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State’s high court won’t reconsider baby death case appeal

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Supreme Court has declined to reconsider an appeal by a former high school cheerleader charged with killing and burying her newborn baby. The court declined in February to hear Brooke Skylar Richardson's appeal after a lower court ruled doctors can testify in the ...

Authorities: Tornado damages homes, causes some injuries

SHELBY, Ohio (AP) — The National Weather Service says a tornado damaged some homes and businesses and caused some injuries in a section of Ohio and a possible tornado damaged mobile homes in another part of the state. No deaths were reported. Meteorologist Doug Kahn in the weather service's ...

University sues companies alleging shoddy work at stadium

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The University of Akron is suing several companies over the condition of railings in the school's stadium, saying shoddy construction and design led to $1 million in needed repairs. The university lawsuit included photographs that show railings at Infocision Stadium ...

Ohio River agency again looking at revising pollution rules

CINCINNATI (AP) — A commission that watches over the Ohio River's health across six states is looking at making some of its pollution standards for the river voluntary. The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission has been considering changes to the standards for more than a year. Last ...

Lawmakers want non-budget approach to school ‘takeovers’ fix

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State lawmakers pushing an overhaul of Ohio's school-funding system say proposals to change how the state takes control of poor-performing districts shouldn't be part of the budget debate. Rep. John Patterson, a Democrat from Jefferson in northeastern Ohio, says ...

Lawmaker goes through drug education program, will keep seat

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state lawmaker from Cincinnati who faced a felony charge over a pill found in his vehicle has completed a drug education program, and the charge was reduced and dismissed Monday to resolve that matter. An Adderall pill was found when a state trooper stopped Democratic ...

Authorities seek prisoner who escaped at Ohio rest stop

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio are continuing their search for a prisoner who escaped at an interstate rest stop while he was being moved by a private inmate transport company. The State Highway Patrol says Affordable Extradition Service was transporting the inmate, Said Ali ...

50 years on, friends still recall Ohioan’s Vietnam death

By JIM KRUMEL The Lima News WAPAKONETA, Ohio (AP) — Fifty years will have passed this Saturday since Gary Detrick was killed by enemy fire in Vietnam. He was 20 years old. It is a date — April 13, 1969 — that has always stuck in the mind of Larry Elsass, a boyhood friend of Detrick. ...

Patrol focusing on Move Over law in construction season

FREMONT, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol is focusing on enforcement of Ohio's Move Over law as construction season starts. The patrol says troopers' cruisers were involved in 56 crashes in the past five years that appear to have involved violations of that law by motorists. Two ...

Jury: prosecutor guilty of coercion, acquitted on sex charge

MARIETTA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio county prosecutor accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with a female kidnapping victim in his office has been convicted of coercion but acquitted of a sex charge. The Attorney General's Office, which prosecuted the case, has said the woman was both a ...

Baby sitter convicted in Ohio toddler’s 2018 death

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio baby sitter charged with murder in a 3-year-old girl's death has been convicted of the child's death. The Hamilton-Middletown News-Journal reports that a jury convicted Lindsay Partin late Friday of murder, involuntary manslaughter and child endangering. The ...

Principals from schools with shootings form support network

By KANTELE FRANKO Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In the days after a teenager shot and killed three fellow students at Ohio's Chardon High School in 2012, then-Principal Andy Fetchik remembers getting a call from someone who knew just what he was experiencing. It was Frank ...

Sheriff: Man dies after fishing boat capsizes on lake

COLLEGE CORNER, Ohio (AP) — A sheriff says a boat has capsized at an Ohio lake and one of the two fishermen in the boat has died. Preble County Sheriff Mike Simpson says the boat capsized on Acton Lake at Hueston Woods State Park around noon Tuesday. Simpson says both men were thrown into ...

Neo-Nazi website founder refuses to be in US for deposition

By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press A neo-Nazi website operator said Tuesday that he refuses to be present in the U.S. for questioning under oath in a lawsuit that accuses him of unleashing an anti-Semitic "troll storm" against a Montana real estate agent's family. The Daily Stormer founder ...

20 counties in state eligible for federal aid after storms

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Federal funding is being made available to help repair damage in Ohio from storms, flooding and landslides after severe weather in February. Local governments, state agencies and certain nonprofit organizations in 20 southern Ohio counties are eligible for that federal ...

State OKs payment to 3 men wrongfully imprisoned for years

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Three men wrongfully imprisoned for murder for nearly 20 years will split a wrongful-conviction payment of $1.5 million from the state of Ohio. Cleveland.com reports the state Board of Control this week authorized the payment to be split among Eugene Johnson, Laurese ...

Teen pours affection for animals into volunteering

By ALLISON WARD The Columbus Dispatch COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Seventh-grader Rebekah Weiner volunteers weekly at Columbus Humane, walking dogs, cuddling cats and playing with lonely animals. The 13-year-old has always had a passion for helping creatures, large and small. Rebekah Weiner ...

Spring hunting season for wild turkeys to begin

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's spring hunting season for wild turkeys begins this month. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says the state is divided into two wild turkey-hunting zones — one in southern Ohio and the other in the northeast part of the state. Hunting in the south zone is ...

Authorities: Trench collapses at construction site; man dies

XENIA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a trench has collapsed at a home construction site in Ohio and a worker has died. The Greene County Sheriff's office says residents of a neighborhood in Sugarcreek Township noticed a piece of heavy machinery running with no operator at the site ...

New rules to prevent fraternity hazing begin at university

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — New rules aimed at preventing fraternity hazing have taken effect at Miami University in Ohio where a student recently reported being beaten and forced to drink excessive amounts of alcohol in a fraternity hazing. A university incident report stated last month that the ...