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Toledo police select new company to provide body cameras

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Toledo police have selected a new company to provide body cameras after technical problems with previous cameras led to their return. Lt. Keven Toney is a spokesman for the Toledo Police Department. He says Irvine, California-based Getac will provide 305 body cameras for ...

Report: Cleveland housing market tells tale of 2 cities

CLEVELAND (AP) — A report says that ten years after the financial crisis a two-tiered housing market still exists in Cleveland, one of the hardest hit cities. The report from the Western Reserve Land Conservancy says even as regional house prices return to their pre-collapse highs before ...

Heat forces school closures, early dismissals across Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The late summer heat wave has forced several schools in Ohio to close or schedule early dismissals. Columbus city schools announced schools would close about two hours early Tuesday because of "persistent high temperatures and humidity." The forecast called for ...

Heat forces school closures, early dismissals across Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The late summer heat wave has forced several schools in Ohio to close or schedule early dismissals. Columbus city schools announced schools would close about two hours early Tuesday because of "persistent high temperatures and humidity." The forecast called for ...

Hinting marriage, undercover cop elicits slaying confession

By MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — There wasn't much doubt in the minds of police in the Ohio village of Hartville, best known for its fertile muck farms, that Phil Snider killed his wife of 53 years. But it took an undercover female officer who played her role so ...

Police: 1 dead, 7 wounded in Cleveland nightclub shooting

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say a 28-year-old woman has been fatally shot and seven men wounded during an event featuring local rap artists at a Cleveland nightclub. A Cleveland police spokeswoman says officers were called to Club X-Rated, near downtown, around 1 a.m. Saturday and found the ...

Ex-Youngstown mayor, finance director indicted for bribery

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A former mayor and a former finance director in the northeast Ohio city of Youngstown have been indicted on public corruption charges. Authorities say the racketeering and bribery charges filed Thursday in Mahoning County against 75-year-old Charles Sammarone and ...

Ohio police officer attacked by K9 partner, shoots dog

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio's capital city of Columbus say a K9 officer verbally correcting his dog's behaviors was attacked by the animal and had to shoot it. The Columbus Division of Police says Officer Brian Carter suffered "serious" bites to his arms during a training session ...

Long-serving Ohio prisons director, Gary Mohr, steps down

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state's long-serving prisons director has stepped down after almost eight years. Gary Mohr has been director of the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction for almost all of Gov. John Kasich's (KAY'-sikh) two terms. He ...

Man killed, 4 injured in southeast Ohio 2-vehicle crash

MCARTHUR, Ohio (AP) — Highway Patrol troopers in southeast Ohio are investigating a two-vehicle crash that left one man dead and sent four people to hospitals. The Patrol says Delbert Trout Jr. of Londonderry, Ohio, was dead at the scene Saturday afternoon. They say Jerry Stout of ...

Ohio State trustee resigns, calls Meyer’s penalty too light

By JOHN SEEWER and KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio State University trustee who thought football coach Urban Meyer deserved more than a three-game suspension and resigned from the board over it said Thursday that he was alone in advocating a stiffer penalty ...

Ohio State: 145 firsthand accounts of doctor sex misconduct

By KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — At least 145 people have provided firsthand accounts of sexual misconduct by a former Ohio State University team doctor accused of groping scores of male athletes and other students during his two decades there. They're among more ...

4 dead after small civilian plane crashes on Air Force base

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say four people were killed when a small civilian plane crashed on a U.S. Air Force base in Florida. Military officials told news outlets the Beechcraft B60 aircraft crashed Thursday morning in a remote area of Eglin Air Force Base in the Florida ...

Authorities: Man killed by deputies was sex assault suspect

WASHINGTON C.H., Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an armed 72-year-old man fatally shot by sheriff's deputies in central Ohio was a suspect in the sexual assault of a juvenile. The Record Herald reports the Fayette County Sheriff's Office has identified the man killed Wednesday as Pickaway County ...

Synthetic pot exposure sickened Pennsylvania prison workers

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — Officials say the substance that sickened more than two dozen Pennsylvania state prison employees in the past month and led to a statewide lockdown was synthetic marijuana. Corrections Secretary John Wetzel says they believe the liquefied drug, also known as K2, is ...

Couple indicted for roles in Ohio slaying, dismemberment

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A husband and wife have been charged for their alleged roles in the slaying of an Ohio woman whose limbs were found in a freezer. Twenty-seven-year-old Andrew Herrmann and 27-year-old Michelle Lee Ihlenfeld were indicted Thursday in Mahoning County. Herrmann is ...

Meyer’s texts raise open records question for Ohio State

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS and JIM VERTUNO, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Any attempt by Ohio State coach Urban Meyer to eliminate work-related text messages on his university-issued phone to hide information would be illegal, open records experts said following a two-week ...

Governor orders all flags in state lowered for John McCain

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's governor has ordered all flags at public buildings and grounds in the state be flown at half-staff to honor the life and service of Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain. Gov. John Kasich (KAY'sik) on Sunday evening ordered the flags lowered effective immediately ...

Police:15-year-old girl fatally shot; teen boy arrested

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say a 15-year-old girl has been fatally shot and a 16-year-old boy has been arrested on a charge of murder in her death. Columbus police say officers were called to a reported shooting just after 8 p.m. Saturday and found that 15-year-old Tamara Lynette ...

Firearms group says hunting a $1.4B industry in state

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A group associated with the firearms industry says hunting generates more than $1.4 billion for Ohio's economy. The newly formed Hunting Works for Ohio recently released its finding. The group is one of at least 18 state chapters organized through a project of the ...