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Authorities: Prosecuting Ohio massacre case could last years

By ANGIE WANG and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — Prosecuting an Ohio family of four arrested in the gruesome slayings of eight people from another family could take years to conclude, a county prosecutor said as the first break in the more than two-year-old case ...

Macy’s heads into the holiday season like a boss

CINCINNATI (AP) — Macy's heads into the crucial holiday season firing on all cylinders, logging its fourth consecutive quarter of sales growth at existing locations and getting strong reactions from customers both online and in its stores. The company upped its annual earnings expectations ...

Police: Reporter and her uncle found dead inside home

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio say two people found dead in a home died from gunshots, including a woman who was a reporter for Cleveland.com. Perrysburg Township police in suburban Toledo say they found the two bodies Monday. A coroner said Tuesday that 30-year-old Nikki Delamotte ...

Ohio State board to hear from ex-students alleging sex abuse

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University's trustees will hear directly from former students who say they were sexually abused by a team doctor, allegations that span the late physician's two decades at the school. Alumnus Brian Garrett says he and other accusers of Dr. Richard Strauss ...

Police: Vehicle hits, injures baby, 2 women

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say a vehicle struck and injured a baby and two women in Cleveland and fled the scene. Cleveland police initially reported the vehicle hit a 6-year-old boy and two women around 11:30 p.m. Saturday on a city street. Later Sunday, police reported that the age of the ...

‘M.A.S.H’ star to join Cleveland Orchestra for holiday run

CLEVELAND (AP) — Actor Jamie Farr will join the Cleveland Orchestra for its Christmas concerts this year. The orchestra has announced the Toledo native will take the stage in December for a rendition of "The Night Before Christmas" at Severance Hall. Farr played Corporal Klinger in the ...

Zoo acquires 18-year-old polar bear for breeding purposes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has acquired an addition to its polar bear family. Zoo officials say an 18-year-old male polar bear named Lee arrived this past week from the Denver Zoo. Officials say Lee will be quarantined for about 30 days before he is introduced to two ...

Deal reached in old lawsuit over educating disabled students

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Department of Education and an advocacy group have a proposed agreement to settle a 25-year-old lawsuit about the education of students with disabilities. The Columbus Dispatch reports more than 250,000 such students are expected to benefit from the agreement ...

Police: Arrested man had meth stashed in his underwear

ALLIANCE, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say a man arrested during a traffic stop had 33 grams of meth stashed in his underwear. Alliance police say two men were arrested Wednesday, a 29-year-old Sebring man and a 45-year-old Diamond man. The Canton Repository reports both men were passengers in ...

Browns GM Dorsey to lead search for team’s next coach

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam will count on John Dorsey's keen eye for talent to find a coach. Cleveland's general manager since December, Dorsey will head the team's search for a coach to replace Hue Jackson, who was finally fired ...

Police: 3-month-old baby, 2 adults killed in car shooting

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say a car was struck by gunfire and a baby and two adults inside the vehicle were killed. Youngstown police say a man, a woman and the baby were in the car hit by bullets around 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Mahoning County Coroner's Office on Thursday ...

Feds accuse man of trying to provide support to terrorists

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man accused of trying to fly overseas to train with an Islamic State affiliated group has been indicted on a charge of attempting to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization. Court records show Naser Almadaoji (NAH'-ser ...

Neil Armstrong memorabilia fetches $7.5 million at auction

DALLAS (AP) — Memorabilia that belonged to the first man to set foot on the moon, Neil Armstrong, has fetched more than $7.4 million at auction. Dallas-based Heritage Auctions says the item that sold for the highest price, $468,500, at Saturday's auction was Armstrong's spacecraft ID plate ...

Police: 19-year-old woman stabbed in chest, dies

XENIA, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say a 19-year-old woman has been stabbed and has died. Xenia police say they found Tre'ana Tarver in the backyard of a residence with a stab wound to her chest around 2:30 a.m. Sunday. She was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead upon ...

Singer-songwriter John Legend headlines early voting rally

NORWOOD, Ohio (AP) — Ohio native and singer-songwriter John Legend has headlined an early voting rally with Democrats in suburban Cincinnati. Legend co-hosted the rally with congressional candidate Aftab Pureval (AF' tab-PYUR' vawl) and other Democrats in Norwood on Sunday. Legend told the ...

Campaigning intensifies in close race for Ohio governor

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Campaigning in the neck-and-neck Ohio governor's race is intensifying in the run-up to Tuesday's election. Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren rallied college students on Thursday for Democratic candidate Richard Cordray, the former federal consumer protection ...

Prosecutor: Altar girl in relationship with priest pregnant

By MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities are investigating whether a Roman Catholic diocese in Ohio responded appropriately last November when it learned that a priest for two of its parishes had taken a now-pregnant altar girl to a wedding reception last November, ...

UPS employee fired for wearing blackface as part of costume

SHARONVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A UPS employee in Ohio has been fired for wearing blackface as part of her Halloween costume. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports UPS media relations manager Kim Krebs cited the company's strict policies against harassment and discrimination for the dismissal. Krebs says ...

Lake Erie’s algae bloom much less severe this year

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Federal researchers say the harmful algae on Lake Erie this year was relatively mild compared with past years. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the algae outbreak also fell short of what scientists expected. An algae bloom began forming in June in ...

Man indicted in slaying, burning of woman’s body in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who authorities say killed a woman and then burned her body to cover up the slaying has been indicted on aggravated murder and gross abuse of a corpse charges. The Franklin County Prosecutor's Office said Wednesday that 27-year-old Mohamed Abdigafar ...