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Ohio high court declines to hear suit over student’s killing

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Supreme Court has declined to hear a lawsuit filed by the family of a slain Ohio State University student that claims the state failed to properly supervise the man later convicted of killing her. The court issued the announcement Tuesday. Ohio's Court of Claims ...

Authorities: House explosion probed as possible hate crime

STERLING, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a house explosion in Ohio is being investigated as a possible hate crime after racial slurs and a swastika were found spray painted on the home's garage and neighboring property. The Akron Beacon Journal reports Sterling firefighters responded to the ...

Ohio gun reform urged; calls in Texas for Trump to stay away

By MATT SEDENSKY and JOHN SEEWER Associated Press DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Republican governor bucked his party to call for expanded gun laws Tuesday and some Democrats in Texas told President Donald Trump to stay away as both states reeled from a pair of shootings that killed 31 . A ...

Students, parents, friends among the dead in shootings

By MORGAN LEE and AMY GUTHRIE Associated Press One man protected his wife and granddaughter before he was fatally shot; another was killed during an outing with his beloved son. Stories of bravery and loss are emerging from the shootings that took more than 30 lives in El Paso, Texas, and ...

GOP governor urges gun sale background checks after shooting

By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Facing pressure to take action after the latest mass shooting in the U.S., Ohio's Republican governor urged the GOP-led Legislature on Tuesday to pass laws requiring background checks for nearly all gun sales and allowing courts to restrict ...

Schools increasingly aim to assess, manage student threats

By CAROLYN THOMPSON and MARTHA WAGGONER Associated Press Schools around the country have been setting up teams to assess threats posed by students who display signs of violence like the former student who compiled a "hit list" years ago in high school and went on to kill nine people in a ...

Ohio gunman’s ex-classmates decry missed chances to stop him

By MICHAEL BIESECKER and JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — High school classmates of the gunman who killed nine people in Dayton, Ohio, say he was suspended years ago for compiling a "hit list" and a "rape list," and questioned how he could have been allowed to buy the ...

Ex-mechanic starts new career, trades wrench for stethoscope

By MICHAEL K. McINTYRE The Plain Dealer CLEVELAND (AP) — Carl Allamby became an expert diagnostician after spending his childhood ducking his head under the hoods of Chevys and Fords with the older guys in his East Cleveland neighborhood. If a car whined and growled while turning, or if it ...

Police say man punched protester outside Trump rally in Ohio

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Kentucky man is accused of punching a protester outside an Ohio rally for President Donald Trump. Court records show 29-year-old Dallas Frazier, of Georgetown, was arrested Thursday night and charged with misdemeanor assault. He pleaded not guilty Friday but remained ...

Disaster declaration expands, could help more Ohio farmers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio governor's office says farmers in four more counties may be eligible for federal aid from the U.S. Department of Agriculture after heavy rains and flooding hindered spring planting and led to production losses. A previous disaster designation from the U.S. ...

As Ohio Medicaid rolls shrink, economy, renewal process eyed

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Medicaid enrollment has dropped by more than 250,000 people, or 8%, in the past two years. It's unclear whether those people now have other health coverage or are no longer insured. Medicaid Director Maureen Corcoran tells The Columbus Dispatch one factor is an ...

City stops hiring smokers, citing health and cost benefits

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Dayton officials say the southwestern Ohio city will no longer hire people who flunk pre-employment tests for tobacco and nicotine. The Dayton Daily News reports the change is intended to encourage a healthier workplace and reduce the city's health costs. Dayton Human ...

5 governors push presidential candidates to aid Great Lakes

By JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Five Democratic governors of states in the Great Lakes region Monday urged the candidates in next year's presidential election to support a plan for safeguarding their shared waters by boosting federal spending on treatment ...

Police, sister seek answers to boy’s disappearance in 1928

By JOHN CANIGLIA The Plain Dealer ORRVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The fading black-and-white photograph of her mother crying in front of a drooping Christmas tree stands out amid the color photos of Elgie Auten-Forney's children and family. The graying picture sits on a dining-room shelf in her ...

Ohio soldier killed in WWII returns home for burial

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A soldier killed in combat in World War II has been buried with military honors in his home state of Ohio more than 70 years after his death. Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. William Brandenburg, of New Miami, was buried Saturday next to his parents in a cemetery in southwest ...

State official says youth behavioral facility clean, safe

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The director of Ohio's Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services has toured a youth behavioral facility after reports of alleged violence and sexual abuse against children and staff and describes its environment as clean and safe. WBNS-TV reports Director Lori ...

Man charged with murder in 2008 fire that killed family

LONDON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man who escaped a fire that killed his wife and two children and destroyed their Ohio home in 2008 has been indicted on charges including aggravated murder in that blaze. A Madison County grand jury in London met last week and charged 59-year-old Peter ...

Beanie Wells offering reward for capture of brother’s killer

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Former Ohio State and NFL player Beanie Wells is offering a $5,000 reward for the capture of the person who gunned down his brother. Akron police said 31-year-old Joel "Joey" Wells was found in a driveway in Akron on Thursday morning. He had been shot in the head. Police ...

Authorities: Wrong-way crash that killed 3 was intentional

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A prosecutor in Ohio says a driver going the wrong way on Interstate 75 last March intentionally slammed into another car, killing a couple and their 10-year-old daughter. The Montgomery County Prosecutor says the driver was upset at the time of the crash just south of ...

Ohio governor backs $1B rescue for state’s 2 nuclear plants

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's governor hopes state lawmakers can agree on a bill that would hand over roughly $1 billion to the state's two nuclear plants. Gov. Mike DeWine said Thursday that he'll sign the proposal if lawmakers can get it passed. The financial rescue for the nuclear plants ...