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Death penalty upheld for Ohio man who fatally shot couple

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the death penalty for a man who shot and killed a couple whose house and dog he was caring for while they were away on vacation. Death row inmate George Brinkman pleaded guilty to the 2017 deaths of Rogell and Roberta John and was ...

Officer convicted of assaulting Black driver in 2017 stop

EUCLID, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police officer has been convicted of assaulting a Black motorist during a 2017 traffic stop. Jurors deliberated for nearly five hours Friday before convicting Euclid officer Michael Amiott of assault and interfering with civil rights, both first-degree ...

No bond for accused rapist of girl who traveled for abortion

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of raping and impregnating a 9-year-old Ohio girl who traveled to Indiana for an abortion was ordered held without bond Thursday by a judge who cited overwhelming evidence and the fact that he apparently is living in the U.S. illegally. Gerson Fuentes, 27, ...

Ohioan charged in US Capitol siege gets 2 years probation

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio man who admitted threatening a witness after posting videos from the U.S. Capitol riots was sentenced Wednesday to two years of probation. Justin Stoll, of Wilmington, had pleaded guilty in January in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati to transmitting a threat to ...

Men abused by Ohio State doctor ask court to revive lawsuits

Attorneys for some of the men who sued Ohio State University over decades-old sexual abuse by a team doctor argued Tuesday that a federal appeals court should overturn a judge's dismissal and let the lawsuits continue toward trial. But a lawyer for the school contends their claims were made ...

Medical helicopter crashes while en route to fatal accident

MILFORD TOWNSHIP, Ohio (AP) — A medical helicopter responding to the scene of a fatal accident in southwestern Ohio crashed early Tuesday when it hit power lines, but no one aboard the aircraft was seriously injured, authorities said. Three crew members were in the CareFlight helicopter, en ...

Coroner: 2 dead in mobile home after fire, slaying of deputy

HARMONY, Ohio (AP) — Authorities have confirmed that two bodies were recovered from a mobile home following a blaze and gunfire that killed a sheriff's deputy over the weekend in western Ohio. The Clark County coroner's office said Tuesday that the bodies of 27-year-old Cole White of South ...

Man pleads not guilty to raping girl, 10, who had abortion

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man pleaded not guilty on Monday in Ohio to charges of raping a 10-year-old girl who traveled to Indiana for an abortion last month, which became a flashpoint in the national debate over access to the procedure. The 27-year-old defendant is charged with two felony ...

Ohio sheriff’s deputy killed in shooting at mobile home park

HARMONY, Ohio (AP) — A sheriff's deputy was shot and fatally wounded while responding to a report of a possible break-in and gunfire at a mobile home in western Ohio. Deputy Matthew Yates was a 15-year veteran of the Clark County Sheriff's Office and a member of its special operations team, ...

Police: Man dies after being shot by Cincinnati officer

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police in Ohio say a man died after he was shot by a Cincinnati police officer after some kind of confrontation over the weekend. Interim Chief Teresa Theetge told reporters that the shooting happened shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday in a United Dairy Farmers parking lot in ...

Jury deadlocks on racial discrimination suit by 2 officers

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio jury has deadlocked on a racial discrimination suit filed against the city of Cincinnati and its former police chief by two officers, one white and one Black, over different discipline imposed after use of the same racial slur. The jury of six women and four men, ...

Man indicted in rape of girl, 10, who traveled for abortion

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A grand jury in Ohio has indicted the man accused of raping and impregnating a 10-year-old girl who traveled to Indiana for an abortion that became a flashpoint in the national debate over access to the procedure. The 27-year-old defendant is charged with two felony ...

Attorney: DOJ should investigate Jayland Walker’s death

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An attorney for the family of Jayland Walker, the 25-year-old Black man killed in a hail of police gunfire last month in Ohio, on Wednesday joined the national NAACP and its Akron branch in calling for the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate Walker's death. Attorney ...

Ohio Supreme Court scraps 2nd GOP-drawn congressional map

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court rejected a second Republican-drawn map of U.S. House districts as gerrymandered on Tuesday, sending it back for a third attempt to meet constitutional parameters approved by Ohio voters. The ruling adds to a string of court defeats for Ohio's ...

Election denier makes Ohio ballot for secretary of state

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A conservative podcaster who has embraced former President Donald Trump's discredited claims that the 2020 election was stolen will be on the November ballot for Ohio secretary of state. Terpsehore Tore Maras gathered more than the required 5,000 signatures to get on ...

Cleveland officer sues rookie partner for friendly fire

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland police officer claims another officer panicked and "blindly" shot her when they confronted a man standing in a boarding house bathroom with a gun, according to a federal lawsuit. Jennifer Kilnapp's lawsuit, filed last week, said her rookie partner in July 2020, ...

Medical examiner: Jayland Walker was shot dozens of times

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Jayland Walker, the 25-year-old Black man who died last month at the hands of police in Akron, Ohio, was shot dozens of times, with 26 bullets recovered from his body, according to a preliminary autopsy report released Friday. Dr. Lisa Kohler, the Summit County medical ...

Florida trucker gets 55 years for partner’s Indiana slaying

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — A Florida truck driver has been sentenced to 55 years in prison for fatally stabbing his driving partner while the man was behind the wheel of their truck along an eastern Indiana highway. Pavel Nery-Gonzalez, 50, rested his head in his hands Wednesday as a Wayne County ...

Officer critically wounded during domestic call improving

CLEARCREEK, Ohio (AP) — A police officer who was shot and critically wounded this week during a domestic violence call appears to be making progress but has "some hard work ahead of him" as he recovers, authorities said Thursday. Speaking at a news conference, Clearcreek Police Chief John ...

Body recovered in Lake Michigan; 4 drownings in 1 day

SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — The body of an Ohio man was recovered Thursday in Lake Michigan, the fourth drowning from a day earlier in western Michigan. Authorities said Anthony Diehl, 33, may have been trying to help a 7-year-old boy who was struggling Wednesday in the water in South Haven. ...