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Ohio boy, 12, charged over school threat posted on Instagram

NORTON, Ohio (AP) — Police say a 12-year-old Ohio boy accused of posting a threat to his middle school on social media has been suspended and charged with making false alarms. Administrators of Norton Middle School near Akron were notified about the threat Monday morning, and the student was ...

Ohio city refuses to give up fight against gas pipeline

By MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — As a partnership between companies based in Canada and Detroit begins the first steps in building a $2 billion natural gas pipeline, a northeast Ohio mayor is vowing to continue his city's fight to get the pipeline moved away from his ...

Inquiry blames speed, wet runway for Thunderbirds crash

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — A Thunderbirds pilot was going too fast in bad weather and without enough stopping distance when landing on a wet runway, causing a crash that destroyed a $29 million F-16D jet during practice for the Dayton air show, the U.S. Air Force ...

Statehouse event to feature Ohio foods, book signings

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A smorgasbord of Ohio foods and books will be showcased at the Ohio Statehouse Museum Shop's upcoming "Taste of Ohio" event. The Nov. 15 event features products from five Ohio companies and signings of three books highlighting aspects of the state. Food offerings are ...

Former Ohio principal faces sex charges involving students

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio principal of the year has been charged with multiple counts of sexual battery that authorities say involve two former high school students. The Chillicothe Gazette reports 35-year-old Jeffrey Fisher was issued a summons Friday in southern Ohio's Ross ...

University of Cincinnati police to be re-issued stun guns

CINCINNATI (AP) — University of Cincinnati police officers will once again be allowed to carry stun guns. The university said Thursday that stun guns will be re-issued to officers after being taken away six years ago following a student's death. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the university ...

Ohio pair charged with securing child to bed with duct tape

By MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — The parents of a 6-year-old boy have been charged criminally after the boy told police his mother sometimes bound his arms and legs with tape to secure him to a bed in the basement of their home outside of ...

Ohio State creates center to study impact of war on drugs

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University has announced the creation of a center to study the societal impacts of the country's drug war. The Drug Enforcement and Policy Center is being established with a $4.5 million gift from the Charles Koch Foundation. The center is based in the Ohio ...

3 in Ohio House disciplined for harassment in recent years

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Newly released documents show that three more state lawmakers in Ohio were disciplined over harassment claims in recent years and an aide was terminated in a separate harassment case. Records released Wednesday by House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger follow the October ...

Man charged in teacher killing called 911 after body found

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of stabbing and shooting his future mother-in-law told a 911 dispatcher outside of Cleveland that he and the woman's husband found her on their kitchen floor with blood all around. Jeffrey Scullin Jr. was breathing heavily as he described finding the ...

Firefighter loses leg after being hit by car

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Ohio police say a firefighter has lost one of his legs to amputation after he was hit by a car while working a crash scene. Highway patrolman Sgt. Jason Cadle says the firefighter was at the scene of a two-vehicle crash in Springfield Wednesday night when he was ...

Receiver seeks sale of $30 million in gold from shipwreck

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A court-appointed receiver is asking an Ohio judge to approve the sale of $30 million in gold recovered from a shipwreck off the Carolina coast to pay off claims from creditors and investors. The Dispatch reports receiver Ira Kane filed the motion Oct. 24 for the sale ...

Ohio woman sentenced for role in toddler’s beating death

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman has received eight years in prison for failing to prevent her boyfriend from fatally beating her 3-year-old son. The Repository reports 34-year-old Ruth Buggey, of Canton, was sentenced Wednesday in northeast Ohio's Stark County after previously pleading ...

Dad of Cincinnati Zoo’s famous baby hippo dies at age 36

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo says the father of its famous baby hippo, Fiona, has died at age 36. The zoo says Henry had been struggling with health issues for months and lost hundreds of pounds. The zoo says the hippo had been in obvious decline the past few days and that staffers ...

Columbus police facing multiple civil rights lawsuits

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Almost 20 years after the government sued Ohio's largest city alleging police routinely violated residents' civil rights, Columbus is facing more than two dozen complaints raising similar concerns, records show. Documents also ...

Lawyer: Inmate drew terror suspect into plot to kill judge

By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A man jailed on terrorism charges two years ago was drawn into a plot to kill a federal judge in Ohio by another inmate attempting to reduce his own sentence, according to his attorney. Pre-sentencing court documents filed this week by ...

Future son-in-law charged in killing of Ohio school teacher

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A man charged with fatally stabbing and shooting a popular middle school teacher was engaged to her daughter, police said Tuesday. Authorities arrested and charged 20-year-old Jeffrey Scullin Jr. with aggravated murder. Scullin and the victim's daughter were ...

Down syndrome abortion bill set for vote in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House is set to vote on a bill banning abortions based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome. The bill being considered Wednesday would subject doctors who perform abortions in such cases to criminal penalties and the potential loss of their medical licenses. Also ...

High school football coach resigns, citing death threats

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — A high school football coach in southwestern Ohio has resigned after two seasons, saying he received death threats after his teams lost 18 straight games. Lance Engleka resigned Saturday from his position as the head football coach at Middletown High School. In a ...

Kasich-backed Medicaid expansion faces powerful Ohio panel

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Medicaid expansion championed by Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) over many fellow Republicans in Columbus and Washington is hanging in the balance again. A powerful legislative spending panel must decide Monday whether to re-authorize spending for the expansion, ...