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Shooting victim in ambulance that crashed dies

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man who had been shot and was en route to a hospital when the ambulance transporting him crashed has died, Cleveland police said Sunday. The 29-year-old man was shot late Friday night in a convenience store parking lot, police said. The ambulance transporting him to a ...

County set to begin foreclosure proceedings against mall

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A county in Ohio is set to begin foreclosure proceedings against a mall over unpaid property taxes, according to officials. The Chapel Hill Mall in Akron owes more than $166,000 in back taxes, and a bill going out this month for just over $400,000 will include the back ...

Report: Allegiant flight in emergency landing, no injuries

ASHEVILLE, NC (AP) — An Allegiant Air flight bound from Ohio to Florida with 151 passengers and six crew made an emergency landing in North Carolina on Thursday afternoon, and there were no injuries, an airline spokeswoman said. Allegiant spokeswoman Sonya Padgett told media outlet WLOS ...

2-year-old among 3 dead after residential explosion and fire

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A 2-year-old girl and two adults were found dead after an explosion ignited a fire at an Ohio home, police said Thursday. The cause of Wednesday evening's blast in a neighborhood several miles southeast of downtown Columbus remains unclear, so homicide detectives are ...

Sam Wyche, boundary-pushing coach of Bengals, dead at 74

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer Sam Wyche, who pushed the boundaries as an offensive innovator with the Cincinnati Bengals and challenged the NFL's protocols along the way, has died. He was 74. Wyche, who had a history of blood clots in his lungs and had a heart transplant in 2016 in Charlotte, ...

Firefighters battle New Year’s blaze at abandoned factory

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Dozens of firefighters battled a blaze at a long-abandoned Ohio factory on Wednesday, with smoke visible for miles. No injuries were reported as the fire burned at the former paper plant in Middletown in southwestern Ohio. Fire was first reported early Wednesday ...

Feds say man threatened Ohio State during Michigan game

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities are looking for a man accused of saying he was going to shoot up Ohio State University and hurt players on the football team in a threat made during the university's 2018 game with the University of Michigan, ...

Ohio police investigate multiple New Year’s Eve shootings

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police across Ohio had their hands full New Year's Eve and early Wednesday with multiple reports of shootings, including a woman who police say was fatally shot after her boyfriend started firing his gun right after midnight. In Cleveland, police reported 10 separate ...

Toolkit helps houses of worship prep responses if attacked

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio officials have developed a free, online toolkit to help houses of worship discuss and prepare for how they would respond if they were attacked. The toolkit provides guidance for tabletop preparedness exercises that can be used for congregations of various sizes, ...

State auditor criticizes Ohio city for alleged funds misuse

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio city improperly spent money from its water, sewer and environmental funds and should repay the money from the general fund, the state auditor said. Youngstown should not have spent $4.4 million from those funds in 2017 and 2018, which included improper ...