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Zoo names its new baby giraffe

CINCINNATI (AP) — A giraffe born recently at the Cincinnati Zoo now has a name. The male calf born Nov. 23 has been named Theo. Zoo officials said in a news release Monday that they picked that name because it means "divine gift." "He was the gift that our team needed following the death ...

Rock tragedy: Music superstars, small suburb forever linked

By DAN SEWELL Associated Press FINNEYTOWN, Ohio (AP) — The concrete bench in a small northern Cincinnati suburb depicts a guitar, with the message "My Generation" just below it. In the background are plaques with the faces of three teenagers, Jackie Eckerle, Karen Morrison and Stephan ...

Ohio selects rape kit tracking system created by Idaho

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio plans to use a system developed in Idaho that lets sexual assault survivors anonymously track the processing and testing of rape kits collected as evidence. The Plain Dealer reports legislators last year approved use of a tracking system. The law also requires use by ...

State police: Abductor of girl, 15, killed by officers

NANTICOKE, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police say officers killed a 20-year-old man who they say stole a police vehicle and abducted a 15-year-old girl. Citing a news release, PennLive.com reports state police used "deadly force" against Jordan Patrick Oliver late Sunday. The release says ...

Hootie & the Blowfish vocalist to perform at Ohio school

CINCINNATI (AP) — The lead vocalist of Hootie & the Blowfish is set to perform at an Ohio high school in 2020. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Darius Rucker is scheduled to perform at a charity concert at Elder High School in Cincinnati on May 7. The event to be hosted by Elder graduate ...

County in Ohio dedicates fund to hold opioid settlement cash

CLEVELAND (AP) — One of the Ohio counties that struck a major settlement last month with the three biggest U.S. drug distributors and a major drugmaker has set up a special account for the money. Cleveland.com reports the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County Council in Cleveland approved ...

Crowds line up for first day of legal marijuana sales in Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Crowds are lining up for the first day of legal recreational marijuana sales in Michigan. A handful of shops, mostly in Ann Arbor, are approved to start selling Sunday. The Detroit News reports customers traveled from nearby states including Indiana, Ohio and ...

Police: Woman killed in shooting in Cleveland

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say a woman has been killed in a shooting in Cleveland. A police statement says officers responded around 1 a.m. Sunday to a report of shots fired. Cleveland officers say the 19-year-old woman was found near a nightclub where a fight had occurred earlier. Police say ...

Police: 17-year-old fatally shot in garage at Ohio house

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — Police say a 17-year-old has been shot and killed inside a garage at an Ohio house. Elyria police responding to a shooting around 8:30 a.m. Sunday in the unattached garage found the teenager with a gunshot wound to his face. The police release says medical personnel ...

3 injured in Cincinnati after partial building collapse

CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities say at least three people have been injured in Cincinnati after part of a building under construction collapsed. Cincinnati Fire Chief Roy Winston said three people on the structure's fifth floor were injured when part of the building collapsed Monday afternoon ...

Coroner: Man found in vacant house died of gunshot wounds

DAYTON , Ohio (AP) — A man whose body was found in a vacant house in Ohio died of multiple gunshot wounds, a coroner said Monday. Montgomery County Coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger ruled the Nov. 17 death of 28-year-old Todd Burkhart a homicide. The Mansfield man's body was found Friday in a ...

Nonprofit to give $3.8 million to Dayton shooting victims

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio nonprofit has approved the disbursement of $3.8 million to victims of the August mass shooting in Dayton. The Community Oversight Committee chose 47 applicants to receive a charitable gift from the Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund. Seventy percent of the ...

Ohio man builds antique hearse for brother’s last ride

By RACHEL WAGONER Farm and Dairy EAST ROCHESTER, Ohio (AP) — Ted Hawk has dealt with death more than the average person. He's buried his parents and five siblings in the family cemetery — Hawk & Sanor Cemetery— that sits just up the hill from the house where he was born. They've ...

Ohio Turnpike service plazas offer free Wi-Fi in new network

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission says it is now providing free, reliable public Wi-Fi inside all 14 service plazas along the toll road. It says the upgrade replaces an inconsistent patchwork of systems that had been provided by food vendors at those stops ...

Search for missing Ohio couple turns up man’s body

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man's body has been found in a vacant home during a search for a missing Ohio couple. The Montgomery County Coroner's Office in Dayton says the body of 28-year-old Todd Burkhart, of Mansfield, was found Friday night inside a vacant home in Dayton. No ...

Authorities: Death of man found in sewage tank accidental

SOUTH SOLON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say the death of a man found at the bottom of a drained sewage tank in Ohio appears to be accidental. The Columbus Dispatch reports the body of 34-year-old James Powers was found Wednesday in the recently drained tank at a wastewater treatment plant in ...

2 people slain at apartment complex where deputy was killed

BATAVIA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man has been arrested in the fatal shooting of two people at an Ohio apartment complex where a sheriff's deputy was killed earlier this year. WCPO-TV reports Pierce Township police have not released any information about the shooting or the identities ...

Ohio high school senior wins school board seat

By EMILY MILLS Akron Beacon Journal BATH, Ohio (AP) — Mike Kahoe was eager to discuss his recent election to the Revere Board of Education and his plans for the position, from increasing transparency between the board and the community to improving school safety. But first, the 18-year-old ...

Ohio says study finds many pregnancy deaths were preventable

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state Department of Health says a study shows more than half of pregnancy-related deaths in Ohio over a four-year period were preventable. The Columbus Dispatch reports the statewide study released Friday shows that 57% of 89 reported pregnancy-related deaths from ...

Ohio bill would erase time limits, loophole in cases of rape

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State senators in Ohio are debating a proposal to lift the statute of limitations on rape. It would also close a loophole that allows rape inside marriage to go unpunished. During Senate hearings that began Wednesday, Democratic co-sponsor Sen. Nickie Antonio, of ...