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Fire officials: Man found dead in house fire in Ohio

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — One person was found dead late Saturday in a house fire in Ohio, authorities said. The fire was reported shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday at a home on the south side of Toledo, the Toledo Fire and Rescue Department reported. Smoke was visible from the two-story building ...

State patrol: Church bus crashes in Ohio; bus driver dies

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A church bus and an SUV crashed Sunday in Ohio, and the bus driver died, the State Highway Patrol said. The patrol's Lebanon post reported the crash occurred around 9:30 a.m. on Dixie Highway in Warren County's Franklin Township. The SUV driver was treated for minor ...

Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame seeks nominees for next class

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame is seeking nominations to honor people who have continued to contribute to their communities after their military service. Nominees must be current or past Ohio residents who have been outstanding in volunteerism, advocacy, professional ...

Medical board complaint filed against Ohio State president

By KANTELE FRANKO Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Complaints against Ohio State University's president and one of its former student health directors were filed Monday with the State Medical Board of Ohio in relation to alleged sexual abuse by now-deceased team doctor Richard Strauss, ...

Homeowners tear down chimney where teenager was found dead

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — The owners of a vacant home removed a chimney where a teenager was found dead two weeks ago out of respect for the boy's parents who live across the street, police said Monday. The 14-year-old boy's body was found on Jan. 13 following a three-week search. ...

PATASKALA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio teen was fatally shot after another teen pointed a gun laser in his eyes to distract him during a video game, and then pulled the trigger, according to authorities. A complaint filed in juvenile court in Licking County in central Ohio Monday charged a ...

High number of flu cases closes entire Ohio school district

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio school system plans to reopen Tuesday after a high number of flu cases canceled classes for the entire district on Monday. Close to one in four students at Zane Trace Local schools in Ross County in southern Ohio was sick, and staff were also feeling ill, ...

Police say no clues to woman’s disappearance Christmas Day

MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) — Police say they don't have any new leads in the search for an Ohio woman who hasn't been seen since walking away from a family gathering Christmas Day. Parris Hopson, 26, of Columbus, left her grandparents' house in Massillon in northeastern Ohio the afternoon of Dec. ...

Court rejects use of system to assess candidates for bail

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has rejected a recommendation that tools used to measure offenders' suitability for being released after an arrest be made available to all judges as they make bail decisions. Requiring the availability of ...

Growing number of high school girl wrestling teams in Ohio

By STEVE BLACKLEDGE The Columbus Dispatch COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ask any of the nearly 500 girls statewide participating in high school wrestling why they do it, and expect a wide variety of answers. "As a female, it's empowering to be in a sport that features physicality," said Olentangy ...