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Ohio governor wants nearly $1B for Lake Erie, waterways

By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine wants to spend nearly $1 billion on water quality projects to clean up toxic algae in Lake Erie and protect other lakes and rivers throughout the state. The money would come out of this year's new state budget, which ...

Ohio teacher resigns for taping students’ mouths shut

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Cincinnati Public Schools teacher who acknowledged putting duct tape over students' mouths to discipline them has resigned. District spokeswoman Lauren Worley says Charles Igwekala-Nweke resigned in January. Igwekala-Nweke taught math at Clark Montessori High School and ...

Man charged with killing woman after crash ruled incompetent

CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge in Cleveland has accepted a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity from a man accused of crashing into a woman's car and fatally shooting her in 2016. The Record-Courier reports 32-year-old Matthew Desha was ordered committed Thursday to a state-operated ...

Police: 2 men dead, 1 critically injured in Ohio shooting

MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Police say two men have been killed and a third man critically injured in a shooting outside Cleveland. The Maple Heights Police Department says the shooting occurred shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday. None of the victims have been identified. Police say a resident ...

Official wants new ride safety rules for Ohio State Fair

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The failure of Ohio State Fair officials to pass on a manufacturer's warning that chairs on an overhead ride could fall apart has prompted Ohio's agriculture director to seek new safety rules, according to a Columbus Dispatch report. Newly appointed agriculture Director ...

Governor issues emergency status in flood-impacted counties

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state of emergency has been declared in 20 Ohio counties damaged by flooding last month. Republican Gov. Mike DeWine declared the emergency status in the affected counties on Monday. DeWine said in a statement that many of those counties were still recovering from ...

Fire chief: Plane crashes into Ohio home, killing pilot

By ANGIE WANG Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — A small plane crashed into a suburban Cincinnati house Tuesday afternoon, killing the pilot and sending dark smoke billowing from the backyard. Emergency responders said no one was in the home at the time of the crash, and first responders ...

Doc, hospital face another lawsuit over drug doses, deaths

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Another family is suing an Ohio hospital and a critical-care doctor accused of ordering excessive doses of pain medication for dozens of patients who died. Attorneys for the family of Peggy Francies filed the lawsuit Tuesday against the Columbus-area Mt. Carmel Health ...

Federal appeals court OKs Ohio law aimed at abortion funding

By DAN SEWELL Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — A divided federal appeals court Tuesday upheld an Ohio anti-abortion law that blocks public money for Planned Parenthood. The full 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower federal court ruling. The Ohio law targeted funding that ...

Ohio Dominican students knit hats, scarves for homeless

By ERIC LAGATTA The Columbus Dispatch COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Student employees at Ohio Dominican University's Computer Helpdesk are putting away the electronics to knit hats and scarves they plan to hand out to homeless men and women. Their goal is to have 500 items to donate by Thanksgiving ...