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Catholic priest under investigation left suicide notes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Investigators in Ohio say a Catholic priest under investigation for inappropriate texts with a teenager and misuse of church funds left at least two suicide notes before killing himself last December. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation's report the Rev. James ...

Wright-Patterson gets new air base commander

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton says a six-time military commander will become its next installation commander. Col. Thomas Sherman will take over the top leadership post at the 88th Air Base Wing in June. He replaces Col. Bradley McDonald who is retiring after ...

Woman dies after being pulled from burning home

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An elderly woman has died after being pulled from a burning home in northeastern Ohio. Officials say the woman was pulled from the Akron home shortly after firefighters arrived Saturday night, but was pronounced dead early Sunday. Authorities say a man believed to be her ...

Woman crashes into yoga studio, suffers critical injuries

CLEVELAND (AP) — A driver who crashed through the front door of a yoga studio in downtown Cleveland is being treated for critical injuries. Cleveland police say the Jaws of Life were used to free the woman from the wreckage Sunday morning. Inner Bliss Yoga Studio says no one was inside the ...

Police probe ‘horrific’ death of teenage boy trapped in van

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities pledged on Thursday to find out what went wrong in the death of a 16-year-old boy they say became trapped by a minivan bench seat in a school parking lot and whose body was found about six hours after he first called 911. Police ...

Ohio House speaker moves up resignation, leaving immediately

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger is stepping down immediately, moving up a resignation he announced earlier this week amid talk of an FBI investigation into his activities. Brad Miller, a spokesman for House Republicans, said Thursday that Rosenberger's decision to ...

Teen shot multiple times, killed in Cleveland

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities say a 17-year-old boy has been killed in a flurry of gunfire outside a home in Cleveland. Cleveland police have not identified the teen shot multiple times Thursday afternoon. A police spokeswoman said the teen was standing outside a home when shots rang out. A ...

Mom, boyfriend plead not guilty in death of 4-year-old girl

EUCLID, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio woman and her boyfriend have pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder and other charges in the death of the woman's 4-year-old daughter. A medical examiner says Aniya Day-Garrett died last month in Euclid (YOO'-klihd) from a stroke caused by blunt impacts ...

Cleveland police bosses plead not guilty for shooting roles

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — Five Cleveland police supervisors have pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges for failing to supervise a high-speed chase that ended with a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire and the deaths of two unarmed black people in November 2012. The supervisors entered ...

Ohio Senate approves $115M plan to replace voting machines

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Counties would split nearly $115 million to replace voting machines around Ohio under a plan approved this week by the Ohio Senate. It now goes to the Ohio House, where lawmakers might consider it before summer break. The Columbus Dispatch reports most Ohio voting ...

Democrats cite differences in final Ohio governor’s debate

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich cited his tough stance on gun control to appeal to young voters, while former federal consumer protection chief Richard Cordray said he had taken on powerful financial institutions, as Democratic ...

Police: Woman attacks 2 people after dog eats her marijuana

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say a dog ate a woman's stash of pot, leading her to attack two other women because the dog's owner refused to pay for the marijuana. Springfield police say 20-year-old Desarae Smith was arrested on Monday and charged with assault. Clark County ...

Ohio court to decide if ex-player can sue over concussions

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court will decide whether the widow of a former University of Notre Dame football player can sue the school and the NCAA over allegations her husband was disabled by concussions from his college career in the ...

Not all Ohio marijuana businesses will open by deadline

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Regulators of Ohio's new medical marijuana program say not all of the state's growers, manufacturers and dispensaries will be operational by the legislated deadline of Sept. 8. Department of Commerce Director Jacqueline Williams, whose agency oversees marijuana ...

Cincinnati schools OK land swap with pro soccer team

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Public Schools have agreed to a land swap with the city's professional soccer team so the club can build a new $200 million stadium on the site where a high school stadium now sits. The school board approved the swap Tuesday. As part of the deal, FC Cincinnati ...

Museum display features more than 1,000 dolls

By ALLISON WARD, The Columbus Dispatch CANAL WINCHESTER, Ohio (AP) — Growing up in rural Kansas, Henrietta Pfeifer didn't own any dolls, let alone dress them in pretty clothes and host tea parties. "We couldn't afford any," said Pfeifer, a self-described farm girl. "We played with cats and ...

Slain officer’s family to christen police boat in his honor

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The family of an Ohio SWAT officer fatally shot during a standoff in Columbus two years ago will help christen a new police boat in his honor. Columbus police say the new watercraft will be dedicated Monday in the name of Officer Steven Smith. The mayor, police chief ...

Democratic governor hopefuls to debate as Ohio voting begins

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio's governor races have been heating up as early voting begins and the candidates begin the stretch drive to the May 8 primary. Voter registration for the primary ends Monday, and voting opens Tuesday to choose the Democratic and ...

Ohio company recalls more than 7 tons of BBQ beef

HARRISON, Ohio (AP) — Federal authorities say an Ohio-based food company is recalling more than 14,000 pounds (6,000 kilograms) of pulled barbequed beef products that could be contaminated with rubber. The U.S. agriculture department's Food Safety and Inspection Service reports that J.T.M. ...

Police say 3 women found dead in Ohio home, suspect overdose

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police say they found the bodies of three women inside an Akron, Ohio, home. Emergency responders suspect that the women died from drug overdoses. Police say they were checking on a residence Saturday evening and got no response to door knocks. They then looked through ...