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Ohio gun reform urged; calls in Texas for Trump to stay away

By MATT SEDENSKY and JOHN SEEWER Associated Press DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Republican governor bucked his party to call for expanded gun laws Tuesday and some Democrats in Texas told President Donald Trump to stay away as both states reeled from a pair of shootings that killed 31 . A ...

Students, parents, friends among the dead in shootings

By MORGAN LEE and AMY GUTHRIE Associated Press One man protected his wife and granddaughter before he was fatally shot; another was killed during an outing with his beloved son. Stories of bravery and loss are emerging from the shootings that took more than 30 lives in El Paso, Texas, and ...

GOP governor urges gun sale background checks after shooting

By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Facing pressure to take action after the latest mass shooting in the U.S., Ohio's Republican governor urged the GOP-led Legislature on Tuesday to pass laws requiring background checks for nearly all gun sales and allowing courts to restrict ...

Schools increasingly aim to assess, manage student threats

By CAROLYN THOMPSON and MARTHA WAGGONER Associated Press Schools around the country have been setting up teams to assess threats posed by students who display signs of violence like the former student who compiled a "hit list" years ago in high school and went on to kill nine people in a ...

Ohio gunman’s ex-classmates decry missed chances to stop him

By MICHAEL BIESECKER and JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — High school classmates of the gunman who killed nine people in Dayton, Ohio, say he was suspended years ago for compiling a "hit list" and a "rape list," and questioned how he could have been allowed to buy the ...

Ex-mechanic starts new career, trades wrench for stethoscope

By MICHAEL K. McINTYRE The Plain Dealer CLEVELAND (AP) — Carl Allamby became an expert diagnostician after spending his childhood ducking his head under the hoods of Chevys and Fords with the older guys in his East Cleveland neighborhood. If a car whined and growled while turning, or if it ...

Police say man punched protester outside Trump rally in Ohio

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Kentucky man is accused of punching a protester outside an Ohio rally for President Donald Trump. Court records show 29-year-old Dallas Frazier, of Georgetown, was arrested Thursday night and charged with misdemeanor assault. He pleaded not guilty Friday but remained ...

Disaster declaration expands, could help more Ohio farmers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio governor's office says farmers in four more counties may be eligible for federal aid from the U.S. Department of Agriculture after heavy rains and flooding hindered spring planting and led to production losses. A previous disaster designation from the U.S. ...

As Ohio Medicaid rolls shrink, economy, renewal process eyed

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Medicaid enrollment has dropped by more than 250,000 people, or 8%, in the past two years. It's unclear whether those people now have other health coverage or are no longer insured. Medicaid Director Maureen Corcoran tells The Columbus Dispatch one factor is an ...

City stops hiring smokers, citing health and cost benefits

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Dayton officials say the southwestern Ohio city will no longer hire people who flunk pre-employment tests for tobacco and nicotine. The Dayton Daily News reports the change is intended to encourage a healthier workplace and reduce the city's health costs. Dayton Human ...