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Ohio school district brings back in-school driver’s ed class

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio school district has brought back in-school driver's ed classes to help more students earn licences before they turn 18 as a way of finding employment. Akron city schools is piloting the program, which takes place after school at a discounted cost, with scholarships ...

Ohio police investigate multiple New Year’s Eve shootings

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police across Ohio had their hands full New Year's Eve and early Wednesday with multiple reports of shootings, including a woman who police say was fatally shot after her boyfriend started firing his gun right after midnight. In Cleveland, police reported 10 separate ...

Man arrested after claiming to be missing child due in court

By DAN SEWELL Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge will hear next week whether a plea deal has been reached in the case of a 24-year-old man authorities say claimed to be a long-missing child. U.S. District Judge Michael Barrett has a Jan. 8 status conference set in the case ...

Not-guilty pleas for dad, 2 women charged after boy’s death

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Not-guilty pleas were entered Tuesday for three adults charged after the death of a 10-year-old Ohio boy who authorities say had long been abused at home. Investigators in Dayton allege Takoda Collins was mistreated by his father. Police were called to the home about the ...

Court to consider jurisdiction over juvenile sex offenders

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to clarify how long juvenile court judges have jurisdiction over youthful sex offenders. At issue is a Cincinnati-area defendant who sexually abused two young relatives when he was 14, ...

Judge suspends prosecutor after state asked for his removal

FREMONT, Ohio (AP) — A county prosecutor who faced allegations of sexual harassment of female employees before pleading guilty to negligent assault was suspended Tuesday, a day after the state filed a complaint to remove him. Sandusky County Judge Jeremiah Ray ordered that county Prosecutor ...

Trooper reunites boy with favorite stuffed toy, ‘booboo’

An Ohio state trooper reunited a young boy with his favorite stuffed toy, 'booboo', that was dropped out of a car window on a highway. Leah Sharkey shared on Facebook that she was driving on the Ohio Turnpike on Sunday when she heard her 3-year-old son screaming from the backseat about his ...

Dalton leads Bengals over Browns 33-23, Kitchens later fired

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton took the snap and went to his knee, finishing a double-digit victory that might suffice as his farewell to Cincinnati. On the Browns sideline, Freddie Kitchens hugged Baker Mayfield at the end of a disappointing season that would ...

Document review slows state lawsuit against e-school founder

CLEVELAND (AP) — A review of thousands of documents is delaying a state lawsuit aimed at recouping millions of dollars from the founder and leaders of what was once Ohio's largest online charter school. Lawyers for the defendants tied to the defunct Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow said in ...

Over 100,000 in Ohio lose power as high winds roll through

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — More than 100,000 customers around Ohio were left without electricity as high winds blew through the state, utilities said. It brought gusts of up to 60 mph overnight, taking out trees and power lines. Nearly 50,000 customers of AEP and South Central Power had no ...

Doctor charged in 25 deaths sues hospital for defamation

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio doctor accused of ordering drug overdoses in the deaths of 25 hospital patients has sued his former employer for defamation, arguing that he did nothing wrong and did not deviate from hospital policy on end-of-life care. Dr. William Husel, who is accused of ...

Ex-deputy ensures road projects leave room for responders

By MARC KOVAC The Columbus Dispatch COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — On Tuesday mornings, Franklin County Engineer Cornell Robertson and members of his staff typically can be found presenting the county commissioners with plans and funding requests for road and bridge projects. It takes a lot of work ...

Football-making town sets record for most thrown at once

ADA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio town long associated with the manufacturing of footballs has set a Guinness World Record for the most thrown at the same time. The organization certified the record after the attempt was made Oct. 25 by 950 people simultaneously throwing a football on the Ada War ...

Prosecutor: 2 women indicted after death of beaten boy, 10

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A woman and her sister were indicted Friday on child endangerment charges following the death of her boyfriend's 10-year-old son, who showed signs of having been severely beaten, an Ohio prosecutor said. Amanda Hinze, 28, and her sister, Jennifer Ebert, 25, each were ...

Speaker: Taking sides in contested GOP primaries possible

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House Republican caucus could take sides in some contested GOP primaries next year, House Speaker Larry Householder said. Householder, a Republican from Perry County, holds the purse strings to the House Republican Campaign Committee. Although it currently ...

Dayton shooting, doctor probe among top 2019 stories in Ohio

By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A mass shooting that left nine dead in Dayton, an investigation into a Columbus doctor accused of ordering excessive painkillers for dozens of hospital patients who then died, and the closing of a massive auto plant near Youngstown that ...

Ohio officers included in President’s Christmas Day message

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Six police officers who responded to an Ohio mass shooting over the summer were included in the White House Christmas message released Wednesday. A one-minute video tweeted by First Lady Melania Trump shows images of the six officers as they were honored at the White ...

Rust Belt region banks on becoming hub for electric vehicles

By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press The day Youngstown's steel mills began shutting down 40 years ago remains fresh in the minds of those who live in the blue-collar corner of Ohio. Community leaders don't want the recent closing of General Motors' massive assembly plant to leave that same ...

Christmas Day Ohio car crash kills 4, injures several others

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A single-vehicle crash killed four people in Ohio Wednesday morning and sent three others with critical injuries to the hospital. The fiery accident happened around 11 a.m. in Dayton, with reports saying the impact broke the car in two. A witness said the car was driving ...

Prosecutor opposes school shooter appeal to Ohio high court

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The prosecutor is opposing a convicted school shooter's request for the Ohio Supreme Court to hear an appeal in his case. Ely Serna was sentenced to more than 23 years in prison for the 2017 shooting that critically wounded another teen at a high school in West ...