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Court considers constitutionality of Ohio execution process

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal appeals court will hear arguments Tuesday over the constitutionality of Ohio's lethal injection process as the state tries to start carrying out executions once again. At issue is whether a contested sedative, ...

Police: 4 teens wounded in 2 separate shootings in Cleveland

CLEVELAND (AP) — Four teenagers have been wounded in two separate shootings in Cleveland. Police say two 14-year-old girls and a 17-year-old boy were shot Monday night in the city. Witnesses tell police that the shots were fired from a car with tinted windows. The teens were taken to area ...

Ohio bill would require teaching cursive writing in schools

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Some state lawmakers want to bring back cursive handwriting as a requirement in Ohio's elementary schools. Republican Reps. Andrew Brenner and Marilyn Slaby have proposed legislation that would again make cursive instruction mandatory between kindergarten and fifth ...

Ohio State museum asks public to help buy dinosaur skeleton

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A geological museum at Ohio State University wants to buy a new dinosaur skeleton for its collection, and it's hoping the public will pitch in to make that happen. The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2m0tIIv ) reports the Orton Geological Museum is aiming to raise ...

Public would have limited access to Ohio drug death reviews

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich has proposed allowing counties to create committees that would review overdose fatalities, and the public would have limited access to the findings. The committees would probe each overdose death in the county and maintain a database that would ...

Ohio police: Boy shot, wounded in reported robbery attempt

MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) — Police in northeastern Ohio say a 10-year-old boy was shot and wounded during a confrontation that was reported as an attempted robbery. Massillon police tell The Independent (http://bit.ly/2lqjGgQ ) that the boy was shot in the shoulder area on Monday afternoon and ...

Kasich says phasing out Obamacare “makes no sense”

MUNICH (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich says he supports repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act but thinks a plan floated by Congressional Republicans last week to phase out the expanded Medicaid program that's providing health care coverage to previously uninsured Ohioans is a "very bad ...

Ohio lawmaker seeks ban on suspending young students

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio lawmaker said she was stunned to learn that thousands of elementary students are suspended for disobedience or disruptions each school year and plans to introduce legislation that would ban such punishment except in cases where a student threatens to harm. State ...

Public can see presidential aircraft at Ohio museum

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Former Air Force One crew members and security personnel along with other experts will be on hand to talk with visitors at an Ohio museum's collection of presidential planes. The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force says a retired pilot and flight attendant are among ...

Pilot killed in small plane crash in Ohio

SOUTH VIENNA, Ohio (AP) — The pilot of a small plane has been killed in a crash in Ohio. The Ohio State Highway Patrol says the plane went down in a field Sunday afternoon near Interstate 70 in Harmony Township in Clark County. The 25-year-old unidentified pilot was killed. According to ...

Police identify teen victim in shooting

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland police have identified the victim of a fatal shooting at a school playground. Officials say 17-year-old Devin Price, of Cleveland, was shot in the stomach around 6:15 p.m. on Sunday. Cleveland.com reports (http://bit.ly/2lBjVIw) that Price was rushed to University ...

Suspect dies after 9-hour hostage standoff in Kent

KENT, Ohio (AP) — A man has died following a hostage situation with police in northeast Ohio. Police say the male suspect took a woman hostage in the laundry room of an apartment complex in Kent around 12:20 p.m. on Sunday. Authorities say police and SWAT teams evacuated the complex after ...

Contenders crowd potential 2018 political field in Ohio

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In the timeline of politics, Ohio's next statewide election is just around the corner. For Republicans, that means working to avert a collision in 2018 among three high-profile gubernatorial hopefuls. For out-of-power Democrats, ...

Columbus police say woman shot in UPS lot dies, man critical

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say a 50-year-old woman has died after being shot while she sat in her vehicle in the parking lot of a UPS distribution hub where she worked. They say the man who shot her was hospitalized in critical condition, after shooting himself following a police ...

After oil spill in Ohio, a search for salamanders

By CARRIE BLACKMORE SMITH, The Cincinnati Enquirer CINCINNATI (AP) — A beam of light illuminates the inside of a blue bucket. There are dozens of them— more than 50 for sure —buried in holes along the wetlands and streams in a corner of Oak Glen Nature Preserve in western Colerain ...

Central Ohio man killed in skiing accident

MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a 59-year-old central Ohio man has been killed in a skiing accident. The Mansfield News Journal reports that John Carney of Gahanna was pronounced dead from his injuries Friday at a hospital after being transported from the Snow Trails resort by the ...

John Glenn’s widow turns 97, says she misses him ‘terribly’

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — John Glenn's widow says she misses her husband "terribly" and was touched by the outpouring of love and support when he died two months ago. Annie Glenn turns 97 on Friday. On Thursday, she made her first public appearance since ...

Suspect in slaying of teenage Ohio girl pleads not guilty

CLEVELAND (AP) — A registered sex offender who could face the death penalty for the slaying of a 14-year-old Cleveland girl has pleaded not guilty. A judge on Thursday refused to set bond for 44-year-old Christopher Whitaker, of South Euclid. He faces charges of aggravated murder, ...

Ohio man enters guilty plea in air base security breach

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of causing the evacuation of two buildings at Ohio's largest military base has pleaded guilty in a deal that dismissed several of the charges against him. Edward Novak entered guilty pleas Thursday in federal court in Dayton to charges of trespass, driving ...

Cincinnati to build wall to stop slipping hillside

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati officials plan to build a wall they hope will stop a hillside from slipping further and potentially affecting underground sewer and water lines that service downtown and surrounding neighborhoods. Officials say the 1,200-foot wall will be built above Riverside ...