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Schools increasingly aim to assess, manage student threats

By CAROLYN THOMPSON and MARTHA WAGGONER Associated Press Schools around the country have been setting up teams to assess threats posed by students who display signs of violence like the former student who compiled a "hit list" years ago in high school and went on to kill nine people in a ...

Ohio gunman’s ex-classmates decry missed chances to stop him

By MICHAEL BIESECKER and JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — High school classmates of the gunman who killed nine people in Dayton, Ohio, say he was suspended years ago for compiling a "hit list" and a "rape list," and questioned how he could have been allowed to buy the ...

Ex-mechanic starts new career, trades wrench for stethoscope

By MICHAEL K. McINTYRE The Plain Dealer CLEVELAND (AP) — Carl Allamby became an expert diagnostician after spending his childhood ducking his head under the hoods of Chevys and Fords with the older guys in his East Cleveland neighborhood. If a car whined and growled while turning, or if it ...

Police say man punched protester outside Trump rally in Ohio

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Kentucky man is accused of punching a protester outside an Ohio rally for President Donald Trump. Court records show 29-year-old Dallas Frazier, of Georgetown, was arrested Thursday night and charged with misdemeanor assault. He pleaded not guilty Friday but remained ...

Disaster declaration expands, could help more Ohio farmers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio governor's office says farmers in four more counties may be eligible for federal aid from the U.S. Department of Agriculture after heavy rains and flooding hindered spring planting and led to production losses. A previous disaster designation from the U.S. ...

As Ohio Medicaid rolls shrink, economy, renewal process eyed

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Medicaid enrollment has dropped by more than 250,000 people, or 8%, in the past two years. It's unclear whether those people now have other health coverage or are no longer insured. Medicaid Director Maureen Corcoran tells The Columbus Dispatch one factor is an ...

City stops hiring smokers, citing health and cost benefits

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Dayton officials say the southwestern Ohio city will no longer hire people who flunk pre-employment tests for tobacco and nicotine. The Dayton Daily News reports the change is intended to encourage a healthier workplace and reduce the city's health costs. Dayton Human ...

5 governors push presidential candidates to aid Great Lakes

By JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Five Democratic governors of states in the Great Lakes region Monday urged the candidates in next year's presidential election to support a plan for safeguarding their shared waters by boosting federal spending on treatment ...

Police, sister seek answers to boy’s disappearance in 1928

By JOHN CANIGLIA The Plain Dealer ORRVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The fading black-and-white photograph of her mother crying in front of a drooping Christmas tree stands out amid the color photos of Elgie Auten-Forney's children and family. The graying picture sits on a dining-room shelf in her ...

Ohio soldier killed in WWII returns home for burial

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A soldier killed in combat in World War II has been buried with military honors in his home state of Ohio more than 70 years after his death. Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. William Brandenburg, of New Miami, was buried Saturday next to his parents in a cemetery in southwest ...

State official says youth behavioral facility clean, safe

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The director of Ohio's Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services has toured a youth behavioral facility after reports of alleged violence and sexual abuse against children and staff and describes its environment as clean and safe. WBNS-TV reports Director Lori ...

Man charged with murder in 2008 fire that killed family

LONDON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man who escaped a fire that killed his wife and two children and destroyed their Ohio home in 2008 has been indicted on charges including aggravated murder in that blaze. A Madison County grand jury in London met last week and charged 59-year-old Peter ...

Beanie Wells offering reward for capture of brother’s killer

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Former Ohio State and NFL player Beanie Wells is offering a $5,000 reward for the capture of the person who gunned down his brother. Akron police said 31-year-old Joel "Joey" Wells was found in a driveway in Akron on Thursday morning. He had been shot in the head. Police ...

Authorities: Wrong-way crash that killed 3 was intentional

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A prosecutor in Ohio says a driver going the wrong way on Interstate 75 last March intentionally slammed into another car, killing a couple and their 10-year-old daughter. The Montgomery County Prosecutor says the driver was upset at the time of the crash just south of ...

Ohio governor backs $1B rescue for state’s 2 nuclear plants

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's governor hopes state lawmakers can agree on a bill that would hand over roughly $1 billion to the state's two nuclear plants. Gov. Mike DeWine said Thursday that he'll sign the proposal if lawmakers can get it passed. The financial rescue for the nuclear plants ...

6-state trooper project to focus on Move Over law

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol in Ohio and other members of the 6-State Trooper Project will be collaborating on education and enforcement of the Move Over law. The patrol says the high-visibility enforcement begins Sunday at 12:01 a.m. and ends July 27, at 11:59 p.m. It will ...

Preacher gets deal in rape case after years of court delays

BLAIRSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — An evangelical Ohio preacher accused of repeatedly raping a child has avoided prison mostly because of his attorney, who's said to have used his position as Georgia house speaker to delay court proceedings. Enotah Judicial Circuit District Attorney Jeff Langley told ...

Oklahoma AG calls company ‘kingpin’ in state’s opioid crisis

By SEAN MURPHY Associated Press NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson was a "kingpin" company that helped fuel the most devastating public health crisis in Oklahoma history, the state attorney general argued Monday during the close of his case against the opioid ...

Trial starts for supervisors in Ohio police shooting

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — A trial is underway for a Cleveland police supervisor accused of failing to properly manage a chase that ended with two unarmed black people being killed in a barrage of police gunfire. The supervisor is facing misdemeanor charges related to the 2012 chase that ...

Court says Catholic school can challenge competition rules

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court is keeping the door open for a court challenge of reforms aimed at leveling the playing field for public and private school sports teams. The court on Tuesday ruled that a Hamilton County judge can properly consider a challenge by a Catholic ...