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Judge to hear pretrial matters in police shooting case

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — The judge who will preside over the murder retrial of a former University of Cincinnati police officer will go over pretrial issues in the first hearing in the case since the prosecution revised its team. Hamilton County Judge Leslie Ghiz ...

Prosecutor wants school shooting case moved to adult court

URBANA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio prosecutor says he will ask that a school shooting case be moved to the adult criminal justice system. Authorities say a 17-year-old shooter fired a 12-gauge shotgun in the Friday morning attack at a high school in West Liberty, 45 miles northwest of ...

Ohio legislative leaders plan Florida fundraisers

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, AP Statehouse Correspondent COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's top legislative leaders are preparing to host lobbyists and other contributors at back-to-back Florida fundraisers days before state budget deliberations begin, according to invitations to the events obtained by ...

Ohio University hikes tuition for students entering in fall

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio University is hiking tuition, housing and meals for new students entering this fall. The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2jOO6uw ) the Board of Trustees at the Athens university approved the increases on Friday. Undergraduate tuition will increase by 3.3 ...

SUV crashes into 2 Ohio Amish buggies; 5 adults, 3 kids hurt

BEACH CITY, Ohio (AP) — State troopers say eight people, including three children, were hurt when an SUV crashed into two Amish buggies in northeast Ohio. The Ohio State Highway Patrol says an SUV heading east on County Road 97 in Wayne Township crossed the centerline on Sunday morning and ...

Ohio drivers are seeing some of country’s lowest gas prices

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has some of the country's lowest gas prices as the workweek begins. A gallon of regular gas in Ohio averaged about $2.13 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That's 12 cents cheaper than a week ago but much higher ...

Thousands march for women’s rights in Ohio cities

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohioans rallied in Washington or in their home area by the thousands Saturday, with many saying they felt the need to stand up for women's rights and the nation's diversity the day after President Donald Trump's inauguration. People with a ...

Wounded Ohio student reported to be critical, but stable

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Hospital officials say a student wounded in a school shooting is still listed in critical condition, but is stable. Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus didn't release any other information Saturday on 16-year-old Logan Cole. Police have said he was a random ...

Some Ohio colleges won’t act on state’s concealed carry law

CLEVELAND (AP) — Officials at some public and private colleges in Ohio say they don't plan to take action on a new state law taking effect this spring that allows permit holders to carry a concealed firearm on campus. Under the bill signed by Republican Gov. John Kasich last month, firearms ...

Data: Number of Ohio charter schools dropped for 3rd year

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Department of Education statistics show the number of charter schools in the state dropped in 2016 for the third straight year, and the number of students attending the schools also decreased. The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2iK0fS6 ) the department's ...

Former Ohio State president fulfills scholarship pledge

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The former president of Ohio State University is making good on a years-old pledge he made to donate $1 million for a scholarship fund at the school. The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2j2FLT5 ) records show that four separate gifts made in December that total ...

6 Ohio crime lab employees disciplined

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state Bureau of Criminal Investigation has suspended five employees and fired another who worked at state crime labs. The disciplinary actions followed an investigation into the six employees after an internal review found mistakes in how scientists were recording ...

Medical examiner: 3 of 6 victims from plane crash identified

CLEVELAND (AP) — The recovered remains of three of the six people killed when a plane crashed into Lake Erie off Cleveland last month have been identified, the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner said Friday. Identifications were made for the plane's pilot, 45-year-old John Fleming, of Dublin, ...

Trafficking cases reported to hotline from Ohio on the rise

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The number of Ohio human trafficking cases reported to a national hotline has risen sharply, according to a report that says the state is now fourth in call volume. Ohio ranked 11th in calls to the National Human Trafficking ...

Libertarians lose to Ohio elections chief over party status

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has sided with the state elections chief in a dispute over Libertarians' party status in the bellwether state. In a 6-1 decision Friday, justices rejected the party's claim that its presidential nominee Gary Johnson secured more than the 3 percent ...

State appeals Ohio judge’s ruling on brine injection well

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state is fighting a judge's ruling that had allowed the pumping of wastewater from hydraulic fracturing operations to resume at an injection well shut down in 2014 because of two small, nearby earthquakes. The Ohio Division of Gas Resources Management appealed ...

Compensation denied for relative of Ohio massacre victim

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A request for payment of lost wages made on behalf of a relative of a man killed in last year's massacre of eight people has been rejected by a crime victim compensation fund. David Weisel had asked the Ohio Victims of Crime Compensation Program to repay wages he lost ...

Driver, 85, travels off road, slams into tree, dies at scene

DEERFIELD, Ohio (AP) — An 85-year-old man has driven into a tree along an Ohio roadway and been killed. Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers say the one-vehicle crash occurred on State Route 14 near U.S. 224 in Deerfield Township on Friday night. They say Hiram resident Donald A. Koscher was ...

1 wounded in school shooting, ‘could have been much worse’

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press WEST LIBERTY, Ohio (AP) — A school shooting that left one student hospitalized and others scrambling out classroom windows could have been far worse if not for the heroics of staff members who stopped the shooter and had him pinned down when police ...

1 student hurt, another in custody in Ohio school shooting

WEST LIBERTY, Ohio (AP) — Officials say a male student who was shot and wounded at an Ohio school is being treated at a hospital, and another student suspected in the shooting is in custody. The West Liberty-Salem Local School District superintendent says the shooting occurred as classes ...