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Man with weapon is fatally shot by police during standoff

HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (AP) — A standoff that began after a man stabbed a relative inside an Ohio home ended when the man charged at police and was fatally shot by at least one officer, authorities said, Montgomery County Sheriff's deputies responded to the Harrison Township home around 2 ...

GOP-backed effort to rein in DeWine’s pandemic powers passes

By FARNOUSH AMIRI Report for America/Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican lawmakers' latest in a yearlong attempt to rein in Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine's authority to issue public health orders during the pandemic passed Wednesday in the House and faces a likely veto by the ...

Regulators expand audit to include payment to former chair

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's utilities commission on Wednesday expanded an ongoing audit to include examining whether customers funded a $4.3 million payment from FirstEnergy Corp. to an utilities attorney who was subsequently appointed chairman of the commission by Republican Gov. Mike ...

Police: Teen shoots at cops, fatally wounds man in drive-by

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A teenage boy fired shots at police officers and fatally wounded an elderly man during a drive-by shooting at a gas station in Toledo, authorities said. The shooting occurred shortly before 10 p.m. Wednesday, as members of the police department's Gang Task Force were ...

Man dies in crash during Ohio police pursuit

MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A man being chased by Ohio police officers died Wednesday night when he crashed his pickup truck, police said. Thirty-seven-year-old Randy Heater, of Mansfield, was killed in rural Richland County, the Mansfield News Journal reported. He was pronounced dead at the ...

Appeal by ex-officer who killed Tamir Rice dismissed

CLEVELAND (AP) — An appeals court in Cleveland ruled Thursday that the white Cleveland police officer who killed Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old Black child playing with a pellet gun outside a recreation center, should not get his job back. The 8th District Court of Appeals in its ruling dismissed ...

Man linked to 3 Ohio homicides dies after Detroit shooting

DETROIT (AP) — A man suspected in three homicides in Ohio has died in Detroit, four days after he was shot by police outside a motel in the city, authorities said. Chandra Moore, 55, died Friday, Detroit police Sgt. Nicole Kirkwood said. Moore was shot while exchanging gunfire with police ...

Browns’ Switzer said 9-month-old son stable after surgery

By The Associated Press undefined CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns wide receiver Ryan Switzer said his 9-month-old son is stable after undergoing surgery to stop bleeding. Switzer chronicled son Christian's medical situation over the weekend on Twitter, prompting an outpouring of public ...

Indiana teacher fired after sex abuse charges in Ohio

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana School for the Deaf has fired a 42-year-old teacher after he was charged in Ohio with felony sexual misconduct charges involving a student in 2005. Jerry R. Claus was charged last month in Ohio's Erie County for allegations involving a 13-year-old girl in ...

Search of river resumes for bodies of 2 missing children

LAWRENCEBURG, Indiana (AP) — Crews resumed searching the Ohio River for the bodies of two missing children, including a 6-year-old boy who police say died when his mother tried to abandon him at a park and drive away but he grabbed for a door and was dragged. Crews are hoping to find the ...

College student dies, frat suspended after alleged hazing

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — A Bowling Green State University student died after an alleged hazing incident involving alcohol, his family's attorney said. The death of Stone Foltz, 20, is "a tragedy," Attorney Sean Alto said in a statement released Sunday night. Alto said Foltz's family was ...

DeWine faces choppy political waters 1 year into pandemic

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS and JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — At the beginning of 2020, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine was working on plans to battle algae blooms in Lake Erie, crack down on distracted driving, and figure out a way to save an Ohio minor league baseball team. ...

Police shoot man suspected in Ohio slayings at Detroit motel

DETROIT (AP) — A man suspected in three slayings in Ohio was critically wounded during a Monday morning shootout with police outside a motel near downtown Detroit, authorities said. Chandra Moore is wanted in the fatal shootings in Cincinnati of his estranged wife and two men, Cincinnati ...

Fraud overwhelms pandemic-related unemployment programs

By GEOFF MULVIHILL and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — With the floodgates set to open on another round of unemployment aid, states are being hammered with a new wave of fraud as they scramble to update security systems and block scammers who already have siphoned ...

Ohio health dept. to retire system after 4K uncounted deaths

By FARNOUSH AMIRI Report for America/Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An outdated reporting system that led to the undercount of more than 4,200 COVID-19 deaths in Ohio will now be retired, the state's health department director said Tuesday. The Ohio Department of Health will retire ...

Rock ‘n’ roll’s big night comes to Cleveland — in fall

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced Tuesday that the 2021 induction ceremony will take place at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland on October 30. President and CEO Greg Harris said the ceremony's move to the fall will likely stick, going forward, news outlets ...

Foot of snow falls in northwest Ohio, vaccine sites closed

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Heavy snow and a coating of sleet and ice shut down several COVID-19 vaccination sites in Ohio on Tuesday along with schools and some universities. State lawmakers stayed home too. The huge winter storm that walloped the South and reached all the way into New England ...

Ohio elections chief again orders limit on ballot drop boxes

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose has reissued a contentious order limiting the number of ballot drop boxes to one per county for the May 4 primary. In a directive issued late Friday, the Republican elections chief set the limit ...

Police: Man charged in condo parking lot slaying after crash

CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man was charged with murder following a shooting that reportedly stemmed from a crash over the weekend, authorities said. Police in Pierce Township near Cincinnati said they were called to a condominium complex near Royal Oak Golf Course just after 11 p.m. ...

Black franchise owner sues McDonald’s, cites persistent bias

By MARK GILLISPIE Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The Black owner of 14 McDonald's franchises in Ohio says one of the world's largest restaurant chains has shown more favorable treatment to white owners and denied him the opportunity to buy restaurants in more affluent communities, ...