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Judge could rule on plea deal release of confessed killer

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A man who confessed to a string of rapes and murders with his brother in Ohio could soon find out whether a judge will release him from prison. Attorneys for 59-year-old Nathaniel Cook say a plea deal signed nearly two decades ago requires him to be freed after he's ...

Court: State can base e-school funding on participation data

By KANTELE FRANKO and JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio had authority to calculate a giant online charter school's funding using student participation data rather than only enrollment, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in the latest blow to the ...

Charges dropped against 11-year-old shocked with stun gun

CINCINNATI (AP) — Charges have been dropped against an 11-year-old Ohio girl who was suspected of shoplifting from a supermarket when a police officer shocked her with a stun gun. Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley said Wednesday night that stunning the girl who "posed no danger to the police" ...

Ohio Channel says its footage can’t be used in campaign ads

CLEVELAND (AP) — The head of Ohio's government TV channel says Democratic gubernatorial nominee Richard Cordray shouldn't be using its footage in campaign ads, but Cordray says he'll continue doing it. Cleveland.com reports a Cordray ad launched Saturday includes three seconds of Ohio ...

Police: 1 dead in crash involving heavy machinery

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in southwest Ohio say one person has died in a crash involving two vehicles and heavy machinery. Police say the crash happened around 1:30 p.m. in Reily Township. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Police haven't released the identity ...

Ohio contest could signal Democrats’ momentum for November

By STEVE PEOPLES and JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump's preferred congressional candidate — and his chief legislative achievement — are about to be tested in battleground Ohio in the season's final high-stakes special election. The ...

Authorities identify man fatally shot

HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities have identified a man who was shot and died over the weekend in Ohio. The Montgomery County Coroner's Office has identified the man found shot Sunday afternoon in Huber Heights as Evan Lewis. He was hospitalized in critical condition and died later that ...

Jury recommends death in convicted killer resentencing

CINCINNATI (AP) — Jurors have recommended the death penalty in a convicted serial killer's resentencing in the slayings of two Ohio teenage girls. A Hamilton County jury in Cincinnati made its recommendation on Monday in 49-year-old Anthony Kirkland's case. Kirkland's attorney argued ...

Police: Body recovered from Lake Erie near beach

EUCLID, Ohio (AP) — Police say a body has been recovered from Lake Erie near a beach in suburban Cleveland. Euclid police say investigators haven't yet identified the body recovered near Arcadia Beach on Monday afternoon. They say the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County Medical Examiner's ...

Cincinnati police hope new app will keep communities safe

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Police Department hopes its new phone app will help residents stay safe and better communicate with police. Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac says the free app will provide crime alerts for each of the city's neighborhoods. Eliot says residents can use the ...

Homeless disperse from downtown camp after order

CINCINNATI (AP) — Homeless people living along a busy downtown Cincinnati street have dispersed under a judge's order. There were few remnants of their encampment on a rainy Tuesday morning, a day after the order was issued. A Hamilton County judge on Monday approved the prosecutor's request ...

Hall of Fame speeches get political in Canton, Chattanooga

By BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Just as the demonstrations of players during the national anthem have become a means of expression for NFL players, the stage at the Hall of Fame inductions often turns into a political platform. It certainly did Saturday ...

Police: Dead woman, unconscious man found at vacant building

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Police say they have found a woman dead and a man unconscious behind a vacant building in southwestern Ohio. The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports that Middletown police Maj. Scott Reeve said officers were called Saturday morning after the two were found behind ...

Police: Man found shot dies; suspect taken into custody

HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Police say a male was shot in southwestern Ohio and taken to a hospital where he has died. Huber Heights police say he was found with a gunshot wound to his upper body in the Dayton suburb on Sunday afternoon. He was hospitalized in critical condition and died. His ...

‘Captain America’ actors to film new movie in Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (AP) — Two actors with links to Marvel's "Captain America" film franchise are making a stop in Cincinnati to film a new Netflix original movie "Point Blank." The executive director of Film Cincinnati says Frank Grillo and Anthony Mackie are scheduled to start filming in the city ...

Police: Suspect stole from Chuck E. Cheese, restaurant

MIAMISBURG, Ohio (AP) — Police in southwestern Ohio are searching for a man who they say burglarized a Chuck E. Cheese and another restaurant. WDTN-TV reports both burglaries happened Saturday in Miamisburg. Police say the suspect broke into Roosters and stole change. Authorities say the ...

Ohio man dies while swimming at beach along Lake Michigan

PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio man has died after going missing while swimming at a Lake Michigan beach along northwestern Indiana. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says Salomon C. Martinez of Cincinnati was swimming with a group of friends Sunday at Portage ...

Cincinnati crews clean second homeless encampment in 2 weeks

By ANGIE WANG, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati city workers are cleaning an encampment in a busy downtown area after homeless people packed their belongings and temporarily moved to nearby locations. Advocates for the homeless say the displaced individuals plan to return when ...

Prosecutor to erase convictions in strip-club touching cases

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The city attorney for Columbus says he's willing to erase convictions of those prosecuted under a state law prohibiting strip club employees from touching customers. The Columbus Dispatch reports City Attorney Zach Klein made the offer this week after announcing last ...

Investigators say John Glenn’s remains not disrespected

By RANDALL CHASE, Associated Press DOVER, Del. (AP) — A lengthy investigation by Air Force officials has concluded that the remains of astronaut and former U.S. Sen. John Glenn were not treated disrespectfully at the Dover Air Force Base mortuary prior to his burial at Arlington National ...