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Ohio deputy who shot newspaper photographer back to work

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio sheriff's deputy has returned to work after being placed on paid administrative leave for shooting a newspaper photographer when he mistook a camera for a gun. The Springfield News-Sun reports 25-year-old Clark County deputy Jacob Shaw has been assigned to ...

Ohio man convicted in beating death of girlfriend’s toddler

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man has been convicted of murder in the beating death of his girlfriend's 3-year-old son. The Repository reports a jury in northeast Ohio's Stark County deliberated two hours Thursday before returning guilty verdicts against 27-year-old Brent Fields in Owen ...

Environmental group contends EPA unwilling to fix Lake Erie

By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Advocacy groups suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency say the agency's response in court documents bolsters their argument that not enough is being done to protect Lake Erie. The groups' lawsuit seeks to have the lake's western ...

Start of federal trial of Pilot Flying J executives delayed

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The trial of former executives at the truck stop chain controlled by the family of Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has been pushed back. Originally scheduled to begin on Tuesday, the federal fraud trial of the four former Pilot ...

Latest price tag due out in Ohio ballot war over drug prices

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The latest spending figures are set to be released in the expensive ballot war over drug prices in Ohio. Campaign estimates are that $40 million has been spent on advertising so far. That amount is expected to rise as the Nov. 7 election approaches. At issue is a hotly ...

New light shed on mental state of man accused of killing 4

GROTON, Mass. (AP) — Newly released documents are shedding light on the state of mind of a recent college graduate accused of fatally beating his mother, grandparents and their caretaker with a baseball bat in Massachusetts. The Boston Globe reports the mother of 22-year-old Orion Krause ...

Cedar Point removing hotel, outdoor stadium

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Cedar Point amusement park is tearing down one of its hotels along Lake Erie and also removing an outdoor arena that's played host to dolphin and diving shows over the years. The park in Sandusky said this week that it's also expanding a boardwalk that runs along the ...

Ohio settles alleged sex assault at women’s prison for $525K

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio will pay just over $500,000 to a Cleveland woman who says she was sexually assaulted by a guard at a state prison. The woman's attorney tells Cleveland.com that she accepted the settlement after a six-year legal fight. The 29-year-old woman said a guard forced her to ...

Police fatally shoot man after foot chase

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities say one man is dead after leading police on a foot chase in Cleveland. Cleveland police say officers were first responding to the area after neighbors reported hearing gunshots around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Police Chief Calvin Williams say officers came upon two ...

Court: Ohio can require people with HIV to tell sex partners

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the constitutionality of a law requiring HIV-infected individuals to tell sexual partners of their status before having sex or risk criminal charges. The court's unanimous decision ...

Hippo hooray! Zoo’s Fiona watches as couple gets engaged

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo's popular baby hippo, Fiona, has drawn a lot of love but perhaps none quite like this moment: From her exhibit, she got a front-row seat to a wedding proposal between two of her fans. A snapshot shared on Instagram shows the hippo underwater with her face ...

Officer on the run fatally shoots self after standoff

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland police officer who was on the run while facing charges of attacking his girlfriend has killed himself following a six-hour standoff with police. U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott says Officer Tommie Griffin III shot himself in the chest with an AR-15 rifle Tuesday around ...

Ohio court says judge properly dismissed underage sex case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld a juvenile court judge's dismissal of a case involving sex between boys under 13. At issue before the high court was a 2013 case out of central Ohio in which a 12-year-old boy touched and engaged in intercourse with a 9-year-old boy. ...

Prosecutors: Mom went to cops after son boasted about murder

CLEVELAND (AP) — The mother of a man charged with killing a teenage girl he'd recruited to rob a bank contacted police after learning he had bragged about the slaying, a prosecutor said during opening statements at the man's murder trial. Assistant Prosecutor Brian Kraft told jurors on ...

Down syndrome abortion ban clears Ohio House committee

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A proposal to ban abortions based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome has cleared an Ohio legislative panel over the objections of abortion-rights groups. Advocates of the measure, which cleared the House Health Committee Wednesday, contend terminating pregnancies in such ...

Ohio middle school teacher found stabbed to death in home

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The home where a middle school teacher was found stabbed to death has been the scene of several attempted break-ins and suspicious activities in the months leading up to the slaying. Police reports show the family complained about a series of pranks and minor ...

Police cases over 137-shot barrage unsettled 5 years later

By MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Nearly five years after two unarmed black suspects died in a 137-shot barrage of Cleveland police gunfire, five officers fired for their roles are set to return to duty this week after an arbitrator reinstated their jobs. Meanwhile, ...

Woman indicted in boy’s fatal drug overdose at sleepover

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A woman has been indicted on involuntary manslaughter and child-endangering charges in the death of a 12-year-old boy who authorities say died from a fentanyl (FEHN'-tuh-nihl) overdose during a sleepover at her Ohio apartment. The Franklin County prosecutor says the ...

Future of king salmon uncertain in Great Lakes

DETROIT (AP) — King salmon has helped create a multibillion-dollar sport fishery in the Great Lakes, but ripple effects of invasive species have left the fish's future less certain. The king, or chinook, salmon was first transplanted into the Great Lakes from the Pacific Northwest about 50 ...

Student admits killing roommate after fast-food argument

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio college student has pleaded guilty to stabbing his roommate to death after they argued over fast food. University of Akron student Kendal Scheid pleaded guilty Monday to involuntary manslaughter in the death of 23-year-old Duncan Unternaher. Police say the friends ...