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Body of man who went overboard in Sandusky Bay recovered

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — State officials say the body of a man who went missing while boating in northern Ohio's Sandusky Bay has been recovered. The Sandusky Register reports the body of 28-year-old Justin Fedele was found Friday afternoon along the Sandusky shoreline. Fedele fell overboard ...

Deputy wounded, suspect killed in Ohio shooting

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio say a sheriff's deputy is in critical condition and a suspect is dead after gunfire was exchanged following attempted traffic stop. The Columbus Dispatch reports the Franklin County deputy was shot shortly before 7 p.m. Saturday in Columbus after the ...

Judge removes ex-high school athlete from sex offender list

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge on Friday ordered that an ex-Ohio high school football player convicted of rape be removed from the state's sex offender registry for juveniles. The ruling by Judge Thomas Lipps came in the case of Ma'Lik Richmond, a ...

Ohio saw record number of tourists visiting state in 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio tourism officials say the state saw a record 219 million tourism visits last year, up from 212 million in 2016. TourismOhio director Matt MacLaren tells The Columbus Dispatch the increase is due to a variety of factors, such as Cedar Point and the Columbus Zoo and ...

Birders descend on Lake Erie shore to spot rare songbirds

By MATT MARKEY, The Blade TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Nature makes no promises, but with just a smidge of good fortune, spending part of a May day in any of Northwest Ohio's birding hotspots could afford you the opportunity to see a ruby-crowned kinglet, a Cape May warbler, a gnatcatcher, a warbling ...

Ohio sues company that didn’t deliver on student field trips

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Ohio Attorney General's Office has filed a consumer protection lawsuit in Cleveland against a northeast Ohio company that failed to deliver on pre-paid field trips for more than a dozen schools and thousands of students from across the state. The Attorney General's ...

Man who threatened congressman gets 3-year prison sentence

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man who left a voicemail message at an Ohio congressman's office mentioning a June shooting at a baseball practice for members of Congress has been sentenced to more than three years in prison. Judge Michael Watson on Friday sentenced 69-year-old Stanley Hoff to 40 ...

Ohio man convicted in slayings labeled a sexual predator

ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) — A judge in northeast Ohio has classified a man facing a possible death sentence in the slayings of two women as a sexually violent predator. The Ashland Times-Gazette reports Ashland County Judge Ronald Forsthoefel made the finding Friday based on testimony during ...

Judge hears arguments on medical pot grower’s complaint

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge could soon decide whether Ohio's embattled program for licensing medical marijuana growers should be put on hold. Ohio Releaf LLC, a marijuana grower passed over for a cultivator license, is suing the Ohio Department of Commerce, saying the state hasn't provided ...

Advocacy group wants private hospital patients protected

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A legal advocacy group is asking the state to protect patients at a private Ohio psychiatric hospital subject to complaints and investigations. A report from Disability Rights Ohio highlighted continued "violations of essential patient safety, care and treatment ...

Ohio man charged with murder in teenage grandson’s death

OAKWOOD, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a 73-year-old man has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of his teenage grandson in western Ohio. The Paulding County Sheriff's Office says William Miller II was arrested Thursday night after shooting 19-year-old Evan Holcombe in the chest. ...

Millions’ worth of heroin, meth seized in traffic stop

CAMBRIDGE, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says it has seized millions of dollars' worth of heroin and methamphetamine during a traffic stop along a central Ohio interstate. The patrol says in a statement it stopped a rental truck with Virginia plates Thursday morning for following a ...

Man accused of kidnapping woman at Cincinnati bus stop

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police have arrested a man who they say abducted a woman from a Cincinnati bus stop. Authorities in Cincinnati say 48-year-old Roger Rust has been charged with kidnapping. Police say Rust forced a woman into his vehicle Thursday morning and then drove into Kentucky where ...

Judge overseeing opioid suits seeks steps to address crisis

By MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The federal judge overseeing more than 600 lawsuits filed by government entities collectively seeking billions of dollars to address the nation's opioid crisis said Thursday he will continue to push for solutions to the problem while ...

Prosecutor: Man’s drink scam defrauded Ne-Yo, Brian McKnight

CINCINNATI (AP) — A New Jersey man is accused of running a multimillion-dollar scam that bilked singers Ne-Yo and Brian McKnight, who invested in a sports drink company. Kevin Foster, of Montclair, faces 16 charges including wire fraud, money laundering, bankruptcy fraud and tax ...

Cincinnati police officer injured in 2-car morning crash

CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities say a Cincinnati police officer was injured in a two-car crash and taken to the hospital for evaluation. The accident happened around 7 a.m. Thursday on the city's west side. Investigators say the accident happened when a car was trying to turn when a police ...

Ex-North Korean captive from Ohio reacts to detainee release

WEST CARROLLTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man held in North Korea for six months in 2014 says he is sure three newly released American detainees are "ready to come home." Jeffrey Fowle was arrested in May 2014 for intentionally leaving a Bible in a nightclub and released in October of that ...

Audit: Online school inflated time students spent learning

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's then-largest online charter school may have broken the law by withholding information used in calculating payments and inflated the amount of time students spent learning, the state auditor said Thursday. The now-shuttered ...

Police release video of family escaping shootout in Ohio

CLEVELAND (AP) — A surveillance video recently released by police in Ohio show a man and two children escaping from what appears to be a shootout in a convenience store parking lot. WEWS-TV in Cleveland reports the video released by Cleveland police from the Feb. 19 shootout shows occupants ...

Republicans pledge to show Ohio is still ‘a Trump state’

By JULIE CARR SMYTH and DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio Republicans are pledging to show the swing state is still Trump country, and the president is cheering them on while getting return fire on Twitter from a Barack Obama appointee seeking the governorship. Primary ...