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Judge blocks schools from Ohio suit against e-school founder

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge won't let school districts intervene in Ohio's civil case seeking to recoup millions of dollars in public funding from leaders of a now-defunct online charter school. Eight districts, including Dayton and Toledo, sought to be part of the case involving founder ...

Missing teen found, 3 charged with human trafficking

CORBIN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky sheriff says a missing teenage girl has been found in the back of a U-Haul truck and three people have been charged with human trafficking. News outlets report the Knox County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that the girl was reported missing Saturday and ...

Ohio officials discuss hate crimes before Klan-related rally

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Federal and local officials in Ohio are discussing how to prevent and respond to hate crimes at a public meeting ahead of a Ku Klux Klan-related group's rally planned next month. The Dayton Daily News reports Wednesday's meeting is part of scheduled programming by the ...

Judge tosses death sentence of man on death row since 1988

CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge in Ohio has ruled that a man who's been on death row for more than 30 years is intellectually disabled and has thrown out his death sentence. Andre Jackson was convicted of aggravated murder in 1988 for fatally beating a 74-year-old employee at a laundromat in ...

State’s aviation policy panel seeks experts from public

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is looking for members of the public with expertise in aviation and aerospace technology to serve on a state panel. State Rep. Rick Perales (peh-RAH'-lihs), a Beavercreek Republican, chairs the 2019-20 Ohio Aerospace and Aviation Technology Committee. He says ...

Help on wheels: Carts help disabled Ohio dogs stay mobile

By HOLLY ZACHARIAH The Columbus Dispatch GALION, Ohio (AP) — John Lizotte approached the makeshift pen with caution because the German shepherd was in full-on guard-dog mode, his deep-throated bark of warning bouncing off the shelter walls. John pulled a treat from the pouch strapped to his ...

Families to have voice in Columbus police shooting trial

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge in Columbus has agreed to allow a jury to hear from relatives of two slain police officers should the trial of a man accused of killing them reach the death penalty phase. The Columbus Dispatch reports Judge Richard Frye agreed with prosecutors Friday that ...

1-year-old boy killed in possible accidental shooting

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities in Cleveland say a 1-year-old boy has been killed in what they say may have been an accidental shooting. Cleveland police spokeswoman Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia says officers were called to the home at 6:20 p.m. Saturday for a shooting involving a small child. The boy ...

Zookeeper hospitalized after tiger attack at Topeka Zoo

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — City officials say a tiger mauled a zookeeper at the Topeka Zoo in northeastern Kansas. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the incident happened around 9:30 a.m. Saturday, when a Sumatran tiger named Sanjiv tackled the worker in an enclosed outdoor space. Topeka Zoo ...

Noted historian to kick off Ohio Statehouse speaker series

Noted historian to kick off Ohio Statehouse speaker series COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Capitol Square Foundation says it's launching a three-year speaker series at the Ohio Statehouse. "Capitol Conversations" will bring prominent national speakers to visit and lecture at the state capitol. ...

Customer threw iguana at restaurant manager, police say

PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a customer at an Ohio restaurant pulled out a turquoise iguana from under his shirt, swung it around and threw it at the manager. Police say the Madison man walked into Perkins Restaurant in Painesville, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northeast of ...

Police: 2 women fatally shot; suspect found dead in truck

LONDON, Ohio (AP) — Police say two women have been shot and killed at a home in Ohio and the suspect has been found dead in his pickup truck. Police in London say the shootings happened around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in the city roughly 25 miles (45 kilometers) west of Columbus. Authorities say ...

Doctor accused in patient deaths wants lawsuits consolidated

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An intensive care doctor accused of ordering excessive doses of painkillers for dozens of patients who died is asking a court to consolidate 27 lawsuits filed against him and an Ohio hospital system. The Columbus-area Mount Carmel Health System fired William Husel ...

House speaker: School funding overhaul not likely in budget

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The leader of the Ohio House says a proposed overhaul of the state's school funding system probably will have to be handled separately from the state budget due by the end of June. Lawmakers are considering two proposals for school funding increases. Reps. Bob Cupp and ...

State’s high court won’t reconsider baby death case appeal

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Supreme Court has declined to reconsider an appeal by a former high school cheerleader charged with killing and burying her newborn baby. The court declined in February to hear Brooke Skylar Richardson's appeal after a lower court ruled doctors can testify in the ...

Authorities: Tornado damages homes, causes some injuries

SHELBY, Ohio (AP) — The National Weather Service says a tornado damaged some homes and businesses and caused some injuries in a section of Ohio and a possible tornado damaged mobile homes in another part of the state. No deaths were reported. Meteorologist Doug Kahn in the weather service's ...

University sues companies alleging shoddy work at stadium

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The University of Akron is suing several companies over the condition of railings in the school's stadium, saying shoddy construction and design led to $1 million in needed repairs. The university lawsuit included photographs that show railings at Infocision Stadium ...

Ohio River agency again looking at revising pollution rules

CINCINNATI (AP) — A commission that watches over the Ohio River's health across six states is looking at making some of its pollution standards for the river voluntary. The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission has been considering changes to the standards for more than a year. Last ...

Lawmakers want non-budget approach to school ‘takeovers’ fix

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State lawmakers pushing an overhaul of Ohio's school-funding system say proposals to change how the state takes control of poor-performing districts shouldn't be part of the budget debate. Rep. John Patterson, a Democrat from Jefferson in northeastern Ohio, says ...

Lawmaker goes through drug education program, will keep seat

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state lawmaker from Cincinnati who faced a felony charge over a pill found in his vehicle has completed a drug education program, and the charge was reduced and dismissed Monday to resolve that matter. An Adderall pill was found when a state trooper stopped Democratic ...