct

By ED WHITE, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Students accused of sexual misconduct at public universities have the right to cross-examine accusers at disciplinary hearings, a federal appeals court said Friday in a sweeping decision that will extend to public schools in four states. The ...

Ohio State seeks dismissal of suits alleging sexual abuse

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University asked a judge on Friday to dismiss three federal lawsuits filed by former students alleging sexual misconduct by a team doctor. The lawsuits claim that university officials turned a blind eye to rampant sexual abuse by Dr. Richard Strauss, who ...

Urban Meyer is back with Buckeyes, but not all the way

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer returned to the Woody Hayes Athletic Center on Monday for the first time in a month, arriving before dawn for a staff meeting. Under the terms of his suspension by Ohio State , Meyer can be on campus, talk ...

Dog paired with inmate in prison program found dead in cell

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A foster dog placed in a program that pairs Ohio inmates with dogs was found dead in a cell in a violent death, an animal rescue group said. The State Highway Patrol is investigating the death last month of the dog at Warren ...

Toledo police select new company to provide body cameras

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Toledo police have selected a new company to provide body cameras after technical problems with previous cameras led to their return. Lt. Keven Toney is a spokesman for the Toledo Police Department. He says Irvine, California-based Getac will provide 305 body cameras for ...

Report: Cleveland housing market tells tale of 2 cities

CLEVELAND (AP) — A report says that ten years after the financial crisis a two-tiered housing market still exists in Cleveland, one of the hardest hit cities. The report from the Western Reserve Land Conservancy says even as regional house prices return to their pre-collapse highs before ...

Heat forces school closures, early dismissals across Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The late summer heat wave has forced several schools in Ohio to close or schedule early dismissals. Columbus city schools announced schools would close about two hours early Tuesday because of "persistent high temperatures and humidity." The forecast called for ...