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YSU’s 1st transgender director aims to help all students

By AMANDA TONOLI, The (Youngstown) Vindicator YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — The newly appointed Women's Initiative director at Youngstown State University is driven by her background to help not only women but all students. Assistant professor Megan List said the Women's Initiative plans to ...

Ohio officers wounded in shooting released from hospital

WILLOUGHBY HILLS, Ohio (AP) — Police in northeast Ohio say two officers wounded in a shooting at a car dealership have been released from a hospital and are recovering at home. Willoughby Hills police have said the officers were called to a dealership Thursday about a problem with a ...

Council OKs jail advisory commission after inmate death

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio county council has unanimously approved the creation of a commission to suggest improvements to the county jail a month after an inmate died following a fight with sheriff's deputies. The Akron Beacon Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2kilfk3 ) the Summit County ...

Superintendent suspended for pulling down board VP’s pants

MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — The superintendent of a suburban Cleveland school district who was caught on video at a high school football game pulling down the pants of the school board vice president has been suspended. Maple Heights School Board President Pamela Crews says Superintendent ...

High court won’t hear appeal by condemned man who killed cop

CLEVELAND (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court won't review the murder conviction of a man sentenced to death for killing a Cleveland police officer. Cleveland.com reports that the case of 47-year-old Quisi (QWEE'-zee) Bryan is among those that the court has declined to review during this term. He ...

New snow leopard on display at Ohio zoo; 2nd cub euthanized

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio zoo says one of two snow leopard cubs born there a few months ago has gone on display. The Toledo zoo says a female cub named Dariga went on exhibit Monday with her family. The female cub and a male cub were born June 8. The zoo says the male cub was humanely ...

Manatee sent to Columbus Zoo from Florida for rehabilitation

POWELL, Ohio (AP) — An 18-month-old female manatee has arrived at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium from a zoo in Tampa, Florida. Columbus Zoo officials say Agua arrived Friday from Tampa's Lowery Park Zoo. She had been in Tampa since June 2016 after her mother was struck by a boat. The mother ...

Annual Ohio State study: Reports of campus rape doubled

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The number of reported on-campus rapes at Ohio State University more than doubled in 2016 compared to the previous year, according to an annual report published last week. The university attributed the increase to more students now living on campus and better awareness ...

Ohio State program to cover tuition for low-income students

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University plans to begin covering tuition costs for some low- and moderate-income students starting next year. The Columbus Dispatch reports the university announced last week that in-state students who qualify for Pell grants will be offered financial aid ...

Police: Officer shot 2 men threatening others with gun

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say an officer shot and wounded two men who were threatening people with a gun during a large fight outside an Akron nightclub. Officials say both men, ages 21 and 23, were seriously injured. Police say they were threatening officers and other people in a ...

Police: No injuries after robbery suspect fires at officers

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland police say a man running from the scene of a reported robbery fired a shot at a responding officer Officials say the officer was not harmed. Police say officers were investigating the robbery report Sunday morning when they heard a struggle inside the home. The ...

Ohioan sculpts statues for Georgia anti-terrorism memorial

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A squad of 7-foot (2.1-meter) infantrymen cast in bronze for an anti-terrorism memorial is being delivered to a Georgia museum this week by the central Ohio sculptor who created the statues. The Columbus Dispatch reports that Army veteran Alan Cottrill and a team of ...

White nationalist threatens lawsuit against Ohio colleges

By DAKE KANG, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — White nationalist Richard Spencer has threatened to sue two Ohio universities if they refuse to rent campus spaces for him to speak. Spencer's associates contacted the University of Cincinnati and Ohio State University this month asking to ...

Police: Thousands in cash scattered after car chase, crash

WORTHINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Police say around $15,000 was scattered after two cars crashed during a chase between their drivers. WSYX-TV reports the crash occurred Thursday morning in Sharon Township outside of Columbus. Police say the cars were side-by-side when both drivers lost control at a ...

Prosecutor: No charges for Ohio dog attack that killed baby

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) — A county prosecutor in central Ohio says no criminal charges will be filed against the father of an infant killed last week by one of the family's dogs. Knox County Prosecutor Chip McConville said Friday that after conferring with county sheriff's detectives and the ...

Ohio teen indicted on conspiracy charge for school threat

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A teenage boy who authorities say plotted a mass shooting at an Ohio high school has been indicted as an adult on conspiracy to commit murder charge. A Franklin County grand jury handed up the indictment against 17-year-old John Staley III on Thursday in ...

Couple gets jail for keeping veteran’s dead body in home

NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio couple criminally charged for keeping a Vietnam veteran's decomposing body in their home for several months to steal his Social Security and veteran benefits have received six months in jail. The New Philadelphia Times Reporter reports 50-year-old Brian ...

GOP candidate for Ohio governor pulls ad over NFL protests

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Republican congressman running for Ohio governor has pulled a $20,000 television ad from an upcoming NFL broadcast over protests by players kneeling during the national anthem. U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci (reh-NAY'-see) announced Friday he was cancelling an ad scheduled to ...

Yellen: Fed is perplexed by chronically low inflation

CLEVELAND (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen acknowledged Tuesday that the Fed is puzzled by the persistence of unusually low inflation and that it might have to adjust the timing of its interest rate policies accordingly. Speaking to a conference of economists, Yellen touched upon ...

Convicted Ohio Craigslist killer of 3 questions evidence

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The evidence against an Ohio man accused of killing three down-and-out men lured by fake Craigslist job offers wasn't strong enough to convict him, according to attorneys fighting the defendant's death sentence. No physical ...