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Number of city’s kids poisoned by lead above state average

CLEVELAND (AP) — The number of children in Cleveland testing positive for high levels of lead remains about four times the state and national averages. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports new data from the state health department shows a slight uptick over the past two years in the number of ...

Columbus library scans 1 millionth item into digital archive

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The library system in Ohio's capital city says archivists have scanned the 1 millionth item into the system's digital collection. The Columbus Metropolitan Library says the item is a panorama photograph taken from the cupola atop the Ohio Statehouse. The library ...

2 teen brothers found dead inside submerged car in Ohio

WESTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say two teenage brothers have been found dead inside a submerged car in northwest Ohio. The Bowling Green Sentinel-Tribune reports the Wood County Sheriff's Office has identified the teens as 17-year-old Xavier Wensink, and 14-year-old Aidan Wensink, of ...

Ex-Miss Kentucky gets probation for bringing pot into prison

LIMA, Ohio (AP) — A former Miss Kentucky who tried to smuggle a small amount of marijuana into an Ohio prison for her boyfriend won't have to spend time behind bars. The Lima News reports 28-year-old Kia Hampton, of Louisville, Kentucky, received probation Wednesday during a hearing in Allen ...

Prosecutors: Don’t overturn Amish leader’s hair-cutting case

CLEVELAND (AP) — The leader of a breakaway Amish group in Ohio convicted in hair- and beard-cutting attacks is pushing to get his sentence overturned using arguments already considered and rejected in court. An attorney for 72-year-old Samuel Mullet Sr. argues that his previous lawyer made ...

Board: Proposal to term-limit Ohio justices is 2 issues

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld dismissal of a lawsuit over a proposed constitutional amendment ballot issue. A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati agreed Tuesday with a lower court's ruling against a group that claimed its First ...

Overdose deaths up over 30 percent in Cincinnati area

CINCINNATI (AP) — A coroner says fatal drug overdoses rose sharply last year in the Cincinnati area and the numbers would have been even worse without the opioid-overdose antidote naloxone. Hamilton County Coroner Lakshmi Sammarco (LAK'-schmee sam-MAHR'-koh) announced Tuesday that her office ...

Ohio woman faces charges in death of her baby

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a 23-year-old southeast Ohio woman faces felony charges for the death of her 3-month-old daughter earlier this month. The Athens Messenger reports Christina Hazlett, of Athens, is scheduled to appear in Athens County Municipal Court on Wednesday after ...

Young John Glenn’s pillowcase featured planets, stars

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — When future astronaut John Glenn nestled in his bed, it may not have been sugar plums that danced in his head, but celestial bodies. A recently discovered child's pillowcase that belonged to the late U.S. senator and space hero ...

Superstore chain Fred Meyer to stop selling guns, ammunition

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Superstore company Fred Meyer will stop selling guns and ammunition. The Portland, Oregon,-based chain in a statement Friday said it made the decision after evaluating customer preferences. The company sells guns at nearly 45 of its 132 stores in Oregon, Washington, ...