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Attorneys oppose request to schedule 2nd execution attempt

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Attorneys for a convicted Ohio killer who survived a botched execution attempt in 2009 are opposing a request to set a new execution date. Death row inmate Romell Broom was sentenced to die for abducting, raping and killing 14-year-old Tryna Middleton in Cleveland in ...

Man, woman found shot to death inside Columbus home

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two people have been found shot to death inside a Columbus home. Police say a U.S. Postal carrier "observed signs of criminal activity on the front porch" Wednesday afternoon and called police. When officers arrived they found 39-year-old Donte Moorer and 33-year-old ...

Ohio auditor: Ex-worker didn’t comment on fraud allegations

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state auditor's office says a former deputy director at a southern Ohio halfway house facing fraud allegations didn't respond to an opportunity to comment on the charges. An audit of STAR Community Justice Center in Scioto (sy-OH'-tuh) County says center officials ...

Ohio court rejects request for autopsies of 8 slain

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — An appeals court has rejected a newspaper's request for access to coroner's office evidence regarding eight Ohio massacre victims. The Cincinnati Enquirer asked the Pike County Coroner for preliminary autopsy and investigative notes and other material for the victims ...

Man killed in 2-car crash in Ohio

GRANVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Licking County say a 31-year-old man was killed in a two-vehicle crash. Police tell WBNS-TV (http://bit.ly/2naaPRn ) the crash occurred on state Route 661 in McKean Township around 4 p.m. Wednesday. Officials say Thomas Hagley's car was struck when he ...

Columbus area, not Cleveland, has most residents in new data

CLEVELAND (AP) — New U.S. Census Bureau estimates indicate that Ohio's most populous county is no longer the one that includes Cleveland but the one that includes Columbus. The estimates have Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County losing about 5,700 people last year while Franklin County gained ...

US Rep Jim Renacci enters 2018 race for Ohio governor

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci on Monday entered the 2018 governor's race against a potential trio of state officeholders. Renacci, of Wadsworth, sought to position himself as a political outsider alongside three Republicans he ...

Deadline set in case of Ohio mother accused of killing sons

BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) — Attorneys in the case of an Ohio woman accused of suffocating her three young sons out of jealousy at the attention her husband gave them have been given a deadline for filing any additional motions. A judge set a May 15 deadline Monday in the case of Brittany ...

Ohio police officers who shot, injured teen won’t be charged

CENTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Police officers who shot and wounded a 15-year-old boy who had an air gun won't face criminal charges. Montgomery County's prosecutor said Monday that a county grand jury declined to indict the two Centerville police officers after hearing testimony and evidence ...

Ohio municipalities challenge law allowing wireless antennas

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A law taking effect Monday that allows telecommunications companies to place wireless antennas on municipal buildings is an unconstitutional violation of cities' rights to control how they regulate such economic activity, ...

Ohio ex-lawmaker convicted of felony theft seeks new trial

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — An ex-lawmaker from northern Ohio who was removed from office after being convicted of felony theft in 2015 is making another attempt at getting a new trial. Sandusky real estate agent and auctioneer Steve Kraus was found guilty of taking antiques from a home ...

New Ohio law: Drivers leave 3-foot gap to pass bicyclists

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new Ohio law requires drivers to allow at least 3 feet of space when passing bicyclists on the road, though some cyclists say it's tough to enforce and not a strong enough deterrent to cars zipping past too closely. Some Ohio cities, including Cincinnati, Cleveland ...

Cleveland has doubts on body cameras for part-time work

By MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — City officials are wrestling with an order to devise a plan for a pilot project that would require police officers to wear body cameras while moonlighting, citing the potential overtime cost to the city. The city must submit plans for the ...

Ohio lawmakers again seek to eliminate renewable mandates

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Majority Republicans in the state Legislature are again seeking to eliminate the state's renewable energy requirements with a measure similar to one that Republican Gov. John Kasich vetoed last session. The House bill introduced this past week would get rid of mandates ...

Innocent bystander bitten by Akron police dog sues city

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman bitten by a police dog that was chasing her trespassing neighbor is suing the city of Akron over alleged negligence by the dog's handler. The Akron Beacon Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2mNFljR ) 57-year-old Deborah Callaway claims the police dog caused her ...

Records: 12-year-old, grandpa argued days before man killed

MOUNT HEALTHY, Ohio (AP) — Ohio court records say a 12-year-old boy and his grandfather argued and fought over doing chores in the days before the 80-year-old was killed. The boy has been charged as a juvenile with murder in the death of Fowler Agenbroad last August. The boy is now 13. The ...

Airline pilot, wife died from apparent fentanyl OD’s in Ohio

CENTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Family members say a woman found dead along with her airline pilot husband from apparent fentanyl overdoses had long batted drug problems. Police say the children of 36-year-old Brian Halye (hah-LEE') and 34-year-old Courtney Halye found their bodies Thursday at ...

Republicans join Democrats against Trump’s Great Lakes cuts

By JOHN FLESHER, AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — It sounds like an idea that would warm a conservative Republican's heart: Kill funding of a regional environmental cleanup that has lasted seven years and cost the federal government more than $2 billion, with no end in ...

Police: Man seriously injured in Ohio shooting

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in suburban Dayton say a shooting has left one person seriously injured. Springfield police say a man was found with a gunshot wound to the chest around 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Authorities say the man was taken to Miami Valley Hospital in serious condition. No ...

Truck overturns, spills over 2 tons of chicken feed

TROTWOOD, Ohio (AP) — Officials in Montgomery County say a tractor-trailer spilled over two tons of chicken feed after overturning. WHIO-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2ngrK7e ) that the tractor-trailer crashed on state Route 49 in Trotwood around 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Police say the driver of the ...