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Akron to reopen police training academy to attract recruits

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Akron city officials say they will reopen the police training academy to attract more recruits and help build a more diverse police department. Akron Police Chief Kenneth Ball, Fire Chief Clarence Tucker and Director of Human Resources Donald Rice presented the changes to ...

1 deputy killed, another wounded in 12-hour standoff in Ohio

By LISA CORNWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — A sheriff's deputy was shot and killed during a 12-hour standoff at an apartment complex in Ohio that left another deputy wounded and a suspect in custody, authorities said Sunday. Capt. Jeff Sellars of the Clermont County Sheriff's ...

Judge: Companion of late gorilla Koko must go back to zoo

CINCINNATI (AP) — A male silverback gorilla loaned to a California group in 1991 as a possible mate for Koko, the gorilla who astounded the world by learning sign language, must be returned to a zoo in Cincinnati, a federal judge in San Francisco ruled Friday. Judge Richard Seeborg's ruling ...

Police: Vehicle falls off rail tracks into park, killing 2

ROCHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a sport utility vehicle fell nearly 15 feet off railroad tracks in western Pennsylvania into a park, killing two men. Police in Rochester said the car was being driven along the Norfolk Southern tracks intentionally Saturday, then apparently slid and ...

Faculty union strike to continue at Wright State

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A faculty union at Wright State University in Ohio says it will head back to the picket lines after a deal didn't result from the latest talks with the university. Members of the Wright State chapter of the American Association of University Professors have been picketing ...

Active-duty military admitted free to veterans museum

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Active-duty military members have free admission to the nation's veterans museum in Ohio this year. The National Veterans Memorial and Museum said in a recent release that philanthropic units of the American Legion Department of Ohio Charities, the Ohio Department of ...

High-schoolers get face time with extremists in class

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press WORTHINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Last week's videotaped encounter at the Lincoln Memorial left many wondering about the state of reasoned political discourse in the country, or if it exists at all in a hyperpartisan era of red "Make America Great Again" hats ...

Prosecutors: Man accused of illegal slaughterhouse charged

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio man accused of operating an illegal slaughterhouse has been charged with conspiracy to launder money and other counts, federal prosecutors said. The U.S. Attorney's Office says Amin Salem, 59, of Westlake, secretly owned several Cleveland-area gas stations and ...

State labor board ruled faculty strike can continue

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio labor board has ruled the faculty strike at Wright State University can continue. The State Employment Relations Board decision Sunday followed arguments from the faculty union and the university. University officials had filed an unfair labor practices complaint ...

Police: Body of man shot found on foot bridge over I-77

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say a man has been fatally shot in the head and they are investigating the shooting as a suspected homicide. Cleveland police say the 33-year-old man's body was found on a foot bridge over Interstate 77 on the city's east side around 4:30 p.m. Sunday. The shooting ...

Authorities: Multiple deaths in mobile home fire

NEW LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio say that more than one person has died in a mobile home fire and others have been injured. New Lexington police and fire officials say they have confirmed some fatalities and some people were taken to hospitals with injuries from the blaze ...

Timeline shows investigation of alleged pain meds overdosing

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Investigations are underway into allegations that a doctor working for an Ohio hospital system ordered inappropriately high doses of pain medication to dozens of patients, leading to the deaths of at least 28 people at two ...

Ohio governor delays execution, orders look at other drugs

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine on Friday delayed next month's execution of a condemned Ohio man and ordered the prison system to look at alternative lethal injection drugs. The announcement by the Republican governor followed a federal ...

School leaders sanctioned over attendance data investigation

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The top administrator in one of Ohio's biggest school districts is being sanctioned by the state for his role in reporting inaccurate student attendance data. The Ohio Department of Education says Toledo schools Superintendent Romules Durant will have his education ...

Wright State asks state to end ongoing faculty strike

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Wright State University claims an ongoing faculty strike isn't authorized and wants an Ohio labor board to end the walkout. University officials have asked the State Employment Relations Board to stop the strike claiming the union's workload complaints can't be included ...

Parents of child who dies from exposure sentenced to prison

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The parents of a 2-year-old girl found unresponsive on the front porch of an Ohio home on a frigid February day have been sentenced to prison. The Akron Beacon Journal reports 23-year-old Tierra Williams and her former boyfriend, 25-year-old Dariaun Parker, had hoped to ...

Ohio boy sentenced for fatal shooting of brother, 11

RAVENNA, Ohio (AP) — A 13-year-old Ohio boy who stole a handgun from his grandfather's gun cabinet and fatally shot his 11-year-old brother has been sentenced to seven years in a youth prison. The Record-Courier reports a judge in northeast Ohio's Portage County on Friday decided not to ...

Hospital: ‘Poor decisions’ by staff giving outsize pain meds

By KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio doctor's orders for potentially fatal doses of pain medicine given to at least 27 hospital patients were carried out by employees who "made poor decisions" and ignored existing safeguards, a top administrator told staff in an ...

Ohio teen involved in ATV crash dies of injuries

VERSAILLES, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a 16-year-old boy has died of injuries sustained in an all-terrain vehicle accident in western Ohio. The Montgomery County Coroner's Office says Trevor Huber, of Versailles (vur-SAYLZ'), died Tuesday. Huber had been hospitalized after the ATV he was ...

Wright brothers sites remain open during shutdown

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Their private nonprofit operator says two Dayton historical sites associated with the famous Wright brothers will remain open during the government shutdown. Dayton History is the official historical entity of Montgomery County. The organization says Dayton Aviation ...