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Ohio killer says he can’t afford shoes thanks to court costs

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Court-ordered costs owed by a death row inmate who killed his girlfriend and her 83-year-old father are keeping the prisoner so poor he can't afford basics like shoes or boots, civil rights lawyers say. While condemned prisoner ...

Ohio Senate OKs bill to stop suspensions of young students

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Senate has unanimously approved a bill preventing schools from imposing out-of-school suspensions to young students who have committed minor infractions. The Columbus Dispatch reports Ohio elementary schools have handed out 35,000 suspensions in each of the ...

Columbus police shoot, kill man during SWAT stand-off

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus police say SWAT officers fatally shot a man after he made a "threatening gesture" with a handgun during a stand-off. Police say the shooting happened early Sunday morning in a neighborhood on the west side near the state capital's downtown. Police say they ...

Ohio jury recommends death penalty for killer of 2 women

ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) — A jury has recommended that a man convicted of strangling to death two women in Ohio receive the death penalty. The Ashland Times-Gazette reports the jury in northeast Ohio's Ashland County deliberated for less than two hours Friday before concluding that 41-year-old ...

Goodyear’s latest new technology airship nearing completion

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company officials say its third and final new technology airship could be ready for its maiden flight in late June. The Akron Beacon Journal reports the gondola that carries crew and passengers was placed beneath the semi-rigid airship on Friday ...

Woman fatally shot near Ohio house targeted in drive-by

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say a woman was gunned down as she walked by a house targeted in a drive-by shooting. The woman, who was in her 60s, was shot shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday. She was taken to a local hospital where she died. Her name was not released. Dayton Police Sgt. ...

Restored WWII bomber Memphis Belle makes public debut

By MITCH STACY, Associated Press DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Hundreds of visitors turned out to at the Air Force Museum to see the World War II bomber Memphis Belle, and the legendary aircraft rarely has looked better. The plane went on public display at the museum near Dayton, Ohio, for the first ...

Ohio transit agency says ex-board member owes $1.1 million

CLEVELAND (AP) — The transit authority for the Cleveland area says a former longtime board member owes the agency more than $1.1 million for unpaid health care premiums, unauthorized health benefits and use of an agency cellphone for personal calls. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports the ...

Ex-teacher pleads guilty to sex with 3 students

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio physical education teacher has pleaded guilty to having sex with three students. Former Canton City Schools teacher Tiffany Eichler entered the plea Wednesday to three counts of sexual battery. The 36-year-old former McKinley High School teacher was accused ...

Kent State graduate posts photos of herself with AR-10 rifle

KENT, Ohio (AP) — A Kent State University graduate is not apologizing for posting graduation photos of herself carrying a rifle on campus. Kaitlin Bennett tweeted that she could "arm herself" now that she was a graduate. Along with the AR-10 rifle, the photo shows a mortar board with the ...