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Ohio man charged with murder in police cruiser crash

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man accused of stealing a police car near Dayton and causing a crash that killed two 6-year-old cousins has been indicted on nearly two dozen charges including murder. Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck said on Monday while announcing the charges that evidence ...

Program aims to help kids exposed to opioids before birth

By TERRY DEMIO The Cincinnati Enquirer CINCINNATI (AP) — Rosie is a 13-pound 4-month-old, just shy of the average weight of babies her age. And that's a relief. "Her bottle-feeding has come a long way," said her therapist Jill Huff, eyeing the infant in a white T-shirt and pink tutu ...

Ohio man indicted for slayings of woman, daughter in 2016

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man faces murder charges for the January 2016 slayings of a woman and her teenage daughter. Scioto County Sheriff Marty Donini on Friday announced the indictment of 22-year-old Kristian Davis, of Lucasville, in the fatal shooting of 48-year-old Candace Newsome ...

Report: 81 died last year during domestic violence attacks

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An annual survey finds 81 people died in domestic violence confrontations in Ohio during the 12-month period ending June 30, including 53 victims and 28 perpetrators. The Ohio Domestic Violence Network analysis used media accounts to identify 60 deadly confrontations ...

Woman faces murder charge for daughter’s death in accident

PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A woman whose car collided with a semi-trailer on an interstate outside Cleveland, killing one daughter and injuring another, has been charged with aggravated murder. Court records show 38-year-old Kia Ferguson, of South Euclid, pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Lake ...

At least 11 hurt in collision between car, Cincinnati bus

CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities say around a dozen people have been sent to hospitals with injuries, some critical, when a car crossed a double yellow line and collided with a Cincinnati Metro bus. Cincinnati police Lt. Brian Norris says one adult and two juveniles in the car were critically ...

Ohio University suspends all fraternities over hazing claims

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio University on Thursday announced it was suspending all its fraternities following allegations of widespread hazing. Suspension of the 15 fraternities at the university was immediate and indefinite. It followed allegations within the past week of hazing at seven of ...

Ohio man sentenced for cyberattacks on government websites

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio man has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for cyberattacks that disrupted websites of various government entities, including the city of Akron, the Ohio Department of Public Safety and a number of federal agencies. The sentence handed down Thursday to ...

Ohio high school closed following assault, threats

MENTOR, Ohio (AP) — One of Ohio’s largest high schools has closed for a day following an assault that sent a student to the hospital and a threat of violence. The (Lake County) News-Herald reports Mentor High School outside Cleveland is closed Friday because of what school officials say ...

Prosecutor wants teen tried as adult for referee assault

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio county prosecutor wants a 17-year-old boy charged as an adult for head-butting a football referee and causing a concussion. The Dayton Daily News reports Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. filed a motion Wednesday to have the Dayton Dunbar High School ...

Bus carrying developmentally disabled flips over; 13 injured

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a bus carrying developmentally disabled people flipped over during a crash with other vehicles in Ohio and sent 13 people to hospitals. WTOL-TV reports the accident occurred in Sylvania Township near Toledo around 10:30 a.m. Friday. Township Fire Chief ...

3 of 4 escapees from Ohio jail arrested in North Carolina

CARY, N.C. (AP) — Three of four inmates who overpowered two female corrections officers and escaped from an Ohio county jail were caught in North Carolina after slightly more than a day on the run, authorities in both states said. The three men who escaped from the Gallia County jail early ...

Waiver gives Ohio more options in treating opioid addiction

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The federal government is allowing Ohio more flexibility in what services it can provide to Medicaid patients addicted to opioids. The expanded options are coming through a substance use disorder demonstration waiver that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ...

Federal grant awarded to combat lead poisoning

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $45 million to Ohio to identify and eliminate lead paint in homes. Republican Gov. Mike DeWine says the grants will help make Ohio homes safer. Grants will go to Columbus, Akron, Canton, Cleveland and ...

Board approves plan to add NASA official’s name to airport

TOLDEO, Ohio (AP) — A plan to rename an Ohio airport after a retired NASA flight director is close to taking off. The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority board of directors voted Thursday to rename Toledo Express Airport after Toledo native Eugene Kranz. The Blade in Toledo reports the board ...

Indiana: Harmful algae blooms detected on Ohio River

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana officials are warning people about harmful algae blooms on the Ohio River near Cincinnati, Ohio, and Louisville, Kentucky. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management and the Indiana State Department of Health issued the warning on Friday, cautioning ...

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Field closes in on Tide and Tigers

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football The college football season started with the general consensus that Clemson and Alabama, winners of the last four national champions, were a cut above the rest of college football. Georgia, Oklahoma and Ohio State were the most likely challengers, but how ...

Democrat skeptical GOP will OK meaningful Ohio gun laws

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House minority leader says she is skeptical the Republican-led Legislature will pass meaningful gun laws, and thinks electing Democrats in 2020 is the state's best chance for change on that. Democratic Rep. Emilia Sykes, of Akron, commented Tuesday after ...

Mom of dead baby in well is found competent for murder trial

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP) — The mother of a months-old boy found dead in an Ohio well has been found competent for trial on charges including aggravated murder. Jessica Groves and her husband, Daniel, pleaded not guilty in the death of their son, Dylan. Groves' attorney, Robert Shawn Stratton, ...

High Court overturns city mandate on construction projects

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A divided Ohio Supreme Court has upheld a state law invalidating a Cleveland requirement that public construction contractors hire city residents for a portion of work on projects. A 2003 Cleveland ordinance mandates that residents must perform 20% of the total hours on ...