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NTSB: Pilot had marijuana, alcohol in system during crash

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A federal report says a pilot who died when his small plane struck a zip line strung across an Ohio river had alcohol and marijuana in his system. The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports the National Transportation Safety Board released its findings this week. The ...

Bus leaves Cleveland for New York, ends up in Toledo

CLEVELAND (AP) — Greyhound says it is investigating how a bus meant to take passengers from Cleveland to New York ended up in Toledo. WEWS-TV reports that the bus left Cleveland several hours late on Thursday and was headed east through Pennsylvania when it started experiencing problems. The ...

Cincinnati officials offer apologies in trapped teen’s death

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati officials on Tuesday apologized to the family of a 16-year-old boy who died after he was trapped by a minivan's rear bench and police failed to find him, despite his 911 calls. Mayor John Cranley said Kyle Plush's death was ...

Woman hurt at Ohio fair gets $1.8M from ride owner, others

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — A woman who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a thrill ride accident at last year's Ohio State Fair will receive $1.8 million. A judge this week approved the settlement that calls for the ride's owner, Amusements of America, and two private inspection companies to pay ...

Sheriff backs investigative staff 2 years after 8 killed

PIKETON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio sheriff says he remains confident in the staff investigating the unsolved killings of eight family members nearly two years ago. The anniversary of the April 22, 2016, slayings is Sunday. The case involves seven adults and a teenage boy from the Rhoden family who ...

Bus driver fired after young student left on alone bus

MASON, Ohio (AP) — A substitute school bus driver in southwestern Ohio has been fired after a sleeping child was left unattended on a bus. School officials in Mason tell WXIX-TV that the driver failed to do a mandatory check of the bus, leaving the young child behind. The student attends the ...

Man pleads guilty in fatal shooting of Salvation Army worker

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland man has pleaded guilty in the fatal shooting of a Salvation Army worker who was going out to collect money at one of the charity's kettles. William Jones was charged in the Dec. 2 slaying of Jared Fier-Plesec. Investigators say Fier-Plesec was wearing his ...

Kentucky bridge damaged in crash set for repairs

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Repairs are to begin Wednesday on a damaged Kentucky bridge over the Ohio River. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials say work on the Roebling Suspension Bridge between Covington and Cincinnati is expected to be complete by May 1. The Kentucky Enquirer reports a ...

Cincinnati council to discuss death of teen trapped in van

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati City Council members are scheduled to hold a special meeting on the death of a 16-year-old boy who called 911 twice after getting trapped by a minivan's rear bench in his school's parking lot. The city's Law and Public Safety ...

Cincinnati newspaper wins Pulitzer for heroin reporting

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Enquirer's weeklong examination of the many ways the heroin crisis is impacting its community has won the Pulitzer Prize for local reporting. Cheers, hugs and champagne toasts swept the newsroom Monday after the announcements ...