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Ohio State engineers take aim at police firing range issue

By MEGAN HENRY, The Columbus Dispatch COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — With weapons drawn, a row of Columbus police officers stepped up to the line and steadied their sights. As targets flipped into view, the sound of gunshots shattered the quiet morning at the firing range on the city's West ...

Victims of Ohio nightclub shooting sue club, owner

CINCINNATI (AP) — Eight victims of a gunbattle in a Cincinnati nightclub that left two people dead and 15 injured have sued the nightclub, its owner and the building owner. The lawsuit filed recently in Hamilton County alleges that the defendants failed to have a proper security plan and ...

Execs, academics among 15 named to Ohio aviation panel

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Public members of the newly formed Ohio Aerospace and Aviation Technology Committee include academics, corporate leaders in aeronautics fields and experts in airports and flying. State Sen. Bill Beagle, a Tipp City Republican, announced the 15 appointees Tuesday. He ...

Jury expected to be seated for Ohio cop’s murder retrial

CINCINNATI (AP) — The judge expects a jury to be seated soon for the retrial of a white former police officer charged with murder in the 2015 death of a black unarmed motorist. Hamilton County Judge Leslie Ghiz (giz) said Tuesday that she thinks a jury will be seated Wednesday. If there's ...

Ohio police shoot, wound man with baseball bat

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A police officer has shot and wounded a baseball bat-wielding man at an Ohio homeless shelter. Police say the unidentified man entered the Refuge of Hope Ministries homeless shelter in Canton Tuesday and began to make threats. Police Chief Bruce Lawver says the man was ...

Campaign over Ohio ballot issue to cap drug prices heats up

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, AP Statehouse Correspondent COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Debate is heating up over an initiative headed to Ohio's fall ballot that backers say is aimed at controlling drug prices. The Ohio Drug Price Relief Act is a citizen-initiated statute supported by the California-based ...

5 Ohio bicyclists injured after being struck by car

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say five bicyclists have been injured with three hospitalized in critical condition after being struck by a car in Cleveland. A Cleveland police spokeswoman says a 27-year-old man who hit the cyclists around 2:30 a.m. Saturday was arrested on suspicion of driving ...

Kent State to offer buyouts to faculty nearing retirement

KENT, Ohio (AP) — Kent State University wants to hire more research faculty with savings from buyouts offered to existing faculty members ready to retire. Officials say the school plans to use projected savings of nearly $19 million from the buyout to hire tenure track, research-focused ...

Ex-officer’s mother to slain man’s mom: “So sorry” for loss

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Two mothers consoled each other in an Ohio courtroom Friday as legal proceedings played out in the racially charged murder case against a white former police officer for the death of an unarmed black man. Former University of Cincinnati ...

Prosecutors get investigative file in shooting of UAE man

HUDSON, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors have received the investigative files in the police shooting of an unarmed United Arab Emirates citizen who fled after an Ohio car crash. Cleveland.com (http://bit.ly/2rkx6j4 ) reports the Ohio Bureau of Investigation said Friday that prosecutors with the ...

Man charged in Ohio woman’s 2015 slaying denied bond

FREMONT, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of slaying an Ohio woman whose body was found in her car trunk more than two years ago has been ordered held without bond. A Sandusky County judge on Friday denied bond for 48-year-old Daniel Myers at least until his next hearing. He is charged with ...

ACT will release scores from wrong tests in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — More than 1,000 high school students in Ohio whose ACT college-entrance exams were invalidated by the tests' provider will receive their scores after all. ACT said Friday the tests will be scored and released and "deeply regrets" any inconvenience caused by the ...

Cincinnati to ‘refresh’ 15-year-old policing agreement

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati will update a 15-year-old policing plan crafted in the wake of a police shooting and riots after some of provisions were undercut by budget cuts and leadership changes. The city announced Friday a voluntary "refresh" of the collaborative agreement established ...

Ohio attorney general sues 5 drugmakers over opiate crisis

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio attorney general is suing five drugmakers that he says are perpetrating the state's addictions epidemic. Attorney General Mike DeWine accuses the companies of intentionally misleading patients about the dangers of ...

Cincinnati Zoo to provide news media first look at Fiona

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden has decided its popular baby hippo is ready for her close-up. Fiona (fee-OHN'uh) is making her news media debut Wednesday evening with cameras rolling as she navigates the 9-foot-deep Hippo Cove pool. The zoo emphasizes she isn't ...

Toledo has millions more than expected

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio city could have $6 to $8 million more than expected in its budget this year. The city of Toledo has benefited from lower-than-expected health care costs, income tax revenue and lower workers compensation costs. Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson tells the Toledo Blade ...

Kellogg’s announces Ohio layoffs

SHARONVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Kellogg's says it will close an Ohio distribution center and permanently lay off nearly 250 employees. In a letter sent to the state, the company says the Sharonville center will close this summer. The final day for distribution workers will be between July 29 and ...

3 centenarian sisters honored at Ohio high school graduation

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Three centenarian sisters have been honored at the final graduation ceremony of the Ohio high school they attended. Hazel Jarrell, who is 104 years old, was a member of the class of 1932 at Canton Township High School, the first graduating class at the school now known as ...

Ohio man pleads guilty to US crimes after New Mexico killing

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A 39-year-old Ohio man accused of killing a New Mexico police officer last year has pleaded guilty to federal firearms and carjacking charges stemming from events after the shooting. Jesse Denver Hanes of Columbus pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in Las Cruces, ...

No public events at Ohio zoo where gorilla killed 1 year ago

CINCINNATI (AP) — No public events are planned at the Cincinnati Zoo marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of an endangered gorilla. The zoo's dangerous-animal response team concluded the life of a 3-year-old boy who fell into the gorilla enclosure last May 28 was in danger and ...