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Teen found fatally wounded behind Akron apartment building

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A shooting at an apartment building in northeastern Ohio has left a 17-year-old boy dead, authorities said. Akron police responded to the building around 6:10 p.m. Monday after several people called 911 and reported hearing a loud argument followed by gunshots. The teen ...

Insurers add food to coverage menu as way to improve health

By TOM MURPHY AP Health Writer When COVID-19 first swarmed the United States, one health insurer called some customers with a question: Do you have enough to eat? Oscar Health wanted to know if people had adequate food for the next couple weeks and how they planned to stay stocked up while ...

Officer faces termination over fatal shooting of Black man

By FARNOUSH AMIRI Report for America/Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The fate of a white Columbus police officer who fatally shot a Black man last week hangs in the balance after a disciplinary hearing Monday that may result in his termination. Columbus Safety Director Ned Pettus ...

Police: Girl, 7, hit in back by bullet fired into home

CINCINNATI (AP) — A 7-year-old girl was hit by one of several bullets fired into a Cincinnati house on Christmas night, authortiies said. The gunfire occurred just after 11 p.m. Friday at a home adjacent to the border of the Clifton and Avondale neighborhoods, police said. Officers said the ...

Police: Boy, 14, grazed by bullet fired from vehicle

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A 14-year-old boy riding in a vehicle was grazed by a bullet reportedly fired from another vehicle on Christmas night, police said. Officers were called just before 6:30 p.m. Friday to the north Columbus scene of what was initially reported as a hit-and-run ...

Police: Deaths of Ohio couple believed to be murder-suicide

MARION, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio are calling the deaths of a husband and wife found in the garage of their Marion home over the weekend an apparent murder-suicide. Lt. B. J. Gruber of the Marion police department said preliminary information has led investigators to believe that Max ...

Ohio spent $55M in early 2020 on gowns, 3 million from China

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — More than half the $98 million Ohio spent on personal protective equipment in the early months of the coronavirus pandemic went to buy hospital gowns, including 3 million from China. Ohio spent $55 million on gowns, its most ...

Ohio State tallies hundreds more instances of abuse by doc

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University has tallied hundreds more instances of alleged decades-old sexual misconduct by now-deceased team doctor Richard Strauss, bringing the total to more than 2,000, according to its latest campus crime data disclosed under the federal Clery ...

2 men at hospital report being shot on I-70 in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two men who came to a hospital with gunshot wounds reported being fired upon as they were driving on an interstate in Ohio, authorities said. Columbus police said the 19- and 23-year-old men went to the hospital just before 2 p.m. Friday with gunshot wounds to their ...

Police: Woman shot, killed, while riding in car with 2 girls

CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — A woman was shot and killed in a vehicle in which her two young daughters were also riding over the weekend, authorities said. Cleveland officers responded to Interstate 77 shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday in Newburgh Heights and found local police trying to revive the ...

Police: Shooting at Ohio birthday party kills 2, injures 1

CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio say an early morning shooting at a Cleveland birthday party claimed the lives of two men and left a third hospitalized. Police say officers responded to the address shortly before 5 a.m. Saturday and found a man shot in the driveway and another shot ...

Ohio elections chief certifies 2020 general election results

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's elections chief certified results on Friday of a 2020 election that he said was almost flawlessly executed despite the pandemic, raising concern that President Donald Trump's allegations of widespread fraud could be ...

GOP clashes as deadline to repeal tainted bailout law nears

By FARNOUSH AMIRI Report for America/Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Hopes of repealing an energy bailout law are in danger at the Ohio Statehouse as Republican lawmakers argue sharply different positions on how and whether to repeal the legislation with only weeks before Ohioans ...

Schools struggle to stay open as quarantines sideline staff

By KANTELE FRANKO Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The infection of a single cafeteria worker was all it took to close classrooms in the small Lowellville school district in northeastern Ohio, forcing at least two weeks of remote learning. Not only did the worker who tested positive ...

Police: Triple fatal shooting stemmed from robbery, drug deal

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The fatal shootings of three men inside a Dayton home this week stemmed from a robbery and drug deal, city police said. Octavius Lamont Humphrey Sr., 41, of Trotwood, was being held on murder, tampering with evidence and weapons counts. It wasn't known Thursday if he's ...

Relative of 8 slaying victims files wrongful death lawsuit

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man who lost several relatives in the killings of eight people in southern Ohio four years ago filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday against the suspects, saying he wants to be sure none of them receive financial gain from the ...

Ohio governor to give 2nd statewide address as virus surges

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine will give a statewide address Wednesday night, making it the second time he will make a public appeal about the severity of the coronavirus' spread to residents since the pandemic began in March. The governor will speak on "the critical stage Ohio ...

Columbus, Dayton sue to force fix of gun background checks

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Incomplete reporting by counties of people with criminal backgrounds who are prohibited from owning guns is putting public safety at risk, according to a lawsuit filed Monday by the cities of Columbus and Dayton. The complaint ...

Attack in troubled Ohio county jail leaves inmate dead

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities on Tuesday launched an investigation into an attack that left an inmate dead in a troubled Ohio county jail. According to a statement by Cuyahoga County, there was a "physical altercation" involving two inmates inside the county jail on Monday. Shane Trawick, ...

Doctors warn of inundated hospitals, staff as virus spreads

By FARNOUSH AMIRI Report for America/Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Health officials across Ohio warned of a dark winter, with limited intensive care unit beds if the new surge in coronavirus cases is not curbed in the next few weeks. Gov. Mike DeWine appointed doctors to lead ...