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O’Neill readies letter resigning from Ohio Supreme Court

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Supreme Court Justice William O'Neill says he's staying in the Democratic gubernatorial primary race and has decided when he's leaving the high court. O'Neill tells The Associated Press on Thursday he'll specify that date in a resignation letter he plans to submit ...

Ohio SWAT officer cleared in fatal shooting of hostage-taker

RAVENNA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police officer and member of a regional SWAT team has been cleared in the fatal shooting of a man holding a woman hostage in February. The Record-Courier reports the Portage County prosecutor has sent a letter to Kent's police chief saying Hudson police Sgt. ...

Man suspected of Bosnian war crimes will change plea in Ohio

CLEVELAND (AP) — A change of plea hearing is scheduled for an Ohio man accused of hiding the fact that he had been in a special police unit in Bosnia and took part in the Serb massacre of more than 8,000 Muslim Bosnians during the 1995 genocide. The U.S. government accused Oliver Dragic ...

Police: Officers shoot 2 suspects in exchange of gunfire

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police say officers shot and injured two suspects in northern Ohio after one fired at police and another pointed a gun at them. None of the officers were hit in the exchange of gunfire. Police in Toledo say the shooting happened Wednesday night at a carryout while ...

Ohio grand jury indicts 2 parents in unrelated child deaths

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A grand jury in Columbus has indicted a mother and a father in unrelated child deaths. The Dispatch reports a Franklin County grand jury on Tuesday indicted 26-year-old Steven Wallen on involuntary manslaughter and child endangering charges for the accidental shooting ...

Woman, 10-year-old arrested for package theft

MENTOR, Ohio (AP) — A woman and a 10-year-old boy have been arrested for stealing $1,200 worth of merchandise in packages taken from homes in Ohio. Police say the duo was arrested Tuesday after someone witnessed the boy taking a package off a porch in Mentor and getting into a car. Officers ...

Attorney general files amicus brief in tea party IRS case

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio's attorney general wants to unseal testimony made by two former IRS officials at the center of a 2013 tea party tax scandal. A federal judge previously sealed the depositions of Lois Lerner and Holly Paz after their lawyers said the two received death threats. ...

Ohio amendments on community rights clear ballot board

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two proposed ballot issues that supporters say would restore Ohio communities' rights to challenge corporate incursions have been cleared for signature-gathering. The Ohio Ballot Board certified the Ohio Community Rights Amendment and a companion measure extending ...

FedEx driver foils mail scam, saves couple thousands

EASTLAKE, Ohio (AP) — Police say an alert package delivery driver saved an elderly Ohio couple from losing thousands of dollars in a scam by someone claiming the pair needed to send money to keep their son out of prison. Eastlake police say a scammer called the couple saying he was a New ...

House approves Ohio bill to expand flying of POW/MIA flag

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bill to expand when the POW/MIA military flag is flown is on its way to the Ohio Senate for consideration. The legislation requires the flag be flown at state-operated buildings on Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, National POW/MIA ...