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50 years on, friends still recall Ohioan’s Vietnam death

By JIM KRUMEL The Lima News WAPAKONETA, Ohio (AP) — Fifty years will have passed this Saturday since Gary Detrick was killed by enemy fire in Vietnam. He was 20 years old. It is a date — April 13, 1969 — that has always stuck in the mind of Larry Elsass, a boyhood friend of Detrick. ...

Patrol focusing on Move Over law in construction season

FREMONT, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol is focusing on enforcement of Ohio's Move Over law as construction season starts. The patrol says troopers' cruisers were involved in 56 crashes in the past five years that appear to have involved violations of that law by motorists. Two ...

Jury: prosecutor guilty of coercion, acquitted on sex charge

MARIETTA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio county prosecutor accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with a female kidnapping victim in his office has been convicted of coercion but acquitted of a sex charge. The Attorney General's Office, which prosecuted the case, has said the woman was both a ...

Baby sitter convicted in Ohio toddler’s 2018 death

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio baby sitter charged with murder in a 3-year-old girl's death has been convicted of the child's death. The Hamilton-Middletown News-Journal reports that a jury convicted Lindsay Partin late Friday of murder, involuntary manslaughter and child endangering. The ...

Principals from schools with shootings form support network

By KANTELE FRANKO Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In the days after a teenager shot and killed three fellow students at Ohio's Chardon High School in 2012, then-Principal Andy Fetchik remembers getting a call from someone who knew just what he was experiencing. It was Frank ...

Sheriff: Man dies after fishing boat capsizes on lake

COLLEGE CORNER, Ohio (AP) — A sheriff says a boat has capsized at an Ohio lake and one of the two fishermen in the boat has died. Preble County Sheriff Mike Simpson says the boat capsized on Acton Lake at Hueston Woods State Park around noon Tuesday. Simpson says both men were thrown into ...

Neo-Nazi website founder refuses to be in US for deposition

By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press A neo-Nazi website operator said Tuesday that he refuses to be present in the U.S. for questioning under oath in a lawsuit that accuses him of unleashing an anti-Semitic "troll storm" against a Montana real estate agent's family. The Daily Stormer founder ...

20 counties in state eligible for federal aid after storms

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Federal funding is being made available to help repair damage in Ohio from storms, flooding and landslides after severe weather in February. Local governments, state agencies and certain nonprofit organizations in 20 southern Ohio counties are eligible for that federal ...

State OKs payment to 3 men wrongfully imprisoned for years

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Three men wrongfully imprisoned for murder for nearly 20 years will split a wrongful-conviction payment of $1.5 million from the state of Ohio. Cleveland.com reports the state Board of Control this week authorized the payment to be split among Eugene Johnson, Laurese ...

Teen pours affection for animals into volunteering

By ALLISON WARD The Columbus Dispatch COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Seventh-grader Rebekah Weiner volunteers weekly at Columbus Humane, walking dogs, cuddling cats and playing with lonely animals. The 13-year-old has always had a passion for helping creatures, large and small. Rebekah Weiner ...