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Man admits fatally shooting daughter over lack of ‘respect’

CLEVELAND (AP) — A suburban Cleveland man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his daughter while she slept, saying he believed she disrespected his rules by coming home late and not cleaning her room. Jamal Mansour, of Rocky River, pleaded guilty Tuesday to involuntary manslaughter and ...

State senator from northwest Ohio resigns abruptly

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A veteran state lawmaker has abruptly resigned his Senate seat in northwest Ohio with scant explanation. Republican Sen. Cliff Hite, of Findlay, had served in the state Senate since 2011 after winning three terms to the Ohio House. GOP Senate President Larry Obhof ...

2 people killed in wrong-way crash on interstate highway

CENTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A wrong-way crash on Interstate 675 in Ohio killed two men. Police say the crash happened around 9:30 p.m. Monday in the southbound lanes of the highway in Centerville. Authorities say the wrong-way driver grazed one vehicle before hitting another vehicle head-on. ...

Ex-inmate, county settle lawsuit over jail confrontation

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A former inmate who sued a county jail in Ohio alleging a male corrections officer took her to the floor after she asked for milk instead of juice at breakfast has reached a settlement with county officials. The Dayton Daily News reports Montgomery County officials and ...

Ohio leaders want to deliver on Amazon HQ bids

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — From hurricane-free weather to cool new brew houses, Ohio leaders are promising Amazon they can deliver what the e-commerce giant would like for its second headquarters. Ohio and its major cities are vying with competitors from across the ...

Ohio man charged in 4 slayings still held without bond

IRONTON, Ohio (AP) — A man charged in the slayings of three adults and a young boy in southern Ohio continues to be held without bond. The Ironton Tribune reports 23-year-old Arron Lawson waived a bond hearing on Monday in Ironton Municipal Court. He was ordered held without bond on ...

Ex-deputy pleads guilty in his neighbor’s shooting death

WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — A former deputy sheriff who was acquitted in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man after a car chase pleaded guilty on Monday to reckless homicide in the fatal shooting of a neighbor he said had asked him for a lesson on how to disarm someone. Former Pike County Deputy ...

Prosecutor: 2 men charged with rape in separate cold cases

CLEVELAND (AP) — A prosecutor says two men have been indicted on rape and other charges in separate cold cases in Cleveland. Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County Prosecutor Michael O'Malley said Monday a grand jury has indicted 48-year-old Daniel Fridley on charges that also include kidnapping ...

2 people killed in evening wrong-way crash

CENTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Two people have been killed following a wrong-way crash on Interstate 675 in Ohio. Police say the crash happened around 9:30 p.m. Monday in the southbound lanes of the highway in Centerville. Authorities say the wrong-way driver grazed one vehicle before hitting ...

Ohio Turnpike plans alerts system for tech-connected cars

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Officials are planning a new system of travel alert information for part of the Ohio Turnpike near Cleveland with an eye toward a day when autonomous vehicles might regularly cruise that roadway. The Plain Dealer reports the Turnpike Commission will use roadside sensors ...

GOP lawmaker ends her bid to become Ohio secretary of state

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state lawmaker has dropped out of the race to become Ohio's next elections chief, leaving one Republican and one Democrat vying to be elected secretary of state. Republican Rep. Dorothy Pelanda, of Marysville, said Monday that she's ending her campaign in the spirit ...

UAW backs Sen. Brown after some unions left Dems in 2016

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown has landed the endorsement of the United Auto Workers a year after Ohio Democrats saw a series of labor unions abandon their Senate candidate for his Republican opponent. The UAW's backing of ...

Officials: 2 girls have died after Ohio house fire

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Officials say two sisters hospitalized in critical condition after a house fire in Akron have died. The girls have been identified as 12-year-old Jada Snowden and 5-year-old Kymera Cody. The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office says the girls died Saturday at Akron ...

Classes to resume at Ohio district after quadruple slayings

IRONTON, Ohio (AP) — Classes in an Ohio school district are set to resume after the fatal shootings of three adults and a 7-year-old boy in southern Ohio's Lawrence County. The Ironton Tribune reports Rock Hill Local School Superintendent Wes Hairston says classes will resume Monday after ...

Group plans protest during college talk by white nationalist

CINCINNATI (AP) — A group of activists, community leaders and students is planning to protest when white nationalist Richard Spencer speaks on the University of Cincinnati campus. School officials announced Friday that Spencer would be allowed to hold an event at some point after an attorney ...

6 bison killed by owners and farmers after farm escape

GROVE CITY, Ohio (AP) — Six bison were shot and killed after escaping from an Ohio farm. The Franklin County Sheriff's Office says the bison escaped from a Grove City farm around 5 p.m. Sunday. The sheriff's office, Grove City Police Department and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources ...

Searchers seek missing boater in northeastern Ohio lake

CORTLAND, Ohio (AP) — Authorities are continuing the search for a boater missing in a northeastern Ohio lake. He disappeared Sunday after a vessel capsized at Mosquito Lake, roughly 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of Youngstown. The Vindicator reports that one man was rescued by a passing ...

Man recounts knife attack, finding bodies of wife, in-laws

IRONTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who survived a knife attack after his wife, son and in-laws were fatally shot in southern Ohio said he rushed home from work after hearing screams and a gunshot during a phone call with his mother-in-law. Todd Holston, 29, described his experiences Saturday ...

Mayor’s races highlight political hope for Ohio Democrats

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — It's mayoral election time, which means Ohio Democrats will finally get some wins. After a Republican sweep a year ago of statewide offices as Donald Trump scored a decisive victory in the presidential swing state, Democrats are in ...

Ohio school officials deny covering up bullying of boy

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio school district says a wrongful death lawsuit accusing school officials of minimizing, denying and covering up bullying against an 8-year-old boy who killed himself should be dismissed. Cincinnati Public Schools made the argument earlier this month in a response to ...