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Girl, 4, fatally shot inside car; suspect arrested

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a suspect in the fatal shooting of a 4-year-old girl sitting in a car with young siblings and her grandmother in northeastern Ohio has been arrested. Police say 31-year-old Darnell Bitting was arrested around 4 p.m. Saturday in Akron Akron police spokesman ...

Funeral procession, services for Ohio officers fatally shot

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A funeral procession and service are planned for two Ohio police officers fatally shot while responding to a 911 hang-up call in the Columbus suburb of Westerville. A viewing is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon Friday for officers Anthony Morelli and Eric Joering at ...

College named for John Glenn to honor widow’s 98th birthday

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Admirers of Annie Glenn will be able to watch a videotaped 98th birthday tribute to her online and leave the widow of astronaut John Glenn well wishes. A spokesman for the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at Ohio State University says faculty and staff will tape the ...

Ohio says error inadvertently excluded marijuana grower

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Human error led to a company's inadvertent exclusion from the proposed list of the dozen big growers in Ohio's new medical marijuana program, the state Department of Commerce said Thursday. The agency uncovered the mistake this ...

Backers to rally for Ohio nuclear plant in danger of closing

PERRY, Ohio (AP) — Supporters of an Ohio nuclear plant that's in danger of being shut down are planning to rally this weekend. School and county leaders who stand to lose out on millions of dollars in tax money are organizing Saturday's rally at the high school near the Perry nuclear plant ...

Gibbons lands support for US Senate bid from Rand Paul

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland businessman Mike Gibbons has landed the endorsement of Republican Rand Paul in his bid for U.S. Senate. The second-term senator from Kentucky on Thursday called Gibbons a fiscal and constitutional conservative who can be trusted to "stand up and fight for smaller ...

Man accused of selling gun used to kill police due in court

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge plans to consider bond for a man accused of providing the gun used in the fatal shooting of two Ohio police officers. Federal prosecutors say Gerald Lawson, of suburban Cleveland, bought the handgun for shooting suspect Quentin Smith last summer. A criminal ...

Prosecutor: Ring was bringing guns from Ohio to New Jersey

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a gun trafficking ring was transporting illegal firearms from Ohio to New Jersey. Officials say the guns, including assault rifles, were sold to criminals in Camden. New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewel will announce arrests during a news conference ...

Transit authority finds $7.9 million in surplus cash

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority says it has found $7.9 million in surplus cash, and it plans to use the money to replace its aging bus fleet. SORTA Chair Kreg Keesee says the money was discovered during a yearlong review of the agency's balance sheets. He says ...

Ohio man pleads no contest to slaying of woman, 94

WARREN, Ohio (AP) — An 18-year-old Ohio man has pleaded no contest to aggravated murder and attempted rape charges in the 2015 slaying of a 94-year-old neighbor. The Warren Tribune Chronicle reports Jacob LaRosa entered the plea and was found guilty Tuesday in northeast Ohio's Trumbull ...