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Kasich wants final State of State speech in Columbus suburb

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) wants to deliver the last of his annual State of the State speeches in a Columbus suburb near where he lives. The Columbus Dispatch reports the term-limited Republican has requested approval from lawmakers to give the speech March 6 at ...

Teen is 5th suspect in Ohio shooting that killed boy, hurt 5

CLEVELAND (AP) — A third 15-year-old boy has been charged in a Cleveland shooting that killed a preteen boy and left five teenagers wounded, bringing the number of people charged to five. Two 15-year-old boys and two young adults previously were arrested in connection with the Nov. 25 ...

Relative moving vehicle strikes, kills toddler in driveway

WELLINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a relative moving a vehicle at an Ohio home accidentally struck and killed a toddler who had wandered into the driveway. The Lorain County Sheriff's Office says the distraught relative called 911 after hitting the 22-month-old girl late Monday morning ...

City to hire firm to address police complaints backlog

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland plans to hire a private firm to complete a backlog of unfinished investigations into citizen complaints against police, according to a court filing. The city outlined its plan to hire the company Friday, Cleveland.com reported. At issue is the city's Office of ...

Ohio official not joining legal fight over net neutrality

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The office of Ohio's attorney general says the Republican has no plans to join any lawsuits challenging the rollback of "net neutrality" internet protections. His counterparts in a dozen states have indicated they'll join litigation against the Federal Communications ...

Lifesaver or distraction? Police split on anti-overdose drug

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press BATAVIA, Ohio (AP) — The sheriff of Clermont County firmly believes it's a call of duty for his deputies to carry a nasal spray that brings people back from the brink of death by drug overdose. Less than 50 miles away, his counterpart in Butler County is dead ...

Officer hurt when driver hits police cruiser along highway

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say a central Ohio officer helping a stranded motorist suffered minor injuries when a suspected impaired driver hit his parked cruiser on the right berm of a highway. Columbus police say the impact from the Saturday night crash on Interstate 670 activated the air ...

Cleveland State gets $1M to create entrepreneurship lab

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland State University has received $1 million to create a collaborative, interdisciplinary learning laboratory to foster creative thinking, innovation and entrepreneurship. The gift from industrial property developer Weston Inc. will be used to create the Weston ...

Advocates seek tiny home solution for Akron’s homeless

By DOUG LIVINGSTON, Akron Beacon Journal AKRON, Ohio (AP) — There's a big man living illegally in a tiny house somewhere in the woods near downtown Akron. At 6-foot-3-inches tall and sometimes seen smiling beneath a green John Deere ball cap, Ethan "Country" Bruner, 25, is more gentle than ...

Cleveland pays $375,000 to settle police shooting lawsuit

By MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland has agreed to pay $375,000 to settle a lawsuit that claimed a white Cleveland police officer shot and wounded an unarmed black man who was trying to surrender while lying face down in a garage. Court documents show that a ...