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Ohio police chief apologizes to family of man fatally mauled

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police chief has apologized for the delayed response of two officers in providing first aid to a man fatally mauled by a dog in 2017. The Dayton Daily News reports Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl called the mother of 60-year-old Maurice Brown to apologize for ...

Mayor: Fix for landslides could shutter parts of parkway

CINCINNATI (AP) — The mayor of Cincinnati says parts of Columbia Parkway could close down for the next two years in order to stop landslides. Democratic Mayor John Cranley says a minimum of two lanes of the parkway would be shut down for the duration of the project and drivers should prepare ...

Ohio plans workplace classes after racist acts at GM plant

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio officials will spend two days leading civil rights training at a General Motors plant where there have been repeated incidents of racial harassment. All 1,700 workers at GM's transmission plant in Toledo will be required to attend one of the sessions on Thursday or ...

Guilty plea to hate crimes in deadly car attack at rally

By DENISE LAVOIE AP Legal Affairs Writer CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — In a case that stirred racial tensions across the country, a self-avowed white supremacist pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal hate crime charges in a deadly attack at a white nationalist rally in Virginia, admitting that ...

Woman charged in massacre probe asking judge to toss charges

PIKETON, Ohio (AP) — A woman facing charges in connection to an Ohio family massacre is to go before a judge and ask that her charges be dismissed. Prosecutors are opposing the request and also want a gag order to stop Fredericka Wagner from speaking about the case. A hearing is set for ...

After patient deaths, hospital addresses pharmacy concerns

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio hospital where dozens of patients died after receiving potentially fatal doses of painkillers says it has fully addressed concerns about its pharmacy services that jeopardized its Medicare participation. Mount Carmel West hospital in Columbus says a review done ...

Proposal: $55 million annually for public transportation

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The latest version of Ohio's transportation budget would provide $55 million annually for public transportation in the state. The state Senate approved the amount this week as the GOP-controlled chamber passed the budget, which includes a 6-cent per gallon increase in ...

Driver who hit, killed garbage truck operator pleads guilty

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A driver who struck and killed an Ohio garbage truck operator could face up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to a single, felony count of aggravated vehicular homicide. Other charges against 41-year-old Brian Jankovich, of Middletown, are being dropped as ...

DNA from missing-person case helps ID 2 legs found in trash

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say they have identified two human legs that were found in the trash at a waste-collection facility in Ohio's capital two years ago. Columbus police say a DNA match from a missing-person case helped identify the remains as those of a 22-year-old woman from the ...

Student suspended after using toy gun in veterans memorial

CELINA, Ohio (AP) — Military veterans and students are upset over the suspension of a middle school student in Ohio whose class project creating a memorial to veterans included a toy gun. About two dozen people in Celina in northwest Ohio protested the suspension earlier this week. The ...

Authorities: 16-year-old boy fatally shot; suspect sought

LINCOLN HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a 16-year-old boy has been shot and killed in suburban Cincinnati. Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil says sheriff's deputies responded shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday to a reported shooting in the village of Lincoln Heights, roughly 15 miles (24 ...

Governor declares state of emergency over road damage

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has declared a state of emergency in 37 Ohio counties that received serious highway damage from severe weather. The Republican governor said in a release this week that the emergency declaration will allow the state Department of Transportation and ...

Ohio Senate proposes 6-cent increase to state gas tax

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Senate on Thursday voted in favor of a proposal to increase the state's gas tax by 6 cents a gallon, down from the House's planned increase of 10.7 cents a gallon and well below the governor's proposed 18-cents a gallon to maintain roads and bridges. The ...

City manager vows to help fix flooded backyard problem

TRENTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio city manager has vowed to fix an issue that is causing some residents' backyards to become ponds of mucky collected rainwater. Trenton resident Sheila Sessler and her neighbors first complained in February that a pair of dry wells for rainwater drainage had ...

Man pleads not guilty in hit-and-run death of pedestrian

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A driver accused in a hit-and-run crash that killed an Ohio man who was outside retrieving his newspaper has pleaded not guilty to charges including vehicular homicide. Fifty-six-year-old Monte Porter III, of Bath Township, also pleaded not guilty Thursday in Akron ...

Caregivers for disabled to see pay increase under proposal

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Caregivers for Ohio residents with developmental disabilities could see a higher paycheck under a state-budget proposal. The Columbus Dispatch reports pay for home care workers would increase 11 percent over the next two years to $12.38 an hour. Jeff Davis, director of ...

Trump says GM should re-open Lordstown Plant, sell it

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press LIMA, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday brought his re-election campaign to Ohio — a state essential to his 2020 strategy — touring a military tank plant and telling many of its cheering workers: "You better love me. I ...

Drug doses, deaths spur 26 lawsuits against doctor, hospital

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — At least 26 wrongful-death lawsuits are now pending against an Ohio hospital system and a doctor accused of ordering excessive doses of painkillers for dozens of patients who died. The newest cases allege Dr. William Husel (HYOO'-suhl) ordered outsize fentanyl doses for ...

Federal court hearing set for accused police vice officer

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A hearing is set in federal court for a vice squad officer in Ohio held without bail on charges of forcing women to have sex with him under threat of an arrest. A federal indictment also accuses Columbus police officer Andrew Mitchell of witness tampering and lying to ...

Police: Human skeletal remains found in ravine

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police say human skeletal remains have been found in a ravine in suburban Cincinnati. Assistant Chief Jeffrey Braun of the Delhi Township Police Department says someone who frequently hunts in the area for any antlers shed by deer found the few pieces of human bone ...