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Medical examiner: 3 of 6 victims from plane crash identified

CLEVELAND (AP) — The recovered remains of three of the six people killed when a plane crashed into Lake Erie off Cleveland last month have been identified, the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner said Friday. Identifications were made for the plane's pilot, 45-year-old John Fleming, of Dublin, ...

Trafficking cases reported to hotline from Ohio on the rise

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The number of Ohio human trafficking cases reported to a national hotline has risen sharply, according to a report that says the state is now fourth in call volume. Ohio ranked 11th in calls to the National Human Trafficking ...

Libertarians lose to Ohio elections chief over party status

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has sided with the state elections chief in a dispute over Libertarians' party status in the bellwether state. In a 6-1 decision Friday, justices rejected the party's claim that its presidential nominee Gary Johnson secured more than the 3 percent ...

State appeals Ohio judge’s ruling on brine injection well

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state is fighting a judge's ruling that had allowed the pumping of wastewater from hydraulic fracturing operations to resume at an injection well shut down in 2014 because of two small, nearby earthquakes. The Ohio Division of Gas Resources Management appealed ...

Compensation denied for relative of Ohio massacre victim

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A request for payment of lost wages made on behalf of a relative of a man killed in last year's massacre of eight people has been rejected by a crime victim compensation fund. David Weisel had asked the Ohio Victims of Crime Compensation Program to repay wages he lost ...

Driver, 85, travels off road, slams into tree, dies at scene

DEERFIELD, Ohio (AP) — An 85-year-old man has driven into a tree along an Ohio roadway and been killed. Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers say the one-vehicle crash occurred on State Route 14 near U.S. 224 in Deerfield Township on Friday night. They say Hiram resident Donald A. Koscher was ...

1 wounded in school shooting, ‘could have been much worse’

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press WEST LIBERTY, Ohio (AP) — A school shooting that left one student hospitalized and others scrambling out classroom windows could have been far worse if not for the heroics of staff members who stopped the shooter and had him pinned down when police ...

1 student hurt, another in custody in Ohio school shooting

WEST LIBERTY, Ohio (AP) — Officials say a male student who was shot and wounded at an Ohio school is being treated at a hospital, and another student suspected in the shooting is in custody. The West Liberty-Salem Local School District superintendent says the shooting occurred as classes ...

60-year-old gorilla, 1st to be born in a zoo, dies in Ohio

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS and KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The world's first gorilla born in a zoo, a female named Colo who became the oldest known living gorilla in the U.S., has died at age 60, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium said Tuesday. Colo died in her sleep ...

Ex-deputy found not guilty of murder charge in Ohio shooting

WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — A former deputy sheriff accused of fatally shooting an unarmed man after a chase was found not guilty of murder and reckless homicide charges on Tuesday. Joel Jenkins was working as a Pike County deputy when Robert Rooker was fatally shot. Jenkins, of Waverly, testified ...

Search of lake for human remains from plane crash ends

By MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The search for human remains from a plane that crashed into Lake Erie last month has ended, and DNA testing has identified three of the six people killed, an airport official said on Tuesday. "Due to conditions in the water, it is not ...

Review board: Fatal police shooting of suspect was justified

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A review board has determined a SWAT team officer's fatal shooting of a robbery suspect outside a convenience store in Ohio's capital city in 2015 was justified. Officer Barry Kirby fatally shot 25-year-old Kaleb Alexander on Oct. 15, 2015 outside a United Dairy Farmers ...

Ex-coach at University of Dayton sentenced in fatal crash

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A former University of Dayton coach who was found guilty of aggravated vehicular homicide has been sentenced to four years in prison. Authorities say Paul Ivkovich was sentenced Tuesday in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court. The 37-year-old Dayton man was charged after ...

Cleveland cop charged with rape was also arrested in 2009

PARMA, Ohio (AP) — The Cleveland police officer charged with pistol-whipping and raping his girlfriend in Parma last week was previously arrested for attempting to force an acquaintance to kiss him years ago in the suburban city. Parma police say Cleveland Patrolman Tommie Griffin was ...

Off-duty Ohio police officer shoots would-be burglar at home

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Investigators say an off-duty Columbus police sergeant shot and wounded an intruder who tried to break into his central Ohio home and woke him with the sound of shattering glass. Authorities say the would-be burglar escaped out a window and drove away after the Tuesday ...

Ohio family gets back grandfather’s Purple Heart from WW I

By LAUREN LINDSTROM, The (Toledo) Blade FREMONT, Ohio (AP) — A family has a piece of its history back after a grandfather's Purple Heart for service in World War I was returned in a ceremony Saturday following years, and miles, of separation. Carl Bond's family didn't know the medal existed ...

Tackle social problems ‘bottom-up’ as King did, Kasich says

ATLANTA (AP) — Ohio's governor says Americans shouldn't focus so much on the highest-level people when there are ways to tackle many societal problems at the local and individual levels. Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) spoke Monday in Atlanta at The King Center on the holiday honoring ...

Well-wishers donate to keep Ohioan, 108, in assisted care

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A woman who just turned 108 has another reason to celebrate after well-wishers donated enough money so that she can remain at an Ohio assisted-living facility where she greets people while making the rounds with her walker. Carrie Rausch's children nearly used up her ...

4 dead in Ohio apartment fire include man who just moved in

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A relative says one of four people who died in an apartment building fire in northwest Ohio was a man who had just moved into the building. The Blade in Toledo reports fire investigators haven't determined what caused the Sunday blaze. They also haven't said whether the ...

Dismembered deer carcasses remain a mystery in Ohio

NEW FRANKLIN, Ohio (AP) — Police in northeast Ohio have no leads in solving a Friday the 13th mystery involving the dumping of several dismembered deer carcasses alongside a road. The Akron Beacon Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2jSTIAt ) the mutilated and disemboweled remains of at least ...