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Authorities: Multiple deaths in mobile home fire

NEW LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio say that more than one person has died in a mobile home fire and others have been injured. New Lexington police and fire officials say they have confirmed some fatalities and some people were taken to hospitals with injuries from the blaze ...

Timeline shows investigation of alleged pain meds overdosing

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Investigations are underway into allegations that a doctor working for an Ohio hospital system ordered inappropriately high doses of pain medication to dozens of patients, leading to the deaths of at least 28 people at two ...

Ohio governor delays execution, orders look at other drugs

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine on Friday delayed next month's execution of a condemned Ohio man and ordered the prison system to look at alternative lethal injection drugs. The announcement by the Republican governor followed a federal ...

School leaders sanctioned over attendance data investigation

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The top administrator in one of Ohio's biggest school districts is being sanctioned by the state for his role in reporting inaccurate student attendance data. The Ohio Department of Education says Toledo schools Superintendent Romules Durant will have his education ...

Wright State asks state to end ongoing faculty strike

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Wright State University claims an ongoing faculty strike isn't authorized and wants an Ohio labor board to end the walkout. University officials have asked the State Employment Relations Board to stop the strike claiming the union's workload complaints can't be included ...

Parents of child who dies from exposure sentenced to prison

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The parents of a 2-year-old girl found unresponsive on the front porch of an Ohio home on a frigid February day have been sentenced to prison. The Akron Beacon Journal reports 23-year-old Tierra Williams and her former boyfriend, 25-year-old Dariaun Parker, had hoped to ...

Ohio boy sentenced for fatal shooting of brother, 11

RAVENNA, Ohio (AP) — A 13-year-old Ohio boy who stole a handgun from his grandfather's gun cabinet and fatally shot his 11-year-old brother has been sentenced to seven years in a youth prison. The Record-Courier reports a judge in northeast Ohio's Portage County on Friday decided not to ...

Hospital: ‘Poor decisions’ by staff giving outsize pain meds

By KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio doctor's orders for potentially fatal doses of pain medicine given to at least 27 hospital patients were carried out by employees who "made poor decisions" and ignored existing safeguards, a top administrator told staff in an ...

Ohio teen involved in ATV crash dies of injuries

VERSAILLES, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a 16-year-old boy has died of injuries sustained in an all-terrain vehicle accident in western Ohio. The Montgomery County Coroner's Office says Trevor Huber, of Versailles (vur-SAYLZ'), died Tuesday. Huber had been hospitalized after the ATV he was ...

Wright brothers sites remain open during shutdown

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Their private nonprofit operator says two Dayton historical sites associated with the famous Wright brothers will remain open during the government shutdown. Dayton History is the official historical entity of Montgomery County. The organization says Dayton Aviation ...