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Ohio puppy mill restrictions could set new national standard

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A legislative compromise aimed at reining in abuses by high-volume dog breeders while heading off a ballot effort to place puppy mill restrictions in the state's Constitution is headed to Gov. John Kasich. Legislation satisfying terms of a deal struck between majority ...

Officials identify man reported missing in river

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities have released the identity of a man reported missing in the Hocking River in southeast Ohio. The Athens County Emergency Management Agency on Tuesday said the missing man has been identified as 27-year-old Devin Gargia, of Athens. The Athens Fire Department ...

Far from Southwest, children of workplace raids await fate

By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press NORWALK, Ohio (AP) — Two of the largest workplace immigration raids yet under the Trump administration, carried out just weeks apart in Ohio, have upended the lives of hundreds of children caught in the middle. Unlike the migrant children removed from their ...

Gambino crime family ex-member to fund slain girl’s funeral

CLEVELAND (AP) — A lawyer says a former member of the Gambino crime family will pay for the funeral of a 9-year-old girl who police say was killed by crossfire during a shootout between two groups while waiting in a car in Cleveland. The lawyer for Carmine "The Bull" Agnello tells ...

Woman found guilty in toddler’s drowning death at day care

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman has been found guilty in the death of a toddler who crawled beneath a fence and drowned in a swimming pool at her home day care. The Morning Journal reports a Lorain County judge found 49-year-old Elizabeth Zenda, of Pittsfield Township in northeast Ohio, ...

Man faces charges in buggy crash that killed teen, hurt 2

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio man who struck an Amish buggy from behind, killing a teenage boy and injuring his father and younger brother, has been jailed and charged with vehicular homicide and driving under the influence. The Columbus Dispatch reports the crash ...

Ohio settles lawsuit with ex-inmate over strip search claim

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has agreed to pay a former inmate $72,500 to settle a lawsuit that claimed guards wrongfully strip searched him at a southeast Ohio prison. Cleveland.com reports 37-year-old Jose Irizarry, of Cleveland, said in his federal lawsuit that guards were acting on bad ...

Firefighters suspended over porn tape leaving department

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Akron officials say one firefighter has resigned and another won't be allowed to return to work after they were suspended without pay for making a sex tape on city property. The Akron Beacon Journal reports a city document released Friday says provisional fire Lt. Deann ...

APNewsBreak: Schools mum on ties to doc in sex abuse inquiry

By KANTELE FRANKO and COLLIN BINKLEY, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A now-dead doctor accused of sexual misconduct by former student athletes at Ohio State University said he acted as a team physician at other universities, most of which won't say if they are reviewing those ...

Astronomy park named for John Glenn set to open on solstice

LOGAN, Ohio (AP) — An astronomy park named for astronaut-hero John Glenn is about to open in his native Ohio. The John Glenn Astronomy Park is located in Hocking Hills State Park in the southeastern part of the state. A grand opening ribbon-cutting is scheduled Thursday to coincide with the ...