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Students in Michigan and Ohio retire to new homes

By MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Three Western Michigan University graduate students moved into their on-campus apartments at the beginning of the fall semester. The campus on which they are living, though, is not Western Michigan's. And their neighbors are ...

Ohio lawmakers propose back-to-school sales tax break again

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio lawmakers have proposed bringing back a three-day break from the state's sales tax for back-to-school shopping during the first weekend in August. It would mark the third straight year of the sales tax holiday. Shoppers wouldn't pay sales tax that weekend on ...

Ohio college student’s alcohol-related death ruled accident

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — A coroner's office says the alcohol-related death of 18-year-old student at Miami University in Ohio last month has been ruled an accident. Autopsy and toxicology reports indicate freshman Erica Buschick, of Gurnee, Illinois, had a blood-alcohol level that was more than ...

Police shoot, kill man who allegedly pointed gun at them

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in Columbus have shot and killed a man who they say pointed a gun at them. Officers were called to the scene Thursday night on a report that a man sitting in an SUV had pointed a gun at someone. The caller also said the man had an assault rifle and appeared to be ...

5 injured in Ohio group home stabbing attack

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police say five people have been injured in a stabbing attack at a group home in Ohio by a woman who allegedly was removed from the home for being disruptive. Toledo police say the woman returned to the home Thursday afternoon after being removed a day earlier. They say ...

Wife: Ohioan’s shooting began with dispute over music, trash

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The wife of a slain central Ohio man says he was fatally shot when he confronted neighbors about frequent loud music from their house and trash thrown in his yard. Nichelle Lillard tells The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2lh0fWT ) that her husband, 36-year-old Lonnie ...

Ohio University board chooses school’s 21st president

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio University trustees have chosen former Texas Tech University President Duane Nellis as the school's 21st president. The board of trustees announced their selection of Nellis on Wednesday at the university's Dublin campus. Three of four finalists withdrew their ...

Ohio court will hear debate on autopsies of 8 family members

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court said Wednesday it will hear an open records dispute involving autopsy reports in the unsolved slayings of eight family members. At issue are lawsuits filed by Ohio newspapers seeking the full, unredacted ...

Caretaker performed sexy dance on 100-year-old with dementia

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — A caretaker at an assisted living center who police say was filmed performing a sexually provocative dance on a 100-year-old resident was doing it as a prank and trying to make the man feel good, her attorney said. Brittany Fultz, 26, pleaded not guilty to gross sexual ...

Body found in lake ID’d as missing Ohio township official

CHIPPEWA LAKE, Ohio (AP) — A man's body found in a northeast Ohio lake has been identified as a township trustee missing since last year. The Medina (Muh-DEYE'-nuh) County sheriff confirmed Wednesday that Byron Macron's body was found Tuesday in Chippewa Lake. The Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) ...

Ohio county to pay family, settle suit over inmate’s death

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A northern Ohio county will pay $750,000 to the family of a murder suspect who was found unresponsive in jail and later died in 2004. Officials agreed to the settlement earlier this week with the family of Carlton Benton who investigators said died after being beaten and ...

Ohio court dismisses untried case of alleged rape by teen

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has dismissed the case of an adult identified as a suspect in a rape he allegedly committed as a teenager. The high court previously agreed to hear the suspect's challenge of reopening his case. But the court on Wednesday dismissed it without ...

Ohio House committee considers dropping front license plates

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio motorists wouldn't be required to have a front license plate on their vehicles under a proposal being considered by a state House committee. The House Finance Subcommittee on Transportation is scheduled to vote Thursday on whether to include the proposed law change ...

Ohio prison system investigates suspected inmate overdoses

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state says it's investigating a series of nonfatal drug overdoses of inmates at a central Ohio prison this weekend. Grant Doepel (DOH'-puhl), a spokesman for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, on Tuesday confirmed the investigation at Pickaway ...

Bipartisan effort launched to update Ohio crime laws

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawmakers are teaming up with the Ohio prisons agency to announce a bipartisan effort to update the state's criminal justice laws. The announcement coming Wednesday is one of a series of efforts over the past few years to change how Ohio punishes offenders as a way of ...

Ohio University board to officially choose 21st president

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio University trustees are ready to officially choose the school's 21st president. Three of four finalists withdrew their candidacies, leaving former Texas Tech University President Duane Nellis as the only remaining candidate. Nellis also served as president of the ...

Costs may go up for Ohio license plates, driver’s licenses

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio drivers may be paying more to get their license plate or driver's license under proposed changes to the state transportation budget. One change proposed Tuesday by the Ohio House of Representatives Finance Committee would allow county commissioners to levy a new $5 ...

Fiery crash leaves 1 dead, 3 hurt in Akron

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Akron say a multiple vehicle crash has left one person dead and three injured. Fire officials say an accident involving four vehicles caused another collision involving two cars near the U.S. Route 224 and Interstate 77 exit ramp around 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday. ...

Toledo City Council votes to fund more police body cameras

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Toledo city officials have voted to fund the purchase of more body cameras for police. WTOL-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2kL1zFg ) that Toledo City Council voted unanimously to allocate $156,000 in grant money toward body cameras for the police department late Tuesday. Lt. ...

Court considers constitutionality of Ohio execution process

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal appeals court will hear arguments Tuesday over the constitutionality of Ohio's lethal injection process as the state tries to start carrying out executions once again. At issue is whether a contested sedative, ...