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Counseling offered at Ohio school after 4 hurt on prom night

MONROE, Ohio (AP) — Officials at a southwest Ohio school say counseling and other support will be provided in the aftermath of a prom night crash that injured four students. The Monroe Local Schools message to families says parents who feel their children might need extra support Monday can ...

Court won’t return tigers, exotic animals to Ohio man’s home

By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A man whose tigers and other exotic animals were seized in a raid by authorities in Ohio lost what is likely his final court challenge seeking return of the animals to his roadside sanctuary. The Ohio Supreme Court turned down a request ...

Ohio man accused in terror plot seeks early prison release

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man has unsuccessfully asked a judge to release him from his 22-year prison sentence on a terrorism conviction. Court records show Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud (ab-dee-RAH'-mahn shayk moh-HAH'-mud) wrote Judge Michael Watson on April 18 asking to be released to help ...

Cincinnati passes 911 center plan after trapped teen’s death

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati City Council has voted to infuse nearly a half million dollars into an emergency call center that's come under scrutiny after the failed response to find a teen who was trapped in a minivan and died despite twice calling 911. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports ...

White nationalist Richard Spencer’s Ohio lawsuit ends

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal lawsuit over white nationalist Richard Spencer's effort to speak at the University of Cincinnati ended Wednesday. A court filing shows Spencer's campus tour organizer dropped its suit against the university. Attorney Mark Landes, ...

50,000 honeybees removed from wall of garage, taken to zoo

CINCINNATI (AP) — More than 50,000 honeybees that were living inside the wall of a garage have a new home at the Cincinnati Zoo. The zoo posted a video on Facebook showing the bees being removed by a local beekeeper with a light-suction vacuum. They believe the colony had been in the garage ...

Former Cleveland councilman indicted on 26 misdemeanors

CLEVELAND (AP) — A former Cleveland city councilman has been indicted on 26 misdemeanor charges for his votes on legislation awarding money to a design company that employed his wife. Joe Cimperman said Wednesday that he accepts full responsibility for his actions and is not contesting the ...

Program teaches special-needs kids to avoid harmful drugs

By JOANNE VIVIANO, The Columbus Dispatch COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Dr. Maria Demosthenous was excited about the ornate round box she held in front of 11-year-old Xavier Desotelle. As the Columbus boy looked up at her from an examination table, she told him that the blue box with orange pompom ...

Whistleblower: School used software to get more state money

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Education regulators are reviewing a whistleblower's claim that Ohio's then-largest online charter school intentionally inflated attendance figures tied to its state funding using software it purchased after previous allegations of ...

Officials vow to improve 911 center after teen dies in van

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati officials plan to make changes to improve operations at the city's emergency call center, which is under scrutiny after the failed response to a teen who was trapped in a vehicle and died after twice calling 911. Mayor John Cranley, council members and other city ...

House arrest modified for teen mom accused of killing infant

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio judge has modified a house arrest order for a former high school cheerleader accused of killing and burying her newborn near her family's home. Attorneys for 19-year-old Brooke Skylar Richardson previously filed a court motion in Warren County to lift the house ...

Officer gives firefighter apology cake: ‘Sorry I tased you’

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police officer has apologized for a work mishap by bringing a firefighter a cake iced with an unusual message: "Sorry I tased you." Hamilton Township Officer Darcy Workman says she accidently shocked firefighter Rickey Wagoner with her stun gun last ...

JobsOhio touts state’s assets in new video to attract growth

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's privatized job-creation office is using a new video to highlight reasons people should come to live, work and start businesses in the state. JobsOhio released the 4 ½-minute commercial Monday. It emphasizes Ohio's diverse geography, including rural and urban ...

Woman killed, man and 2 infants hurt in Amish buggy crash

SIDNEY, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Amish buggy has been struck from behind in Ohio, killing a woman and critically injuring a man and two infants. The Springfield News-Sun reports the Shelby County Sheriff's Office says the buggy was properly lit when it was struck around 9 p.m. Friday. ...

Robot designed for faster, safer uranium plant pipe cleanup

By KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio crews cleaning up a massive former Cold War-era uranium enrichment plant in Ohio plan this summer to deploy a high-tech helper: an autonomous, radiation-measuring robot that will roll through miles of large overhead pipes to spot ...

Cincinnati city manager facing dismissal opts to quit

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati city manager who faced the likelihood of being fired by the City Council has quit. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Harry Black said Saturday morning in a memo that his decision to resign was "based on the reality that the work environment has become very ...

Husband charged in death of wife whose body still missing

HARTVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A 73-year-old Ohio man who has given conflicting stories about what happened to his wife's body has been charged with aggravated murder in her death. The Record-Courier reports Philip Snider was arrested Friday in the northeast Ohio city of Hartville. He's being held ...

Police: 2 killed in shooting outside Ohio nightclub

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Police in the southwest Ohio city of Dayton say two people have been fatally shot outside of a nightclub. The victims have been identified as 29-year-old Darion Harris and 28-year-old Ashley James, both of Dayton. Harris was pronounced dead at the scene. James died at a ...

Police: Woman accidentally shoots and kills young daughter

WICKLIFFE, Ohio (AP) — Police say a 2-year-old girl has been accidentally shot and killed by her mother at a hotel outside of Cleveland. Wickliffe police in a statement say emergency crews were called to an Econo Lodge around 11 p.m. Friday. A police officer and paramedics tried to ...

Judge not ready to free confessed killer with release deal

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A judge in Ohio says she needs more information before deciding whether to release a man who confessed to a string of rapes and murders under a decades-old plea deal. The judge in Toledo said Thursday she wants Nathaniel Cook to undergo another evaluation that looks at ...