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Hinting marriage, undercover cop elicits slaying confession

By MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — There wasn't much doubt in the minds of police in the Ohio village of Hartville, best known for its fertile muck farms, that Phil Snider killed his wife of 53 years. But it took an undercover female officer who played her role so ...

Police: 1 dead, 7 wounded in Cleveland nightclub shooting

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say a 28-year-old woman has been fatally shot and seven men wounded during an event featuring local rap artists at a Cleveland nightclub. A Cleveland police spokeswoman says officers were called to Club X-Rated, near downtown, around 1 a.m. Saturday and found the ...

Ex-Youngstown mayor, finance director indicted for bribery

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A former mayor and a former finance director in the northeast Ohio city of Youngstown have been indicted on public corruption charges. Authorities say the racketeering and bribery charges filed Thursday in Mahoning County against 75-year-old Charles Sammarone and ...

Ohio police officer attacked by K9 partner, shoots dog

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio's capital city of Columbus say a K9 officer verbally correcting his dog's behaviors was attacked by the animal and had to shoot it. The Columbus Division of Police says Officer Brian Carter suffered "serious" bites to his arms during a training session ...

Long-serving Ohio prisons director, Gary Mohr, steps down

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state's long-serving prisons director has stepped down after almost eight years. Gary Mohr has been director of the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction for almost all of Gov. John Kasich's (KAY'-sikh) two terms. He ...

Man killed, 4 injured in southeast Ohio 2-vehicle crash

MCARTHUR, Ohio (AP) — Highway Patrol troopers in southeast Ohio are investigating a two-vehicle crash that left one man dead and sent four people to hospitals. The Patrol says Delbert Trout Jr. of Londonderry, Ohio, was dead at the scene Saturday afternoon. They say Jerry Stout of ...

Ohio State trustee resigns, calls Meyer’s penalty too light

By JOHN SEEWER and KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio State University trustee who thought football coach Urban Meyer deserved more than a three-game suspension and resigned from the board over it said Thursday that he was alone in advocating a stiffer penalty ...

Ohio State: 145 firsthand accounts of doctor sex misconduct

By KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — At least 145 people have provided firsthand accounts of sexual misconduct by a former Ohio State University team doctor accused of groping scores of male athletes and other students during his two decades there. They're among more ...

4 dead after small civilian plane crashes on Air Force base

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say four people were killed when a small civilian plane crashed on a U.S. Air Force base in Florida. Military officials told news outlets the Beechcraft B60 aircraft crashed Thursday morning in a remote area of Eglin Air Force Base in the Florida ...

Authorities: Man killed by deputies was sex assault suspect

WASHINGTON C.H., Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an armed 72-year-old man fatally shot by sheriff's deputies in central Ohio was a suspect in the sexual assault of a juvenile. The Record Herald reports the Fayette County Sheriff's Office has identified the man killed Wednesday as Pickaway County ...