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Search of river resumes for bodies of 2 missing children

LAWRENCEBURG, Indiana (AP) — Crews resumed searching the Ohio River for the bodies of two missing children, including a 6-year-old boy who police say died when his mother tried to abandon him at a park and drive away but he grabbed for a door and was dragged. Crews are hoping to find the ...

College student dies, frat suspended after alleged hazing

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — A Bowling Green State University student died after an alleged hazing incident involving alcohol, his family's attorney said. The death of Stone Foltz, 20, is "a tragedy," Attorney Sean Alto said in a statement released Sunday night. Alto said Foltz's family was ...

DeWine faces choppy political waters 1 year into pandemic

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS and JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — At the beginning of 2020, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine was working on plans to battle algae blooms in Lake Erie, crack down on distracted driving, and figure out a way to save an Ohio minor league baseball team. ...

Police shoot man suspected in Ohio slayings at Detroit motel

DETROIT (AP) — A man suspected in three slayings in Ohio was critically wounded during a Monday morning shootout with police outside a motel near downtown Detroit, authorities said. Chandra Moore is wanted in the fatal shootings in Cincinnati of his estranged wife and two men, Cincinnati ...

Fraud overwhelms pandemic-related unemployment programs

By GEOFF MULVIHILL and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — With the floodgates set to open on another round of unemployment aid, states are being hammered with a new wave of fraud as they scramble to update security systems and block scammers who already have siphoned ...

Ohio health dept. to retire system after 4K uncounted deaths

By FARNOUSH AMIRI Report for America/Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An outdated reporting system that led to the undercount of more than 4,200 COVID-19 deaths in Ohio will now be retired, the state's health department director said Tuesday. The Ohio Department of Health will retire ...

Rock ‘n’ roll’s big night comes to Cleveland — in fall

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced Tuesday that the 2021 induction ceremony will take place at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland on October 30. President and CEO Greg Harris said the ceremony's move to the fall will likely stick, going forward, news outlets ...

Foot of snow falls in northwest Ohio, vaccine sites closed

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Heavy snow and a coating of sleet and ice shut down several COVID-19 vaccination sites in Ohio on Tuesday along with schools and some universities. State lawmakers stayed home too. The huge winter storm that walloped the South and reached all the way into New England ...

Ohio elections chief again orders limit on ballot drop boxes

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose has reissued a contentious order limiting the number of ballot drop boxes to one per county for the May 4 primary. In a directive issued late Friday, the Republican elections chief set the limit ...

Police: Man charged in condo parking lot slaying after crash

CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man was charged with murder following a shooting that reportedly stemmed from a crash over the weekend, authorities said. Police in Pierce Township near Cincinnati said they were called to a condominium complex near Royal Oak Golf Course just after 11 p.m. ...

Black franchise owner sues McDonald’s, cites persistent bias

By MARK GILLISPIE Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The Black owner of 14 McDonald's franchises in Ohio says one of the world's largest restaurant chains has shown more favorable treatment to white owners and denied him the opportunity to buy restaurants in more affluent communities, ...

Teen found fatally wounded behind Akron apartment building

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A shooting at an apartment building in northeastern Ohio has left a 17-year-old boy dead, authorities said. Akron police responded to the building around 6:10 p.m. Monday after several people called 911 and reported hearing a loud argument followed by gunshots. The teen ...

Insurers add food to coverage menu as way to improve health

By TOM MURPHY AP Health Writer When COVID-19 first swarmed the United States, one health insurer called some customers with a question: Do you have enough to eat? Oscar Health wanted to know if people had adequate food for the next couple weeks and how they planned to stay stocked up while ...

Officer faces termination over fatal shooting of Black man

By FARNOUSH AMIRI Report for America/Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The fate of a white Columbus police officer who fatally shot a Black man last week hangs in the balance after a disciplinary hearing Monday that may result in his termination. Columbus Safety Director Ned Pettus ...

Police: Girl, 7, hit in back by bullet fired into home

CINCINNATI (AP) — A 7-year-old girl was hit by one of several bullets fired into a Cincinnati house on Christmas night, authortiies said. The gunfire occurred just after 11 p.m. Friday at a home adjacent to the border of the Clifton and Avondale neighborhoods, police said. Officers said the ...

Police: Boy, 14, grazed by bullet fired from vehicle

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A 14-year-old boy riding in a vehicle was grazed by a bullet reportedly fired from another vehicle on Christmas night, police said. Officers were called just before 6:30 p.m. Friday to the north Columbus scene of what was initially reported as a hit-and-run ...

Police: Deaths of Ohio couple believed to be murder-suicide

MARION, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio are calling the deaths of a husband and wife found in the garage of their Marion home over the weekend an apparent murder-suicide. Lt. B. J. Gruber of the Marion police department said preliminary information has led investigators to believe that Max ...

Ohio spent $55M in early 2020 on gowns, 3 million from China

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — More than half the $98 million Ohio spent on personal protective equipment in the early months of the coronavirus pandemic went to buy hospital gowns, including 3 million from China. Ohio spent $55 million on gowns, its most ...

Ohio State tallies hundreds more instances of abuse by doc

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University has tallied hundreds more instances of alleged decades-old sexual misconduct by now-deceased team doctor Richard Strauss, bringing the total to more than 2,000, according to its latest campus crime data disclosed under the federal Clery ...

2 men at hospital report being shot on I-70 in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two men who came to a hospital with gunshot wounds reported being fired upon as they were driving on an interstate in Ohio, authorities said. Columbus police said the 19- and 23-year-old men went to the hospital just before 2 p.m. Friday with gunshot wounds to their ...