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4 teens charged with murder in death of man hit by sandbag

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Four teenage boys have been charged with murder in an Ohio juvenile court after a man struck by a sandbag thrown from an interstate overpass died. The Blade reports prosecutors filed the charges Tuesday in Toledo against the boys, ages 13 to 15. The teens were initially ...

Officials say 2 meningitis deaths in Ohio county unrelated

NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio (AP) — Health officials in a rural northeast Ohio county say they have no explanation for a second bacterial meningitis death less than two weeks after a 14-year-old boy was fatally infected. The New Philadelphia Times Reporter reports Tuscarawas County Health ...

Police: Man attempted to rob store with fake furniture gun

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police say a man who tried and failed to rob an Ohio convenience store with a fake gun made from pieces of furniture has been charged with robbery. Akron police say the man walked into a local Circle K store Monday afternoon waving what appeared to be a rifle and demanding ...

Talent company wants ex-football star’s lawsuit tossed

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Efforts by a former Ohio State and NFL football star to expand his antitrust lawsuit over alleged improper use of ex-players' images are futile and the complaint should be tossed out, talent management company IMG said in a ...

Ohio bans doctors from performing Down syndrome abortions

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, AP Statehouse Correspondent COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is prohibiting doctors from performing abortions based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome, joining two other states with similarly strict legislation. Republican Gov. John Kasich signed the legislation into law ...

Man killed during home invasion just released from prison

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio man who authorities say was fatally shot while trying to commit a home invasion robbery had just gotten out of state prison. Cleveland.com reports 20-year-old Cornelius Love was released three days before being fatally shot early Wednesday at a home on Cleveland's ...

Pair charged with transporting kids in hot U-Haul truck

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man and woman have been charged after authorities say they transported five children in the back of a U-Haul truck on a sweltering summer day. Fifty-five-year-old Brian Dekam and 26-year-old Jamie Adkins, both of Cleveland, are free on bonds after being indicted ...

$1M bond set for mother charged with murder in son’s death

CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge has set a $1 million bond for a Cleveland woman charged with murder after telling authorities where her 5-year-old son's body was buried. Thirty-four-year-old Larissa Rodriguez appeared Friday in Cleveland Municipal Court. Police say Rodriguez, the mother of nine ...

Ohio judge ruled hospital gunman incompetent in 2016

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio judge last year ordered treatment in a state mental hospital for the gunman who this week wounded a security officer at a psychiatric emergency room before killing himself. Isaiah Currie was confined temporarily in a hospital in 2016 ...

Suspect in Virginia car attack indicted

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An Ohio man accused of driving into a crowd protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville has been indicted on 10 felony counts, including first-degree murder. Court records show a grand jury returned an indictment Monday against 20-year-old James Alex ...