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Couple accused in 2017 death of baby found in abandoned car

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio husband and wife charged in the death of their infant son found in an abandoned car nearly three years ago had their bond set at $500,000 each on Tuesday. A judge set bond for Jenna Cisneros, 34, and Jacob Cisneros, 33, in a courtroom in Toledo a day after they ...

School introduces reading while pedaling program

By KELLI WEIR The Canton Repository CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Holding the book steady with both hands, third-grader Alyssa Altieri sat back in the chair and settled in for some quiet reading. Only this was no ordinary classroom. Altieri was in Middlebranch Elementary's Read and Ride room and the ...

Police: 3-year-old injured when shots fired into Ohio home

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — One of several shots fired into an Ohio home from a vehicle struck and injured a 3-year-old boy on Saturday, police said. Columbus police said the child was hit with a bullet in the abdomen shortly before 1:30 p.m and was taken to a hospital in critical condition. He ...

Fire officials: Man found dead in house fire in Ohio

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — One person was found dead late Saturday in a house fire in Ohio, authorities said. The fire was reported shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday at a home on the south side of Toledo, the Toledo Fire and Rescue Department reported. Smoke was visible from the two-story building ...

State patrol: Church bus crashes in Ohio; bus driver dies

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A church bus and an SUV crashed Sunday in Ohio, and the bus driver died, the State Highway Patrol said. The patrol's Lebanon post reported the crash occurred around 9:30 a.m. on Dixie Highway in Warren County's Franklin Township. The SUV driver was treated for minor ...

Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame seeks nominees for next class

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame is seeking nominations to honor people who have continued to contribute to their communities after their military service. Nominees must be current or past Ohio residents who have been outstanding in volunteerism, advocacy, professional ...

Medical board complaint filed against Ohio State president

By KANTELE FRANKO Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Complaints against Ohio State University's president and one of its former student health directors were filed Monday with the State Medical Board of Ohio in relation to alleged sexual abuse by now-deceased team doctor Richard Strauss, ...

Homeowners tear down chimney where teenager was found dead

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — The owners of a vacant home removed a chimney where a teenager was found dead two weeks ago out of respect for the boy's parents who live across the street, police said Monday. The 14-year-old boy's body was found on Jan. 13 following a three-week search. ...

PATASKALA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio teen was fatally shot after another teen pointed a gun laser in his eyes to distract him during a video game, and then pulled the trigger, according to authorities. A complaint filed in juvenile court in Licking County in central Ohio Monday charged a ...

High number of flu cases closes entire Ohio school district

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio school system plans to reopen Tuesday after a high number of flu cases canceled classes for the entire district on Monday. Close to one in four students at Zane Trace Local schools in Ross County in southern Ohio was sick, and staff were also feeling ill, ...

Police say no clues to woman’s disappearance Christmas Day

MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) — Police say they don't have any new leads in the search for an Ohio woman who hasn't been seen since walking away from a family gathering Christmas Day. Parris Hopson, 26, of Columbus, left her grandparents' house in Massillon in northeastern Ohio the afternoon of Dec. ...

Court rejects use of system to assess candidates for bail

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has rejected a recommendation that tools used to measure offenders' suitability for being released after an arrest be made available to all judges as they make bail decisions. Requiring the availability of ...

Growing number of high school girl wrestling teams in Ohio

By STEVE BLACKLEDGE The Columbus Dispatch COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ask any of the nearly 500 girls statewide participating in high school wrestling why they do it, and expect a wide variety of answers. "As a female, it's empowering to be in a sport that features physicality," said Olentangy ...

Ohio Air National Guard to aid relief efforts in Puerto Rico

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — The 200th Red Horse squadron of the Ohio Air National Guard will deploy to Puerto Rico to aid in relief efforts after the island experienced multiple earthquakes earlier this month. Last week, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine issued a proclamation authorizing squadron members ...

What’s hiding in Ohio police department’s evidence room?

By KAITLIN DURBIN The Blade TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Every time Sgt. Edward Mack passes the box of evidence in Jane Doe's unsolved 1987 homicide, he raps his knuckles on the cardboard and tells her, "I'll find you." And sometimes, she seems to answer back — once after pulling her box he said ...

Amusement park to open new roller coaster this spring

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Kings Island amusement park in Ohio has announced the opening date of its new steel roller coaster. The Orion will open to the public at the Mason park on April 11, the first day of its 2020 season. Kings Island officials have said it will be the tallest and fastest ...

Police investigating after body found in dumpster

KETTERING, Ohio (AP) — A body was found in a dumpster in Ohio, and a criminal investigation was started into the death, police said. Kettering police were working to discover the circumstances surrounding the death of the person who was found in the large trash bin Saturday. Police in the ...

Police: SUV crashes into building; driver and passenger die

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An SUV crashed into a building in Ohio's capital city on Sunday, and the driver and his passenger died, police said. Vehicle and road evidence indicated that Jonathan Mitchell, of Columbus, apparently lost control of the vehicle on an exit ramp of Interstate 671 and ...

Ohio homeowners may be eligible for tornado safe room rebate

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio homeowners who want to construct a tornado shelter on their property may be eligible for a rebate of up to 75%, according to state emergency officials. The Ohio Safe Room Rebate Program began taking applications Jan. 6, and the application process will continue ...

Disabled couples navigate red tape on way to altar

By RITA PRICE The Columbus Dispatch LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — As the wedding photographer snapped away, Sherri and Bill Adams leaned over their wheelchairs for a kiss. One felt good, so they enjoyed another. And another. "That's enough!" someone teased. Sherri beamed. How long had she waited ...