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Inmates charged in 2 Ohio prison knife attacks

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two Ohio inmates have been charged in separate knife attacks at a prison in assaults that severely wounded a guard and injured four prisoners who were unable to defend themselves because they were handcuffed to a table. The ...

Suspect in crash that killed 4 has prior driving convictions

ASHTABULA, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors in Ohio say a driver accused of causing a crash that killed four people, including a young boy, has four prior convictions for operating a vehicle under the influence. Donte Conard appeared Monday in an Ashtabula courtroom. The 48-year-old Ashtabula man is ...

Man arrested in connection with body found burning in park

UPPER ARLINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Police say a man has been arrested in connection with a body found burning in a park in Ohio. A statement from police in the Columbus suburb of Upper Arlington says 27-year-old Mohamed Abdullahi was arrested Monday on arson and corpse abuse charges in connection ...

Ohio bill focuses on use, funding of school features like AC

By KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio would have to study which of its schools have air conditioning, safety measures and certain other building features under a state lawmaker's proposal to direct some school construction money specifically for those ...

Court hears case of inmate who killed girlfriend’s parents

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has set oral arguments in the case of a man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend's parents with a sledgehammer 10 days after stabbing their daughter. Shawn Ford Jr. was convicted by a Summit County jury in 2015 of aggravated murder and other ...

University of Cincinnati student president makes history

CINCINNATI (AP) — The University of Cincinnati's current student body president is making history as the first black woman in the school's 199-year history to hold the position. UC senior Megdelawit Habteselassie, a Dayton native, says she credits a strong network of women encouraging her to ...

Brown, Renacci spar again in 2nd Ohio US Senate debate

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Candidates in Ohio's U.S. Senate campaign on Saturday argued in a second debate over different positions on taxes, immigration, gun control, climate change, the influence of money on politics and health care. In opening ...

4 killed in car struck by pickup truck at Ohio intersection

ASHTABULA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say four people inside a car struck by a pickup truck that failed to stop at an intersection have died in northeast Ohio. The accident occurred late Friday in Ashtabula. The State Highway Patrol has identified the victims as 18-year-old Giovanni Miller, ...

Ohio woman 2nd person charged in daughter’s rape, slaying

ASHTABULA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio woman has become the second person charged in the rape and beating death of her 13-month-old daughter last year. The Ashtabula Star Beacon reports the indictment Wednesday of 23-year-old Kelsie Blankenship, of Conneaut, on a murder charge in ...

City council scraps proposed anti-barking dog ordinance

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The Akron City Council has scrapped legislation that could have imposed jail time on dog owners whose pets bark loudly. City Council on Monday voted to follow the recommendation of its Public Safety Committee to not approve legislation calling for the increased penalties. ...