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Cleveland officer killed during carjacking memorialized

By MARK GILLISPIE Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The twin sister of slain Cleveland police officer Shane Bartek said at his funeral Tuesday she knew as children her brother wanted to be a cop as they played with their first set of walkie talkies using call signs "Peanut Butter" and ...

Bone in SUV is from Ohio mom missing since 2002 with 2 kids

AURORA, Ind. (AP) — DNA testing has confirmed that a bone found in an SUV pulled last fall from the Ohio River in Indiana is from an Ohio woman who vanished in 2002 along with her two young children, authorities said Tuesday. Dearborn County Coroner Cameron McCreary learned Friday the bone ...

In omicron outbreak, US governors lose appetite for mandates

By JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Governors took sweeping actions during earlier surges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many closed schools and ordered businesses shut down. They issued mask mandates, vaccine requirements and even quarantines in some places for people who ...

Video shows cop shoot without warning at man firing into air

By MARK GILLISPIE Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Police in Ohio released body camera footage Thursday showing an officer firing multiple rounds through a wooden privacy fence without warning at someone shooting gunfire into the air on the other side. James Williams, 46, of Canton, was ...

Schools sticking with in-person learning scramble for subs

By MICHAEL MELIA Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Principals, superintendents and counselors are filling in as substitutes in classrooms as the surge in coronavirus infections further strains schools that already had been struggling with staffing shortages. In Cincinnati, dozens of ...

Ransom freed some missionary hostages in Haiti, workers say

By PETER SMITH Associated Press An unidentified person paid a ransom that freed three missionaries kidnapped by a gang in Haiti under an agreement that was supposed to have led to the release of all 15 remaining captives early last month, workers for their Ohio-based organization have ...

Democrats running for Ohio governor pick their running mates

By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Two Ohio Democrats seeking their party's nomination in bids to end Republican dominance of the governor's office announced their running mates Wednesday, one a veteran state lawmaker and the other a community leader who's largely unknown ...

New GM electric truck faces competition and skeptical buyers

By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The competition among U.S. automakers for a still-small pool of consumers seeking electric vehicles is quickly intensifying. General Motors, normally the top-selling U.S. automaker, officially unveiled the Chevrolet Silverado ...

Man accused of sexually abusing 6 boys gets 94 years

LIMA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who pleaded guilty to sexually battery after being accused of abusing six boys has been sentenced to a minimum of 94 years in prison. Allen County Judge Jeffery Reed called the case against Jeremy Kindle of Elida an "abomination" while sentencing him on ...

Ohio company will pay nearly $250K for Michigan fish kill

ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) — A paper mill in Michigan's Upper Peninsula has agreed to pay nearly $250,000 to settle an investigation of a fish kill in the Escanaba River, state regulators said. A "catastrophic pipe failure" at the Verso Corp. site in Escanaba resulted in a discharge of partially ...