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Coroner: Man found in vacant house died of gunshot wounds

DAYTON , Ohio (AP) — A man whose body was found in a vacant house in Ohio died of multiple gunshot wounds, a coroner said Monday. Montgomery County Coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger ruled the Nov. 17 death of 28-year-old Todd Burkhart a homicide. The Mansfield man's body was found Friday in a ...

Nonprofit to give $3.8 million to Dayton shooting victims

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio nonprofit has approved the disbursement of $3.8 million to victims of the August mass shooting in Dayton. The Community Oversight Committee chose 47 applicants to receive a charitable gift from the Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund. Seventy percent of the ...

Ohio man builds antique hearse for brother’s last ride

By RACHEL WAGONER Farm and Dairy EAST ROCHESTER, Ohio (AP) — Ted Hawk has dealt with death more than the average person. He's buried his parents and five siblings in the family cemetery — Hawk & Sanor Cemetery— that sits just up the hill from the house where he was born. They've ...

Ohio Turnpike service plazas offer free Wi-Fi in new network

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission says it is now providing free, reliable public Wi-Fi inside all 14 service plazas along the toll road. It says the upgrade replaces an inconsistent patchwork of systems that had been provided by food vendors at those stops ...

Search for missing Ohio couple turns up man’s body

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man's body has been found in a vacant home during a search for a missing Ohio couple. The Montgomery County Coroner's Office in Dayton says the body of 28-year-old Todd Burkhart, of Mansfield, was found Friday night inside a vacant home in Dayton. No ...

Authorities: Death of man found in sewage tank accidental

SOUTH SOLON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say the death of a man found at the bottom of a drained sewage tank in Ohio appears to be accidental. The Columbus Dispatch reports the body of 34-year-old James Powers was found Wednesday in the recently drained tank at a wastewater treatment plant in ...

2 people slain at apartment complex where deputy was killed

BATAVIA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man has been arrested in the fatal shooting of two people at an Ohio apartment complex where a sheriff's deputy was killed earlier this year. WCPO-TV reports Pierce Township police have not released any information about the shooting or the identities ...

Ohio high school senior wins school board seat

By EMILY MILLS Akron Beacon Journal BATH, Ohio (AP) — Mike Kahoe was eager to discuss his recent election to the Revere Board of Education and his plans for the position, from increasing transparency between the board and the community to improving school safety. But first, the 18-year-old ...

Ohio says study finds many pregnancy deaths were preventable

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state Department of Health says a study shows more than half of pregnancy-related deaths in Ohio over a four-year period were preventable. The Columbus Dispatch reports the statewide study released Friday shows that 57% of 89 reported pregnancy-related deaths from ...

Ohio bill would erase time limits, loophole in cases of rape

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State senators in Ohio are debating a proposal to lift the statute of limitations on rape. It would also close a loophole that allows rape inside marriage to go unpunished. During Senate hearings that began Wednesday, Democratic co-sponsor Sen. Nickie Antonio, of ...

Dayton gunman’s friend expected to plead to unrelated counts

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A friend of the gunman in the deadly Dayton mass shooting is expected to plead guilty to unrelated federal firearms charges. Court documents show 24-year-old Ethan Kollie will be in court Wednesday. No details of his plea agreement have been disclosed. Kollie is accused ...

Former Ohio lawmaker sentenced on federal fraud charge

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio lawmaker accused of defrauding programs intended for disadvantaged businesses has been sentenced in federal court. Former Democratic State Rep. Clayton Luckie, of Dayton, received four months in prison Friday after a judge rejected a probation recommendation ...

Man charged with lying when buying firearms used in slaying

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man has been charged with lying when buying a gun authorities say was used in the slaying of a Dayton detective shot while serving a drug-related warrant. Fifty-five-year-old Det. Jorge Del Rio died Nov. 7. Three men were charged in the Nov. 4 fatal shooting. The ...

Ohio abortion clinic lands license needed to stay open

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Dayton area's last abortion clinic has prevailed in a years-long battle over Ohio’s stringent new licensing requirements and will remain open. The Ohio Department of Health has granted Women’s Med Center a surgical facility license. The center in Kettering had ...

State agency says Ohio suicide deaths rose 45% since 2007

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The number of suicides in Ohio increased 45% from 2007 to 2018 amid a growing national public health crisis, according to a report released Wednesday by the Ohio Department of Health. Health Department Director Dr. Amy Acton said suicide has also increased by more than ...

Prosecutors: Teen killed girl, 14, thinking she was pregnant

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a teen fatally shot a 14-year-old girl because he believed a false rumor the girl was pregnant and thought he was the father. The Repository in Canton reports the 14-year-old boy pleaded guilty to murder Wednesday in Stark County Juvenile Court. His trial ...

Man sentenced to death for killing girlfriend’s 2 teenagers

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio man has been sentenced to death for fatally shooting his girlfriend’s teenage son and daughter. Prosecutors say Matthew Nicholson shot 19-year-old Giselle Lopez and 17-year-old Manuel Lopez in front of their mother after a heated argument with her in September 2018 ...

Police chief says ‘hearts are broken’ over slain detective

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police chief says hearts are broken over the death of a detective shot while serving a drug-related warrant. Dayton Chief Richard Biehl called Det. Jorge Del Rio a "noble, selfless public servant" during funeral services Tuesday for the 30-year police veteran at ...

Future of Ohio Bitcoin program, deemed illegal, in limbo

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Resuming Ohio's attempt to allow cryptocurrency in certain tax payments is up in the air after the state's top lawyer found a Bitcoin program launched by the former state treasurer was illegal. Republican Attorney General Dave Yost ...

Nurses’ hearings set over drug doses for patients who died

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Administrative hearings have been set for the 25 Ohio nurses accused of giving excessive painkillers to patients who died and not questioning the medication ordered by a doctor now charged with murder. Those nurses from the Mount Carmel Health System in Columbus aren't ...