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FBI agents search ex-Ohio House speaker’s Statehouse office

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Federal authorities came away with a photograph, a phone and a calendar after they executed a search warrant Friday in the Statehouse office of former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder. The FBI search for Householder's personal belongings was carried out a day after ...

Authorities unsure about what caused missing woman’s death

XENIA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities cannot determine what caused the death of a woman whose skeletal remains were found earlier this year in southwestern Ohio, but the investigation will remain ongoing. Cheryl Coker, 46, of Riverside, had been missing for about 18 months when her remains were ...

Man gets 20 years for threatening Trump, prosecutor

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A northeastern Pennsylvania man who was convicted of threatening President Donald Trump and a district attorney has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Authorities charged 28-year-old Shawn Christy of McAdoo with threatening to "put a bullet" in Trump and ...

Ohio alcohol sales restricted as COVID-19 cases remain high

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Alcohol sales will be banned after 10 p.m. Friday under an executive order issued by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine to help slow the spread of the coronavirus by limiting close gatherings. The order also prohibits the consumption of any ...

Man indicted in gunfire exchange that wounded officer

CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man accused of exchanging gunfire with Cleveland police inside a boarding house last month, leaving one officer wounded, has been indicted by an Ohio grand jury on attempted murder and other charges. Darryl Borden, 42, was indicted on two counts of ...

Columbus statue to remain on Ohio Statehouse grounds for now

By FARNOUSH AMIRI Report for America/Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A statue of Christopher Columbus will not be removed from the grounds of the Ohio Statehouse until at least 2025, officials said Thursday. The 9-foot-tall, copper statue of Columbus, in place since 1932, will ...

Boy dies after pickup truck, Amish pony-drawn cart collide

RIPLEY, Ohio (AP) — A young child injured when a pickup truck and an Amish pony-drawn cart collided this week has died from his injuries, authorities in Ohio said, while three of his siblings remain hospitalized. Eli Troyer Jr., 7, of Shreve, died early Thursday in a hospital, according to ...

Driver in fatal truck crash sentenced to 9 years in prison

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The impaired truck driver who caused a crash on I-75 near Dayton in 2018 that ended in the death of a doctor and serious injuries to her two passengers was sentenced Thursday to nine years in prison. Thomas A. Massey, of Georgia, was found guilty July 2 of one count of ...

Nearly 60% of Ohio to be under mask mandate as virus spreads

By FARNOUSH AMIRI Report for America/Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A day after a statewide address pushing the importance of personal responsibility in combating the coronavirus, Gov. Mike DeWine ordered nearly 60% of Ohioans to wear a mask in public Thursday. The Republican ...

Authorities: 3 killed in fiery crash; man, child injured

TROTWOOD, Ohio (AP) — A fiery crash that left three people dead and two others injured, including a young child, occurred when one driver went through a red light, authorities said. The crash in Trotwood occurred around 9:40 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. A car ...

Fallen officer’s letter: ‘I hope I died with bravery’

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The mayor of Ohio's fourth-largest city said during a memorial service Tuesday that a police officer shot and killed over the weekend was loyal throughout his life and during his final moments. "In his last gasp, he demonstrated his truth and loyalty. 'Tell my family I ...

Governor requires masks for residents of 7 hard-hit counties

By FARNOUSH AMIRI and JULIE CARR SMYTH Report for America/Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Residents of seven Ohio counties will be mandated to wear a mask when out in public, Gov. Mike DeWine announced during a briefing Tuesday as the number of hospitalizations from COVID-19 reached ...

Toledo police to temporarily suspend use of solo patrols

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The police chief of Toledo says he is temporarily suspending use of single-officer patrols following the shooting death of an officer gunned down in a store parking lot by an intoxicated man holding a beer. Chief George Kral told reporters Monday that the suspension ...

Authorities: Missing 8-year-old boy found dead in hotel pool

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An 8-year-old boy who went missing while staying at a hotel in a Cleveland suburb was found dead early Tuesday in the hotel pool, authorities said. Police responded to the Strongsville Holiday Inn around 3 p.m. Monday after Christopher Johnson, of East Cleveland, ...

Woman found dead in barrel identified; cause of death sought

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — A woman whose body was found in a barrel at an Ohio home last week has been identified, but the cause of her death remains under investigation. The Butler County coroner's office said the remains of 21-year-old Cecily Cornett of Somerville were found June 30 in the ...

Ohio capital removes statue of namesake Christopher Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio capital named for Christopher Columbus removed a large statue of him outside its city hall on Wednesday, taking down what the mayor described as a symbol of divisiveness and oppression. The national outcry in recent weeks over racial injustice has amplified ...

Father accused of abusing son is indicted on murder charges

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A father accused of abusing his 10-year-old son, who died last year, is now facing murder charges in a new indictment that also brings more counts against his girlfriend. Al-Mutahan McLean, 31, faces four counts of murder, two counts of child endangerment and single ...

Attorney charged in bribery scheme to stay free until trial

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A private attorney accused along with four Toledo City Council members of taking part in a bribery and extortion scheme will be allowed to remain free while the case proceeds, a judge has ruled. Federal prosecutors had sought to have Keith Mitchell detained until his ...

Ohio priest indicted on federal child pornography charges

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio Roman Catholic priest has been accused in a federal indictment of posing online as a female to persuade boys to send him sexually explicit photos and videos of themselves and threatening to tell their parents if they did not send more images, the U.S. Attorney's ...

New color-coded alert system assesses virus risk around Ohio

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS and KANTELE FRANKO Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is using a new color-coded, county-by-county coronavirus alert and advisory system to assess which areas may be seeing flare-ups of cases and should take additional precautions, Gov. Mike DeWine said ...