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Ohio man sues officer who shot him after subduing intruder

CLEVELAND (AP) — A black man who was shot and critically wounded by a white police officer while subduing an intruder inside his northeast Ohio home has sued the officer and the city employing him. Brendan Hester filed a federal lawsuit Monday seeking unspecified damages. The lawsuit says ...

Lawyers want 2nd look at death sentence for killer of friend

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A condemned killer wants the Ohio Supreme Court to reconsider its decision upholding his death sentence even though a co-defendant who fatally stabbed the victim received a life sentence. Death row inmate Austin Myers was sentenced to die for the 2014 killing in ...

Uber driver sentenced for sexual assault of passenger

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Uber driver convicted of sexually assaulting a woman after giving her a ride to her northeast Ohio home has been sentenced to 4 ½ years in prison. The Akron Beacon Journal reports 34-year-old Brandon Franklin, of Tallmadge, was sentenced Tuesday in Akron on a ...

City settles with man kicked in head by officer for $30,000

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's capital city has agreed to pay a $30,000 settlement to a man who was kicked in the head by a police officer. The Columbus Dispatch reports the Columbus City Council on Monday unanimously approved the payment to 27-year-old Demarko Anderson. A cellphone video ...

A fourth-grade teacher, a donor and ‘an angel on earth’

By MITCH STACY, Associated Press REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (AP) — Eva Evans is 10 years old and desperately needs a new kidney to live a normal life. Mrs. Thomas, a smiling fourth-grade teacher at Eva's school, wants to give her one. They barely knew each other before. Eva was in a different ...

2 Ohio inmates recaptured after correctional center escape

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say two inmates were recaptured less than a day after they fled an Ohio correctional facility. The Warren County Sheriff's Office says the inmates escaped from the Community Correctional Center in Warren County in southwestern Ohio about 8:30 p.m. Saturday ...

Child service testimony opposed in death of 4-year-old girl

EUCLID, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors oppose allowing children service workers to testify in the case of an Ohio woman and her boyfriend charged in the death of the woman's 4-year-old daughter. A medical examiner says Aniya Day-Garrett died in March in Euclid (YOO'-klihd) from a stroke caused by ...

Suspect dies in struggle with bystanders who chased him down

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say a suspected robber has died after a struggle with a group of bystanders who witnessed the robbery and chased him down. Investigators say the bystanders pursued the man Sunday after seeing him rob a woman at a Columbus gas station. Police and medics ...

Man walking home from train station followed by pig

NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Police in a Cleveland suburb thought they had a drunk on their hands when a man called to report a pig following him home from a train station. A North Ridgeville, Ohio, officer arrived on the scene early Saturday to find the man was very sober and a pig was in ...

Top Ohio wines are recognized by state agriculture director

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio agriculture director has honored the state's top wines as evaluated by a panel of judges in an annual event. Agriculture Director David Daniels announced the Director's Choice recipients last week at a Statehouse event for retailers, distributors, ...