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Superintendent suspended for pulling down board VP’s pants

MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — The superintendent of a suburban Cleveland school district who was caught on video at a high school football game pulling down the pants of the school board vice president has been suspended. Maple Heights School Board President Pamela Crews says Superintendent ...

High court won’t hear appeal by condemned man who killed cop

CLEVELAND (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court won't review the murder conviction of a man sentenced to death for killing a Cleveland police officer. Cleveland.com reports that the case of 47-year-old Quisi (QWEE'-zee) Bryan is among those that the court has declined to review during this term. He ...

New snow leopard on display at Ohio zoo; 2nd cub euthanized

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio zoo says one of two snow leopard cubs born there a few months ago has gone on display. The Toledo zoo says a female cub named Dariga went on exhibit Monday with her family. The female cub and a male cub were born June 8. The zoo says the male cub was humanely ...

Manatee sent to Columbus Zoo from Florida for rehabilitation

POWELL, Ohio (AP) — An 18-month-old female manatee has arrived at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium from a zoo in Tampa, Florida. Columbus Zoo officials say Agua arrived Friday from Tampa's Lowery Park Zoo. She had been in Tampa since June 2016 after her mother was struck by a boat. The mother ...

Annual Ohio State study: Reports of campus rape doubled

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The number of reported on-campus rapes at Ohio State University more than doubled in 2016 compared to the previous year, according to an annual report published last week. The university attributed the increase to more students now living on campus and better awareness ...

Ohio State program to cover tuition for low-income students

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University plans to begin covering tuition costs for some low- and moderate-income students starting next year. The Columbus Dispatch reports the university announced last week that in-state students who qualify for Pell grants will be offered financial aid ...

Police: Officer shot 2 men threatening others with gun

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say an officer shot and wounded two men who were threatening people with a gun during a large fight outside an Akron nightclub. Officials say both men, ages 21 and 23, were seriously injured. Police say they were threatening officers and other people in a ...

Police: No injuries after robbery suspect fires at officers

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland police say a man running from the scene of a reported robbery fired a shot at a responding officer Officials say the officer was not harmed. Police say officers were investigating the robbery report Sunday morning when they heard a struggle inside the home. The ...

Ohioan sculpts statues for Georgia anti-terrorism memorial

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A squad of 7-foot (2.1-meter) infantrymen cast in bronze for an anti-terrorism memorial is being delivered to a Georgia museum this week by the central Ohio sculptor who created the statues. The Columbus Dispatch reports that Army veteran Alan Cottrill and a team of ...

White nationalist threatens lawsuit against Ohio colleges

By DAKE KANG, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — White nationalist Richard Spencer has threatened to sue two Ohio universities if they refuse to rent campus spaces for him to speak. Spencer's associates contacted the University of Cincinnati and Ohio State University this month asking to ...