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Patient’s widow: Hospital safeguards ‘failed tremendously’

By KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The 44-year-old excavator was taken to the emergency room with shortness of breath. Breathing trouble also sent a 64-year-old woman to the same hospital. A third patient, a 79-year-old woman with health problems, was transferred from ...

Attorney: New racist threats at GM plant where nooses found

By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Workers who sued General Motors after nooses and racist graffiti were found at its largest U.S. transmission plant nearly two years ago are still facing racial harassment, their attorney said Thursday. Just this week, one of the workers ...

Man convicted of killing 2 women gets life sentence

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A man convicted of fatally shooting two women before shooting himself after a police standoff has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility for parole. Authorities said James Geran (GEHR'-uhn) killed a woman they described as a business associate in a ...

New suits filed over pain meds given to near-death patients

By KANTELE FRANKO and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man said Wednesday he was stunned to learn of allegations that his wife's hospital death last year was caused by a doctor's order for a fatal dose of pain medication. David Austin said he called an ...

Authorities: Space heater caused fire that killed teen

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Fire officials say a house fire that killed a 14-year-old boy in Ohio was caused by a space heater. The Repository in Canton reports Plain Township fire officials have ruled that the fire that killed Christian Werstler on Monday was an accident. Firefighters were called ...

Lieutenant governor to speak at Martin Luther King Jr. event

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's new lieutenant governor will be the featured speaker at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration in the state's capital city. Republican Lt. Gov. Jon Husted (HYOO'-sted) is speaking at noon Thursday at the event at Trinity Episcopal Church in downtown ...

Federal judge allowing open phone line during execution

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge is once again allowing the use of an open phone line to his courtroom during an Ohio execution. Tuesday's decision by Judge Michael Merz permits use of a system created in 2017 when defense attorneys tried unsuccessfully to stop an execution based on the ...

Ohio man sentenced in terrorism funding case

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — One of two brothers from Ohio who admitted giving money to a friend who sent it to an al-Qaida leader has been sentenced to five years in prison. A federal judge in Toledo sentenced Sultane Salim on Tuesday after he earlier pleaded guilty to concealing the financing of ...

First dispensaries in state ready to sell medical marijuana

CLEVELAND (AP) — Four dispensaries are ready to begin selling medical marijuana for the first time in Ohio. Two of the dispensaries opening Wednesday morning are in the southeast Ohio community of Wintersville, outside Steubenville. The other two dispensaries set to open are in Sandusky in ...

Federal food assistance arriving early because of shutdown

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohioans who receive food stamps are getting February's benefits this week. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue asked states to issue Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program aid no later than Jan. 20 for the nearly 40 million Americans in the program. The Trump ...