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Ohio urging police agencies to meet new statewide standards

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is urging state law enforcement agencies to adopt new standards governing the use of deadly force, body cameras and other policies ahead of a March deadline, or risk community backlash. An advisory board commissioned by ...

Disciplinary charges against 2 officers in Tamir Rice case

CLEVELAND (AP) — Internal disciplinary charges have been brought against two white police officers involved in the killing of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy playing with a pellet gun outside a recreation center, city officials said. But a police union said the officer who fatally shot ...

Case for Bengals’ ‘Pacman’ Jones on hold until next month

CINCINNATI (AP) — The court case for Cincinnati Bengals player Adam "Pacman" Jones is on hold until next month. A Hamilton County judge on Friday continued the case to Feb. 10. Prosecutor Joe Deters (DEE'-turs) has said he wants to know first what punishment Jones faces from the NFL. Jones' ...

Ohio hospital: Visitor possibly exposed others to tuberculosis

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Health officials say people at a northeastern Ohio hospital late last year may have been exposed to tuberculosis through a visitor who was later diagnosed with the airborne bacterial infection. The Summit County Health Department said Friday it's investigating the ...

Ohio seeks drug reversing lethal injection process if needed

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's prisons agency is trying to obtain a drug that could reverse the lethal injection process if needed by stopping the effects of another drug previously used in problematic executions. The request to use the drug would ...

Ohio college celebrating 50 years as a university

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio school named for the aviation-pioneering Wright Brothers is celebrating its 50th year as a university. Wright State University in southwest Ohio plans a series of events during 2017 culminating with a special Homecoming Sept. 29-Oct. 1 featuring reunions ...

Judge sets trial for Ohio man charged in alleged ISIS case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge has set an August trial date for an Ohio man arrested for allegedly attempting to join the Islamic State. Investigators say Aaron Daniels planned to fly from Columbus to Houston in hopes of traveling to Libya to join the group. The 20-year-old Daniels was taken ...

Swastika, anti-Arab graffiti target Lebanese family in Ohio

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A swastika and profane message cursing Arabs were spray-painted on a Lebanese family's garage in what Ohio police are investigating as an act of ethnic intimidation. Souheir Eltatawy, of Sylvania Township, told The (Toledo) Blade she hadn't previously experienced such ...

Man, 4-year-old nephew die in eastern Ohio mobile home fire

MALVERN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a 4-year-old boy and his 22-year-old uncle died after being pulled from a mobile home that caught fire in eastern Ohio's Carroll County. The fire broke out Tuesday night at the residence near Malvern, roughly 15 miles southeast of Canton. The Repository ...

Teen killed, school placed on lockdown after Akron shooting

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio middle school was placed on lockdown after gunfire erupted nearby, leaving a 17-year-old boy dead and another teen wounded. Lt. Rick Edwards says officers were dispatched to an intersection in Akron just before 4 p.m. Wednesday following reports of the ...

Ohio college asks judge to dismiss lawsuit alleging hazing

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — University of Dayton attorneys have asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the school by a former football player who alleges hazing left him with a cognitive brain injury. The lawsuit was filed last month in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court by Max ...

Ohio judge delays trial in blaze that killed 2 firefighters

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The trial of a man accused of setting a fire that killed two Ohio firefighters has been delayed until April. An attorney for Ray Abou-Arab told a judge in Toledo that he doesn't believe a defense can be adequately prepared in time for the start of jury selection, which ...

Jury hears about Ohio ex-deputy fatally shooting unarmed man

WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — Jurors chosen for the murder trial of a former Ohio deputy sheriff accused of fatally shooting an unarmed man after a high-speed chase have heard opening arguments after traveling the path of the pursuit. Prosecutors say former Pike County deputy Joel Jenkins ...

Ohio court hears appeal of killer who stabbed bartender

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has heard arguments for and against executing a killer sentenced to die for raping and fatally stabbing a bartender. A judge in 2012 ordered Joseph Thomas to be put to death for the slaying of Annie McSween in Lake County in 2010. Prosecutors say ...

6 people injured in explosion at coal-fired power station

ABERDEEN, Ohio (AP) — An explosion at an Ohio coal-fired power station has injured six people. Operator Dayton Power & Light and Adams County Sheriff Kimmie Rogers say none of the injuries at the J.M. Stuart Generating Station power plant near Aberdeen is considered life-threatening. A ...

Missing Ohio girl found dead in restaurant, parents charged

NORTH CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Police have charged the parents of a missing 5-year-old Ohio girl after the child's body was found in the family's restaurant. Jackson Township Police say the body of Ashley Zhao was found hidden at Ang's Asian Cuisine in North Canton on Tuesday. Zhao's mother, ...

Police charge 13 in Florida-to-central Ohio drug conspiracy

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Thirteen people have been charged in an alleged drug trafficking operation involving painkillers acquired through a Florida doctor and sold in central Ohio. Prosecutors say the suspects traveled together to Florida to obtain the drugs, which were mostly Oxycodone, for ...

Ohio woman pleads guilty over dad’s fatal heroin injection

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman accused of injecting her father with a lethal dose of heroin has pleaded guilty involuntary manslaughter and been sentenced to three years in prison. Prosecutors say 27-year-old Lindsay Newkirk, of Columbus, injected heroin into the arm of her 55-year-old ...

Man jailed in Cincinnati social services mission slaying

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — A judge has set bonds totaling more than $2.5 million for a man charged with murder in a shooting that killed one man and sent people scrambling from a dining room at a social services mission in Cincinnati. Forty-three-year-old Robert ...

Ohio city urges justices to reject traffic camera law

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio city is urging the state Supreme Court to reject a law that restricts traffic camera use. Attorney John Musto for Dayton told the justices Tuesday that the law enacted by the Legislature that took effect in 2015 improperly limits local "home-rule" powers. A key ...