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Ohio to test all staff members in state’s nursing homes

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS (AP) — All staff members in the state's nursing homes will be tested for the coronavirus, Republican Gov. Mike DeWine said Tuesday, announcing a ramped-up effort in Ohio's hard-hit long-term care facilities. The governor said testing will ...

E-signature rule for ballot campaigns stayed as Ohio appeals

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal court panel temporarily stopped Ohio ballot campaigns Tuesday from proceeding under less restrictive signature-gathering rules they'd been granted amid the coronavirus pandemic. A three-judge panel of the 6th Circuit U.S. ...

Police: Barricaded suspect killed after firing at officers

PARMA, Ohio (AP) — Police officers shot and killed a man after he emerged from an Ohio home after an hours-long standoff and fired at them, police said. Parma Heights police said they responded to a report at about 8:45 p.m. Monday that a man had pointed a gun at another man's head. Officers ...

Body of missing 5-year-old boy found in lake at campground

PEEBLES, Ohio (AP) — The body of a 5-year-old boy who went missing at a southern Ohio campground this week has been found in a lake there, authorities said. Cameron Walters was last seen around 5 p.m. Monday at the Mineral Springs Lake Resort, a 350-acre campground in Peebles. Emergency ...

Man charged with murder in fatal beating of his grandmother

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio man was charged Wednesday with murder after police found his grandmother fatally beaten inside a Cincinnati home. Anna Kidwell, 79, was found around 7:15 p.m. Tuesday by officers who had gone to the home in the city's Mount Washington neighborhood to do a welfare ...

Nursing home deaths nearly 70% of Ohio’s overall total

By JOHN SEEWER and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nursing home residents continue to make up the vast majority of coronavirus-related deaths in Ohio, according to new Department of Health statistics. At least 1,246 residents of Ohio's long-term care facilities ...

2 accused of false Alzheimer’s diagnoses charged with fraud

By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A former director of an Ohio memory-loss clinic accused by dozens of patients of falsely diagnosing them with Alzheimer's disease has been indicted on federal fraud charges. The U.S. Justice Department said Sherry-Ann Jenkins was not ...

Change of plea hearing for suspect accused of game threat

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of threatening a shooting at Ohio State University and vowing to hurt players on the football team is now scheduled for a change of plea hearing, according to a Wednesday court filing. Such changes of plea hearings ...

Authorities: Teen’s fatal shooting was homicide, not suicide

CLEVELAND (AP) — The shooting death of a Cleveland teenager who authorities initially believed had killed himself has now been ruled a homicide. The 16-year-old boy was found dead May 12 in a home in the city's Union-Miles neighborhood, authorities said. He had been shot in the ...

‘Godfather of Grass’ seeks prison release over virus concern

LISBON, Ohio (AP) — The "Godfather of Grass," who was sentenced for his role in a large marijuana operation after eight years on the run, has asked a judge to release him from a federal prison in Ohio that has seen nine coronavirus deaths. John Robert "Johnny" Boone vouched for his release ...