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Police chief says ‘hearts are broken’ over slain detective

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police chief says hearts are broken over the death of a detective shot while serving a drug-related warrant. Dayton Chief Richard Biehl called Det. Jorge Del Rio a "noble, selfless public servant" during funeral services Tuesday for the 30-year police veteran at ...

Future of Ohio Bitcoin program, deemed illegal, in limbo

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Resuming Ohio's attempt to allow cryptocurrency in certain tax payments is up in the air after the state's top lawyer found a Bitcoin program launched by the former state treasurer was illegal. Republican Attorney General Dave Yost ...

Nurses’ hearings set over drug doses for patients who died

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Administrative hearings have been set for the 25 Ohio nurses accused of giving excessive painkillers to patients who died and not questioning the medication ordered by a doctor now charged with murder. Those nurses from the Mount Carmel Health System in Columbus aren't ...

County to buy trauma kits for mass shootings, other violence

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio county's commissioners have approved a $350,000 contract to purchase kits meant to help civilians handle injuries from mass shootings or other violent attacks. The Columbus Dispatch reports the Franklin County commissioners approved the contract ...

Wife of minister convicted of sex charges enters plea deal

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The wife and stepdaughter of a former Ohio minister convicted of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl have pleaded guilty to witness tampering. Prosecutors had accused the two women of abducting the victim and warning her not to testify at the trial of Anthony Haynes ...

Governor signs measure to strengthen amusement ride safety

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine has signed a measure aimed at strengthening Ohio's amusement ride safety program. The bill signed by the Republican governor on Wednesday seeks to strengthen safety inspection standards, define qualifications for ride inspectors and outline ride owner ...

$100M deposited in Ohio accounts for those with disabilities

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Contributions to tax-advantaged savings and investment accounts that Ohio offers to eligible children and adults with disabilities have exceeded $100 million. Republican Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague said the STABLE Account program his office administers hit the mark ...

Exhibit celebrating military dogs’ heroism travels to Ohio

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A traveling exhibit celebrating the service and heroism of military working dogs and the sacrifices they make during battle will be displayed at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Ohio. The exhibit titled "Canine Warriors — Courage and Sacrifice, Always Beside ...

Cedar Fair says attendance, pass sales up at amusement parks

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Cedar Fair Entertainment says its amusement and water parks have seen another jump in attendance this year. The Sandusky, Ohio-based company says helping drive the increase are its popular Halloween and winter events along with new nighttime festivals at some of its ...

Ex-postal employee sentenced for stealing gift cards, cash

CLEVELAND (AP) — A former U.S. Postal Service worker in Cleveland found guilty of stealing gift cards and cash from mail has been sentenced to more than four years in prison. Federal authorities say Jennifer Riccardi was sentenced this week to four years and eight months and must pay over ...