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Inmate indicted in death of prison foster dog

By LISA CORNWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — An inmate accused in the death of a dog at an Ohio prison where the animal was placed in a program pairing inmates with foster dogs has been indicted on a felony charge. Court records show a Warren County grand jury indicted Benjamin ...

Records show city had 129 homicides in 2018

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police and medical examiner records show 129 homicides were reported in Cleveland in 2018, one less than in the previous year. Cleveland.com reports records from the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner and Cleveland police show 130 homicides in 2017 and 136 in in 2016. The ...

Teen sentenced to life in prison for slaying of 98-year-old

MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — A 17-year-old boy has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the strangulation death of a 98-year-old Ohio woman. Gavon Ramsay was sentenced Thursday after pleading no contest in November. A judge found him guilty of aggravated murder, ...

‘Village’ network helps older residents stay in their homes

By KEVIN STANKIEWICZ, The Columbus Dispatch COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gone are John Fuller's days of paying his neighbors for rides to Kroger. The 84-year-old Fuller now gets rides to the grocery store from At Home by High, a membership network for older adults in the Short North and ...

Farm provides a place for women recovering from addiction

By ROBIN GOIST and DAVID PETKIEWICZ, Cleveland.com NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio (AP) — Jacque Jones watched as an autumn breeze sent dozens of leaves to land between rows of red peppers and eggplants. Chickens clucked at her feet. "My life couldn't be much better," Jones said. Jones is one of ...

Lawyers want killer’s challenge of court costs reconsidered

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawyers are asking the Ohio Supreme Court to reconsider its rejection of arguments by a death row inmate who wanted his court-ordered payments adjusted. Condemned prisoner David Braden earns $16 a month in inmate pay. He is only allowed a maximum of $25 in his account ...

Ohio child in stroller dies after hit-and-run crash

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police say a 2-year-old boy has died from injuries suffered in a Cincinnati hit-and-run crash when a car struck the child's stroller on a sidewalk. Cincinnati police say a suspect is in custody and charged with vehicular assault and leaving the scene. Police say the crash ...

Police say 9-year-old Cleveland boy struck by stray bullet

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say a 9-year-old Ohio boy was struck by a stray bullet while watching TV around midnight on New Year's Eve. Cleveland police say the boy is in serious condition after he was hit in the hand, shoulder and chest area. WEWS-TV reports the boy was sitting in front of the ...

6 passengers fall ill on flight from Cleveland to Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Officials say six passengers fell ill on a Frontier Airlines flight from Cleveland to Tampa. WFLA-TV reports health officials boarded the plane when it landed at Tampa International Airport on Tuesday afternoon and the sick passengers were removed. Officials say they are ...

Heartbeat abortion bill veto survives day of Ohio overrides

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, AP Statehouse Correspondent COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Statehouse Republicans in Ohio came up a single vote shy Thursday of reversing a same-party governor's veto and imposing one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country. The outcome marked a victory for outgoing ...

Man’s drowning at Ohio hotel pool not considered suspicious

RICHFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Police say the death of a 26-year-old man who drowned at a hotel pool near Cleveland doesn't appear to be suspicious. A detective says the man was with family members Wednesday at the Days Inn & Suites pool in Richfield when he started flailing and calling for ...

Chief: Ohio officer recorded using racial slur during arrest

CINCINNATI (AP) — A white officer in Cincinnati has had his police powers suspended for allegedly using a racial slur while trying to arrest a black woman at a nightclub last weekend. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that police Chief Eliot Isaac called such behavior unacceptable. In an ...

Ohio mail carrier dies after minivan hits postal truck

WADSWORTH, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says an Ohio mail carrier was killed on his route when a minivan hit the back of his U.S. Postal Service truck as he pulled into traffic and he was partly thrown from the vehicle. Troopers say 59-year-old Randy Irwin, of Macedonia, died at the ...

Cincinnati Zoo welcomes baby tamandua

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo has welcomed a baby tamandua. Zoo officials announced on Christmas Eve that the pup was born to first-time mother Isla on Dec. 20. They say the baby tamandua needs to develop and won't make its public debut for another couple months. The tamandua is a ...

North Korea ordered to pay parents, estate of student $500M

By ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge ordered North Korea to pay more than $500 million in a wrongful death suit filed by the parents of Otto Warmbier, an American college student who died shortly after being released from that country. U.S. District Judge Beryl ...

Parolee reflects on her first year out of prison

By MARK CURNUTTE, Cincinnati Enquirer CINCINNATI (AP) — Before her parole and release from prison last Christmas Day, Tyra Patterson had to make a five-year plan. Her goals were to live independently, get a job, travel, see her family and begin speaking in public about criminal justice ...

Wrong-way driver killed after hitting tractor trailer truck

GLASTONBURY, Conn. (AP) — An Ohio man has died after the car he was driving the wrong way on a Connecticut highway slammed head-on into a tractor trailer truck. State police say 27-year-old Christian Alvarez Villarini, of Cleveland, was pronounced dead at the scene early Monday morning. The ...

Doctors recommend nearly 4,500 in medical marijuana registry

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials say doctors have submitted nearly 4,500 recommendations in the medical marijuana patient and caregiver registry for Ohio. The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy announced on Monday that the number of recommendations now totals 4,440, with at least 3,036 ...

Ohio capital to conduct national search for new police chief

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The mayor of Ohio's capital city says a national search will be conducted for the next chief of police. The announcement by Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther marks a departure from past practice, when new chiefs were chosen from the ranks of existing officers. The Columbus ...

Christmas Eve house fire destroys home, 2 cars

WAYNESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A Christmas Eve fire in southwest Ohio has destroyed a three-story home and two cars. The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports fire crews arrived Monday afternoon to a building engulfed in flames in Wayne Township, some 130 miles east of Cincinnati. Fire ...