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Man killed during home invasion just released from prison

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio man who authorities say was fatally shot while trying to commit a home invasion robbery had just gotten out of state prison. Cleveland.com reports 20-year-old Cornelius Love was released three days before being fatally shot early Wednesday at a home on Cleveland's ...

Pair charged with transporting kids in hot U-Haul truck

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man and woman have been charged after authorities say they transported five children in the back of a U-Haul truck on a sweltering summer day. Fifty-five-year-old Brian Dekam and 26-year-old Jamie Adkins, both of Cleveland, are free on bonds after being indicted ...

$1M bond set for mother charged with murder in son’s death

CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge has set a $1 million bond for a Cleveland woman charged with murder after telling authorities where her 5-year-old son's body was buried. Thirty-four-year-old Larissa Rodriguez appeared Friday in Cleveland Municipal Court. Police say Rodriguez, the mother of nine ...

Ohio judge ruled hospital gunman incompetent in 2016

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio judge last year ordered treatment in a state mental hospital for the gunman who this week wounded a security officer at a psychiatric emergency room before killing himself. Isaiah Currie was confined temporarily in a hospital in 2016 ...

Suspect in Virginia car attack indicted

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An Ohio man accused of driving into a crowd protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville has been indicted on 10 felony counts, including first-degree murder. Court records show a grand jury returned an indictment Monday against 20-year-old James Alex ...

Kasich wants final State of State speech in Columbus suburb

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) wants to deliver the last of his annual State of the State speeches in a Columbus suburb near where he lives. The Columbus Dispatch reports the term-limited Republican has requested approval from lawmakers to give the speech March 6 at ...

Teen is 5th suspect in Ohio shooting that killed boy, hurt 5

CLEVELAND (AP) — A third 15-year-old boy has been charged in a Cleveland shooting that killed a preteen boy and left five teenagers wounded, bringing the number of people charged to five. Two 15-year-old boys and two young adults previously were arrested in connection with the Nov. 25 ...

Relative moving vehicle strikes, kills toddler in driveway

WELLINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a relative moving a vehicle at an Ohio home accidentally struck and killed a toddler who had wandered into the driveway. The Lorain County Sheriff's Office says the distraught relative called 911 after hitting the 22-month-old girl late Monday morning ...

City to hire firm to address police complaints backlog

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland plans to hire a private firm to complete a backlog of unfinished investigations into citizen complaints against police, according to a court filing. The city outlined its plan to hire the company Friday, Cleveland.com reported. At issue is the city's Office of ...

Ohio official not joining legal fight over net neutrality

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The office of Ohio's attorney general says the Republican has no plans to join any lawsuits challenging the rollback of "net neutrality" internet protections. His counterparts in a dozen states have indicated they'll join litigation against the Federal Communications ...

Lifesaver or distraction? Police split on anti-overdose drug

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press BATAVIA, Ohio (AP) — The sheriff of Clermont County firmly believes it's a call of duty for his deputies to carry a nasal spray that brings people back from the brink of death by drug overdose. Less than 50 miles away, his counterpart in Butler County is dead ...

Officer hurt when driver hits police cruiser along highway

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say a central Ohio officer helping a stranded motorist suffered minor injuries when a suspected impaired driver hit his parked cruiser on the right berm of a highway. Columbus police say the impact from the Saturday night crash on Interstate 670 activated the air ...

Cleveland State gets $1M to create entrepreneurship lab

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland State University has received $1 million to create a collaborative, interdisciplinary learning laboratory to foster creative thinking, innovation and entrepreneurship. The gift from industrial property developer Weston Inc. will be used to create the Weston ...

Advocates seek tiny home solution for Akron’s homeless

By DOUG LIVINGSTON, Akron Beacon Journal AKRON, Ohio (AP) — There's a big man living illegally in a tiny house somewhere in the woods near downtown Akron. At 6-foot-3-inches tall and sometimes seen smiling beneath a green John Deere ball cap, Ethan "Country" Bruner, 25, is more gentle than ...

Cleveland pays $375,000 to settle police shooting lawsuit

By MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland has agreed to pay $375,000 to settle a lawsuit that claimed a white Cleveland police officer shot and wounded an unarmed black man who was trying to surrender while lying face down in a garage. Court documents show that a ...

End of days comes for Ohio man’s ‘zombie Nativity’ scene

CINCINNATI (AP) — A ghoulish holiday tradition outside of Cincinnati will soon come to a close after an Ohio man said he won't put up his "zombie Nativity" scene after this year. Sycamore Township's Jasen Dixon said he originally wasn't planning to install the display this Christmas ...

Ohio appeals court orders release of juror questionnaires

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio appeals court on Wednesday ruled that a judge should release jury questionnaires used for the second trial of a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black motorist. The three 1st District Court of Appeals judges ...

Goodyear blows up new home for airship: an inflatable hangar

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Morning commuters on a Southern California highway were greeted Wednesday by a huge structure that wasn't there the night before. In a matter of hours overnight, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. raised a giant inflatable hangar that will be the permanent home of one of ...

Rock Hall 2018 class: Nina Simone, Bon Jovi, the Moody Blues

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Iconic singer Nina Simone and New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi lead the 2018 class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, which includes four first-time nominees. The Cars, as well as first-time contenders Dire Straits, The Moody Blues and ...

Oberlin College seeks dismissal of business’ lawsuit

OBERLIN, Ohio (AP) — Oberlin College wants a judge to dismiss a lawsuit that claims student protests after a 2016 shoplifting incident hurt business at a bakery near the Ohio school's campus. The Chronicle-Tribune in Elyria reports the motion filed last week disputes allegations made by ...