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Ohio State doctor abuse investigation, suits have cost $9.8M

By KANTELE FRANKO Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The investigation and related lawsuits about alleged sexual abuse decades ago by an Ohio State University team doctor have cost nearly $10 million so far, according to the school. The total was about $9.8 million as of December, ...

Ohio prosecutor who pleaded guilty resigns amid pressure

FREMONT, Ohio (AP) — A county prosecutor who was accused of sexual harassment by female employees and later pleaded guilty to negligent assault resigned Friday under pressure from state officials. Sandusky County Prosecutor Tim Braun had faced a court hearing next week where Ohio's attorney ...

Coyote bites officer helping motorist in Ohio’s largest city

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio's largest city shot and killed a coyote after it bit an officer who had stopped to help a stranded motorist, the police department said. The coyote appeared out of nowhere Thursday night and first tried to attack a state road worker also helping the ...

OSU student dies after apparent fall at construction site

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities are investigating after an Ohio State University student was found dead Friday at a construction site on campus. A university spokesman said foul play is not suspected in the death of Corey Ray Bias, 20, of Johnstown. Bias was a third-year student majoring ...

Mayor slows plan to relocate bocce court over tree concerns

WARREN, Ohio (AP) — Anger over the removal of several trees to make room for a new bocce ball court has prompted an Ohio mayor to announce he's slowing down the project for more study. The court in downtown Warren in northeastern Ohio is an important part of the city's annual ...

Test for self-driving shuttles to run in Ohio neighborhood

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Self-driving shuttles will do a circuit through a residential neighborhood in Ohio's capital city as part of a year-long pilot program starting in late January. Three, 12-passenger, disabled-accessible electric shuttles will travel the 2.8-mile (4.5 kilometer) route in ...

Report: Over $17,000 missing from school vending machine

WORTHINGTON, Ohio (AP) — More than $17,000 from an Ohio school's vending machine went missing over a six-year period, officials said. The losses at Linworth Alternative School in Worthington took place from 2013 to 2019, with payments to vendors for the pop machine exceeding the cash ...

New U.S. Attorney for southern Ohio formally sworn in

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The new top federal prosecutor for southern Ohio was formally sworn into office Friday at a ceremony attended by federal judges, federal agents, defense attorneys, county and state law enforcement officials and others. David DeVillers, 53, took over in November from ...

Police: Wife found dead after explosion was stabbed to death

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A woman found dead after an explosion and house fire was stabbed to death while her husband and their 2-year-old daughter died from smoke inhalation, police said Friday. Investigators in Columbus previously said they believed the woman's husband, Gary Morris, 42, died ...

Ohio State suspends 3 fraternities for various violations

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University has suspended three fraternities for hazing, alcohol use and other violations. The school last semester suspended its Sigma Pi and Zeta Beta Tau chapters through August 2023 and its Phi Delta Theta chapter through August 2024, The Columbus Dispatch ...

Trump boasts Iranian general’s death was ‘American justice’

By AAMER MADHANI Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump used his first campaign election rally of 2020 to argue that he served up "American justice" by ordering a drone strike to take out Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, while jeering Democratic leaders for questioning his ...

Report questions expanded Ohio inmate electronic monitoring

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — There's limited evidence that expanding the electronic monitoring of inmates in Ohio would reduce the rates at which ex-offenders commit new crimes or that it would enhance public safety, according to a new report. In ...

Group to propose Ohio Statehouse women’s suffrage memorial

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A permanent memorial to the women's suffrage movement would be erected on the grounds of the Ohio Statehouse, under a proposal to be made to the Statehouse governing body next week. Fund-raising for the memorial would likely top $1 million, members of the Women's ...

Man convicted of assault for hitting Trump protester

CINCINNATI (AP) — A man accused of punching a protester outside a rally for President Donald Trump has been found guilty. A jury convicted Dallas Frazier, 30, Thursday of misdemeanor assault for hitting Michael Alter, 61, outside the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati in August. Thousands ...

Volunteers to search for teen who vanished three weeks ago

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — Volunteers plan to search this weekend for a 14-year-old Ohio boy who went missing three weeks ago. Police in Port Clinton have released little new information over the past two weeks about the disappearance of Harley Dilly. He was last seen leaving home on the ...

Judge won’t compel health system to fund doctor’s defense

By KANTELE FRANKO Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge declined for now to compel a Michigan-based health system to advance legal costs for a doctor's defense against murder charges in the deaths of 25 Ohio hospital patients. U.S. District Judge George Caram Steeh in ...

Suspect headed to Ohio over alleged football game threat

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal magistrate judge on Wednesday ordered a man be sent to Ohio to face a criminal charge that he threatened to shoot up Ohio State University and hurt players on the football team. A September indictment unsealed last month in federal court in Columbus accuses ...

Company owner sentenced in minority contracting fraud case

CINCINNATI (AP) — The head of an Ohio company who allegedly schemed to win contracts that were intended for minority-owned businesses was sentenced to prison. U.S. District Judge Michael Barrett ordered Doug Evans to serve 21 months in prison and pay a fine of $25,000 in Cincinnati federal ...

Background report set for man who claimed to be missing boy

By DAN SEWELL Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal background report is due March 25 for an Ohio man who pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft for claiming to be a child who disappeared at age 6. A federal judge Wednesday told 24-year-old Brian Michael Rini of Medina his ...

Prosecutors recommend probation for teen’s hoax SWAT calls

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A 17-year-old boy who admitted in court to making hoax phone calls to authorities in a half-dozen states should receive a one-year sentence with credit for time served, an Ohio prosecutor said. David Dorbish Jr. pleaded guilty Wednesday in a court in Youngstown to ...