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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 ...

Missing Ohio woman’s remains identified, boyfriend charged

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say remains found in a shallow grave in the backyard of an Ohio home are those of a missing woman and that her boyfriend has been charged with murder. Akron police spokesman Lt Rick Edwards said Saturday the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office has ...

Supreme Court to decide if sentence in child death too long

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court will consider whether the sentence given to an Ohio couple convicted of failing to obtain medical care for their special-needs daughter who died is too long. Cleveland.com reports the court agreed this week to hear an appeal filed by the Cuyahoga ...

Obama to stump for Cordray, other Democrats on Ohio visit

CLEVELAND (AP) — Former President Barack Obama is visiting closely divided Ohio to campaign for gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray and other Democrats. Cordray, the former federal consumer watchdog, faces Republican state Attorney General Mike DeWine in one of the season's most closely ...

2 wounded in fatal Cincinnati shooting are back home

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — A woman who survived at least 12 gunshots in a downtown Cincinnati attack was back home Wednesday and helped get her two children ready for school, kissing them as she sent them off, a spokeswoman said. Whitney Austin, 37, was discharged ...

Police officer gets 43 years for on-duty sex assaults

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A former police officer in an Ohio village was sentenced Wednesday to 43 years in prison for sexually assaulting four women while on duty, including two women he had taken to the police station. The crimes of Justin Sanderson, 33, are "reprehensible and disturbing," ...

Candidate buys Weather Channel ads ahead of hurricane

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Republican candidate for Ohio governor has paid for ad time on The Weather Channel as it gears up for coverage of Hurricane Florence. Cleveland.com reports Attorney General Mike DeWine bought more than $10,000 worth of ad time on the channel Tuesday. His purchase ...

Firm worked for Cordray’s agency, then campaign

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An advertising and media firm to which Ohio gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray's agency gave government work while he was a federal official now is doing political work for him. Records reviewed by The Associated Press show ...

Hospital closes psychiatric unit after regulation changes

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio hospital has closed its psychiatric unit because of changes in government regulation. Aultman Hospital CEO Christopher Remark tells the Repository more stringent regulation and changing needs of the community were behind the decision. Remark says facility ...