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Teen pleads guilty in death of girl hit during police chase

CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — A 15-year-old boy has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter stemming from the crash of a stolen car that struck and killed a 13-year-old pedestrian during a police pursuit last year. The teen also pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery and received a four-year ...

Speaker: Ohio reopening plan ‘disrespected’ lawmakers wishes

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Gov. Mike DeWine's plan for when to reopen Ohio's economy "disrespected" the wishes of fellow GOP lawmakers, the House Speaker said in sharply worded criticism of DeWine's blueprint for restarting ...

Ohio’s mail-in primary tests voting during virus outbreak

By WILL WEISSERT and JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The first major test of an almost completely vote-by-mail election during a pandemic is unfolding Tuesday in Ohio, offering lessons to other states about how to conduct one of the most basic acts of democracy amid a ...

Ohio governor announces easing up of elective surgery ban

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Wednesday announced an easing up on the prohibition of elective surgeries during the coronavirus pandemic. DeWine said that doctors can now review postponed procedures and surgeries with patients in ...

Ohio elections chief says no major problems yet in odd vote

By DAN SEWELL Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Voter participation in Ohio's coronavirus-extended primary election is on a slow pace, but the state's election chief said Wednesday there have been no major problems so far with less than a week to go. Numbers released Tuesday by the ...

Authorities: Missing toddler drowns in neighborhood pond

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A toddler who walked away from his family's home in Ohio's capital city was later found drowned in a small pond in his neighborhood. Columbus police say 2-year-old Birane Talla was reported missing around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday by a relative. Officers soon began searching ...

Ohio nears 1M unemployment claims over 5 weeks amid virus

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nearly 1 million people have filed unemployment claims in the past five weeks as Ohio's stay-at-home order continues to depress the economy and lead to widespread layoffs, the state reported Thursday. For the week ending April ...

Man gets life sentence in fatal shooting of pregnant woman

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A man who fired shots into a home, killing a pregnant woman inside the residence, was sentenced Thursday to 30 years to life in state prison. Brandon Leigh was 17 when the shooting occurred in Dayton in February 2018. The case was soon moved to adult court and he was ...

Ohio logs more jobless claims in 2 weeks than in all of 2019

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state human services agency reported more than 272,000 jobless claims for last week, and the attorney general sped up the placement of 300 new police recruits onto Ohio streets. A look at coronavirus-related developments in ...

Virus outbreak creates new challenges for addiction recovery

By CARLA K. JOHNSON and REGINA GARCIA CANO Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Charlie Campbell, nearly 13 years sober, is feeling tested today more than ever to stay that way. His dad is recovering from COVID-19 in a suburban Seattle hospital. His mom, who has dementia, lives in a facility ...