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Ohio toddler dies a day after being struck in street race

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A toddler has died a day after police say she and her mother were struck by two Florida teenagers who were street racing. John Reisinger of Tampa told the Tampa Bay Times that his niece's 21-month-old daughter Lillia died Thursday. The girl's mother, 24-year-old Jessica ...

Kasich to address graduates of Harvard Kennedy School

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich is delivering the spring graduation address at the Harvard Kennedy School. The former presidential candidate addresses the school of government's class of 2018 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Wednesday. Kasich's focus on national policy ...

Plea agreement for Ohio man tied to gun that killed police

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A court filing indicates a plea agreement has been reached for a man charged with providing the gun used to kill two central Ohio police officers. Federal prosecutors say 30-year-old Gerald Lawson, of suburban Cleveland, bought the handgun that 31-year-old Quentin Smith ...

Ohio man sues officer who shot him after subduing intruder

CLEVELAND (AP) — A black man who was shot and critically wounded by a white police officer while subduing an intruder inside his northeast Ohio home has sued the officer and the city employing him. Brendan Hester filed a federal lawsuit Monday seeking unspecified damages. The lawsuit says ...

Lawyers want 2nd look at death sentence for killer of friend

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A condemned killer wants the Ohio Supreme Court to reconsider its decision upholding his death sentence even though a co-defendant who fatally stabbed the victim received a life sentence. Death row inmate Austin Myers was sentenced to die for the 2014 killing in ...

Uber driver sentenced for sexual assault of passenger

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Uber driver convicted of sexually assaulting a woman after giving her a ride to her northeast Ohio home has been sentenced to 4 ½ years in prison. The Akron Beacon Journal reports 34-year-old Brandon Franklin, of Tallmadge, was sentenced Tuesday in Akron on a ...

City settles with man kicked in head by officer for $30,000

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's capital city has agreed to pay a $30,000 settlement to a man who was kicked in the head by a police officer. The Columbus Dispatch reports the Columbus City Council on Monday unanimously approved the payment to 27-year-old Demarko Anderson. A cellphone video ...

A fourth-grade teacher, a donor and ‘an angel on earth’

By MITCH STACY, Associated Press REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (AP) — Eva Evans is 10 years old and desperately needs a new kidney to live a normal life. Mrs. Thomas, a smiling fourth-grade teacher at Eva's school, wants to give her one. They barely knew each other before. Eva was in a different ...

2 Ohio inmates recaptured after correctional center escape

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say two inmates were recaptured less than a day after they fled an Ohio correctional facility. The Warren County Sheriff's Office says the inmates escaped from the Community Correctional Center in Warren County in southwestern Ohio about 8:30 p.m. Saturday ...

Child service testimony opposed in death of 4-year-old girl

EUCLID, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors oppose allowing children service workers to testify in the case of an Ohio woman and her boyfriend charged in the death of the woman's 4-year-old daughter. A medical examiner says Aniya Day-Garrett died in March in Euclid (YOO'-klihd) from a stroke caused by ...