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Police: Johns Hopkins student fell from high-rise building

BALTIMORE (AP) — Police say it appears that a Johns Hopkins University student athlete found dead last week near the campus accidentally fell to her death from a high-rise building near the campus. Baltimore police spokesman T. J. Smith said at a news conference Monday that it appears that ...

Cops: Woman shot at her gender-reveal party wasn’t pregnant

CINCINNATI (AP) — A woman who claimed to have lost her baby during a deadly shooting at her gender reveal party in suburban Cincinnati wasn't even pregnant, police said Monday. Colerain Township Police Chief Mark Denney said investigators only have speculation about why the woman claimed to ...

Ohio victims’ rights effort certified for fall ballot

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's elections chief has certified for the fall ballot a proposed constitutional amendment giving crime victims and their families the same rights as the accused. The office of Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO'-sted) said Monday that proponents of the proposal had ...

Man sentenced to 3 years for immigration fraud scheme

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for running a fraud scheme targeting Vietnamese people who sought assistance bringing relatives to America. Federal authorities say 42-year-old Hai Van Nguyen of Lynnwood, Washington, falsely claimed that his ...

Authorities: 8-year-old Ohio boy died of accidental drowning

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A medical examiner's office says an 8-year-old Akron boy found unresponsive in a northeast Ohio lake over the weekend died of accidental drowning. The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office issued the ruling Monday in the death of Brandon Kitts Jr. of Akron. Authorities ...

Ohio State great Chris Spielman sues school over likenesses

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — One of Ohio State's most famous football stars sued the university Friday over a marketing program he says used athletes' images without permission and robbed them of compensation. Linebacker Chris Spielman filed the antitrust ...

Ohio county fair hogs to be destroyed after swine flu found

WILMINGTON, Ohio (AP) — State officials have ordered the slaughter of nearly 300 hogs at a county fair in Ohio after at least two animals tested positive for swine flu. WLWT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2sXxlyN ) a Clinton County fair representative confirmed Thursday that hogs had tested ...

Police escort funeral procession after massive brawl

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Several police cruisers escorted a funeral procession in Ohio after a fight broke out at the church service for a homicide victim. The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2tSQovw ) several officers responded to reports of more than 100 people fighting at a Dayton ...

Authorities: Texting driver strikes, kills 2 teen girls

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio woman was texting on her phone when she struck and killed two 14-year-old girls with her car. Twenty-four-year-old New Franklin resident Natasha Boggs was arrested and jailed Friday. She's charged with voluntary manslaughter, vehicular homicide, ...

Civil rights activists call on Ohio prosecutor for 3rd trial

CINCINNATI (AP) — Civil rights activists and other community leaders Friday joined the family of an unarmed black man killed during a traffic stop in calling for a third trial of a white former police officer. Donyetta Bailey, president of the Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati, said at ...

2 Ohio abortion providers quietly close doors in past month

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — One of Ohio's nine remaining full-service abortion clinics and a second facility providing medication-only abortions have quietly closed in the past month. Anti-abortion groups publicized the closures of Akron Women's Medical Group ...

Will cop face 3rd murder trial? Decision may come next week

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — A prosecutor's decision on whether to try a white police officer for a third time over the traffic stop shooting of an unarmed black man remains on hold, his office said Wednesday. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters won't announce his ...

Ohio police shoot bank robbery suspect

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio police shot a bank robbery suspect and took him into custody after he held three people hostage at a Taco Bell. Police say the 18-year-old was armed with a gun and wore a vest imitating an explosive device when he robbed a PNC Bank in Columbus Tuesday. The ...

County administrator suspended without pay

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio county administrator married to a pastor facing child sex trafficking charges has been suspended from her position for "failure of good behavior." The Lucas County Board of Commissioners suspended Laura Lloyd-Jenkins on Tuesday. The 30-day suspension without pay ...

Cleveland woman, granddaughter killed in fatal house fire

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities say a 60-year-old woman and her 8-year-old great-granddaughter have been killed in a Cleveland house fire. Cleveland Fire Department officials say firefighters tried to resuscitate the woman and girl after finding them on the first floor of the home around 2:30 ...

2 Ohio school superintendents indicted in child rape case

BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) — A married couple, both Ohio school superintendents, have been indicted on charges stemming from sexual assault allegations involving a girl under age 13. Online records show 52-year-old Patrick O'Donnell and 46-year-old Heather O'Donnell, both of Lewistown, were in ...

No body found in search for student prompted by Facebook tip

CHESAPEAKE, Ohio (AP) — A search prompted by a Facebook video suggesting the body of a West Virginia college student last seen in 2002 was buried in Ohio has ended with no bodies found, a sheriff said Tuesday. Lawrence County Sheriff Jeff Lawless said in a statement that the extensive search ...

GOP governors to party’s senators: Do no harm to health care

By ALISON NOON and BILL BARROW, Associated Press CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The pressure is on Republican senators — from congressional leaders, conservative groups and impatient GOP voters — to fulfill a seven-year-old promise to scrap much of Democrat Barack Obama's health care law. But ...

1 killed, 8 wounded at pregnant woman’s gender reveal party

CINCINNATI (AP) — A 22-year-old woman was found dead at the scene of a home invasion near Cincinnati where two gunmen opened fire, wounding eight people, including three children and a pregnant woman who had revealed the gender of her child at a party Saturday night. Colerain Township Police ...

College students probe neglected historical grave site

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — College anthropology students have spent weeks examining what lies beneath an Ohio park that once served as a burial ground for the poor, vulnerable and long forgotten. Hundreds of bodies were buried in unmarked graves beneath what is now Akron's Schneider Park between ...