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Ohio prosecutor: no charges in police officer’s death

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — The driver of a pickup truck that struck a police officer who died won't face charges, a prosecutor said Friday. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said "after a ... very complete, thorough investigation," he decided against filing ...

New leader named for Cleveland FBI office

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio native who served as a special assistant to the FBI's three most recent directors in Washington is the new leader of the agency's Cleveland field office. Eric Smith assumed his role as special agent-in-charge earlier this month. The 49-year-old Smith replaces ...

Lawsuits continue 4 years after Ohio Walmart police shooting

By KEITH BIERYGOLICK, The Cincinnati Enquirer CINCINNATI (AP) — After he shot John Crawford III, Officer Sean Williams charged down the Walmart pet aisle. He ran past stacks of cat litter and dog food, yelling "get down, get down, get down." For a moment, it looked like he missed. Crawford ...

Report: Congressman suspects theft from campaign account

CLEVELAND (AP) — The re-election committee for an Ohio Republican congressman told the Federal Election Commission it suspects the campaign's former treasurer stole tens of thousands of dollars from the campaign's bank account, according to a published report. A letter sent Friday from Rep. ...

Officials approve $10.8 million for marsh cleanup

MENTOR, Ohio (AP) — Ohio officials have released $10.8 million earmarked to clean up a marsh damaged by salt pollution over the last 50 years. Cleveland.com reports the state controlling board approved releasing the money for Mentor Marsh in Lake County this week. Funding for the project ...

Hearing set for Ohio inmate accused in 2 knife attacks

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A hearing was planned Tuesday for an Ohio inmate accused in a 2017 knife attack on four other prisoners handcuffed and unable to defend themselves and in a stabbing attack the following year on a guard who is still recovering from ...

Ohio abortion ‘heartbeat bill’ returns to Legislature

By KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Ohio proposed again on Monday one of the most restrictive abortion measures in the nation, and this time around, they have the governor's support. New Republican Gov. Mike DeWine has indicated he would sign ...

Police: Man accused of having 3 wives is in custody in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Maine man who is accused of being married to three different women in three different states is behind bars in Ohio. A warrant was issued when 43-year-old Michael Middleton missed a court appearance Thursday in New Hampshire. A day later, he was arrested in Ohio. The ...

Program to help farmers reduce phosphorus entering Lake Erie

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is collaborating with local agriculture and conservation partners to help farmers reduce the amount of phosphorus entering Lake Erie. The state says the Soil Testing to Reduce Agriculture Nutrient Delivery ...

Voters purged from rolls will have new chance at registering

CLEVELAND (AP) — Secretary of State Frank LaRose says he is reaching out to Ohioans who were recently purged from Ohio's voting rolls. A spokesperson for LaRose said Monday that he will reach out to an estimated 267,000 Ohioans who were removed in January after not responding to a "last ...