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Court to review lethal drug records Ohio wants to shield

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's prison system must produce records about lethal drugs it wants shielded from public view for justices on the state Supreme Court to review privately as part of an open records dispute, the court ruled. At issue is a ...

Postal worker to be arraigned in slayings of 2 colleagues

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A disgruntled postal worker accused of fatally shooting his supervisor at an Ohio post office and then killing a postmaster outside her apartment is scheduled to be arraigned on charges including aggravated murder. Municipal court records listed no attorney for ...

Ohio capital sets grim record with 140 homicides this year

By KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's capital city set a grim record Tuesday with its 140th homicide this year, passing the previous high of 139 logged in 1991. Columbus' 2017 tally tied and then passed that mark with the deaths of a 57-year-old woman found with ...

Police: Officer’s son stabbed drug dealer in front of father

CLEVELAND (AP) — The son of a Cleveland police officer says he was being robbed by a drug dealer on Christmas when he stabbed the man in the neck as his father looked on. The officer's 24-year-old son told investigators he had planned to buy marijuana from the other man, who instead attacked ...

4 teens charged with murder in death of man hit by sandbag

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Four teenage boys have been charged with murder in an Ohio juvenile court after a man struck by a sandbag thrown from an interstate overpass died. The Blade reports prosecutors filed the charges Tuesday in Toledo against the boys, ages 13 to 15. The teens were initially ...

Officials say 2 meningitis deaths in Ohio county unrelated

NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio (AP) — Health officials in a rural northeast Ohio county say they have no explanation for a second bacterial meningitis death less than two weeks after a 14-year-old boy was fatally infected. The New Philadelphia Times Reporter reports Tuscarawas County Health ...

Police: Man attempted to rob store with fake furniture gun

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police say a man who tried and failed to rob an Ohio convenience store with a fake gun made from pieces of furniture has been charged with robbery. Akron police say the man walked into a local Circle K store Monday afternoon waving what appeared to be a rifle and demanding ...

Talent company wants ex-football star’s lawsuit tossed

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Efforts by a former Ohio State and NFL football star to expand his antitrust lawsuit over alleged improper use of ex-players' images are futile and the complaint should be tossed out, talent management company IMG said in a ...

Ohio bans doctors from performing Down syndrome abortions

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, AP Statehouse Correspondent COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is prohibiting doctors from performing abortions based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome, joining two other states with similarly strict legislation. Republican Gov. John Kasich signed the legislation into law ...

Man killed during home invasion just released from prison

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio man who authorities say was fatally shot while trying to commit a home invasion robbery had just gotten out of state prison. Cleveland.com reports 20-year-old Cornelius Love was released three days before being fatally shot early Wednesday at a home on Cleveland's ...

Pair charged with transporting kids in hot U-Haul truck

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man and woman have been charged after authorities say they transported five children in the back of a U-Haul truck on a sweltering summer day. Fifty-five-year-old Brian Dekam and 26-year-old Jamie Adkins, both of Cleveland, are free on bonds after being indicted ...

$1M bond set for mother charged with murder in son’s death

CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge has set a $1 million bond for a Cleveland woman charged with murder after telling authorities where her 5-year-old son's body was buried. Thirty-four-year-old Larissa Rodriguez appeared Friday in Cleveland Municipal Court. Police say Rodriguez, the mother of nine ...

Ohio judge ruled hospital gunman incompetent in 2016

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio judge last year ordered treatment in a state mental hospital for the gunman who this week wounded a security officer at a psychiatric emergency room before killing himself. Isaiah Currie was confined temporarily in a hospital in 2016 ...

Suspect in Virginia car attack indicted

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An Ohio man accused of driving into a crowd protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville has been indicted on 10 felony counts, including first-degree murder. Court records show a grand jury returned an indictment Monday against 20-year-old James Alex ...

Kasich wants final State of State speech in Columbus suburb

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) wants to deliver the last of his annual State of the State speeches in a Columbus suburb near where he lives. The Columbus Dispatch reports the term-limited Republican has requested approval from lawmakers to give the speech March 6 at ...

Teen is 5th suspect in Ohio shooting that killed boy, hurt 5

CLEVELAND (AP) — A third 15-year-old boy has been charged in a Cleveland shooting that killed a preteen boy and left five teenagers wounded, bringing the number of people charged to five. Two 15-year-old boys and two young adults previously were arrested in connection with the Nov. 25 ...

Relative moving vehicle strikes, kills toddler in driveway

WELLINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a relative moving a vehicle at an Ohio home accidentally struck and killed a toddler who had wandered into the driveway. The Lorain County Sheriff's Office says the distraught relative called 911 after hitting the 22-month-old girl late Monday morning ...

City to hire firm to address police complaints backlog

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland plans to hire a private firm to complete a backlog of unfinished investigations into citizen complaints against police, according to a court filing. The city outlined its plan to hire the company Friday, Cleveland.com reported. At issue is the city's Office of ...

Ohio official not joining legal fight over net neutrality

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The office of Ohio's attorney general says the Republican has no plans to join any lawsuits challenging the rollback of "net neutrality" internet protections. His counterparts in a dozen states have indicated they'll join litigation against the Federal Communications ...

Lifesaver or distraction? Police split on anti-overdose drug

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press BATAVIA, Ohio (AP) — The sheriff of Clermont County firmly believes it's a call of duty for his deputies to carry a nasal spray that brings people back from the brink of death by drug overdose. Less than 50 miles away, his counterpart in Butler County is dead ...