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60-year-old gorilla, 1st to be born in a zoo, dies in Ohio

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS and KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The world's first gorilla born in a zoo, a female named Colo who became the oldest known living gorilla in the U.S., has died at age 60, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium said Tuesday. Colo died in her sleep ...

Ex-deputy found not guilty of murder charge in Ohio shooting

WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — A former deputy sheriff accused of fatally shooting an unarmed man after a chase was found not guilty of murder and reckless homicide charges on Tuesday. Joel Jenkins was working as a Pike County deputy when Robert Rooker was fatally shot. Jenkins, of Waverly, testified ...

Search of lake for human remains from plane crash ends

By MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The search for human remains from a plane that crashed into Lake Erie last month has ended, and DNA testing has identified three of the six people killed, an airport official said on Tuesday. "Due to conditions in the water, it is not ...

Review board: Fatal police shooting of suspect was justified

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A review board has determined a SWAT team officer's fatal shooting of a robbery suspect outside a convenience store in Ohio's capital city in 2015 was justified. Officer Barry Kirby fatally shot 25-year-old Kaleb Alexander on Oct. 15, 2015 outside a United Dairy Farmers ...

Ex-coach at University of Dayton sentenced in fatal crash

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A former University of Dayton coach who was found guilty of aggravated vehicular homicide has been sentenced to four years in prison. Authorities say Paul Ivkovich was sentenced Tuesday in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court. The 37-year-old Dayton man was charged after ...

Cleveland cop charged with rape was also arrested in 2009

PARMA, Ohio (AP) — The Cleveland police officer charged with pistol-whipping and raping his girlfriend in Parma last week was previously arrested for attempting to force an acquaintance to kiss him years ago in the suburban city. Parma police say Cleveland Patrolman Tommie Griffin was ...

Off-duty Ohio police officer shoots would-be burglar at home

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Investigators say an off-duty Columbus police sergeant shot and wounded an intruder who tried to break into his central Ohio home and woke him with the sound of shattering glass. Authorities say the would-be burglar escaped out a window and drove away after the Tuesday ...

Ohio family gets back grandfather’s Purple Heart from WW I

By LAUREN LINDSTROM, The (Toledo) Blade FREMONT, Ohio (AP) — A family has a piece of its history back after a grandfather's Purple Heart for service in World War I was returned in a ceremony Saturday following years, and miles, of separation. Carl Bond's family didn't know the medal existed ...

Tackle social problems ‘bottom-up’ as King did, Kasich says

ATLANTA (AP) — Ohio's governor says Americans shouldn't focus so much on the highest-level people when there are ways to tackle many societal problems at the local and individual levels. Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) spoke Monday in Atlanta at The King Center on the holiday honoring ...

Well-wishers donate to keep Ohioan, 108, in assisted care

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A woman who just turned 108 has another reason to celebrate after well-wishers donated enough money so that she can remain at an Ohio assisted-living facility where she greets people while making the rounds with her walker. Carrie Rausch's children nearly used up her ...

4 dead in Ohio apartment fire include man who just moved in

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A relative says one of four people who died in an apartment building fire in northwest Ohio was a man who had just moved into the building. The Blade in Toledo reports fire investigators haven't determined what caused the Sunday blaze. They also haven't said whether the ...

Dismembered deer carcasses remain a mystery in Ohio

NEW FRANKLIN, Ohio (AP) — Police in northeast Ohio have no leads in solving a Friday the 13th mystery involving the dumping of several dismembered deer carcasses alongside a road. The Akron Beacon Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2jSTIAt ) the mutilated and disemboweled remains of at least ...

Anti-Trumper John Kasich to doubters: I’m no lame duck

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In less than a year's time, Ohio Gov. John Kasich has gone from an "adult in the room" alternative in a fractious Republican presidential field, to a potential convention spoiler in Cleveland, to now facing a hostile new president ...

Photo display of mayors reveals surprise find to community

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A new display featuring photos of former mayors from Ohio's fourth-largest city turned up a discovery: A photo thought to be of Toledo's first mayor is actually a photo of his son. The mistake was discovered a few years ago by family members of the first mayor and local ...

Air Force agency reports $8.1B in foreign military sales

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AP) — An agency at Ohio's largest military base has handled $8.1 billion in foreign military sales in fiscal year 2016. The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2il9nrX ) the amount is a drop of more than half from the prior year. Air Force Security ...

3 adults, child die in early morning apartment fire in Ohio

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Fire officials say a fourth body has been found in what remains of an apartment complex severely damaged by a fire in northern Ohio. Toledo's fire chief says the fourth victim is a man whose body was found Sunday afternoon, hours after the fire broke out at the complex ...

Authorities: Woman walking dog finds body in wooded area

DOYLESTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a woman walking her dog found a body in a wooded area in northeast Ohio. The Wayne County Sheriff's Office says the body was found around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday in the village of Doylestown, near Akron. The body hasn't been identified. Authorities are ...

Ohio judge rejects ex-death row inmate’s bid for new trial

BUCYRUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge in northern Ohio has turned down a one-time death row inmate's request for a new trial based on concerns that have surfaced around a former state crime lab worker. Attorneys for Kevin Keith made the request and questioned whether the state forensic expert ...

Auto parts plant in northern Ohio closing later this month

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — An auto parts plant that employs more than 300 people in northern Ohio will shut down later this month. The owners of KBI in Sandusky announced the closing last fall and now say that the remaining workers will be laid off Jan. 23. The factory makes wheel bearings and ...

Ohio urging police agencies to meet new statewide standards

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is urging state law enforcement agencies to adopt new standards governing the use of deadly force, body cameras and other policies ahead of a March deadline, or risk community backlash. An advisory board commissioned by ...