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Attorneys oppose request to schedule 2nd execution attempt

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Attorneys for a convicted Ohio killer who survived a botched execution attempt in 2009 are opposing a request to set a new execution date. Death row inmate Romell Broom was sentenced to die for abducting, raping and killing 14-year-old Tryna Middleton in Cleveland in ...

Man, woman found shot to death inside Columbus home

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two people have been found shot to death inside a Columbus home. Police say a U.S. Postal carrier "observed signs of criminal activity on the front porch" Wednesday afternoon and called police. When officers arrived they found 39-year-old Donte Moorer and 33-year-old ...

Ohio auditor: Ex-worker didn’t comment on fraud allegations

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state auditor's office says a former deputy director at a southern Ohio halfway house facing fraud allegations didn't respond to an opportunity to comment on the charges. An audit of STAR Community Justice Center in Scioto (sy-OH'-tuh) County says center officials ...

Ohio court rejects request for autopsies of 8 slain

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — An appeals court has rejected a newspaper's request for access to coroner's office evidence regarding eight Ohio massacre victims. The Cincinnati Enquirer asked the Pike County Coroner for preliminary autopsy and investigative notes and other material for the victims ...

Man killed in 2-car crash in Ohio

GRANVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Licking County say a 31-year-old man was killed in a two-vehicle crash. Police tell WBNS-TV (http://bit.ly/2naaPRn ) the crash occurred on state Route 661 in McKean Township around 4 p.m. Wednesday. Officials say Thomas Hagley's car was struck when he ...

Columbus area, not Cleveland, has most residents in new data

CLEVELAND (AP) — New U.S. Census Bureau estimates indicate that Ohio's most populous county is no longer the one that includes Cleveland but the one that includes Columbus. The estimates have Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County losing about 5,700 people last year while Franklin County gained ...

US Rep Jim Renacci enters 2018 race for Ohio governor

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci on Monday entered the 2018 governor's race against a potential trio of state officeholders. Renacci, of Wadsworth, sought to position himself as a political outsider alongside three Republicans he ...

Deadline set in case of Ohio mother accused of killing sons

BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) — Attorneys in the case of an Ohio woman accused of suffocating her three young sons out of jealousy at the attention her husband gave them have been given a deadline for filing any additional motions. A judge set a May 15 deadline Monday in the case of Brittany ...

Ohio police officers who shot, injured teen won’t be charged

CENTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Police officers who shot and wounded a 15-year-old boy who had an air gun won't face criminal charges. Montgomery County's prosecutor said Monday that a county grand jury declined to indict the two Centerville police officers after hearing testimony and evidence ...

Ohio municipalities challenge law allowing wireless antennas

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A law taking effect Monday that allows telecommunications companies to place wireless antennas on municipal buildings is an unconstitutional violation of cities' rights to control how they regulate such economic activity, ...