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Akron to reopen police training academy to attract recruits

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Akron city officials say they will reopen the police training academy to attract more recruits and help build a more diverse police department. Akron Police Chief Kenneth Ball, Fire Chief Clarence Tucker and Director of Human Resources Donald Rice presented the changes to ...

1 deputy killed, another wounded in 12-hour standoff in Ohio

By LISA CORNWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — A sheriff's deputy was shot and killed during a 12-hour standoff at an apartment complex in Ohio that left another deputy wounded and a suspect in custody, authorities said Sunday. Capt. Jeff Sellars of the Clermont County Sheriff's ...

Judge: Companion of late gorilla Koko must go back to zoo

CINCINNATI (AP) — A male silverback gorilla loaned to a California group in 1991 as a possible mate for Koko, the gorilla who astounded the world by learning sign language, must be returned to a zoo in Cincinnati, a federal judge in San Francisco ruled Friday. Judge Richard Seeborg's ruling ...

Police: Vehicle falls off rail tracks into park, killing 2

ROCHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a sport utility vehicle fell nearly 15 feet off railroad tracks in western Pennsylvania into a park, killing two men. Police in Rochester said the car was being driven along the Norfolk Southern tracks intentionally Saturday, then apparently slid and ...

Faculty union strike to continue at Wright State

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A faculty union at Wright State University in Ohio says it will head back to the picket lines after a deal didn't result from the latest talks with the university. Members of the Wright State chapter of the American Association of University Professors have been picketing ...

Active-duty military admitted free to veterans museum

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Active-duty military members have free admission to the nation's veterans museum in Ohio this year. The National Veterans Memorial and Museum said in a recent release that philanthropic units of the American Legion Department of Ohio Charities, the Ohio Department of ...

High-schoolers get face time with extremists in class

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press WORTHINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Last week's videotaped encounter at the Lincoln Memorial left many wondering about the state of reasoned political discourse in the country, or if it exists at all in a hyperpartisan era of red "Make America Great Again" hats ...

Prosecutors: Man accused of illegal slaughterhouse charged

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio man accused of operating an illegal slaughterhouse has been charged with conspiracy to launder money and other counts, federal prosecutors said. The U.S. Attorney's Office says Amin Salem, 59, of Westlake, secretly owned several Cleveland-area gas stations and ...

State labor board ruled faculty strike can continue

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio labor board has ruled the faculty strike at Wright State University can continue. The State Employment Relations Board decision Sunday followed arguments from the faculty union and the university. University officials had filed an unfair labor practices complaint ...

Police: Body of man shot found on foot bridge over I-77

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say a man has been fatally shot in the head and they are investigating the shooting as a suspected homicide. Cleveland police say the 33-year-old man's body was found on a foot bridge over Interstate 77 on the city's east side around 4:30 p.m. Sunday. The shooting ...