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Ohio clerk accused of leaking search warrants indicted

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio authorities said Thursday a longtime clerk of courts employee has been fired and now faces felony charges alleging she leaked confidential information from search warrants that allowed potential law enforcement targets to be ...

Experts: Failed execution attempt may cause legal challenges

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's failure to execute a condemned killer with poor veins despite multiple claims by the state that the veins were accessible will lead to new challenges of the state lethal injection process, death penalty experts ...

Ohio deputy shoots self in foot firing at attacking dog

MARION, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio sheriff's deputy shot himself in the foot while fending off an attacking dog during a drug raid. The shooting happened Thursday morning in Marion as a police task force searched a suspected drug house. The Marion Star reports Deputy Mike Wheeler ...

Patrol: crashes, fatalities jumped after Ohio went to 70 mph

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state highway patrol says crashes and fatalities jumped after Ohio adopted a 70 mph speed limit on many roads and highways. A patrol report released Thursday found a 24 percent increase in crashes on 70 mph roads, including 22 percent more fatal and injury ...

Ohio campaign targets bullying, promotes support of youth

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state has launched an ad campaign targeting bullying and promoting the support of at-risk Ohio youth. The "Be Present" campaign from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services encourages friends, classmates and siblings to support youth experiencing ...

Change of plea for Ohio man suspected of Bosnian war crimes

CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge has set a change of plea hearing for an Ohio man accused of hiding the fact that he had been in a special police unit in Bosnia and took part in the Serb massacre of more than 8,000 Muslim Bosnians during the 1995 genocide. The U.S. government accused Oliver Dragic ...

Police report multiple injuries after car strikes home

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say multiple people have been seriously injured after a flaming car crashed into a Cleveland home. Authorities say the crash happened around 11 p.m. Thursday. Witnesses say the car hit another vehicle at an intersection before striking the home. Police say the ...

Ohio calls off execution after failing to find inmate’s vein

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Ohio called off the execution of a condemned killer with multiple health problems on Wednesday, because members of the state's execution team were unable to find a vein to insert an IV that would administer the lethal ...

Ohio set to execute inmate with walking, breathing problems

LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Ohio plans on Wednesday to execute a condemned killer who will be provided a wedge-shaped pillow to help him breathe as he's put to death. Inmate Alva Campbell was sentenced to die for killing a teenager during a carjacking two decades ago. The U.S. Supreme Court on ...

Lawsuit seeks to stop work on Appalachian gas pipeline

By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Environmental groups are asking a court to stop construction of a natural gas pipeline that will run across northern Ohio and into Michigan and Canada, the latest in a series of challenges against pipelines being built to transport gas ...