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Overdose death toll declines in county hit hard by opioids

CINCINNATI (AP) — A hard-hit Ohio county that expanded availability of naloxone during the opioid epidemic has been seeing a decline in its overdose death toll. Hamilton County's program of increasing overdose antidote availability and quick response to requests for addiction treatment ...

Police responding to fight shoot man; 2 officers injured

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say police responded to a report of man and woman fighting in the street in a Cleveland suburb and one man was shot and two officers were injured. A spokeswoman for the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation said police did find two people engaged in ...

Police: Woman hid boyfriend’s body in motel for 4 days

SHARONVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Police have arrested an Ohio woman who kept the body of her boyfriend inside their shared motel room for four days after he died of a suspected drug overdose. Authorities say a worker discovered the body at the Crosslands Motel in Sharonville June 14. Court ...

3 from Ohio dead in Indiana crash blamed on wrong-way driver

MISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say three people from Ohio have died following a four-vehicle crash in northern Indiana caused by a wrong-way driver. The crash happened Sunday evening along the Indiana Toll Road near Mishawaka. State police were responding to a call about a vehicle being ...

Appeals court considers woman’s challenge to life sentence

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Attorneys are debating whether a Tennessee woman serving a life sentence for killing a man when she was 16 can gain parole. They're arguing before federal appellate judges in Cincinnati who are considering sending the case back to ...

Proposal would pay homeless people to pick up trash

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A program to pay homeless people to pick up trash in an Ohio neighborhood could begin soon. The Columbus Dispatch reports that organizers are seeking $40,000 from the city of Columbus to launch a yearlong pilot program in the city's Franklinton neighborhood. The goal ...

Man trying to do a good deed runs into escaped prisoner

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who thought he was helping give a nurse a ride says he later realized the woman was wearing a jail uniform, and she was handcuffed behind her back. Jimmy Sesto said he was driving along the Market Street Bridge in Steubenville Wednesday when he saw the ...

Neighbor shoots man attacking woman with an ax

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police say an Ohio man shot and killed another man who was attacking a woman with an ax. The Blade reports Benjamin Hand told police he saw the man strike the woman with the weapon in Toledo around noon Wednesday. Hand shot the man, and he was transported to a local ...

Ex-mayor appeals conviction in bribery, gambling case

NILES, Ohio (AP) — A former northeast Ohio mayor found guilty of running an illegal gambling house and taking bribes in exchange for jobs is appealing his conviction. Ex-Niles Mayor Ralph Infante was sentenced last month to 10 years in prison. His attorney has filed a notice of appeal and ...

Ohio agency to take over probe of township trustee’s death

MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's criminal investigative agency will probe the death of a township trustee whose body was found in a lake last year with multiple stab wounds. The Medina Gazette reports a spokeswoman for the Bureau of Criminal Investigation says the agency will give a "fresh set of ...

College whiz kid, 13, has scientific research published

By EVE SNEIDER, The Blade TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Most students fail the first midterm in Michael Young's organic chemistry lecture at the University of Toledo. In spring 2017, the average was a 50. But one student, Daniel Liu, scored a 99. "He smoked the competition," Young said. Daniel is ...

Court hears case of Ohio man who killed 88-year-old woman

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has heard arguments in the case of a condemned killer convicted of fatally beating and stabbing an 88-year-old woman during a robbery. Death row inmate James Goff was sentenced to death in the 1994 slaying of Myrtle Rutledge in her Wilmington home ...

Ohio’s top court to hear arguments on promotions tax dispute

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court plans to hear arguments in a dispute over promotions including bobbleheads and other items offered by the Cincinnati Reds to ticket buyers. At issue is whether the Reds are exempt from paying tax on the purchase of the promotional ...

Businessman found guilty of embezzling nearly $1 million

CLEVELAND (AP) — A jury has found an Ohio businessman guilty of embezzling close to $1 million in employee payroll taxes and retirement plans. Cleveland.com reports 65-year-old C. David Snyder was found guilty Tuesday of embezzling from an employee pension fund and failure to pay ...

Metal scrapping blamed for fatal Ohio home explosion

CLEVELAND (AP) — Investigators say people scrapping for metal likely caused the Ohio home explosion that killed one person and left another critically injured. Cleveland police say a 50-year-old man sought in connection with the explosion was arrested Tuesday. Another 50-year-old suspect in ...

Columbus schools buy offices of closed online charter ECOT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The school district in Ohio's capital is buying the former mall that served as headquarters for a massive online charter school that closed in January after the state told it to repay about $80 million in public funding. Columbus City Schools says it had the winning bid ...

Icon to eyesore: Storied Akron Rubber Bowl awaits demolition

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Billy Graham saved souls there. Karl Wallenda once walked on a tightrope above the gridiron. The Rolling Stones performed there in 1972, getting fans so worked up that a couple dozen got arrested. And there was football. Lots of ...

College students use data to develop overdose tracking app

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Students at an Ohio university are helping residents track drug overdose trends with a new app. WVXU-FM reports statistics students at Miami University in southwest Ohio developed the database. The app provides customized data that includes types of drugs, locations and ...

Man claims in lawsuit police hid DNA evidence before trial

CINCINNATI (AP) — A man acquitted of murder has sued the Cincinnati Police Department claiming detectives hid DNA evidence that eventually exonerated him. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports 28-year-old Joshua Maxton claims in a federal lawsuit filed Friday that police knew or should have known ...

Man convicted of killing bystander during store robbery

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting a bystander who pepper sprayed him as he fled a convenience store robbery. The Akron Beacon Journal reports 27-year-old Jarvell Henderson entered pleas Friday to murder and other charges in Akron. He received a sentence of ...