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Police: 2 killed in shooting outside Ohio nightclub

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Police in the southwest Ohio city of Dayton say two people have been fatally shot outside of a nightclub. The victims have been identified as 29-year-old Darion Harris and 28-year-old Ashley James, both of Dayton. Harris was pronounced dead at the scene. James died at a ...

Police: Woman accidentally shoots and kills young daughter

WICKLIFFE, Ohio (AP) — Police say a 2-year-old girl has been accidentally shot and killed by her mother at a hotel outside of Cleveland. Wickliffe police in a statement say emergency crews were called to an Econo Lodge around 11 p.m. Friday. A police officer and paramedics tried to ...

Judge not ready to free confessed killer with release deal

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A judge in Ohio says she needs more information before deciding whether to release a man who confessed to a string of rapes and murders under a decades-old plea deal. The judge in Toledo said Thursday she wants Nathaniel Cook to undergo another evaluation that looks at ...

Convicted ex-high school athlete wants off sex offender list

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A judge has heard arguments about whether a man convicted as a juvenile of raping a 16-year-old girl should be removed from Ohio's sex offender registry. Judge Thomas Lipps held the hearing Thursday in Juvenile Court in Steubenville to consider the request of former ...

Teen denies charges in death of Ohio woman, 98

MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — A 17-year-old boy has denied aggravated murder and other juvenile charges filed against him in the death of a 98-year-old woman found by police inside a closet at her northeast Ohio home. The teen made an appearance in a video link Wednesday in Medina County Juvenile ...

New sentencing date for man suspected of Bosnian war crimes

CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge has set a new sentencing date for an Ohio man accused of hiding his membership in a Serbian special police unit that massacred more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims during the 1995 genocide. Federal prosecutors accused Oliver Dragic (DRAH'-gich) of immigration fraud in a ...

NTSB: Pilot had marijuana, alcohol in system during crash

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A federal report says a pilot who died when his small plane struck a zip line strung across an Ohio river had alcohol and marijuana in his system. The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports the National Transportation Safety Board released its findings this week. The ...

Bus leaves Cleveland for New York, ends up in Toledo

CLEVELAND (AP) — Greyhound says it is investigating how a bus meant to take passengers from Cleveland to New York ended up in Toledo. WEWS-TV reports that the bus left Cleveland several hours late on Thursday and was headed east through Pennsylvania when it started experiencing problems. The ...

Cincinnati officials offer apologies in trapped teen’s death

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati officials on Tuesday apologized to the family of a 16-year-old boy who died after he was trapped by a minivan's rear bench and police failed to find him, despite his 911 calls. Mayor John Cranley said Kyle Plush's death was ...

Woman hurt at Ohio fair gets $1.8M from ride owner, others

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — A woman who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a thrill ride accident at last year's Ohio State Fair will receive $1.8 million. A judge this week approved the settlement that calls for the ride's owner, Amusements of America, and two private inspection companies to pay ...