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Ohio woman 1 of 32 Americans named as a Rhodes Scholar

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Cincinnati woman has been named one of 32 Rhodes Scholars from the U.S. The Rhodes Trust says 21-year-old Camille Borders, a senior at Washington University in St. Louis, was chosen from more than 850 applicants who received endorsements from their schools to study at ...

Police: 2 hospitalized after backyard explosion

NORWOOD, Ohio (AP) — Police say two people have been hospitalized after an explosion in an Ohio backyard. Authorities tell WKRC-TV a small propane tank used for barbecuing exploded in Norwood around 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Two people were rushed to a local hospital with burns. Their current ...

School district: Board not liable for teen killing herself

FAIRFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A southwestern Ohio school district wants its board and administrators to be dismissed from a lawsuit filed by parents who say their 13-year-old daughter killed herself after being bullied. The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports the Fairfield City School District ...

Young man’s shooting death appears accidental, officials say

WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in southwestern Ohio say the shooting death of a 19-year-old man appears to be an accident. Officials say a preliminary investigation indicates the man accidentally shot himself on Saturday at a home in West Chester Township, north of Cincinnati. Police ...

Ohio clerk accused of leaking search warrants indicted

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio authorities said Thursday a longtime clerk of courts employee has been fired and now faces felony charges alleging she leaked confidential information from search warrants that allowed potential law enforcement targets to be ...

Experts: Failed execution attempt may cause legal challenges

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's failure to execute a condemned killer with poor veins despite multiple claims by the state that the veins were accessible will lead to new challenges of the state lethal injection process, death penalty experts ...

Ohio deputy shoots self in foot firing at attacking dog

MARION, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio sheriff's deputy shot himself in the foot while fending off an attacking dog during a drug raid. The shooting happened Thursday morning in Marion as a police task force searched a suspected drug house. The Marion Star reports Deputy Mike Wheeler ...

Patrol: crashes, fatalities jumped after Ohio went to 70 mph

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state highway patrol says crashes and fatalities jumped after Ohio adopted a 70 mph speed limit on many roads and highways. A patrol report released Thursday found a 24 percent increase in crashes on 70 mph roads, including 22 percent more fatal and injury ...

Ohio campaign targets bullying, promotes support of youth

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state has launched an ad campaign targeting bullying and promoting the support of at-risk Ohio youth. The "Be Present" campaign from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services encourages friends, classmates and siblings to support youth experiencing ...

Change of plea for Ohio man suspected of Bosnian war crimes

CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge has set a change of plea hearing for an Ohio man accused of hiding the fact that he had been in a special police unit in Bosnia and took part in the Serb massacre of more than 8,000 Muslim Bosnians during the 1995 genocide. The U.S. government accused Oliver Dragic ...

Police report multiple injuries after car strikes home

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say multiple people have been seriously injured after a flaming car crashed into a Cleveland home. Authorities say the crash happened around 11 p.m. Thursday. Witnesses say the car hit another vehicle at an intersection before striking the home. Police say the ...

Ohio calls off execution after failing to find inmate’s vein

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Ohio called off the execution of a condemned killer with multiple health problems on Wednesday, because members of the state's execution team were unable to find a vein to insert an IV that would administer the lethal ...

Ohio set to execute inmate with walking, breathing problems

LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Ohio plans on Wednesday to execute a condemned killer who will be provided a wedge-shaped pillow to help him breathe as he's put to death. Inmate Alva Campbell was sentenced to die for killing a teenager during a carjacking two decades ago. The U.S. Supreme Court on ...

Lawsuit seeks to stop work on Appalachian gas pipeline

By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Environmental groups are asking a court to stop construction of a natural gas pipeline that will run across northern Ohio and into Michigan and Canada, the latest in a series of challenges against pipelines being built to transport gas ...

Wounded suspect in officers’ shooting is transferred to jail

WILLOUGHBY HILLS, Ohio (AP) — A wounded suspect accused of injuring two police officers in an exchange of gunfire at an Ohio car dealership has been moved from a medical center to a jail to await his first court appearance. Thirty-one-year-old Timmothy Schmidt was hospitalized after being ...

Man dead, woman hospitalized after touching power line

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say one man was killed and a woman seriously injured after they were electrocuted while trimming trees in Ohio. The Akron Fire Department says the pair were working for a private contractor in Akron Tuesday afternoon when the 38-year-old man made contact with a ...

3 Ohio pastors indicted on child sex trafficking conspiracy

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A third Ohio pastor has been indicted on sex trafficking charges, and prosecutors say all three men worked together to entice underage girls with money in exchange for sex. A federal grand jury in Toledo has indicted the Rev. Cordell Jenkins, the Rev. Anthony Haynes and ...

Ohio county mulls plate scanners to find crime-linked cars

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Ohio county that includes Cleveland is considering installing license plate scanners at intersections to help police find vehicles used during crimes. Cleveland.com reports the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County Council expects to spend nearly $900,000 to install 18 ...

Lawyers for convicted Ohio serial killer quit case

CINCINNATI (AP) — The attorneys representing convicted Ohio serial killer Anthony Kirkland have quit because they say he discussed his case with another attorney and they cannot ethically represent him. The judge says he will appoint new defense attorneys and Kirkland will return to court in ...

Ohio city hopes conduct pact with police will serve as model

By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A coalition representing minority groups in Ohio's fourth-largest city hopes a code of conduct signed with police to improve relations between the two can be a model for other cities. The pact outlines how people in the city should be ...