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Police: Off-duty sheriff’s deputy crashes cruiser into house

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in suburban Columbus say an off-duty sheriff's deputy who got into a dispute with his family before crashing a cruiser has been charged criminally. The Columbus Dispatch reports Licking County Sheriff's Deputy Jonathan Yaeger was charged Thursday with ...

Ohio auditor subpoenaing data from closed online school ECOT

By KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state auditor is subpoenaing computer data from Ohio's largest online charter school to preserve information should the funding dispute that caused the e-school's closure be followed by a criminal case, his office said ...

Pro-marijuana legalization group backs O’Neill for governor

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The leading advocacy group for legalized marijuana in Ohio has endorsed Democrat Bill O'Neill for governor. The Ohio Cannabis Institute says it will promote the former Ohio Supreme Court justice among its significant following of registered voters before Tuesday's ...

Restaurant where man won $5M pauses game amid legal probe

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland restaurant where a man won $5.5 million in a weekly raffle has temporarily suspended its jackpot game after Ohio's attorney general was asked to determine whether it's legal. Grayton Road Tavern announced Thursday it's putting the "Queen of Hearts" game on hold ...

Normalcy elusive in community where women were held captive

CLEVELAND (AP) — Residents on the Cleveland street where three women were secretly held captive in Ariel Castro's house of horrors for about a decade say they're tired of being eyed by spectators who still visit the site five years after the home was demolished. Cars and sometimes even buses ...

Passengers heard window popping on Southwest plane

By MARK GILLISPIE and DAVID PORTER, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Passengers on a Southwest Airlines plane first heard a loud pop and then scurried away when they saw a jagged crack in a window that forced the jet to land in Cleveland on Wednesday. Some on board immediately thought back ...

Teen gets 23 years in prison for Ohio high school shooting

URBANA, Ohio (AP) — Logan Cole remembers in graphic detail being shot at his Ohio high school, in the bathroom where he had popped in to check his hair before a mock trial competition. He remembers the impact to his chest, the splatter of his own blood on the wall, his front teeth cracking ...

Ohio governor announces chronic pain prescribing rules

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich has announced new rules for monitoring the prescribing of painkillers to patients suffering chronic pain. The rules announced Wednesday by the Republican governor apply to the treatment of patients with sub-acute pain, a type of pain lasting ...

Woman charged in butterfly theft says they ‘captivate’ her

CINCINNATI (AP) — A woman charged with stealing a butterfly from an Ohio botanical garden says the creatures "captivate" her. Jamie Revis is charged with the theft of a blue morpho butterfly from the Krohn Conservatory in Cincinnati on April 15. Revis told WCPO-TV in a text message that she ...

Ex-Boy Scouts troop leader pleads guilty in Ohio sex case

CLEVELAND (AP) — A former Boy Scout leader in Ohio has pleaded guilty to sexual battery charges involving a teenage member of his troop. Cleveland.com reports 29-year-old Aaron Robertson accepted the plea deal Wednesday in a Cleveland courtroom just before the start of his trial. He faced ...

Sen. Rand Paul to campaign with Ohio Republican candidate

LOVELAND, Ohio (AP) — Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul will campaign in Ohio with a Republican candidate in the May 8 Senate primary. Paul joins Mike Gibbons on Thursday afternoon in the Cincinnati suburb of Loveland. Gibbons is a Cleveland investment banker who helped raise funds for ...

Teen to be sentenced for shooting at Ohio high school

URBANA, Ohio (AP) — A teenager who pleaded guilty to shooting two students at an Ohio high school could face more than 23 years in prison for attempted murder, felonious assault and inducing panic. Eighteen-year-old Ely Serna is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday in Champaign County nearly ...

Ohio governor to announce chronic pain prescriber standards

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich is preparing to announce new standards to help people suffering from chronic pain get proper treatment from prescribers to avoid addiction. The Republican governor scheduled a Wednesday afternoon news conference with the presidents of the state's ...

Ohio’s top court to hear arguments on promotions tax dispute

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has set a date for arguments in a dispute over promotions offered by the Cincinnati Reds to ticket buyers including bobbleheads and other items. At issue is whether the Reds are exempt from paying tax on the purchase of the promotional ...

Woman pleads guilty to killing boyfriend in DUI crash

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman has pleaded guilty to killing her boyfriend by drunkenly running him down with her vehicle. Prosecutors say 48-year-old Gloria Lee entered the plea Tuesday to charges of aggravated vehicular homicide and DUI related to the May 2017 death of Darrone ...

WW II veteran to graduate 68 years after leaving college

By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Like so many American soldiers returning home from World War II, Bob Barger started working a new job and going to college. Once he settled into his career and raising a family, finishing school was no longer a priority. Now, 68 years ...

Emergency center plan being reviewed after minivan death

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati officials expect to review a plan for improving the city's emergency center while police finish an internal investigation into the death of a teen who twice called 911 to report he was trapped in a minivan. The city's acting ...

9-year-old advocates for safe sidewalks in Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (AP) — A 9-year-old safety advocate has met with the mayor of Cincinnati to talk about making safe sidewalks for her walk to school. Madelyn Gerker met with Mayor John Cranley last week, after first writing to the city government in March saying she and her brothers have to dodge ...

Vigil held for boy who police say was killed by brother

STREETSBORO, Ohio (AP) — Hundreds of people have gathered at a memorial for an 11-year-old Ohio boy who police say was shot and killed by his 13-year-old brother. The candlelight vigil was held Sunday in Streetsboro, where the boy was killed last week. His stepmother told the crowd that the ...

Icelandic air carriers ready to launch Cleveland service

CLEVELAND (AP) — Air travel in Cleveland is about to enter "the Iceland Age." Cleveland.com reports Iceland-based Wow Air will have its maiden flight from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport early Friday morning. Icelandair will follow May 16 by launching service between Cleveland and ...