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Kids among at least 4 hurt when Amish buggy and car collide

AMANDA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a car collided with a horse-drawn Amish buggy in central Ohio, sending at least four people to the hospital. Investigators say children were among those hurt when the vehicles collided after nightfall Sunday on state Route 159 in Fairfield County near the ...

Police seek 1 of 3 vehicles that struck pedestrian who died

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in central Ohio say a pedestrian died after being struck by three different vehicles, and they're seeking one of those vehicles after it left the scene. Columbus police say 40-year-old William Ray Johnson was hit as he crossed a road at an intersection early ...

Jerry Springer decides against Ohio governor run

CINCINNATI (AP) — TV talk show host and former Cincinnati mayor Jerry Springer has decided to stay out of the 2018 Ohio governor's race. WLWT-TV reports Springer announced his decision in his weekly podcast Wednesday in northern Kentucky. The 73-year-old former WLWT news anchorman has hosted ...

Air Force fires Thunderbirds commander

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The Air Force has fired the leader of the Thunderbirds flight demonstration team that experienced a crash at an Ohio airshow. Air Force officials said Wednesday Lt. Col. Jason Heard's firing was unrelated to the June mishap in Dayton that destroyed a $29 million fighter ...

Ohio man gets 3 life sentences for 2016 slayings

RAVENNA, Ohio (AP) — A 26-year-old man spit on a courtroom floor in northeast Ohio and declined to give a statement after being sentenced to three life prison sentences for killing a man, the man's girlfriend, and the girlfriend's unborn child. The Record-Courier reports that attorneys for ...

Government goes after ex-quarterback’s retirement funds

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The government is going after retirement funds for an ex-Ohio State and NFL quarterback who's serving prison time for scamming participants in a million-dollar sports ticket scheme. Federal prosecutors say 57-year-old Art Schlichter owes more than $2.2 million from ...

Toledo Zoo welcomes baby gorilla

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The Toledo Zoo has welcomed a new addition to their Western lowland gorilla troop. Zoo officials say the male Mokonzi was born overnight Thursday to 23-year-old mother Kitani and 29-year-old father Kwisha. The baby gorilla's name means governor in Swahili. The zoo says ...

Hunters check over 22K deer on deer-gun season opening day

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials say hunters checked more than 22,000 white-tailed deer on the opening day of Ohio's deer-gun hunting season. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says 22,336 deer were harvested Monday as the season began across the state. That compares with 18,776 ...

Teen trying to kill bed bug causes $300K fire in Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (AP) — Fire officials say a 13-year-old boy trying to kill a bed bug sparked an apartment building fire that displaced eight people and caused $300,000 in damage in Cincinnati. Officials say the fire was reported around 11 p.m. Tuesday and began when the teen lit a match after ...

Bank sector not in ruins, despite Trump beef

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump's accusation that a federal watchdog has devastated the financial industry is unsupported by the evidence that banks like best: profits. Trump's weekend tweet was aimed against the Consumer Financial ...

Officer accidentally hits partner with stun gun

RIVERSIDE, Ohio (AP) — Police say one officer was injured in Ohio after his partner accidentally shot him with a stun gun while they tried to arrest a suspect. The Dayton Daily News reports the officers were responding to a domestic violence call in Riverside Thanksgiving Day. Police say ...

Multiple people injured in East Toledo shooting

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police are investigating after three people were shot during an attack in broad daylight in Ohio. Authorities say the three men were sitting on a front porch in East Toledo around 1:30 p.m. Monday when multiple gunmen appeared from behind the house and started firing. ...

Hunter fatally shot in woods as Ohio deer gun season begins

ASHTABULA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a hunter from Florida was fatally shot in Ohio on the first day of the state's deer gun season. Investigators say 62-year-old Randy Gozzard was found Monday afternoon in a heavily wooded area of Ashtabula (ash-tuh-BYOO'-luh) County's Monroe Township, in ...

Authorities: Home intruder’s shooting death was self-defense

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — Investigators say they don't plan to pursue charges in the fatal shooting of an armed intruder at a central Ohio home after concluding it was self-defense. Authorities in Licking County say the intruder entered a home in St. Louisville through an unlocked door and ...

16 die in Ohio crashes during Thanksgiving travel period

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says 16 people died in 11 crashes around Ohio during the five-day Thanksgiving travel period, up from nine deaths during that window last year. Troopers say seven of the people who died between Wednesday and Sunday were in vehicles but weren't ...

Ohio councilman cruises streets to pick up shopping carts

By KELLY BYER, The Repository CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Councilman Jason Scaglione cruised along the street. His head swiveled back and forth as he steered with one hand. He spotted a shopping cart and hit the brakes. "Bingo." The Walmart cart sat in an alley — right where a resident told him ...

Ohio doctors urged to screen people for prediabetes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Medical groups are urging Ohio doctors to screen more people for prediabetes and to refer people at risk for Type-2 diabetes to programs that lead to healthier lifestyles. The Dispatch reports the Ohio State Medical Association is teaming up with the American Medical ...

Mental Health effort urges Ohioans to ‘Be Present’ for youth

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A statewide multimedia campaign has been launched in Ohio to get needed help to young people struggling with bullying, undue stress or societal pressure that puts them at risk of hurting themselves. The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services' Be Present ...

Home intruder shot and killed

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say a 27-year-old man was shot and killed during a home invasion in Ohio. The Licking County Sheriff's Office says Samuel Beskid entered a home in St. Louisville around 5 a.m. Sunday armed with a gun and a flashlight. Investigators say Beskid confronted the ...

Police: Man killed in wrong-way crash on I-70

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Police are investigating after a driver was killed in a wrong-way crash in Ohio. WHIO-TV reports the crash happened in the westbound lane of Interstate-70 in Dayton Monday.  A witness says a car was going the wrong way without headlights around 2 a.m. before it crashed ...