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Ohio plans workplace classes after racist acts at GM plant

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio officials will spend two days leading civil rights training at a General Motors plant where there have been repeated incidents of racial harassment. All 1,700 workers at GM's transmission plant in Toledo will be required to attend one of the sessions on Thursday or ...

Guilty plea to hate crimes in deadly car attack at rally

By DENISE LAVOIE AP Legal Affairs Writer CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — In a case that stirred racial tensions across the country, a self-avowed white supremacist pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal hate crime charges in a deadly attack at a white nationalist rally in Virginia, admitting that ...

Woman charged in massacre probe asking judge to toss charges

PIKETON, Ohio (AP) — A woman facing charges in connection to an Ohio family massacre is to go before a judge and ask that her charges be dismissed. Prosecutors are opposing the request and also want a gag order to stop Fredericka Wagner from speaking about the case. A hearing is set for ...

After patient deaths, hospital addresses pharmacy concerns

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio hospital where dozens of patients died after receiving potentially fatal doses of painkillers says it has fully addressed concerns about its pharmacy services that jeopardized its Medicare participation. Mount Carmel West hospital in Columbus says a review done ...

Proposal: $55 million annually for public transportation

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The latest version of Ohio's transportation budget would provide $55 million annually for public transportation in the state. The state Senate approved the amount this week as the GOP-controlled chamber passed the budget, which includes a 6-cent per gallon increase in ...

Driver who hit, killed garbage truck operator pleads guilty

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A driver who struck and killed an Ohio garbage truck operator could face up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to a single, felony count of aggravated vehicular homicide. Other charges against 41-year-old Brian Jankovich, of Middletown, are being dropped as ...

DNA from missing-person case helps ID 2 legs found in trash

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say they have identified two human legs that were found in the trash at a waste-collection facility in Ohio's capital two years ago. Columbus police say a DNA match from a missing-person case helped identify the remains as those of a 22-year-old woman from the ...

Student suspended after using toy gun in veterans memorial

CELINA, Ohio (AP) — Military veterans and students are upset over the suspension of a middle school student in Ohio whose class project creating a memorial to veterans included a toy gun. About two dozen people in Celina in northwest Ohio protested the suspension earlier this week. The ...

Authorities: 16-year-old boy fatally shot; suspect sought

LINCOLN HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a 16-year-old boy has been shot and killed in suburban Cincinnati. Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil says sheriff's deputies responded shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday to a reported shooting in the village of Lincoln Heights, roughly 15 miles (24 ...

Governor declares state of emergency over road damage

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has declared a state of emergency in 37 Ohio counties that received serious highway damage from severe weather. The Republican governor said in a release this week that the emergency declaration will allow the state Department of Transportation and ...