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Ex-death row inmate to get $1M for wrongful imprisonment

CLEVELAND (AP) — A former death row inmate who was wrongly imprisoned for two decades will receive a $1 million payment from the state. The Ohio Controlling Board voted unanimously Monday to make the award to Joe D'Ambrosio. The money will come from the state's wrongful imprisonment fund, ...

Opening arguments made in Akron arson suspect’s murder trial

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Opening arguments have been made in the latest trial of a man accused of killing nine people in separate arson fires in his Akron neighborhood. Stanley Ford, 62, could be sentenced to death if convicted on multiple aggravated murder charges. He is accused of killing a ...

Court sets another execution date despite unofficial pause

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday set a 2025 execution date for a man convicted of killing a police informant 25 years ago to keep her from testifying against him in a drug case. The court's decision in the case of death row ...

Roller coaster closed after object flies off ride, injures 1

By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — The world's second-tallest roller coaster won't open again this year after a person standing in line was hit in the head by a metal object that flew off the ride last weekend at Cedar Point amusement park. The 420-foot (128-meter) tall ...

Second teen in custody in shooting that killed 13-year-old

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — A second teenage boy has been arrested in a shooting that killed a Wisconsin teen who was staying at a relative's home in a Cleveland suburb. The 16-year-old turned himself in around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Cleveland Heights Police Department, authorities ...

Former fraternity member in Ohio indicted in pledge’s death

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Another former fraternity member at Bowling Green State University was indicted in the death of a pledge during an alleged hazing ritual. A grand jury indicted a 22-year-old former student Wednesday on charges that include involuntary manslaughter. An attorney for ...

Divers no longer taking part in search for missing swimmer

PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Divers will no longer be taking part in the search for a missing 15-year-old boy who vanished while swimming in Lake Erie, authorities said. The Lake County sheriff's office said the youth was swimming with friends at Headlands Beach State Park on Friday afternoon ...

‘Two Ohios’: DeWine urges vaccination as delta cases surge

By FARNOUSH AMIRI Report for America/Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After discontinuing his weekly coronavirus briefings, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine returned Friday to the lectern to deliver a dire message of how the state has been split into "two Ohios," the vaccinated and the ...

Ohio redistricting panel cites Census data lag for inaction

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The closely watched panel pivotal to redrawing Ohio's congressional and legislative districts kicked off with a whimper Friday, with officials pointing again to delayed release of 2020 Census figures even as the clock on their ...

Native clover species being dropped from endangered list

By JOHN FLESHER Associated Press TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A native plant called running buffalo clover that had been considered extinct is being removed from the federal endangered species list after bouncing back in a half-dozen states east of the Mississippi River, officials said ...

Ohio capital city announces crackdown on off-road vehicles

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus police on Wednesday announced the results of a crackdown on illegal off-road vehicle driving, a phenomenon seen across the country recently and often attributed to frustration with coronavirus pandemic ...

Trump-backed Carey, centrist Brown win Ohio US House races

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Mike Carey, a coal lobbyist backed by former President Donald Trump, beat a bevy of Republicans in central Ohio, while Cuyahoga County Council member Shontel Brown pulled out a victory for the Democratic establishment in Cleveland, ...

Officer responding to shots fired call killed in crash

NELSONVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A police officer responding to reports of shots fired in a southeastern Ohio town was killed when the SUV he was driving and two other vehicles collided, authorities said. The crash in Nelsonville occurred around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Scott Dawley, 43, a seven-year ...

Crop-dusting plane crashes in front yard of Ohio home

WOOSTER, Ohio (AP) — A crop-dusting plane struck some power lines and trees before it crashed in the front yard of a northeastern Ohio home on Wednesday, leaving the pilot with minor injuries. The crash in Wooster occurred around 10:30 a.m., as the plane dusted a farmer's field, according to ...

Probe into police hospital shooting referred to prosecutor

The Associated Press undefined COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state investigation into the fatal police shooting of a Black man in an Ohio emergency room is being referred to the county prosecutor, the attorney general announced Wednesday. The state completed its probe into the April shooting ...

FirstEnergy to pay $230M in agreement in Ohio bribery case

By MARK GILLISPIE, JULIE CARR SMYTH and FARNOUSH AMIRI Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — The energy giant at the center of a $60 million bribery scheme in Ohio admitted Thursday to using dark money groups to fund the effort, and agreed to pay $230 million and other conditions so prosecutors ...

Trump’s sway tested in race for open mid-Ohio US House seat

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The crowded Republican primary for an open U.S. House seat in central Ohio is testing the ongoing political sway of former President Donald Trump as his choice in the race, a longtime coal lobbyist, is competing against candidates ...

Feds urge rental websites to warn of elevator dangers

Days after the death of a child who got stuck in an elevator at a North Carolina vacation rental, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is calling on vacation rental websites to warn customers about the dangers of home elevators and require hosts to lock elevators until they are ...

Mayor indicted in public corruption case denies charges

WAPAKONETA, Ohio (AP) — A mayor in western Ohio has been indicted on public corruption charges involving business deals with his family and his own company. A county grand jury on Thursday indicted Wapakoneta Mayor Thomas Stinebaugh on charges of theft in office, conflict of interest and ...

Officer shoots driver who allegedly tried to run over woman

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A Dayton police officer shot and wounded a woman who tried to run over another woman who was speaking with police about an alleged domestic violence incident, authorities said. A woman reported the domestic issue around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, and police and emergency ...