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Gambino crime family ex-member to fund slain girl’s funeral

CLEVELAND (AP) — A lawyer says a former member of the Gambino crime family will pay for the funeral of a 9-year-old girl who police say was killed by crossfire during a shootout between two groups while waiting in a car in Cleveland. The lawyer for Carmine "The Bull" Agnello tells ...

Woman found guilty in toddler’s drowning death at day care

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman has been found guilty in the death of a toddler who crawled beneath a fence and drowned in a swimming pool at her home day care. The Morning Journal reports a Lorain County judge found 49-year-old Elizabeth Zenda, of Pittsfield Township in northeast Ohio, ...

Man faces charges in buggy crash that killed teen, hurt 2

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio man who struck an Amish buggy from behind, killing a teenage boy and injuring his father and younger brother, has been jailed and charged with vehicular homicide and driving under the influence. The Columbus Dispatch reports the crash ...

Ohio settles lawsuit with ex-inmate over strip search claim

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has agreed to pay a former inmate $72,500 to settle a lawsuit that claimed guards wrongfully strip searched him at a southeast Ohio prison. Cleveland.com reports 37-year-old Jose Irizarry, of Cleveland, said in his federal lawsuit that guards were acting on bad ...

Firefighters suspended over porn tape leaving department

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Akron officials say one firefighter has resigned and another won't be allowed to return to work after they were suspended without pay for making a sex tape on city property. The Akron Beacon Journal reports a city document released Friday says provisional fire Lt. Deann ...

APNewsBreak: Schools mum on ties to doc in sex abuse inquiry

By KANTELE FRANKO and COLLIN BINKLEY, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A now-dead doctor accused of sexual misconduct by former student athletes at Ohio State University said he acted as a team physician at other universities, most of which won't say if they are reviewing those ...

Astronomy park named for John Glenn set to open on solstice

LOGAN, Ohio (AP) — An astronomy park named for astronaut-hero John Glenn is about to open in his native Ohio. The John Glenn Astronomy Park is located in Hocking Hills State Park in the southeastern part of the state. A grand opening ribbon-cutting is scheduled Thursday to coincide with the ...

Ex-firefighter convicted of stealing union funds sentenced

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The former treasurer of an Ohio firefighters union who was convicted of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in union funds has been sentenced to two years in prison. A judge in Akron on Monday also ordered 41-year-old Joseph Ruhlin to pay $385,000 in restitution to ...

Ohio Boy Scouts leader gets 8 years for sexually abusing boy

CLEVELAND (AP) — A former Ohio Boy Scouts leader who pleaded guilty to grooming and sexually abusing a troop member has received eight years in prison. Cleveland.com reports 30-year-old Aaron Robertson apologized before sentencing Tuesday in Cleveland. He pleaded guilty last month to ...

Firefighters suspended; accused of making porn at firehouse

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Two firefighters in Ohio have been suspended for allegedly making pornographic videos at a firehouse. Akron (AK'-ruhn) officials say Arthur Dean and Deann Eller were both placed on administrative leave on Monday while the city launched an investigation into the ...

University of Toledo president gets raise, longer contract

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The University of Toledo is extending the contract for its president through at least 2023 and raising her pay. The amended contract for school President Sharon Gaber was approved Monday by the school's board of trustees. It raises her salary by $51,000, to $510,000 and ...

Motorcyclist throws concrete into car, breaking woman’s jaw

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police say a motorcyclist involved in a road rage confrontation in Ohio threw a piece of concrete into a car and broke a woman's jaw. The 29-year-old woman and her 25-year-old boyfriend told police they were driving in Akron around 7 p.m. Monday when they honked their horn ...

$9 million spent in Ohio’s GOP governor primary’s last weeks

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — It turns out Ohio's roller coaster primary season was just as tumultuous under the hood as it was on the surface, as personal loans drove one Republican campaign's spending above $14 million and an eager Democrat spent himself into ...

Sex misconduct claims include Ohio State doc’s other office

By KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Claims about a former Ohio State University doctor allege sexual misconduct not only in his interactions with students and student-athletes but also at the private, off-campus medical office he had later, according to a law firm ...

Overdose death toll declines in county hit hard by opioids

CINCINNATI (AP) — A hard-hit Ohio county that expanded availability of naloxone during the opioid epidemic has been seeing a decline in its overdose death toll. Hamilton County's program of increasing overdose antidote availability and quick response to requests for addiction treatment ...

Police responding to fight shoot man; 2 officers injured

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say police responded to a report of man and woman fighting in the street in a Cleveland suburb and one man was shot and two officers were injured. A spokeswoman for the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation said police did find two people engaged in ...

Police: Woman hid boyfriend’s body in motel for 4 days

SHARONVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Police have arrested an Ohio woman who kept the body of her boyfriend inside their shared motel room for four days after he died of a suspected drug overdose. Authorities say a worker discovered the body at the Crosslands Motel in Sharonville June 14. Court ...

3 from Ohio dead in Indiana crash blamed on wrong-way driver

MISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say three people from Ohio have died following a four-vehicle crash in northern Indiana caused by a wrong-way driver. The crash happened Sunday evening along the Indiana Toll Road near Mishawaka. State police were responding to a call about a vehicle being ...

Appeals court considers woman’s challenge to life sentence

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Attorneys are debating whether a Tennessee woman serving a life sentence for killing a man when she was 16 can gain parole. They're arguing before federal appellate judges in Cincinnati who are considering sending the case back to ...

Proposal would pay homeless people to pick up trash

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A program to pay homeless people to pick up trash in an Ohio neighborhood could begin soon. The Columbus Dispatch reports that organizers are seeking $40,000 from the city of Columbus to launch a yearlong pilot program in the city's Franklinton neighborhood. The goal ...