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Teen pours affection for animals into volunteering

By ALLISON WARD The Columbus Dispatch COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Seventh-grader Rebekah Weiner volunteers weekly at Columbus Humane, walking dogs, cuddling cats and playing with lonely animals. The 13-year-old has always had a passion for helping creatures, large and small. Rebekah Weiner ...

Spring hunting season for wild turkeys to begin

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's spring hunting season for wild turkeys begins this month. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says the state is divided into two wild turkey-hunting zones — one in southern Ohio and the other in the northeast part of the state. Hunting in the south zone is ...

Authorities: Trench collapses at construction site; man dies

XENIA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a trench has collapsed at a home construction site in Ohio and a worker has died. The Greene County Sheriff's office says residents of a neighborhood in Sugarcreek Township noticed a piece of heavy machinery running with no operator at the site ...

New rules to prevent fraternity hazing begin at university

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — New rules aimed at preventing fraternity hazing have taken effect at Miami University in Ohio where a student recently reported being beaten and forced to drink excessive amounts of alcohol in a fraternity hazing. A university incident report stated last month that the ...

Patrol: Series of I-90 crashes leave 1 dead, others injured

CLEVELAND (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says a series of crashes have occurred on Interstate 90 in Ohio, leaving one person dead and injuring several others. The patrol reports two men loading a damaged vehicle onto a trailer alongside I-90 around 3 a.m. Sunday were hit by a vehicle that ...

Ex-convict charged with pretending to be long-missing boy

By DAN SEWELL and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — A 23-year-old ex-convict accused of pulling a cruel hoax by pretending to be a long-missing Illinois boy was charged Friday with making false statements to federal authorities. The FBI said Brian Rini had made false ...

Crane operator’s arm nearly severed in accident 300 feet up

CINCINNATI (AP) — A crane operator in Cincinnati had to call 911 for rescue after his arm was partially severed in an accident nearly 300 feet up in the air. A fire official says the crane operator made the call after a cable sliced underneath his arm Friday. Rescue crews used a basket to ...

State addressing disclosure of personal information

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio says it's taking steps to address the disclosure of personal information for hundreds of people who use a state benefits portal. The departments of Administrative Services, Medicaid and Job and Family Services said Friday the Ohio Benefits System breaches happened ...

Health officials: E. coli cases affecting more than 70

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The federal government is investigating an E. coli outbreak affecting more than 70 people in Kentucky and four other states. The Courier Journal reports 46 cases have been reported in Kentucky. Cabinet for Health and Family Services spokeswoman Barbara Fox says six ...

Prosecutor: Authorities skeptical early of man’s abuse claim

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Latest on the investigation of a man who allegedly claimed to be a long-missing child from Illinois (all times local): 12:35 p.m. A federal prosecutor says a man who claimed to be a long-missing boy raised immediate suspicions after he declined to be ...