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Parents of Ohio student speak out against North Korea

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — The parents of a young Ohioan who was detained in North Korea for more than a year and died soon after being released said Tuesday he was "jerking violently," howling, and "staring blankly" when he returned home on a medical flight. Fred and ...

Police dog collapses, dies during pursuit of child abductors

FOREST PARK, Ohio (AP) — Officials in suburban Cincinnati say a police dog died while pursuing suspects in the abduction of a 1-year-old child, who was found safe. Green Township police say the 7-year-old male Belgian Malinois and shepherd mix named Dino collapsed Monday night while pursuing ...

Police: Drunken woman drives to pick up arrested drunken man

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Police say an Ohio woman drunkenly drove to a sheriff's office after receiving a call to pick up her boyfriend, who had already been arrested for drunken driving. WEWS-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2yF1eHI ) a sergeant at the Stark County Sheriff's Office talked to the woman ...

Abortion clinic seeks to sue Ohio over budget restrictions

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Cleveland abortion clinic asked Ohio's high court on Tuesday to grant it legal standing to sue over abortion-related restrictions tucked into the state's 2013 budget bill. Preterm of Cleveland argued that the provisions impose ...

Should states ban abortions when Down syndrome diagnosed?

By JULIE CARR SMYTH and DAVID CRARY, Associated Press PLAIN CITY, Ohio (AP) — Kelly Kuhns rejected Down syndrome testing the first three times she got pregnant; the 36-year-old nurse from Ohio always knew she'd never terminate a pregnancy. But after her third pregnancy ended in miscarriage, ...

Ohio University bans indoor protests with new speech policy

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio University's new "freedom of expression" policy has been met with opposition by some students and faculty. The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2h2pAGI ) Ohio University announced the new speech policy Sept. 8. University officials last week extended a ...

Owners, insurer settle high-dollar suit in Ohio mansion fire

CINCINNATI (AP) — A dispute over a multi-million dollar insurance claim for a suburban Cincinnati mansion that burned down in 2014 has been settled weeks before a scheduled trial. A federal court filing says attorneys for Jeffrey and Maria Decker and their insurer informed the judge the ...

Convicted Craigslist killer appeals death sentence

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A man convicted of killing three down-and-out men lured by bogus Craigslist job offers is appealing his death sentence to Ohio's highest court. The Akron Beacon Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2fAPduF ) the Ohio Supreme Court will hear the appeal of 58-year-old Richard ...

Man killed in I-70 crash in central Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio State Highway Patrol says a man has died in an accident that resulted in the shutdown of eastbound Interstate 70 just east of Columbus. Authorities say the driver of a utility van was killed when it crashed into a semi-truck at around 9 a.m. EDT Sunday in ...

Medicaid enrollment service shuts down in Ohio

CLEVELAND (AP) — Officials say they are shutting down a service that helps Ohio residents enroll in Medicaid. The Plain Dealer reports (http://bit.ly/2xAF8bb ) the Ohio Association of Foodbanks decided to shut down its Navigator program last Thursday after it was notified of a 71 percent cut ...

Authorities: 4 killed as car hits tree, catches fire

HARTVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio State Highway Patrol says four people were killed when their car went off the road, hit a tree and burst into flames. Authorities say the driver apparently lost control while driving in Lake Township in Stark County on Sunday. They say the car drove through a ...

Woman killed in jet ski collision on rural Ohio farm pond

BUCYRUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an 18-year-old woman was killed when two jet skis collided on a farm pond in rural northern Ohio. The Crawford County Sheriff's Office says the woman was on one jet ski when she was struck by another one on Sunday evening in Crawford County's Tod ...

Edison’s Ohio hometown buries time capsule to mark 200 years

MILAN, Ohio (AP) — Residents of inventor Thomas Edison's Ohio hometown have marked its 200th anniversary by burying mementos in a time capsule that's intended to be opened in a century. The Sandusky Register reports people in Milan (MY'-lan) contributed dozens of items. They included photos ...

Tuskegee airman among vets backing Ohio drug price measure

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen is joining other military veterans in supporting a fall ballot measure in Ohio that would bar state agencies from buying drugs at prices higher than those paid by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Don Elder attended a Statehouse ...

Court upholds Ohio ballot access changes for 3rd parties

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state appeals court has upheld the constitutionality of a 2013 Ohio law that imposed stiffer criteria for minor political parties to reach and maintain ballot status. The Ohio Court of Appeals in Columbus on Thursday upheld last year's decision by the Franklin County ...

Prosecutors wants high-security transport for accused killer

CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio prosecutor has asked the state patrol's SWAT unit to transport an accused three-time killer to an upcoming hearing. Pickaway County Prosecutor Judy Wolford says she made the request because defendant Casey Pigge (pij) is a dangerous person. Authorities say ...

Ohio couple: Pet mini pig believed to be stolen found dead

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland couple says their pet miniature pig, which they believe was stolen during a home break-in, has been found dead. The owners of the 15-pound pig, named Spam, say that the body was found Thursday. They said last week that the pig was stolen from their home in a ...

Algae on river flowing into Lake Erie prompts warning

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Health officials in Ohio are telling children, pregnant women and people with certain medical conditions not to swim in the river that flows through Toledo because of an algae outbreak. The Maumee (maw-MEE') River along the city's downtown waterfront has turned unsightly ...

Ohio court sets execution dates for 2 killers in 2022

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has set execution dates in 2022 for two condemned killers. Death row inmate Percy Hutton, of Cleveland, was sentenced to die for the 1985 slaying of Derek Mitchell in a dispute over a sewing machine. The court on Friday scheduled Hutton to die on ...

Name released of man fatally shot by police in West Virginia

WEST MILFORD, W.Va. (AP) — State Police in West Virginia have released the name of an Ohio carjacking suspect who was fatally shot by officers during a weekend manhunt. Sgt. Mark Kiddy tells media outlets that 21-year-old Brian Ziro of Columbus, Ohio, had shot at Harrison County sheriff's ...