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Attorney seeks trial move for teen charged with burying baby

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — The attorney representing a teen charged with killing and burying her newborn daughter in southwest Ohio has asked a judge to move the woman's trial to another county because of publicity. The change of venue request was made Friday in Warren County in the case of ...

Camp suspends association with flutist accused of misconduct

LITTLE SWITZERLAND, N.C. (AP) — A prestigious flute camp in North Carolina is reconsidering its relationship with an instructor facing allegations of sexual misconduct. Camp director Annie Thibeault of Wildacres Flute Retreat tells the Asheville Citizen-Times the camp "has suspended its ...

Bus driver takes loaded handgun from kindergartner in Ohio

ALLIANCE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in northeast Ohio are investigating how a 5-year-old boy managed to carry a loaded handgun onto a school bus. The Alliance Review reports the kindergartner thought the .32-caliber revolver he put in his backpack for show-and-tell at an Alliance elementary ...

Ohio history museum opens display on early public housing

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's state history museum has created an exhibit focusing on one of the country's earliest public housing projects. "Poindexter Village: A Portrait in Stories" opens Saturday at the Ohio History Connection in Columbus in conjunction with Black History Month. The ...

Ohio school faces deadline on white nationalist decision

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio college faced a deadline Friday in a threatened lawsuit that would make it the latest university sued over white nationalist Richard Spencer's campus tour. Attorney Kyle Bristow had told Kent State University it has until the end of ...

Cleveland warns hospitals woman might try to steal baby

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland police are warning hospitals that a woman under investigation for fundraisers connected to false claims she was pregnant and had cancer might try to steal a baby. Cleveland.com reports the Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital outside of Cleveland has posted fliers ...

Woman testifies against man who allegedly killed her toddler son

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A woman convicted of helping to dispose of her young son's body has testified she didn't do enough to protect her children from the man on trial for killing the toddler. The Columbus Dispatch reports 28-year-old Dainesha Stevens told a jury in Columbus on Thursday that ...

Ohio prosecutor looking into allegations against instructor

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio prosecutor is looking into allegations against a flute instructor who was the subject of a University of Cincinnati sexual harassment investigation. The Cincinnati Enquirer reported earlier this week that the school's investigation into complaints in 2016 against ...

Ohio court upholds death sentence for Craigslist killer of 3

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for a man convicted of killing three down-and-out men lured by fake Craigslist job offers. The court ruled Friday in the case of death row inmate Richard Beasley. The 58-year-old Beasley was convicted of partnering ...

Man who impregnated 3 Ohio sisters sentenced on rape charges

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who authorities said impregnated 14-year-old twins and their 12-year-old sister while living in their home was sentenced to 27 years in prison on rape and sexual battery charges. Assistant Mahoning County Prosecutor Jennifer McLaughlin said before ...

State attorney general sues DuPont in chemical leak case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's attorney general has sued DuPont over the company's decades-long release of a chemical from a plant in West Virginia. At issue is the dumping of the chemical C8 into the Ohio River from the DuPont Co. Washington Works plant, near Parkersburg, West Virginia. The ...

High school apologizes for racist chants at basketball game

CINCINNATI (AP) — Officials at an Ohio high school have issued an apology for racist and homophobic taunts lobbed at an opposing team's players during a basketball game. In a statement issued Monday, Elder High School Principal Kurt Ruffing says the Cincinnati school has put new rules in ...

Trump accuser takes #MeToo message to voters in Ohio

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Rachel Crooks' allegations of sexual misconduct against Donald Trump have been dismissed by the president and his supporters, so she has a new approach to ensure her message is heard: She's running for office. The 35-year-old ...

Sheriff’s Office investigates possible county jail suicide

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio sheriff's office is investigating a woman's possible suicide at the county jail. The Akron Beacon Journal reports Summit County deputies found the 53-year-old Norton woman hanging in her cell Sunday afternoon. Jail Commander Bill Holland says deputies and ...

Police: Man fatally stabbed, 2nd man injured at gas station

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say a 52-year-old man has been stabbed to death and a second man injured at a Columbus gas station. Columbus police say officers responded to the gas station shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday. Both men were taken to a hospital where Harry Wright Jr. was pronounced ...

Pipeline builder offers $7.5M, land to settle lawsuits

GREEN, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio city is considering whether to accept a $7.5 million offer to settle lawsuits with a company building a high-pressure natural gas pipeline. The Green City Council was expected to vote Wednesday night whether to accept an offer that also includes 20 acres ...

Superintendent charged with child rape takes plea deal

BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) — A school superintendent charged with child rape for allegedly assaulting a young girl accepted a plea deal Wednesday as his trial was set to begin in western Ohio. Patrick O'Donnell, the former superintendent for Indian Lake Local Schools in Logan County, entered ...

Funeral home billboard targeting homicides stirs community

By THEODORE DECKER, Columbus Dispatch COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The billboard is blunt by design. "Black Lives SHOULD Matter, Especially to BLACK PEOPLE. STOP THE VIOLENCE. We don't want your business That bad." The bearer of this message is Marlan J. Gary, and his business is ...

Ohio will have lottery for tickets to Kasich’s annual speech

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. John Kasich's office will have an online lottery for Ohioans seeking tickets to the Republican's final State of the State speech in suburban Columbus. This year's address will take place at Otterbein University on March 6 in Westerville, near where the governor ...

Court throws out death sentence for Ohio boy’s 1985 slaying

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals court has thrown out a three-decades-old death sentence for a man convicted in the rape, torture and murder of a 12-year-old Ohio boy. The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati says death row inmate Danny Hill can't be executed because he is ...