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Man seeks to argue insanity in shots fired on I-71 in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of firing at passing vehicles and police along a busy stretch of Interstate 71 in Ohio in March is seeking to use an insanity defense. Court records indicate that Jonathan Myers, 21, of Columbus' Northland area, changed his plea Tuesday in Delaware County ...

1 man dead in shooting at Ohio mall; 1 person in custody

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — One person died in a shooting at a northwest Ohio mall over the weekend, and one person was in custody, authorities said. Sgt. Joe Albert of the Columbus police department said offices were called to the Mall at Tuttle Crossing at about 2:40 p.m. Sunday due to a report of ...

In Jan. 6 cases, 1 judge stands out as the toughest punisher

An Ohio couple climbed through a broken window of the U.S. Capitol and livestreamed a video of themselves inside. A Texas mortgage broker posed for a selfie in front of rioters breaching the building. An Indiana hair salon owner celebrated on Facebook a day after she joined the pro-Donald Trump ...

Man sentenced in shots fired after self-defense slaying

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A man acquitted last month on grounds of self-defense in the shooting death of a University of Toledo football player after a fight at a Toledo pizza restaurant nearly two years ago has been sentenced to nine to 12 years for three extra shots he fired. The Toledo Blade ...

Police officer charged with sexually exploiting child

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A Virginia police officer has been arrested on federal charges that he sexually exploited a child. The Virginian-Pilot reports that Newport News Police Sgt. Michael Nicholas Covey, a 16-year department veteran, was arrested Friday on one count of sexual exploitation ...

EPA to give $60M to 12 states to help curb water pollution

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The federal government said Friday that it will distribute $60 million among 12 states that have waterways that flow into the Mississippi River to help them control farm runoff and other pollution that contribute to a dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. The money comes ...

Ohio trucker gets 45 years for crash that killed 4 siblings

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — A truck driver whose semitrailer crashed into a car in an eastern Indiana road construction zone, killing four siblings, has been sentenced to 45 years in prison. Corey Robert Withrow, 33, of Camden, Ohio, pleaded guilty Wednesday to nine charges related to the July 9, ...

Renacci spent millions in failed bid against GOP’s DeWine

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Jim Renacci spent as much as $12 million in his failed primary bid against Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine — only about $290,000 of it from outside donors, records show. Post-primary campaign finance reports filed Friday complete the picture of spending in the May 3 ...

Judge reduces disgraced politician’s sentence by 5 years

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday reduced the sentence of a disgraced Cleveland-area politician from 28 to 23 years because of a 2016 U.S. Supreme Court decision clarifying the definition of bribery. Jimmy Dimora, 66, a former Cuyahoga County Commissioner, was found guilty in ...

Federal inmate indicted in inmate’s death at Indiana prison

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a federal inmate in the 2019 stabbing death of an inmate at the federal prison complex in Terre Haute. The federal indictment returned Tuesday charges Lawrence Taylor, 41, with first-degree murder, the U.S. Attorney's office in Indianapolis ...

Meijer facility hit by storm as workers heed tornado warning

TIPP CITY, Ohio (AP) — A Meijer distribution center in western Ohio was heavily damaged Wednesday evening as employees inside heeded tornado warnings and sought shelter, authorities said. Joel Smith, director of the Miami County Emergency Management Agency, said nobody was injured at the ...

Ohio capital city limits how police use force on protesters

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio's capital will be limited in how they can use force against protesters and will have to display officers' names on their riot gear under changes being made to city law. Columbus City Council approved the changes Monday. It comes two years after police ...

Man who killed 11 relatives in Easter shooting dies at 88

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man serving a life sentence for the shooting deaths of 11 family members, including eight children, on Easter in 1975 has died. James Ruppert, 88, died Saturday at the prison system's Franklin Medical Center in Columbus. The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and ...

Justices decline to take up ex-campus bookstore worker case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court declined on Tuesday to take up a fired college bookstore employee's battle for his job, likely ending the Ohioan's yearslong saga. Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor signed the single-sentence entry declining Andre Brady's appeal without elaboration. ...

Woman dead, husband critical after Ohio helicopter crash

GREENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A woman was killed and her husband was critically injured in the fiery crash Tuesday of a helicopter at their southwest Ohio home, authorities said. The crash occurred around 9:40 a.m. near Greenville, roughly 40 miles (64 kilometers) northwest of Dayton near the ...

Bail reduced for man in fatal Walmart shooting in Ohio

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A judge has reduced the $5 million bail set for a man accused of shooting a customer to death in an Ohio Walmart store following an attempted theft, and a hearing has been scheduled on the defendant's bid to use an insanity defense. Anthony Freeman Brown, 32, of ...

GOP lawmakers renew attempt at transgender girl sports ban

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Transgender girls would be barred from competing in sports in Ohio under the latest effort by Republican lawmakers to pass a transgender athletes ban. The measure was inserted into an unrelated education bill Wednesday night and approved along partisan lines. The ...

Trucker faces drug related charge after deadly Indiana crash

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A truck driver from New York faces a drug related charge after a six-vehicle crash on the Indiana Toll Road killed two people and injured five others, police said Thursday. Chasen Thompson, 26 of Hamlin, New York, was arrested for possession of marijuana after ...

Inmate fatally shoots guard, kills self at Ohio hospital

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A county jail inmate receiving treatment at an Ohio hospital shot and killed a security guard, pointed the weapon at others and then killed himself in a parking lot, authorities said. The shooting Wednesday at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton happened before a gunman ...

Ford plans to add 6,200 jobs in Ohio, Michigan and Missouri

AVON LAKE, Ohio (AP) — Ford will add 6,200 factory jobs in Michigan, Missouri and Ohio as it prepares to build more electric vehicles and roll out two redesigned combustion-engine models. The company says it will invest $3.7 billion in the three states between now and 2026. It also will ...