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Official: Humming sound from Ohio plant may stop in 4 months

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia county official says it may be several months until a humming sound stops drifting across the Ohio River from a manufacturing plant in Washington County, Ohio. Wood County Commission President Blair Couch tells The Parkersburg News and Sentinel that ...

$10M bond set for man accused of shooting Ohio deputies

By LISA CORNWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — A man accused of luring authorities with threats of killing himself and then fatally shooting a sheriff's deputy and wounding another deputy who tried to help him during a 12-hour standoff in Ohio had his bond set at $10 million Monday. A ...

Ohio drops company accused of rigging state contracts

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials in Ohio say a contractor accused of scheming to rig over-priced state contracts is no longer working for Ohio. Department of Administrative Services spokesman Tom Hoyt said Tuesday that Stonyhurst Consulting's work for the state has concluded. The ...

15-year sentence for man accused of Islamic State recruiting

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A North Carolina man accused of trying to recruit people to conduct terrorist attacks in the name of the Islamic State group has been sentenced to 15 years in prison in Ohio. A jury in Akron found 38-year-old Erick Jamal Hendricks guilty last year on charges of conspiracy ...

Kiplinger journalism program completes move to university

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — A long-time journalism program that has trained thousands of reporters over the years has completed its move from Ohio State University to Ohio University. The Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism was established in 1972 at Ohio State University in Columbus in ...

Akron to reopen police training academy to attract recruits

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Akron city officials say they will reopen the police training academy to attract more recruits and help build a more diverse police department. Akron Police Chief Kenneth Ball, Fire Chief Clarence Tucker and Director of Human Resources Donald Rice presented the changes to ...

1 deputy killed, another wounded in 12-hour standoff in Ohio

By LISA CORNWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — A sheriff's deputy was shot and killed during a 12-hour standoff at an apartment complex in Ohio that left another deputy wounded and a suspect in custody, authorities said Sunday. Capt. Jeff Sellars of the Clermont County Sheriff's ...

Judge: Companion of late gorilla Koko must go back to zoo

CINCINNATI (AP) — A male silverback gorilla loaned to a California group in 1991 as a possible mate for Koko, the gorilla who astounded the world by learning sign language, must be returned to a zoo in Cincinnati, a federal judge in San Francisco ruled Friday. Judge Richard Seeborg's ruling ...

Police: Vehicle falls off rail tracks into park, killing 2

ROCHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a sport utility vehicle fell nearly 15 feet off railroad tracks in western Pennsylvania into a park, killing two men. Police in Rochester said the car was being driven along the Norfolk Southern tracks intentionally Saturday, then apparently slid and ...

Faculty union strike to continue at Wright State

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A faculty union at Wright State University in Ohio says it will head back to the picket lines after a deal didn't result from the latest talks with the university. Members of the Wright State chapter of the American Association of University Professors have been picketing ...

Active-duty military admitted free to veterans museum

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Active-duty military members have free admission to the nation's veterans museum in Ohio this year. The National Veterans Memorial and Museum said in a recent release that philanthropic units of the American Legion Department of Ohio Charities, the Ohio Department of ...

High-schoolers get face time with extremists in class

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press WORTHINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Last week's videotaped encounter at the Lincoln Memorial left many wondering about the state of reasoned political discourse in the country, or if it exists at all in a hyperpartisan era of red "Make America Great Again" hats ...

Prosecutors: Man accused of illegal slaughterhouse charged

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio man accused of operating an illegal slaughterhouse has been charged with conspiracy to launder money and other counts, federal prosecutors said. The U.S. Attorney's Office says Amin Salem, 59, of Westlake, secretly owned several Cleveland-area gas stations and ...

State labor board ruled faculty strike can continue

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio labor board has ruled the faculty strike at Wright State University can continue. The State Employment Relations Board decision Sunday followed arguments from the faculty union and the university. University officials had filed an unfair labor practices complaint ...

Police: Body of man shot found on foot bridge over I-77

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say a man has been fatally shot in the head and they are investigating the shooting as a suspected homicide. Cleveland police say the 33-year-old man's body was found on a foot bridge over Interstate 77 on the city's east side around 4:30 p.m. Sunday. The shooting ...

Authorities: Multiple deaths in mobile home fire

NEW LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio say that more than one person has died in a mobile home fire and others have been injured. New Lexington police and fire officials say they have confirmed some fatalities and some people were taken to hospitals with injuries from the blaze ...

Timeline shows investigation of alleged pain meds overdosing

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Investigations are underway into allegations that a doctor working for an Ohio hospital system ordered inappropriately high doses of pain medication to dozens of patients, leading to the deaths of at least 28 people at two ...

Ohio governor delays execution, orders look at other drugs

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine on Friday delayed next month's execution of a condemned Ohio man and ordered the prison system to look at alternative lethal injection drugs. The announcement by the Republican governor followed a federal ...

School leaders sanctioned over attendance data investigation

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The top administrator in one of Ohio's biggest school districts is being sanctioned by the state for his role in reporting inaccurate student attendance data. The Ohio Department of Education says Toledo schools Superintendent Romules Durant will have his education ...

Wright State asks state to end ongoing faculty strike

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Wright State University claims an ongoing faculty strike isn't authorized and wants an Ohio labor board to end the walkout. University officials have asked the State Employment Relations Board to stop the strike claiming the union's workload complaints can't be included ...