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County in Ohio dedicates fund to hold opioid settlement cash

CLEVELAND (AP) — One of the Ohio counties that struck a major settlement last month with the three biggest U.S. drug distributors and a major drugmaker has set up a special account for the money. Cleveland.com reports the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County Council in Cleveland approved ...

Crowds line up for first day of legal marijuana sales in Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Crowds are lining up for the first day of legal recreational marijuana sales in Michigan. A handful of shops, mostly in Ann Arbor, are approved to start selling Sunday. The Detroit News reports customers traveled from nearby states including Indiana, Ohio and ...

Police: Woman killed in shooting in Cleveland

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say a woman has been killed in a shooting in Cleveland. A police statement says officers responded around 1 a.m. Sunday to a report of shots fired. Cleveland officers say the 19-year-old woman was found near a nightclub where a fight had occurred earlier. Police say ...

Police: 17-year-old fatally shot in garage at Ohio house

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — Police say a 17-year-old has been shot and killed inside a garage at an Ohio house. Elyria police responding to a shooting around 8:30 a.m. Sunday in the unattached garage found the teenager with a gunshot wound to his face. The police release says medical personnel ...

3 injured in Cincinnati after partial building collapse

CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities say at least three people have been injured in Cincinnati after part of a building under construction collapsed. Cincinnati Fire Chief Roy Winston said three people on the structure's fifth floor were injured when part of the building collapsed Monday afternoon ...

Coroner: Man found in vacant house died of gunshot wounds

DAYTON , Ohio (AP) — A man whose body was found in a vacant house in Ohio died of multiple gunshot wounds, a coroner said Monday. Montgomery County Coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger ruled the Nov. 17 death of 28-year-old Todd Burkhart a homicide. The Mansfield man's body was found Friday in a ...

Nonprofit to give $3.8 million to Dayton shooting victims

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio nonprofit has approved the disbursement of $3.8 million to victims of the August mass shooting in Dayton. The Community Oversight Committee chose 47 applicants to receive a charitable gift from the Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund. Seventy percent of the ...

Ohio man builds antique hearse for brother’s last ride

By RACHEL WAGONER Farm and Dairy EAST ROCHESTER, Ohio (AP) — Ted Hawk has dealt with death more than the average person. He's buried his parents and five siblings in the family cemetery — Hawk & Sanor Cemetery— that sits just up the hill from the house where he was born. They've ...

Ohio Turnpike service plazas offer free Wi-Fi in new network

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission says it is now providing free, reliable public Wi-Fi inside all 14 service plazas along the toll road. It says the upgrade replaces an inconsistent patchwork of systems that had been provided by food vendors at those stops ...

Search for missing Ohio couple turns up man’s body

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man's body has been found in a vacant home during a search for a missing Ohio couple. The Montgomery County Coroner's Office in Dayton says the body of 28-year-old Todd Burkhart, of Mansfield, was found Friday night inside a vacant home in Dayton. No ...

Authorities: Death of man found in sewage tank accidental

SOUTH SOLON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say the death of a man found at the bottom of a drained sewage tank in Ohio appears to be accidental. The Columbus Dispatch reports the body of 34-year-old James Powers was found Wednesday in the recently drained tank at a wastewater treatment plant in ...

2 people slain at apartment complex where deputy was killed

BATAVIA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man has been arrested in the fatal shooting of two people at an Ohio apartment complex where a sheriff's deputy was killed earlier this year. WCPO-TV reports Pierce Township police have not released any information about the shooting or the identities ...

Ohio high school senior wins school board seat

By EMILY MILLS Akron Beacon Journal BATH, Ohio (AP) — Mike Kahoe was eager to discuss his recent election to the Revere Board of Education and his plans for the position, from increasing transparency between the board and the community to improving school safety. But first, the 18-year-old ...

Ohio says study finds many pregnancy deaths were preventable

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state Department of Health says a study shows more than half of pregnancy-related deaths in Ohio over a four-year period were preventable. The Columbus Dispatch reports the statewide study released Friday shows that 57% of 89 reported pregnancy-related deaths from ...

Ohio bill would erase time limits, loophole in cases of rape

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State senators in Ohio are debating a proposal to lift the statute of limitations on rape. It would also close a loophole that allows rape inside marriage to go unpunished. During Senate hearings that began Wednesday, Democratic co-sponsor Sen. Nickie Antonio, of ...

Dayton gunman’s friend expected to plead to unrelated counts

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A friend of the gunman in the deadly Dayton mass shooting is expected to plead guilty to unrelated federal firearms charges. Court documents show 24-year-old Ethan Kollie will be in court Wednesday. No details of his plea agreement have been disclosed. Kollie is accused ...

Former Ohio lawmaker sentenced on federal fraud charge

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio lawmaker accused of defrauding programs intended for disadvantaged businesses has been sentenced in federal court. Former Democratic State Rep. Clayton Luckie, of Dayton, received four months in prison Friday after a judge rejected a probation recommendation ...

Man charged with lying when buying firearms used in slaying

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man has been charged with lying when buying a gun authorities say was used in the slaying of a Dayton detective shot while serving a drug-related warrant. Fifty-five-year-old Det. Jorge Del Rio died Nov. 7. Three men were charged in the Nov. 4 fatal shooting. The ...

Ohio abortion clinic lands license needed to stay open

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Dayton area's last abortion clinic has prevailed in a years-long battle over Ohio’s stringent new licensing requirements and will remain open. The Ohio Department of Health has granted Women’s Med Center a surgical facility license. The center in Kettering had ...

State agency says Ohio suicide deaths rose 45% since 2007

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The number of suicides in Ohio increased 45% from 2007 to 2018 amid a growing national public health crisis, according to a report released Wednesday by the Ohio Department of Health. Health Department Director Dr. Amy Acton said suicide has also increased by more than ...