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Retired Ohio sheriff and tiny K-9 partner die the same day

By MARK GILLISPIE Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The Ohio county sheriff and his tiny police dog were inseparable, their lives unwaveringly intertwined. It thus seems fitting that retired Geauga County Sheriff Dan McClelland, 67, and his crime-fighting partner Midge, 16, would both die ...

‘Hillbilly’ to Capitol Hill? Author eyes Senate bid in Ohio

By DAN SEWELL Associated Press MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Rodney Muterspaw figures J.D. Vance has already shown he's got what it takes to be a U.S. senator. Vance, the "Hillbilly Elegy" author and a fellow Middletown native, broke out of poverty and family chaos and never forgot his ...

Attack leaves 2 Columbus cops with concussions, broken jaw

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A suspect's attack against two Columbus police officers left one officer with a broken jaw and the other with a concussion, authorities announced Friday. Officers Andrew Mott and Samuel Clanin were recovering from their injuries Friday, according to a tweet by the ...

Shooting sends woman, 20, and 4-year-old girl to hospitals

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A shooting in Ohio's capital city sent a 20-year-old woman and a 4-year-old girl to the hospital with gunshot wounds, police said. Columbus police said there was an altercation with a man at an address in the city shortly before 2 p.m. Friday, and the woman and child ...

Ohio man found sitting in subway station, rifle near foot

NEW YORK (AP) — A Ohio man arrested for bringing an unloaded, military-style rifle into a Times Square subway station was found sitting with the three-foot-long weapon lying on the floor, inches from his foot, according to a newly released court document. A New York City police officer said ...

Arkansas, Ohio State headline 2022 Maui Invitational field

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — The 2022 Maui Invitational will be headlined by Arkansas, Ohio State and San Diego State. The field, announced Thursday, also will include Arizona, Louisville, Texas Tech, Creighton, and Cincinnati for the November tournament at the Lahaina Civic Center. The ...

Closing time: Indians to use closer-by-committee approach

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians' opener is Thursday in Detroit. Their closer isn't nearly as definitive. Cleveland enters the season with uncertainty at several positions, questions about whether their offense can produce enough to back a strong starting staff ...

Cavs hopeful Dellavedova will make long-delayed season debut

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Matthew Dellavedova's long wait to play again may finally be over. More than a year since his last regular-season NBA game, the Cavaliers' popular veteran guard could make his season debut Thursday night after being out with a concussion and ...

AP source: Lindor, Mets agree to $341 million, 10-year deal

By JAKE SEINER AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Francisco Lindor and the New York Mets have agreed to a $341 million, 10-year deal, keeping the All-Star shortstop in Queens for the long haul after acquiring him from Cleveland in the offseason, according to a person familiar with the ...

Browns’ Jackson: Clowney could ‘hop on’ Super Bowl contender

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — When he hit free agency, Malik Jackson had a short list of teams the veteran defensive tackle considered signing with. All of them had to fit one requirement. They had to be a Super Bowl contender. The Browns were a match. Jackson, who ...

Online renewal of driver’s licenses, IDs coming to Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Many Ohioans will be able to renew their driver's licenses or state IDs online instead of at state motor vehicle offices under a measure in the state's new transportation budget. Eligible for the new program are people ages 21 to 65 whose current licenses or IDs were ...

Ohio AG to probe allegations against Columbus Zoo ex-execs

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's top law enforcer placed one of the nation's largest zoos under investigation Thursday after a newspaper reported misuse of assets by two top executives who later resigned. Republican Attorney General Dave Yost placed his ...

Asian neighbors pen letter of fear to Ohio’s lieutenant gov

By FARNOUSH AMIRI Report for America/Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Dozens of Asian American residents of the suburb that Ohio's Republican lieutenant governor calls home penned a letter to him Wednesday, citing their concerns over a tweet he sent referring to the "Wuhan virus" and ...

FirstEnergy refunds $26M as nuclear bailout repeal is signed

By JULIE CARR SMYTH and JOHN SEEWER Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio electric company under scrutiny for its role in what federal authorities say was a $60 million bribery and corruption scheme said it will refund $26 million to customers that it collected through a tainted ...

Columbus mayor vows next police chief will come from outside

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — As Columbus confronts a years-in-the-making reckoning over claims of police brutality and racism, its next police chief will be able to hire their own leadership team, a first for the department in Ohio's capital and largest ...

A look at Ohioans facing charges in the US Capitol siege

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — More than 300 supporters of former President Donald Trump have been charged in the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, including members of far-right extremist groups. At least 17 of those cases, including one announced Monday, involve Ohio residents identified ...

Pandemic masks ongoing child abuse crisis as cases plummet

By SALLY HO and CAMILLE FASSETT Associated Press LANSFORD, Pa. (AP) — Ava Lerario lived in a home marked by both love and chaos, even before the walls of the pandemic started closing in on her fractured family. Sandwiched between two brothers, the 9-year-old was her father's princess, and ...

Former governor, 2 ex-mayors to lead new policy foundation

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former Republican governor of Ohio and two former big-city mayors who are Democrats have come together to lead a new foundation that will provide policy and research help to a group of Ohio's largest cities and suburbs. Republican Gov. Bob Taft, former Columbus Mayor ...

‘That lady is drunk!’ Court weighs citizen tip validity

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The legal authority of a shouted tip to a state trooper about an impaired driver — "That lady is drunk!" — is before the Ohio Supreme Court in a question over constitutional protections from illegal search and seizure. At ...

Cops: Man who spurred deadly chase was wanted on warrants

BETHEL TOWNSHIP, Ohio (AP) — A driver who led police on a high-speed chase before he crashed into another vehicle, killing himself and the other driver, was wanted for felonious assault and child abuse/endangering charges, authorities said. The crash occurred around 8 a.m. Tuesday at the ...