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Funeral procession, services for Ohio officers fatally shot

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A funeral procession and service are planned for two Ohio police officers fatally shot while responding to a 911 hang-up call in the Columbus suburb of Westerville. A viewing is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon Friday for officers Anthony Morelli and Eric Joering at ...

College named for John Glenn to honor widow’s 98th birthday

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Admirers of Annie Glenn will be able to watch a videotaped 98th birthday tribute to her online and leave the widow of astronaut John Glenn well wishes. A spokesman for the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at Ohio State University says faculty and staff will tape the ...

Ohio says error inadvertently excluded marijuana grower

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Human error led to a company's inadvertent exclusion from the proposed list of the dozen big growers in Ohio's new medical marijuana program, the state Department of Commerce said Thursday. The agency uncovered the mistake this ...

Backers to rally for Ohio nuclear plant in danger of closing

PERRY, Ohio (AP) — Supporters of an Ohio nuclear plant that's in danger of being shut down are planning to rally this weekend. School and county leaders who stand to lose out on millions of dollars in tax money are organizing Saturday's rally at the high school near the Perry nuclear plant ...

Gibbons lands support for US Senate bid from Rand Paul

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland businessman Mike Gibbons has landed the endorsement of Republican Rand Paul in his bid for U.S. Senate. The second-term senator from Kentucky on Thursday called Gibbons a fiscal and constitutional conservative who can be trusted to "stand up and fight for smaller ...

Man accused of selling gun used to kill police due in court

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge plans to consider bond for a man accused of providing the gun used in the fatal shooting of two Ohio police officers. Federal prosecutors say Gerald Lawson, of suburban Cleveland, bought the handgun for shooting suspect Quentin Smith last summer. A criminal ...

Prosecutor: Ring was bringing guns from Ohio to New Jersey

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a gun trafficking ring was transporting illegal firearms from Ohio to New Jersey. Officials say the guns, including assault rifles, were sold to criminals in Camden. New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewel will announce arrests during a news conference ...

Transit authority finds $7.9 million in surplus cash

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority says it has found $7.9 million in surplus cash, and it plans to use the money to replace its aging bus fleet. SORTA Chair Kreg Keesee says the money was discovered during a yearlong review of the agency's balance sheets. He says ...

Ohio man pleads no contest to slaying of woman, 94

WARREN, Ohio (AP) — An 18-year-old Ohio man has pleaded no contest to aggravated murder and attempted rape charges in the 2015 slaying of a 94-year-old neighbor. The Warren Tribune Chronicle reports Jacob LaRosa entered the plea and was found guilty Tuesday in northeast Ohio's Trumbull ...

Ohio man charged with providing gun that killed officers

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man was charged Monday with providing the gun used to kill two Ohio policemen, as the officers' bodies were escorted in a procession to funeral homes in the suburban community they served. Gerald Lawson, 30, of suburban ...

Hospital OKs agreement with Ohio city’s last abortion clinic

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A hospital system on Monday authorized a patient-transfer agreement to keep the last abortion clinic in one Ohio city operating. The authorization of the transfer agreement with Capital Care of Toledo "formally puts in writing an ...

Students visit rival Ohio school after racist chants

CINCINNATI (AP) — Students from an Ohio high school have visited a rival Catholic school to apologize for racial chants during a recent basketball game. Cincinnati Elder High School Principal Kurt Ruffing and St. Xavier High Principal Terrence Tyrrell say a delegation of Elder students met ...

Justices to hear arguments over giant e-school’s attendance

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court is ready to hear arguments in a legal dispute over how state education officials calculated enrollment at the state's largest online charter school. The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow will argue Tuesday ...

Man convicted in killings could be released from prison

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who acknowledged his role in nine killings in the Toledo area could be released from prison. Attorneys for 59-year-old Nathaniel Cook are expected to file for his judicial release under the terms of his plea agreement. Cook pleaded guilty to attempted murder ...

Officer jailed for lie about being shot during traffic stop

NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio (AP) — A now-fired Ohio police officer has been sentenced to three months in jail for shooting himself and falsely claiming he'd been shot during a traffic stop. The Times Reporter in New Philadelphia reports that a judge on Monday also sentenced former Newcomerstown ...

Police identify body of infant found buried in Ohio yard

RIVERSIDE, Ohio (AP) — Police have identified the body of an infant found buried in a yard in southwest Ohio. The Dayton Daily News and WHIO-TV report Riverside police have identified the body as Addalynn Marie George, born Dec. 21, 2017. Police say there are no suspects in what is being ...

Police to escort bodies of 2 slain officers to funeral homes

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police department will escort the bodies of two slain officers as they're moved from a coroner's office to separate funeral homes. Police in the Columbus suburb of Westerville haven't announced funeral details for the veteran officers, 39-year-old Eric ...

Police had previously gone to home where officers killed

By MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Police in Ohio had previously gone to the home where a man fatally shot two police officers for three domestic disputes but no arrests were ever made, incident reports from the Columbus suburb of Westerville show. Westerville officers ...

School hooked on personalized learning through fishing lures

By KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press Educators in tiny Fairport Harbor, Ohio, got hooked on the growing concept of personalized learning the way so many perch and walleye get snagged in neighboring Lake Erie — with a fishing lure and some luck. A struggling high school student made the lure ...

Ohio court considers Miranda warnings by social workers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court will decide whether social workers must inform criminal defendants of their Miranda rights when conducting interviews. At issue are statements given to a social worker by a jailed Cleveland man accused of raping a 14-year-old girl. A judge ...