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Lawyer of massacre suspect wants case moved elsewhere

WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — Attorneys for a woman charged in the slayings of eight Ohio family members have asked a judge to move the case to a different court because of extensive publicity. The lawyers for defendant Angela Wagner also want the possibility of a death sentence dropped from the ...

Authorities: Armed man shot and killed by sheriff’s deputy

APPLE CREEK, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man threatening to shoot himself refused to drop his handgun while approaching a sheriff's deputy in Ohio and was fatally shot by the deputy. The Wayne County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called around 11 a.m. Sunday to downtown Apple Creek ...

Police: Some vice operations resume in state’s capital city

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio's capital city say some vice operations are resuming as an FBI task force continues its investigation of the unit. The FBI is investigating the Columbus vice squad following the fatal shooting of a woman by a vice officer in August and what critics call ...

State patrol to open statewide K-9 training facility

MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says it's opening a statewide training facility for police dogs used by the patrol and other law enforcement agencies in Ohio. The $1.4 million facility will feature classrooms, offices, dorms, kennels and a training building in one site in ...

Officer posts message to teen ticketed for speeding

NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A police officer in a Cleveland suburb posted a message on social media after ticketing an 18-year-old for driving 100 mph (161 kph) in a 65 mph (105 kph) zone. The officer wrote on Facebook Sunday that he didn't feel bad about writing the ticket because the ...

Michigan Legislature passes Great Lakes oil pipeline bill

By DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Legislature approved a bill Tuesday that would allow the replacement of a 65-year-old oil pipeline in a key Great Lakes waterway, voting to create a state authority that would oversee the construction of a tunnel to encase ...

Jury recommends life in prison for Ohio man who rammed crowd

By DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A jury Tuesday called for a sentence of life in prison plus 419 years for the Hitler admirer who killed a woman when he rammed his car into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville two summers ...

Feds: Ohio plot suspect wrote to Charleston church shooter

By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A woman accused of buying bomb-making supplies and plotting domestic terrorism attacks exchanged letters with the man convicted in the South Carolina church shooting and visited Columbine High School, federal authorities said. Prosecutors ...

Ohio brothers charged in Michigan man’s 2017 overdose

MONROE, Mich. (AP) — Two Ohio brothers have been indicted in the drug-related death of a man in southeastern Michigan. Harry Wise and James Wise of Oregon, Ohio, are charged in Detroit federal court with conspiracy and drug distribution causing death. They're accused of supplying opioids ...

US appeals court upholds Ohio lifetime sexual predator rules

CINCINNATI (AP) — An appeal is planned of a court ruling that upheld Ohio's permanent requirements for convicts classified as sexual predators. A 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel Tuesday unanimously reversed a lower-court decision in favor of a woman convicted in 2006 of sexual ...

Child dies after high speed chase, crash

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say a child who was in a car that crashed during a high speed pursuit in Ohio has died. State Highway Patrol Lt. Steven Herron says 4-year-old Rojer Lemus died Monday at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus. Lemus' brother, 3-year-old Caissen Cruz, remains ...

GM fights to retain key tax credit amid plant closing plans

By RICHARD LARDNER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — General Motors is fighting to retain a valuable tax credit for electric vehicles as the nation's largest automaker tries to deal with the political fallout triggered by its plans to shutter several U.S. factories and shed thousands of ...

Masai giraffe dies after C-section at Ohio zoo

POWELL, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium says a 6-year-old giraffe has died, four days after a cesarean section was unable to save her calf. A zoo release says the Masai giraffe, Cami, collapsed Saturday morning and was unable to rise. She died soon afterward. Initial bloodwork ...

Ohio murder convict gone 45 years now on “Most Wanted” list

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A 75-year-old murder convict who escaped custody 45 years ago has been put on the U.S. Marshals Service "15 Most Wanted" list. The service says that Lester Eubanks was placed on the list Friday. He was convicted of the 1965 shooting and bludgeoning of 14-year-old Mary ...

Ohioans turn over 45,000 pounds of prescription drugs

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohioans turned in 45,000 pounds of prescription drugs this fall during an effort to get rid of old and expiring medication. The federal Drug Enforcement Administration says Ohio had the fifth-highest amount among all states during the latest National Prescription Drug ...

Ohio election regulators to hear Libertarians’ debate claims

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, AP Statehouse Correspondent COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Libertarian Party of Ohio contends it was unfairly excluded from a series of debates in Ohio's 2018 governor's race, and is scheduled Thursday to air its claims before state election regulators. The Ohio Elections ...

Kroger: Fiscal 3Q Earnings Snapshot

CINCINNATI (AP) — Kroger Co. (KR) on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $317 million. The Cincinnati-based company said it had profit of 39 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 48 cents per share. The results topped Wall Street expectations. The ...

F-35 program expected to bring 400 new jobs to Ohio air base

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Congress members representing southwestern Ohio say Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton will get at least 400 new jobs as it adds a mission related to managing versions of the F-35 strike fighter. The Pentagon's decision to base the F-35 Hybrid Product Support ...

Closing arguments expected in white nationalist trial

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jurors in the trial of a man accused of killing a woman and injuring dozens at a white nationalist rally are expected to hear closing arguments in the case after testimony from final defense witnesses. James Alex Fields Jr. is charged with first-degree murder and ...

Police: 2 women fatally stabbed; man questioned

XENIA, Ohio (AP) — Police say two women have been fatally stabbed at a home in western Ohio and a man has been taken into custody for questioning. Xenia (ZEEN'-yuh) police say that there were four people in the home at the time of the stabbings around 10 p.m. Wednesday. Police said there ...