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Governor names attorney to head Ohio’s health department

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The governor has named an attorney as director of the Ohio Department of Health. Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) has announced that Lance Himes will head the cabinet agency. Himes has served as interim director since March 31, after former director Rick Hodges left for ...

Ohio officers shoot and kill suspected active shooter

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — Officials are investigating after an Ohio deputy shot and killed a man suspected of shooting at a moving train. A Butler County dispatcher says the shooting happened around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in St. Clair Township. Police were responding to the area after receiving ...

Ohio man sentenced to 20 years for wife’s shooting

CINCINNATI (AP) — A suburban Cincinnati man who called 911 and reported he shot and killed his wife has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Jeffrey Hawkins had previously pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and felonious assault following the death of his wife, Jo Ann. Hawkins told ...

To North Korea and back: Otto Warmbier’s strange, sad trip

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press WYOMING, Ohio (AP) — Over and over, Otto Warmbier apologized and begged — at first calmly, then choking up and finally in tears — to be reunited with his family. North Korean officials seated at long tables watched impassively, with cameras rolling and ...

Mother who forgives daughter’s killer fights for his release

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The mother of a pregnant woman slain by her boyfriend, a former Ohio police officer, has forgiven the man and persuaded prison officials to allow the couple's surviving child to visit him behind bars. Patty Porter, 70, also is working for the early release of Bobby Cutts ...

Teen, child killed in head-on collision in northeast Ohio

SHREVE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man and a young girl have been killed in a head-on collision in northeast Ohio. The state Highway Patrol says 18-year-old Victor DiGiacomo, of Shreve, was driving south on State Route 3 in Wayne County around 11:30 p.m. Friday when his car went left of ...

Small-plane pilot killed by propeller during start-up

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio man has been killed after being struck by the propeller of his plane after starting its engine. The state Highway Patrol says 79-yar-old Larry Hoover was struck by the propeller of the single-engine plane around 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Wynkoop ...

Video expert to take stand again in Ohio officer’s retrial

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — A video analysis expert will take the witness stand again Tuesday in a police shooting retrial in Ohio. Grant Fredericks was called by prosecutors in the murder retrial of former University of Cincinnati officer Ray Tensing in the 2015 ...

Ohio teen rescues 4-year-old on first day as a lifeguard

LAKEWOOD, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio teenager has rescued a 4-year-old boy on his first day on the job as a lifesaver. Jack Viglianco says he was 20 minutes into his shift at a Lakewood swimming pool Thursday when he heard the boy calling for help. The 15-year-old jumped into the water and helped ...

Police: man who barricaded self a suspect in triple slaying

BRUNSWICK, Ohio (AP) — Ohio police say a man taken into custody after an overnight barricade situation is a suspect in the slaying of a mother and her two adult daughters. The 45-year-old man was removed from a home in Brunswick south of Cleveland early Tuesday morning. Brunswick Police Lt. ...