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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 ...

Kent State says journalist Bob Woodward to speak at college

KENT, Ohio (AP) — Kent State University says journalist Bob Woodward is scheduled to speak at the school next month. Kent State President Beverly Warren announced that Woodward, an associate editor for the Washington Post, will speak at the university's student center May 4. She described ...

General Motors seeks dismissal of union lawsuit on closures

LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Attorneys for General Motors have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit claiming the automaker sidestepped an agreement with union workers through its plans to idle three plants, including one in Ohio. The Warren Tribune Chronicle reports GM's motion argues the ...

Police: 14-year-old girl fatally shot in Ohio

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Police say a 14-year-old girl has been fatally shot in Ohio. Canton police say the Canton Fire Department responding to a report of an unconscious person around 4 a.m. Saturday found the girl in an alley. Authorities say she had been shot in the head. The Repository in ...

Police: Woman struck, killed by vehicle that left scene

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say a woman has been struck and killed by a vehicle that left the scene of the crash in Ohio's capital city. Columbus police say they were called shortly after 12:30 a.m. Sunday and found the woman dead. Police say evidence found at the scene showed the woman ...

Couple’s dream school purchase led to ghosts, bankruptcy.

By KEITH BIERYGOLICK The Cincinnati Enquirer CINCINNATI (AP) — Darrell Whisman is sitting in a chair by his living room window. His shirt is unbuttoned, and he is smoking a small chocolate-flavored cigar. He looks outside at an empty playground. Like many people, the Whismans' living room ...