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Remains of Ohio soldier killed in WWII offensive identified

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The remains of a U.S. Army private from Ohio who died in Germany during a World War II offensive have been identified, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Thursday. The agency confirmed the positive identification last year of Army Pfc. William L. Groh, Jr., ...

Attorney: Baby was stillborn, mother not guilty of murder

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — A defense attorney during an opening statement Thursday in the trial of a woman accused of killing and then dumping her newborn son outside Cleveland in 1993 said his client is not guilty of murder because the infant was stillborn. Gail Ritchey, 51, faces aggravated ...

Voter registration deadline for May 3 primary is Monday

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The deadline for Ohioans to register to vote in the May 3 primary is Monday, unless something changes. Some county boards of elections plan to remain open late. Early voting is set to begin Tuesday in partisan contests for the U.S. Senate, U.S. House, governor, and ...

Ohio to spend $10.5 million on ballistics tracing machines

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State leaders on Thursday announced plans to spend $10.5 million on additional machines used to trace ballistic evidence from gun crimes. The spending increases from nine to 16 the number of Ohio National Integrated Ballistic Information Network units. The units analyze ...

Ohio officer killed trying to stop fleeing car on highway

BLUFFTON, Ohio (AP) — A police officer in Ohio was struck and killed by a fleeing car on Interstate 75 during a high-speed chase through multiple counties Thursday, authorities said. The officer, Dominic Francis of the Bluffton police department, was struck around 2:30 a.m. while he was ...

Ohio high court weighs caps on damages in child rape cases

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman repeatedly raped as a child suffered injuries so severe that she's owed millions in compensation despite a state cap on pain-and-suffering awards, an attorney told the state Supreme Court Wednesday. At issue before the court is a Cuyahoga County judge's ...

Woman, 10-year-old nephew killed in southern Ohio house fire

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — A woman and her 10-year-old nephew were killed when a fire roared through a southern Ohio home, authorities said, The fire in Chillicothe was reported around 1:15 a.m. Tuesday. The victims — Heidi Proehl and Shane Lane Jr. — had been sleeping in a loft above a ...

Firm pays back $20M, insists petrochemical project viable

CLEVELAND (AP) — The U.S. subsidiary of Thailand-based petrochemical giant PTT Global Chemical has repaid Ohio's private economic development office $20 million after it failed to make an investment decision in 2020 on a proposed petrochemical plant in the state. Spokespersons for both PTT ...

Federal judges in Ohio won’t delay May 3 primary — for now

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal court panel on Wednesday decided not to delay Ohio's May 3 primary — for now. The three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio reserved the right to intervene — perhaps by moving the primary to Aug. 2 — if the state ...

Fifth person from family dies after weekend crash in Ohio

WAUSEON, Ohio (AP) — The driver of a car involved in a crash over the weekend that killed her fiancé and three children has died, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said Tuesday. Muriel Michael, 28, of Wauseon, died on Monday from injuries she suffered in the two-vehicle crash. the patrol ...

GOP lawmakers, Ohio AG, want public safety a factor in bail

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Judges in Ohio would be required to consider criminal suspects' threat to public safety when setting bail amounts under a state constitutional amendment proposed by Republican lawmakers that could go before voters this fall. The proposal announced Tuesday follow a ...

Prosecution rests in trial of Ohio doctor charged in deaths

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors on Tuesday wrapped up their case in the weeks-long trial of an Ohio doctor accused in multiple hospital deaths. Dr. William Husel is accused of ordering excessive painkillers for 14 patients in the Columbus-area Mount Carmel Health System. He was indicted in ...

Political mapmaking body approves previously rejected plan

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The next set of proposed boundaries for new state legislative districts has arrived at the Ohio Supreme Court, which must decide for the fourth time whether the maps are constitutionally sound. The likelihood of the court approving those maps already appeared uncertain, ...

Democrats in governor debate blame DeWine for Ohio’s woes

The two Democrats trying to unseat first-term Ohio Republican Gov. Mike DeWine took turns Tuesday criticizing the governor and his party for overseeing years of corruption and decline across the state. Meeting in their first primary debate, ex-Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley and former Dayton ...

Work continues on next set of Ohio statehouse district maps

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's political mapmaking body disagreed along partisan lines Monday on the best way to finish work on a new set of constitutionally sound boundaries for state legislative districts. Through the day, the seven-member, GOP-controlled Ohio Redistricting Commission ...

Ohio GOP candidates call US Senate race fight for America

WILBERFORCE, Ohio (AP) — All but one Republican seeking an open U.S. Senate seat in Ohio held fast to the disproven narrative Monday that the 2020 presidential election was either stolen from Donald Trump or fraught with irregularities, fraud or other problems. It was the contentious, ...

3 sentenced to prison in slayings of Ohio man, teen girl

CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — Two men have been sentenced to life in prison and a third to a shorter term in the grisly deaths of an Ohio man and his teenage daughter more than three years ago. The bodies of 39-year-old Paul Bradley and 14-year-old Paris Bradley were found in October 2018 in a ...

Bodies of Marines killed in NATO exercise returned to US

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The bodies of four Marines who died in a military aircraft crash during a NATO exercise were transferred back to the U.S. Friday. The U.S. Marine Corps said an Osprey aircraft crashed on March 18 in a Norwegian town in the Arctic Circle, killing the four Marines. Officials ...

Police: Fatal shooting of 10-year-old apparently an accident

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The shooting death of a young boy found in an Akron home appears to have been an accident that occurred when some children found an unsecured weapon inside the residence, authorities said, but the investigation remains ongoing. Police found the 10-year-old victim in an ...

Campaigns weigh strategy options if Ohio primary is delayed

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After months of buildup, Ohio's primary in May was supposed to usher in a busier phase of the political season, when voters would begin lining up behind party winners in fall races for control of Congress, governor's seats and key elections offices across the United ...