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US troops killed in Afghan bombing awarded Purple Hearts

By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The sailor killed in the suicide bomber attack during the evacuation mission in Afghanistan late last month has been posthumously promoted, according to the Navy. And he and the other 12 service members who died during the attack have ...

Authorities: 2 adults, 2 kids found shot to death in home

AVON LAKE, Ohio (AP) — Two adults and two children have been found shot to death inside a northeastern Ohio home, authorities said. The bodies were found around 1:15 p.m. Tuesday when officers went to the Avon Lake home to conduct a welfare check. It's not clear when the shootings occurred ...

Court weighs drug distributor’s insurance coverage fight

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court is deciding whether the insurance company for a drug distributor should be forced to provide a legal defense in the company's fight against government lawsuits related to the opioid epidemic. Justices on ...

Until 2023? Parts shortage will keep auto prices sky-high

By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Back in the spring, a shortage of computer chips that had sent auto prices soaring appeared, finally, to be easing. Some relief for consumers seemed to be in sight. That hope has now dimmed. A surge in COVID-19 cases from the delta variant ...

2 auxiliary officers recovering after being shot in vehicle

LORAIN, Ohio (AP) — Two auxiliary police officers are recovering after they were wounded in a shooting in suburban Cleveland, authorities said. Lorain police said the two 20-year-old auxiliary officers were on their way home from working a support patrol shift early Sunday, in full uniform ...

2 Ohio residents injured in Tennessee boating accident

JACKSBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Two Ohio residents were injured when they were run over by a boat in an east Tennessee lake, authorities said Monday. The accident occurred Saturday night on Norris Lake in Campbell County, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said in a news release. William ...

Sheriff: Man shot after break-in, assault of ex-girlfriend

MOUNT HEALTHY, Ohio (AP) — A man was shot and killed after allegedly breaking into an Ohio home and assaulting an ex-girlfriend over the weekend, authorities said. The Hamilton County sheriff's office said 33-year-old Gregory Lyle climbed through a window of the Mount Healthy home just ...

Police: Man killed in exchange of gunfire with officers

MIAMISBURG, Ohio (AP) — A man was killed in an exchange of gunfire with police officers answering a domestic dispute call at his residence, police said. Chief Charlie Stiegelmeyer of the Miami Township police department said officers were dispatched shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday following a ...

GOP Justice Pat DeWine leaves race for Ohio chief justice

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Supreme Court Justice Pat DeWine said Tuesday he's dropping out of the race for chief justice and will focus on being reelected to his current seat. DeWine, 52, is a Republican and the son of GOP Gov. Mike DeWine. A former county and appeals court judge, he was ...

USPS has shorted some workers’ pay for years, CPI finds

By ALEXIS FERNANDEZ CAMPBELL The Center for Public Integrity Nancy Campos' back ached as she loaded more than 100 Amazon packages onto her truck. The 59-year-old grandmother, a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, had worked 13 days in a row without a lunch break, and now she was ...

Ex-death row inmate to get $1M for wrongful imprisonment

CLEVELAND (AP) — A former death row inmate who was wrongly imprisoned for two decades will receive a $1 million payment from the state. The Ohio Controlling Board voted unanimously Monday to make the award to Joe D'Ambrosio. The money will come from the state's wrongful imprisonment fund, ...

Opening arguments made in Akron arson suspect’s murder trial

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Opening arguments have been made in the latest trial of a man accused of killing nine people in separate arson fires in his Akron neighborhood. Stanley Ford, 62, could be sentenced to death if convicted on multiple aggravated murder charges. He is accused of killing a ...

Court sets another execution date despite unofficial pause

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday set a 2025 execution date for a man convicted of killing a police informant 25 years ago to keep her from testifying against him in a drug case. The court's decision in the case of death row ...

Roller coaster closed after object flies off ride, injures 1

By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — The world's second-tallest roller coaster won't open again this year after a person standing in line was hit in the head by a metal object that flew off the ride last weekend at Cedar Point amusement park. The 420-foot (128-meter) tall ...

Second teen in custody in shooting that killed 13-year-old

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — A second teenage boy has been arrested in a shooting that killed a Wisconsin teen who was staying at a relative's home in a Cleveland suburb. The 16-year-old turned himself in around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Cleveland Heights Police Department, authorities ...

Former fraternity member in Ohio indicted in pledge’s death

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Another former fraternity member at Bowling Green State University was indicted in the death of a pledge during an alleged hazing ritual. A grand jury indicted a 22-year-old former student Wednesday on charges that include involuntary manslaughter. An attorney for ...

Divers no longer taking part in search for missing swimmer

PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Divers will no longer be taking part in the search for a missing 15-year-old boy who vanished while swimming in Lake Erie, authorities said. The Lake County sheriff's office said the youth was swimming with friends at Headlands Beach State Park on Friday afternoon ...

‘Two Ohios’: DeWine urges vaccination as delta cases surge

By FARNOUSH AMIRI Report for America/Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After discontinuing his weekly coronavirus briefings, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine returned Friday to the lectern to deliver a dire message of how the state has been split into "two Ohios," the vaccinated and the ...

Ohio redistricting panel cites Census data lag for inaction

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The closely watched panel pivotal to redrawing Ohio's congressional and legislative districts kicked off with a whimper Friday, with officials pointing again to delayed release of 2020 Census figures even as the clock on their ...

Native clover species being dropped from endangered list

By JOHN FLESHER Associated Press TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A native plant called running buffalo clover that had been considered extinct is being removed from the federal endangered species list after bouncing back in a half-dozen states east of the Mississippi River, officials said ...