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Man whose wife’s body found in garage charged with murder

RAVENNA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man whose wife's body was found in the garage of their home has been charged with murder. The Kent-Ravenna Record-Courier reports that Brimfield police say the wife died from an apparent gunshot wound. Police say they found Lacie Cunningham's body on Thursday ...

Ohio State appoints 1st woman to lead its police department

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University has announced the appointment of the first woman to lead that school's police department. Chief Kimberly Spears-McNatt is a graduate of Ohio State and a former deputy chief, with almost 25 years' experience as an Ohio State police officer. The ...

Rare air: Goodyear Blimp honored with Hall of Fame induction

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Goodyear Blimp is flying into rarefied air. As a nod to its influence and legacy to the game, the iconic airship is being inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as an honorary member — the first non-player or coach to be ...

Investigation that benched Meyer cost Ohio State $1 million

By KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The investigation that led to a three-game suspension of Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer cost the university $1 million, twice the amount originally requested for it, the school said Thursday. The original $500,000 amount "was ...

Ohio man, girlfriend accused of plotting violent attack

By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man and his girlfriend arrested last month in a terrorism investigation have been indicted on additional charges accusing them of obtaining guns and explosives for a domestic terror attack that was never carried out. The Toledo ...

Inmate indicted in death of prison foster dog

By LISA CORNWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — An inmate accused in the death of a dog at an Ohio prison where the animal was placed in a program pairing inmates with foster dogs has been indicted on a felony charge. Court records show a Warren County grand jury indicted Benjamin ...

Records show city had 129 homicides in 2018

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police and medical examiner records show 129 homicides were reported in Cleveland in 2018, one less than in the previous year. Cleveland.com reports records from the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner and Cleveland police show 130 homicides in 2017 and 136 in in 2016. The ...

Teen sentenced to life in prison for slaying of 98-year-old

MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — A 17-year-old boy has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the strangulation death of a 98-year-old Ohio woman. Gavon Ramsay was sentenced Thursday after pleading no contest in November. A judge found him guilty of aggravated murder, ...

‘Village’ network helps older residents stay in their homes

By KEVIN STANKIEWICZ, The Columbus Dispatch COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gone are John Fuller's days of paying his neighbors for rides to Kroger. The 84-year-old Fuller now gets rides to the grocery store from At Home by High, a membership network for older adults in the Short North and ...

Farm provides a place for women recovering from addiction

By ROBIN GOIST and DAVID PETKIEWICZ, Cleveland.com NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio (AP) — Jacque Jones watched as an autumn breeze sent dozens of leaves to land between rows of red peppers and eggplants. Chickens clucked at her feet. "My life couldn't be much better," Jones said. Jones is one of ...

Lawyers want killer’s challenge of court costs reconsidered

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawyers are asking the Ohio Supreme Court to reconsider its rejection of arguments by a death row inmate who wanted his court-ordered payments adjusted. Condemned prisoner David Braden earns $16 a month in inmate pay. He is only allowed a maximum of $25 in his account ...

Ohio child in stroller dies after hit-and-run crash

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police say a 2-year-old boy has died from injuries suffered in a Cincinnati hit-and-run crash when a car struck the child's stroller on a sidewalk. Cincinnati police say a suspect is in custody and charged with vehicular assault and leaving the scene. Police say the crash ...

Police say 9-year-old Cleveland boy struck by stray bullet

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say a 9-year-old Ohio boy was struck by a stray bullet while watching TV around midnight on New Year's Eve. Cleveland police say the boy is in serious condition after he was hit in the hand, shoulder and chest area. WEWS-TV reports the boy was sitting in front of the ...

6 passengers fall ill on flight from Cleveland to Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Officials say six passengers fell ill on a Frontier Airlines flight from Cleveland to Tampa. WFLA-TV reports health officials boarded the plane when it landed at Tampa International Airport on Tuesday afternoon and the sick passengers were removed. Officials say they are ...

Heartbeat abortion bill veto survives day of Ohio overrides

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, AP Statehouse Correspondent COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Statehouse Republicans in Ohio came up a single vote shy Thursday of reversing a same-party governor's veto and imposing one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country. The outcome marked a victory for outgoing ...

Man’s drowning at Ohio hotel pool not considered suspicious

RICHFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Police say the death of a 26-year-old man who drowned at a hotel pool near Cleveland doesn't appear to be suspicious. A detective says the man was with family members Wednesday at the Days Inn & Suites pool in Richfield when he started flailing and calling for ...

Chief: Ohio officer recorded using racial slur during arrest

CINCINNATI (AP) — A white officer in Cincinnati has had his police powers suspended for allegedly using a racial slur while trying to arrest a black woman at a nightclub last weekend. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that police Chief Eliot Isaac called such behavior unacceptable. In an ...

Ohio mail carrier dies after minivan hits postal truck

WADSWORTH, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says an Ohio mail carrier was killed on his route when a minivan hit the back of his U.S. Postal Service truck as he pulled into traffic and he was partly thrown from the vehicle. Troopers say 59-year-old Randy Irwin, of Macedonia, died at the ...

Cincinnati Zoo welcomes baby tamandua

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo has welcomed a baby tamandua. Zoo officials announced on Christmas Eve that the pup was born to first-time mother Isla on Dec. 20. They say the baby tamandua needs to develop and won't make its public debut for another couple months. The tamandua is a ...

North Korea ordered to pay parents, estate of student $500M

By ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge ordered North Korea to pay more than $500 million in a wrongful death suit filed by the parents of Otto Warmbier, an American college student who died shortly after being released from that country. U.S. District Judge Beryl ...