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Ohio councilman cruises streets to pick up shopping carts

By KELLY BYER, The Repository CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Councilman Jason Scaglione cruised along the street. His head swiveled back and forth as he steered with one hand. He spotted a shopping cart and hit the brakes. "Bingo." The Walmart cart sat in an alley — right where a resident told him ...

Ohio doctors urged to screen people for prediabetes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Medical groups are urging Ohio doctors to screen more people for prediabetes and to refer people at risk for Type-2 diabetes to programs that lead to healthier lifestyles. The Dispatch reports the Ohio State Medical Association is teaming up with the American Medical ...

Mental Health effort urges Ohioans to ‘Be Present’ for youth

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A statewide multimedia campaign has been launched in Ohio to get needed help to young people struggling with bullying, undue stress or societal pressure that puts them at risk of hurting themselves. The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services' Be Present ...

Home intruder shot and killed

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say a 27-year-old man was shot and killed during a home invasion in Ohio. The Licking County Sheriff's Office says Samuel Beskid entered a home in St. Louisville around 5 a.m. Sunday armed with a gun and a flashlight. Investigators say Beskid confronted the ...

Police: Man killed in wrong-way crash on I-70

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Police are investigating after a driver was killed in a wrong-way crash in Ohio. WHIO-TV reports the crash happened in the westbound lane of Interstate-70 in Dayton Monday.  A witness says a car was going the wrong way without headlights around 2 a.m. before it crashed ...

Sheriff: Inmate started jail fire in drug-smuggling attempt

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio sheriff's office says an inmate apparently started a fire at a county jail as part of an attempt to smuggle drugs into the facility. The Chillicothe (chihl-ih-KAHTH'-ee) Gazette reports that an area resident spotted the fire Saturday outside a second-floor ...

US appeals court orders halt on natural gas pipeline in Ohio

By MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — A city facing long odds of stopping section of a $2 billion natural gas pipeline from being built there was handed a victory this week when a federal appellate court issued an emergency order that temporarily halts the start of ...

6 children shot on street, 1 fatally; public’s help sought

CLEVELAND (AP) — Six children have been shot on a Cleveland street, one fatally. Police say the shooting happened Friday night and the victims were boys ranging in age from 12 to 16 years. They say it seems the boys ran into another group and shots were fired but there's no indication the ...

Ohio woman fatally shot while cooking Thanksgiving dinner

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a woman has been fatally shot while cooking Thanksgiving dinner after someone fired shots into a Columbus, Ohio, home. Police have identified the woman as 34-year-old Adrian Scott. She was pronounced dead at a hospital shortly before 1:30 p.m. ...

Patrol: Hit-and-run crash kills 18-year-old pedestrian

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says a vehicle struck and killed an 18-year-old man as he was walking near his father's home in southwest Ohio and the suspected driver in the hit-and-run crash says he thought he hit a deer. The patrol says Skyler P. Ludington, of Botkins, was ...

Police: Inmate escapes jail, steals car, dies after crash

GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Police in suburban Cleveland say an inmate attacked a guard, escaped from jail and led authorities on a freeway chase that ended in a fiery crash resulting in the inmate's death. Garfield Heights police say 34-year-old Donnie J. Thomas was pronounced dead at a ...

Police chief: Officer shoots man who pointed gun at officer

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police in a Cincinnati suburb say an officer shot a man multiple times after the man pointed a gun at the officer. Colerain Township Police Chief Mark Denney says officers responding to a call about domestic violence at a home on Friday afternoon found a 66-year-old man in ...

State gets 370 applications for medical marijuana licenses

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials say they've received more than 300 applications to operate 60 dispensaries that will sell medical marijuana. The Ohio Board of Pharmacy said on Monday that it had received 370 applications to operate the dispensaries the state expects to have up and ...

GOP official quits, says move unrelated to Senate misconduct

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, AP Statehouse Correspondent COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The chief of staff to Ohio Senate majority Republicans said Monday he will leave his post in a move unrelated to allegations of inappropriate conduct roiling the chamber. The seven-year Senate veteran, Jason Mauk, told ...

Final report analyzes options for controversial oil pipeline

By JOHN FLESHER, AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Crude oil that flows through twin pipelines beneath the channel linking Lakes Huron and Michigan could be transported to refineries in other ways, although the likelihood that the pipes will fail probably won't change much ...

Couple crashes into woods after high-speed police chase

BUTLER, Ohio (AP) — Police say they plan to file several charges against a couple that crashed into two cruisers during a high-speed chase in Ohio. The police chase ended after the couple crashed into a wooded area in Butler Township Monday night. Authorities say the man and woman, both 26, ...

Review clears police who shot ‘Buckeye Bandit’ bank robber

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say officers acted within department policy when they shot and wounded the suspected serial bank robber whom law enforcement called the "Buckeye Bandit" because he often wore Ohio State University clothing. Columbus police cornered him after a teller slipped a ...

Ohio officer shot in face is recovering from initial surgery

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police say a narcotics detective who was shot in the face during a drug raid at an Ohio home can't speak as he recovers from surgery but is communicating using a whiteboard. Toledo police say Detective Jason Picking was hurt when SWAT officers knocked and tried to enter a ...

Murder trial in Ohio firefighter’s arson death set to resume

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — Attorneys are ready to resume their defense of an Ohio homeowner and his nephew charged in a 2015 house arson that resulted in a firefighter's death. Prosecutors say homeowner Lester Parker solicited nephew William "Billy" Tucker to set the fire that led to the death of ...

Ohio justice issues another apology over Facebook post

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio Supreme Court justice and Democratic gubernatorial candidate has issued another apology on Facebook after a post Friday outlining his sexual history with women drew widespread condemnation. William O'Neill's latest post Sunday morning says he admits he was wrong and ...