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Help on wheels: Carts help disabled Ohio dogs stay mobile

By HOLLY ZACHARIAH The Columbus Dispatch GALION, Ohio (AP) — John Lizotte approached the makeshift pen with caution because the German shepherd was in full-on guard-dog mode, his deep-throated bark of warning bouncing off the shelter walls. John pulled a treat from the pouch strapped to his ...

Families to have voice in Columbus police shooting trial

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge in Columbus has agreed to allow a jury to hear from relatives of two slain police officers should the trial of a man accused of killing them reach the death penalty phase. The Columbus Dispatch reports Judge Richard Frye agreed with prosecutors Friday that ...

1-year-old boy killed in possible accidental shooting

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities in Cleveland say a 1-year-old boy has been killed in what they say may have been an accidental shooting. Cleveland police spokeswoman Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia says officers were called to the home at 6:20 p.m. Saturday for a shooting involving a small child. The boy ...

Zookeeper hospitalized after tiger attack at Topeka Zoo

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — City officials say a tiger mauled a zookeeper at the Topeka Zoo in northeastern Kansas. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the incident happened around 9:30 a.m. Saturday, when a Sumatran tiger named Sanjiv tackled the worker in an enclosed outdoor space. Topeka Zoo ...

Noted historian to kick off Ohio Statehouse speaker series

Noted historian to kick off Ohio Statehouse speaker series COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Capitol Square Foundation says it's launching a three-year speaker series at the Ohio Statehouse. "Capitol Conversations" will bring prominent national speakers to visit and lecture at the state capitol. ...

Customer threw iguana at restaurant manager, police say

PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a customer at an Ohio restaurant pulled out a turquoise iguana from under his shirt, swung it around and threw it at the manager. Police say the Madison man walked into Perkins Restaurant in Painesville, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northeast of ...

Police: 2 women fatally shot; suspect found dead in truck

LONDON, Ohio (AP) — Police say two women have been shot and killed at a home in Ohio and the suspect has been found dead in his pickup truck. Police in London say the shootings happened around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in the city roughly 25 miles (45 kilometers) west of Columbus. Authorities say ...

Doctor accused in patient deaths wants lawsuits consolidated

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An intensive care doctor accused of ordering excessive doses of painkillers for dozens of patients who died is asking a court to consolidate 27 lawsuits filed against him and an Ohio hospital system. The Columbus-area Mount Carmel Health System fired William Husel ...

House speaker: School funding overhaul not likely in budget

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The leader of the Ohio House says a proposed overhaul of the state's school funding system probably will have to be handled separately from the state budget due by the end of June. Lawmakers are considering two proposals for school funding increases. Reps. Bob Cupp and ...

State’s high court won’t reconsider baby death case appeal

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Supreme Court has declined to reconsider an appeal by a former high school cheerleader charged with killing and burying her newborn baby. The court declined in February to hear Brooke Skylar Richardson's appeal after a lower court ruled doctors can testify in the ...