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Judge will hear from attorneys on police murder retrial

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — The judge who will preside over the murder retrial of a white former University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a black motorist during a traffic stop plans to get an update from attorneys on pretrial progress in the ...

Apartment fire displaces dozens of families

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Fire officials in southeast Ohio are investigating a fire that damaged an apartment complex. Authorities say the blaze at the 30-unit complex in Athens started around 4:15 p.m. on Sunday. Officials say all buildings were evacuated. Fire crews from Waterloo, Richland, and ...

‘Hero’ coach: Don’t forget 2012 Ohio school shooting tragedy

ASHTABULA, Ohio (AP) — The football coach who chased a shooter from an Ohio school five years ago and prayed with dying victims is uncomfortable with the attention he's received and says people must remember it was a tragedy that killed three boys and paralyzed a fourth. Former Chardon High ...

More Columbus police will carry drug overdose antidote

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio's capital say more officers will carry a drug overdose antidote after dozens of heroin users were revived with it during a pilot program. The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2mCsUpF ) says a Columbus police commander's report on the program indicated ...

Ohio regulators propose strict limits for medical pot supply

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio regulators have proposed restrictions on how much medical marijuana a patient could buy that would be among the strictest in the nation. Under Ohio's medical marijuana law, patients with 20 medical conditions can buy and use marijuana if recommended by a doctor. ...

College students build 3D-printed prosthetic hands for kids

By KATE MURPHY, The Cincinnati Enquirer CINCINNATI (AP) — College and high school students in the Cincinnati area are using 3D printing to solve medical problems in the community. A group of biomedical engineering students at the University of Cincinnati started a student organization in ...

New Ohio college scholarship grows in value each year

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The University of Akron is aiming to encourage students to graduate within four years by offering a new scholarship that grows in value annually if recipients maintain a 2.0 GPA. State Department of Higher Education officials say the Akron Guarantee Scholarship program ...

Former Japanese defense minister to give talk in Beavercreek

BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) — A former Japanese defense minister will discuss the administration of President Donald Trump and the importance of the U.S.-Japanese alliance at an upcoming talk in Ohio. Satoshi Morimoto's March 2 appearance at the Pentagon Tower in Beavercreek follows a recent ...

Woman’s body found in trash bin in creek near Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say the body of a 22-year-old woman has been found in a trash bin that was partially submerged in a creek. The Franklin County Sheriff's office tells WCMH-TV (http://bit.ly/2lay2jS ) that the woman has been identified as Gabriel Ann Hinojosa, who had been ...

Firefighters discover man’s body in Ohio creek

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man's body has been found in a creek near Columbus. The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2lHVyYR ) that firefighters discovered the body around 3 p.m. Saturday in Westerville while returning to their station after a call. Columbus Police ...

Students in Michigan and Ohio retire to new homes

By MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Three Western Michigan University graduate students moved into their on-campus apartments at the beginning of the fall semester. The campus on which they are living, though, is not Western Michigan's. And their neighbors are ...

Ohio lawmakers propose back-to-school sales tax break again

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio lawmakers have proposed bringing back a three-day break from the state's sales tax for back-to-school shopping during the first weekend in August. It would mark the third straight year of the sales tax holiday. Shoppers wouldn't pay sales tax that weekend on ...

Ohio college student’s alcohol-related death ruled accident

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — A coroner's office says the alcohol-related death of 18-year-old student at Miami University in Ohio last month has been ruled an accident. Autopsy and toxicology reports indicate freshman Erica Buschick, of Gurnee, Illinois, had a blood-alcohol level that was more than ...

Police shoot, kill man who allegedly pointed gun at them

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in Columbus have shot and killed a man who they say pointed a gun at them. Officers were called to the scene Thursday night on a report that a man sitting in an SUV had pointed a gun at someone. The caller also said the man had an assault rifle and appeared to be ...

5 injured in Ohio group home stabbing attack

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police say five people have been injured in a stabbing attack at a group home in Ohio by a woman who allegedly was removed from the home for being disruptive. Toledo police say the woman returned to the home Thursday afternoon after being removed a day earlier. They say ...

Wife: Ohioan’s shooting began with dispute over music, trash

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The wife of a slain central Ohio man says he was fatally shot when he confronted neighbors about frequent loud music from their house and trash thrown in his yard. Nichelle Lillard tells The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2lh0fWT ) that her husband, 36-year-old Lonnie ...

Ohio University board chooses school’s 21st president

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio University trustees have chosen former Texas Tech University President Duane Nellis as the school's 21st president. The board of trustees announced their selection of Nellis on Wednesday at the university's Dublin campus. Three of four finalists withdrew their ...

Ohio court will hear debate on autopsies of 8 family members

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court said Wednesday it will hear an open records dispute involving autopsy reports in the unsolved slayings of eight family members. At issue are lawsuits filed by Ohio newspapers seeking the full, unredacted ...

Caretaker performed sexy dance on 100-year-old with dementia

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — A caretaker at an assisted living center who police say was filmed performing a sexually provocative dance on a 100-year-old resident was doing it as a prank and trying to make the man feel good, her attorney said. Brittany Fultz, 26, pleaded not guilty to gross sexual ...

Body found in lake ID’d as missing Ohio township official

CHIPPEWA LAKE, Ohio (AP) — A man's body found in a northeast Ohio lake has been identified as a township trustee missing since last year. The Medina (Muh-DEYE'-nuh) County sheriff confirmed Wednesday that Byron Macron's body was found Tuesday in Chippewa Lake. The Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) ...