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Funeral set for Ohio National Guard soldier killed in WWII

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio National Guard soldier whose remains went missing for 75 years after he died in World War II's Bataan Death March will be buried in his home state. The Ohio Adjutant General's Department says Technician 4th Grade John Kovach Jr. will be buried with full ...

Rape suspect found fatally shot after Ohio police standoff

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities are trying to determine if a rape suspect found dead in Ohio after a police standoff was fatally shot by officers or killed himself. The standoff occurred Sunday morning in Akron. The suspect hasn't been identified. Akron police say officers responded around 4 ...

Syrian refugee finds his place at Ohio shoe repair shop

By MARK CURNUTTE, The Cincinnati Enquirer CINCINNATI (AP) — The storefront smells of fresh leather, glue and rubber, circulated into a mixture by the small industrial fan above the door. An older man, a life-long Christian who worked with his parents in the cotton fields of the Jim Crow ...

Crews find body of 15-year-old boy reported missing in creek

BEDFORD, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say the body of a 15-year-old boy has been recovered from a northeast Ohio creek where he went missing while swimming over the weekend. Bedford Fire Chief David Nagy said the boy's body was found Monday morning in Tinker's Creek in the Cleveland Metroparks' ...

Akron officers to join list of police wearing body cameras

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police in a northeastern Ohio city will begin wearing body cameras later this month as the Akron department trains its officers to use that technology. The Akron Beacon Journal (http://bit.ly/2s8PdXj ) reports that the city plans to start using 145 police body cameras, ...

Another university in Ohio bans use of tobacco on campus

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Another university in Ohio is now officially tobacco-free. The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2sjum3o ) that Wright State University's new policy took effect Saturday at the school's campuses in Dayton and Celina. The policy prohibits smoking and the use of ...

Ohio Patrol: Man fatally shot by trooper a homicide suspect

VANDALIA, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Highway Patrol says a trooper fatally shot a knife-wielding man suspected of homicide after he had rammed his car into the rear of a patrol vehicle. Patrol Lt. Robert Sellers says the shooting was just after 1 a.m. EDT Tuesday in Vandalia (VAN'-dell-yuh), just ...

Ohio schools advised after court’s student search ruling

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An association representing Ohio school boards is offering advice to districts following a court's decision upholding the constitutionality of a student's backpack search. The Ohio Supreme Court ruled in May that the search furthered the "compelling governmental ...

Kasich faces deadline to sign budget, issue vetoes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich faces a deadline of midnight Friday to sign the state's biennial budget and decide whether he will veto certain provisions included by the Legislature. He had not yet received the bill from lawmakers Friday afternoon. The Republican governor is ...

Man charged with killing 5 people enters not-guilty pleas

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man charged with killing five people in Ohio has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder and other charges in the deaths of three of them, a mother and her two college-age daughters. A judge ordered George Brinkman Jr. held without bond after he pleaded not guilty Friday ...

Legionnaires’ found at Ohio prison hospital

By MARK GILLISPIE and JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press Two inmates at Ohio's prison hospital have been diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease, causing the facility this week to cut off use of its tap water and install new faucets and filters. Environmental tests have been done in hopes of finding ...

Ohio elections chief denies Trump commission some voter data

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's elections chief is providing a presidential commission only with state voter information that is public. Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO'-sted) said Friday he won't turn over the last four digits of voters' ...

Pence to visit Cleveland area to hear from business owners

CLEVELAND (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to visit suburban Cleveland on Wednesday to meet with small business owners. The White House says Pence will hear from business owners and their employees at Tendon Manufacturing Inc. The vice president also is expected to make formal ...

Suspect in 5 slayings indicted and held on $75 million bond

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man charged with killing five people in Ohio has been indicted on aggravated murder charges in the deaths of three of them, a mother and her two college-age daughters. George Brinkman Jr. has been charged in the deaths of 45-year-old Suzanne Taylor and her daughters, ...

Ohio judge sentences teens to write a book report

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio judge hoping to send a message has sentenced two teenagers to jail time — and writing a five-page book report. Stark County Judge Frank Forchione on Monday sentenced 19-year-olds Jonas Rohr and Kyle Bodager to read a book about World War II or the Vietnam War ...

Attorney: Family investigated in 8 killings has cooperated

WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — An attorney for a family that is now the focus of the investigation into the slayings of eight members of a different family in Ohio says his clients are being harassed by the attorney general's office despite their cooperation. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports ...

Prosecutor: Grand jury to hear sex case against school’s head

BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) — A prosecutor says the case of a central Ohio school superintendent accused of a sex crime involving a young girl will go before a grand jury. Logan County Prosecutor Eric Stewart says a preliminary charge of gross sexual imposition against 52-year-old Patrick ...

Ohio sheriff issues safety warning against MS-13 gang

WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio sheriff has issued a safety alert after receiving several reports of gang members planning on "taking out" snitches and spreading heroin doses intended to cause overdoses. Sheriff Charles Reader says in the alert sent Monday that members of the international ...

Comment period ends soon on plan to anchor underwater pipes

ST. IGNACE, Mich. (AP) — Time is running out for the public to comment on a proposal to install more screw anchor supports on twin oil pipelines beneath the Straits of Mackinac in the Great Lakes. Enbridge Inc. has applied with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to add 22 of ...

Jail, restitution ordered for Ohioan in fake shooting threat

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who falsely reported a planned shooting, prompting extra police security at several churches and synagogues, has been sentenced to spend four months in jail for the hoax. The Blade (http://bit.ly/2tibwxL ) reports 22-year-old Mohomed Abdouni, of Toledo, told ...