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Ohio lawmakers studying error that could ban some guns

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A mistake in writing up an Ohio bill could inadvertently ban several types of already legal guns and must be fixed quickly, gun rights advocates say. At issue is legislation approved by lawmakers last year that allows off-duty ...

Ohio firefighters monitor blaze in docked ship; no injuries

OREGON, Ohio (AP) — A fire continues to burn inside a Lake Erie docked vessel as Ohio firefighters try to cool the ship in an incident with no injuries. The fire broke out on the deck of the St. Clair Saturday night at the Port of Toledo in northern Ohio. The cause is still ...

Lawyers seek new sentencing for teen in Ohio school shooting

URBANA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio teenager who shot and wounded a classmate at school and was sentenced to 23 years in prison has filed an appeal for a new sentencing. Lawyers for Ely Serna said in court documents the trial court judge erred in giving their client the maximum sentence for the 2017 ...

College named for John Glenn wishes widow happy 99th

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A public affairs college named for astronaut John Glenn is wishing his widow a happy 99th birthday. Annie Glenn overcame a debilitating stutter to become a leading advocate for Americans with communicative disorders. She turned 99 on Sunday. John Glenn died in 2016 at ...

Police officer who offered money for sex back on duty

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Columbus police officer who was suspended after he admitted he offered to pay a woman for sex is now back on duty. Twenty-six-year-old Officer Helal Daoud, who has been with Columbus police for two years, was placed on leave in November. The Columbus Dispatch reports ...

Ohio prosecutor: no charges in police officer’s death

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — The driver of a pickup truck that struck a police officer who died won't face charges, a prosecutor said Friday. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said "after a ... very complete, thorough investigation," he decided against filing ...

New leader named for Cleveland FBI office

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio native who served as a special assistant to the FBI's three most recent directors in Washington is the new leader of the agency's Cleveland field office. Eric Smith assumed his role as special agent-in-charge earlier this month. The 49-year-old Smith replaces ...

Lawsuits continue 4 years after Ohio Walmart police shooting

By KEITH BIERYGOLICK, The Cincinnati Enquirer CINCINNATI (AP) — After he shot John Crawford III, Officer Sean Williams charged down the Walmart pet aisle. He ran past stacks of cat litter and dog food, yelling "get down, get down, get down." For a moment, it looked like he missed. Crawford ...

Report: Congressman suspects theft from campaign account

CLEVELAND (AP) — The re-election committee for an Ohio Republican congressman told the Federal Election Commission it suspects the campaign's former treasurer stole tens of thousands of dollars from the campaign's bank account, according to a published report. A letter sent Friday from Rep. ...

Officials approve $10.8 million for marsh cleanup

MENTOR, Ohio (AP) — Ohio officials have released $10.8 million earmarked to clean up a marsh damaged by salt pollution over the last 50 years. Cleveland.com reports the state controlling board approved releasing the money for Mentor Marsh in Lake County this week. Funding for the project ...