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Woman convicted in fatal shooting of off-duty Ohio officer

CLEVELAND (AP) — A woman was convicted Wednesday of murder in the shooting of an off-duty Cleveland police officer during a carjacking on New Year's Eve. Tamara McLoyd, 19, of Garfield Heights, faces a potential life term with no chance for parole when she is sentenced later this year. She ...

Officers who stopped Dayton shooter speak before anniversary

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Officers who stopped a Dayton mass shooter three years ago said in first-ever public remarks Wednesday that their training kicked in almost immediately as they headed toward the sound of gunfire. Most of the six officers on duty that night were relative newcomers to the ...

Ohio awards $47M for school security upgrades; $53M to come

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is awarding $47 million for security upgrades at over 1,100 schools in 81 counties, and will accept applications for another $53 million in that grant program, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Tuesday. The K-12 schools sharing in the $47 million applied when the program ...

Same-sex marriage plaintiff Obergefell runs for Ohio office

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Jim Obergefell, whose landmark case before the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationally, is hoping he and fellow Democrats can make gains in the Ohio Statehouse this year with a message grounded in equality. "It really just all comes down to: Can't we ...

Authorities: Cops fatally shoot man who stabbed police dog

LORAIN, Ohio (AP) — Police serving a warrant at a northern Ohio home fatally shot a man who stabbed and injured a police dog during the confrontation, authorities said. Officers went to the home in Lorain around 5 pm. Saturday to arrest 48-year-old Charles White on felonious assault charges, ...

Death penalty upheld for Ohio man who fatally shot couple

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the death penalty for a man who shot and killed a couple whose house and dog he was caring for while they were away on vacation. Death row inmate George Brinkman pleaded guilty to the 2017 deaths of Rogell and Roberta John and was ...

Officer convicted of assaulting Black driver in 2017 stop

EUCLID, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police officer has been convicted of assaulting a Black motorist during a 2017 traffic stop. Jurors deliberated for nearly five hours Friday before convicting Euclid officer Michael Amiott of assault and interfering with civil rights, both first-degree ...

No bond for accused rapist of girl who traveled for abortion

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of raping and impregnating a 9-year-old Ohio girl who traveled to Indiana for an abortion was ordered held without bond Thursday by a judge who cited overwhelming evidence and the fact that he apparently is living in the U.S. illegally. Gerson Fuentes, 27, ...

Ohioan charged in US Capitol siege gets 2 years probation

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio man who admitted threatening a witness after posting videos from the U.S. Capitol riots was sentenced Wednesday to two years of probation. Justin Stoll, of Wilmington, had pleaded guilty in January in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati to transmitting a threat to ...

Men abused by Ohio State doctor ask court to revive lawsuits

Attorneys for some of the men who sued Ohio State University over decades-old sexual abuse by a team doctor argued Tuesday that a federal appeals court should overturn a judge's dismissal and let the lawsuits continue toward trial. But a lawyer for the school contends their claims were made ...

Medical helicopter crashes while en route to fatal accident

MILFORD TOWNSHIP, Ohio (AP) — A medical helicopter responding to the scene of a fatal accident in southwestern Ohio crashed early Tuesday when it hit power lines, but no one aboard the aircraft was seriously injured, authorities said. Three crew members were in the CareFlight helicopter, en ...

Coroner: 2 dead in mobile home after fire, slaying of deputy

HARMONY, Ohio (AP) — Authorities have confirmed that two bodies were recovered from a mobile home following a blaze and gunfire that killed a sheriff's deputy over the weekend in western Ohio. The Clark County coroner's office said Tuesday that the bodies of 27-year-old Cole White of South ...

Man pleads not guilty to raping girl, 10, who had abortion

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man pleaded not guilty on Monday in Ohio to charges of raping a 10-year-old girl who traveled to Indiana for an abortion last month, which became a flashpoint in the national debate over access to the procedure. The 27-year-old defendant is charged with two felony ...

Ohio sheriff’s deputy killed in shooting at mobile home park

HARMONY, Ohio (AP) — A sheriff's deputy was shot and fatally wounded while responding to a report of a possible break-in and gunfire at a mobile home in western Ohio. Deputy Matthew Yates was a 15-year veteran of the Clark County Sheriff's Office and a member of its special operations team, ...

Police: Man dies after being shot by Cincinnati officer

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police in Ohio say a man died after he was shot by a Cincinnati police officer after some kind of confrontation over the weekend. Interim Chief Teresa Theetge told reporters that the shooting happened shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday in a United Dairy Farmers parking lot in ...

Jury deadlocks on racial discrimination suit by 2 officers

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio jury has deadlocked on a racial discrimination suit filed against the city of Cincinnati and its former police chief by two officers, one white and one Black, over different discipline imposed after use of the same racial slur. The jury of six women and four men, ...

Man indicted in rape of girl, 10, who traveled for abortion

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A grand jury in Ohio has indicted the man accused of raping and impregnating a 10-year-old girl who traveled to Indiana for an abortion that became a flashpoint in the national debate over access to the procedure. The 27-year-old defendant is charged with two felony ...

Attorney: DOJ should investigate Jayland Walker’s death

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An attorney for the family of Jayland Walker, the 25-year-old Black man killed in a hail of police gunfire last month in Ohio, on Wednesday joined the national NAACP and its Akron branch in calling for the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate Walker's death. Attorney ...

Ohio Supreme Court scraps 2nd GOP-drawn congressional map

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court rejected a second Republican-drawn map of U.S. House districts as gerrymandered on Tuesday, sending it back for a third attempt to meet constitutional parameters approved by Ohio voters. The ruling adds to a string of court defeats for Ohio's ...

Election denier makes Ohio ballot for secretary of state

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A conservative podcaster who has embraced former President Donald Trump's discredited claims that the 2020 election was stolen will be on the November ballot for Ohio secretary of state. Terpsehore Tore Maras gathered more than the required 5,000 signatures to get on ...