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Execution date sought for convicted Ohio prison riot killer

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A prosecutor has asked the Ohio Supreme Court to set an execution date for an inmate sentenced to die in the slayings of five fellow inmates during a 1993 prison riot in Ohio. Forty-nine-year-old Keith LaMar was convicted of aggravated murder in 1995 for the deaths of ...

Officials: Trooper pulls unconscious driver from burning van

TROY, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in western Ohio say a state trooper pulled an unconscious man from a burning van. WHIO-TV reports state police received calls about a reckless driver on Interstate 75 North in Troy Monday afternoon. Police say the van crashed into median cables before it came to ...

AP Essay: Violence meets well-traveled reporter in hometown

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Over four decades with The Associated Press, I have many times thrown clothes into a bag, withdrawn a wad of cash, and stuffed my laptop case with notebooks and pens before rushing by car or plane to a terrible event in someone else's ...

Police: Man, woman found dead with gunshot wounds

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say a man and a woman with gunshot wounds have been found dead in a car in Cleveland. Cleveland police say the bodies were found in the car Sunday morning in a parking lot on the city's west side. Police say the homicide unit responded around 7 a.m. to a report of ...

State: Grants to help protect firefighters from hazards

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials say $426,000 in grants aimed at protecting firefighters from carcinogens and other health hazards is being shared by 40 fire departments in Ohio. The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation says the funding is provided under the bureau's Firefighter ...

Officials: 1 dead in apartment fire

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Fire officials in northwestern Ohio say a man has died in an apartment fire. WTOL-TV reports crews responded to the Toledo apartment building Sunday evening. Authorities say the victim was in his first-floor apartment at the time of the fire. He was taken to a hospital ...

Ohio State Fair ends contract with operator of fatal ride

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio State Fair has ended its relationship with a New Jersey company that operated a ride that killed a man when it broke apart in July 2017. The Columbus Dispatch reports a panel appointed by the Ohio Exposition Commission this week ousted Amusements of America, ...

Judge tosses lawsuit over Ohio State student’s killing

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed by the family of a slain Ohio State University student that claimed the state of Ohio failed to supervise the man eventually convicted of killing her. The Ohio Court of Claims ruled last week the state is immune from liability in ...

Police, fire recruits quizzed about sex lives in application

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police and fire recruits in Cincinnati are being asked about their sexual history as part of an attempt to evaluate character, according to records obtained by The Cincinnati Enquirer. The police and fire application process in Cincinnati includes questions about ...

Police: Teen arrested in flare gun shootings

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say a 17-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with two flare gun shootings that injured two people. The Toledo Police Department announced the arrest on its Facebook page and Twitter account Friday evening but provided no additional details. Both ...