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Funeral services held for Ohio victim of Facebook killer

CLEVELAND (AP) — Funeral services have been held for a Cleveland retiree whose shooting death was posted on Facebook. Family members on Saturday recalled Robert Godwin Sr. as a loving, gentle person who taught the importance of forgiveness. The 74-year-old Godwin was shot Easter Sunday ...

Ohio rules for medical pot growers bring access questions

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, AP Statehouse Correspondent COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has built it, but will they come? Prospective medical marijuana cultivators now know what Ohio rules for getting growers' licenses looks like. They were finalized last Monday and application forms were released ...

Police: slain dog may hold clues to killing of Ohio couple

CLEVELAND (AP) — Investigators say a slain dog could hold clues to the shooting deaths at a Cleveland car dealership of the couple who owned the business. Investigators haven't made any arrests in the deaths of Michael Kuznik and Trina Tomola, who were found April 14 by their 19-year-old ...

Thousands gather in Ohio cities to defend science research

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Thousands of people were expected at rallies around Ohio as part of global demonstrations on Earth Day to defend science research. Organizers planned events in several Ohio cities including Cincinnati, Cleveland, Toledo and Youngstown. Hundreds of people gathered at ...

1 dead after police shooting at Ohio city apartment complex

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an officer shot and killed a man who confronted him with a butcher knife at an apartment complex in an Ohio city. The shooting in Hamilton in southwestern Ohio was reported around 3 p.m. Saturday. Police Chief Craig Bucheit says the officer responded to ...

Coal-state lawmakers push to extend retired miners’ benefits

By MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers from coal-mining states are pushing to extend health benefits for more than 22,000 retired miners and widows whose medical coverage is set to expire at the end of April. West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin and other coal-state ...

Ohio family members plead for tips to solve massacre of 8

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tearful family members are pleading for information that could help solve the massacre of eight people in Ohio a year ago, in a video released Friday. Geneva Rhoden, who lost two sons, three grandchildren and a nephew, said she ...

Ohio Democrats to remember John Glenn

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Democrats are preparing a tribute to John Glenn that they hope will help claim the late space hero's legacy of patriotism and public service as part of the party's political brand. The Ohio native died Dec. 8 at 95. He was the first American to orbit Earth and ...

Sentencing set in Ohio military base security breach

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A sentencing date has been set for a man who admitted to causing the evacuation of two buildings at Ohio's largest military base. Edward Novak pleaded guilty in federal court in Dayton in February to charges of trespass, driving under the influence and disorderly ...

Ohio pastor convicted of murder in young foster son’s death

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio pastor has been convicted of murder and other charges in the death of his 2-year-old foster son. An attorney for Torace Weaver argued it was accidental. He says the boy hit his head on a wall while Weaver was spinning him around, playing what they called ...

Family: Stadium warned of faulty locks before man fell, died

CLEVELAND (AP) — The family of a concertgoer believed to have fallen five-stories to his death through a garbage chute at Progressive Field alleges the Cleveland Indians had been repeatedly warned about faulty locks and doors leading to trash chutes at the ballpark. Attorneys for Cory ...

Ohio unemployment rate holds steady at 5.1 percent for March

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials say Ohio's unemployment rate held steady from February to March at 5.1 percent, a bit higher than the national rate and up slightly compared to a year earlier. The U.S. unemployment rate for last month was 4.5 percent, a bit lower than the rate from ...

At least 26 high school students injured in school bus crash

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State Police say at least 26 high school students and one adult from neighboring Ohio have been injured in a school bus crash. The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register (http://bit.ly/2p1Cg2R ) reports the bus carrying football players from Buckeye ...

McDonald’s order trips up Facebook slaying suspect

By MICHAEL RUBINKAM, Associated Press Facebook slaying suspect Steve Stephens was undone by a 20-piece Chicken McNuggets and an order of fries. The man who police say shot a Cleveland retiree at random and posted video of the killing on Facebook pulled up to the drive-thru window of a ...

Sheriff: Ohio police officer says shooting story false

NEWCOMERSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio police officer who said he was shot during a traffic stop now says he made up the story to cover up a failed attempt to kill himself. The Tuscarawas County Sheriff's office says Newcomerstown police officer Bryan Eubanks claimed that ...

Lawyers ask court to reject Ohio lethal injection review

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Attorneys for death row inmates have asked a federal appeals court not to review a challenge to Ohio's lethal injection process as the state struggles to resume executions. The lawyers say there's no need for the full 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati to ...

Ohio man convicted in bank sexual assault gets 40 years

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting an employee at a bank has been sentenced to 40 years in prison. Franklin County's prosecutor says 32-year-old Billy Dee Anderson was sentenced Tuesday in Columbus. Anderson pleaded guilty last month to kidnapping and three ...

Ohio expands new program to help children of addicts

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A program announced last month to help children hurt by their parents' addictions is already expanding in Ohio. State Attorney General Mike DeWine, a Republican, announced Tuesday that four hard-hit counties in southern Ohio have been added to the 14 originally slated ...

2 vehicles stolen from dealership where owners were killed

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police are looking for two vehicles stolen from a Cleveland dealership where the couple who owned the business were found shot to death last week. Police initially couldn't say if any vehicles were taken but have since determined that the lot is missing two: a white 1999 ...

Videos show desperation of suspect in Facebook video killing

By MARK GILLESPIE, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The suspect in the random killing of a retiree posted on Facebook made his living mentoring teens in Cleveland, but his life appeared to be unraveling under the weight of gambling debts and trouble with his girlfriend. Rambling videos he ...