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Ohio briefly, April 2

Man leads cops on chase ending in river

DAYTON (AP) — Police say a man fired shots at officers during a traffic stop and led them on a chase that ended with the suspect’s vehicle going off an embankment into the Great Miami River, where he was pulled out of the water.

Dayton police say officers assisted in getting the man out of the river after the Sunday morning chase that ended about 1 a.m.

They say the suspect was taken to a hospital due to the temperature of the water. The man’s name and condition weren’t immediately released.

Dayton police Maj. Eric Henderson said no officers were injured.

Police say their investigation is continuing.

University expanding into Greene County

BEAVERCREEK (AP) — Ohio University says its expansion into a western Ohio county won’t compete with other area universities.

The school’s associate dean for industry partnerships said the university in southeastern Ohio plans to begin teaching professional development courses at a research center in Beavercreek in Greene County. The Dayton Daily News reported the school also is planning to offer graduate school classes at a later point.

Associated Dean Scott Miller said the goal is to fulfill the educational needs for the area. There currently are no plans to offer undergraduate courses in the area.

Miller said Ohio University has reached out to colleges in the area to form local partnerships.

Shooter fires into car, kills man inside

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say an unidentified shooter apparently fired several shots into a car, killing a man inside the vehicle in Cleveland.

Cleveland police say officers received a call around 11:45 Saturday night about shots fired near an intersection on the city’s west side. Police spokeswoman Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia said police found a man who had been shot multiple times in the driver’s seat of a vehicle in an apartment complex parking lot. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities didn’t immediately release the man’s name, pending notification of family members.

Police say the shooter fled after firing into the car. No arrests had been reported in the case.

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