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State opposes reconsideration of family slain autopsy ruling

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Attorney General's Office says the state Supreme Court shouldn't reconsider its decision rejecting requests for unredacted autopsy reports from the unsolved slayings of eight family members. Attorneys for the office say arguments by two newspapers for a new ...

Teen school shooting suspect’s case to stay in adult court

URBANA, Ohio (AP) — The case of a teenage boy charged in an Ohio school shooting that wounded two students will remain in adult court. The Springfield News-Sun reports a Champaign County judge on Wednesday made the ruling after hearing arguments on defense motions in Ely Serna's case. Serna ...

Feds announce new charges against alleged Ohio MS-13 members

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The federal government says four more alleged members and associates of the MS-13 gang have been charged in Ohio. Prosecutors say a federal grand jury charged the four on Dec. 14 on counts including extortion, money laundering and drug dealing. The indictment was ...

Ohio businessman to be deported after 38 years in US

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio businessman who called the U.S. home for 38 years is scheduled to be deported to Jordan. The (Youngstown) Vindicator reports 57-year-old Amer Othman will leave Youngstown with his wife on Sunday after fighting for years to remain in the country. Othman says ...

Woman enters no contest plea in grandson’s methadone death

CLEVELAND (AP) — A 46-year-old woman has been found guilty of charges related to the methadone overdose death of her grandson in Cleveland. Cleveland.com reports Norma Carraballo-Vasquez could receive 11 years in prison after pleading no contest Wednesday in a Cleveland courtroom to ...

Ohio officer says felt ‘imminent threat’ in Walmart shooting

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio police officer who fatally shot a black man in a Walmart store says he believed he faced an "imminent threat," while also acknowledging he never saw the man point what turned out to be an air rifle or threaten anyone. Beavercreek officer police officer ...

Ohio’s oldest barbershop to close its doors this weekend

ORRVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's oldest barbershop hung up its clippers this weekend after over 2 centuries in operation. Ron's Barber Shop in Orrville opened in 1870 and stands as the oldest continuous barbershop in the state. The Wooster Daily Record reports current owner Judy Laurene planned ...

Columbus records 1st homicide 14 minutes into New Year

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After a record number of homicides last year, Columbus experienced its first killing just 14 minutes into the New Year. Police say a 30-year-old woman died at a hospital of injuries from a gunshot wound at 12:14 a.m. Monday. Investigators say officers found Ashley ...

Ohio offers new job-readiness seal for high school diplomas

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio will use a new seal on high school diplomas to recognize students who demonstrate certain workplace characteristics that aren't explicitly reflected in their grades, such as reliability, leadership and a commitment to being drug-free. Ohio employers helped identify ...

Father, son both retire from Ohio fire department

By SHEILA VILVENS, The Cincinnati Enquirer CINCINNATI (AP) — Together they served a combined total of 112 years in the fire service. On Dec. 31 the long, storied careers of Richard "Rosie" Rose, 83, and Matt Rose, 58, end as they both retire. The elder Rose, a 70-year fire service veteran, ...