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Ohio Turnpike service plazas offer free Wi-Fi in new network

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission says it is now providing free, reliable public Wi-Fi inside all 14 service plazas along the toll road. It says the upgrade replaces an inconsistent patchwork of systems that had been provided by food vendors at those stops ...

Search for missing Ohio couple turns up man’s body

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man's body has been found in a vacant home during a search for a missing Ohio couple. The Montgomery County Coroner's Office in Dayton says the body of 28-year-old Todd Burkhart, of Mansfield, was found Friday night inside a vacant home in Dayton. No ...

Authorities: Death of man found in sewage tank accidental

SOUTH SOLON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say the death of a man found at the bottom of a drained sewage tank in Ohio appears to be accidental. The Columbus Dispatch reports the body of 34-year-old James Powers was found Wednesday in the recently drained tank at a wastewater treatment plant in ...

2 people slain at apartment complex where deputy was killed

BATAVIA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man has been arrested in the fatal shooting of two people at an Ohio apartment complex where a sheriff's deputy was killed earlier this year. WCPO-TV reports Pierce Township police have not released any information about the shooting or the identities ...

Ohio high school senior wins school board seat

By EMILY MILLS Akron Beacon Journal BATH, Ohio (AP) — Mike Kahoe was eager to discuss his recent election to the Revere Board of Education and his plans for the position, from increasing transparency between the board and the community to improving school safety. But first, the 18-year-old ...

Ohio says study finds many pregnancy deaths were preventable

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state Department of Health says a study shows more than half of pregnancy-related deaths in Ohio over a four-year period were preventable. The Columbus Dispatch reports the statewide study released Friday shows that 57% of 89 reported pregnancy-related deaths from ...

Ohio bill would erase time limits, loophole in cases of rape

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State senators in Ohio are debating a proposal to lift the statute of limitations on rape. It would also close a loophole that allows rape inside marriage to go unpunished. During Senate hearings that began Wednesday, Democratic co-sponsor Sen. Nickie Antonio, of ...

Dayton gunman’s friend expected to plead to unrelated counts

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A friend of the gunman in the deadly Dayton mass shooting is expected to plead guilty to unrelated federal firearms charges. Court documents show 24-year-old Ethan Kollie will be in court Wednesday. No details of his plea agreement have been disclosed. Kollie is accused ...

Former Ohio lawmaker sentenced on federal fraud charge

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio lawmaker accused of defrauding programs intended for disadvantaged businesses has been sentenced in federal court. Former Democratic State Rep. Clayton Luckie, of Dayton, received four months in prison Friday after a judge rejected a probation recommendation ...

Man charged with lying when buying firearms used in slaying

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man has been charged with lying when buying a gun authorities say was used in the slaying of a Dayton detective shot while serving a drug-related warrant. Fifty-five-year-old Det. Jorge Del Rio died Nov. 7. Three men were charged in the Nov. 4 fatal shooting. The ...