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US soldier killed in Korean War identified after 68 years

CLEVELAND (AP) — A U.S. soldier from northeast Ohio who was killed in the Korean War has been identified after 68 years and is to be buried with full military honors. The Plain Dealer reports that the niece of Army Sgt. First Class Peter Simon says his remains are being returned for burial ...

Grand jury votes not to indict officers in fatal shooting

MORAINE, Ohio (AP) — A grand jury has voted not to indict two Ohio police officers who fatally shot a man after he pointed a gun at them. The Montgomery County Prosecutor's Office says the grand jury cleared Officers John Howard and Jerry Knight Tuesday after hearing from 15 witnesses over ...

Woman sentenced to prison for pointing gun at toddler

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge has sentenced an Ohio woman to four years in prison for texting a photo of herself pointing a semi-automatic handgun at her 17-month-old daughter. Fasshon Shivers was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to attempted kidnapping and a gun specification. A ...

Cincinnati’s City Hall standoff in week 4 amid racial unease

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — There's a real-life soap opera playing in the city hall of the home of Procter & Gamble, the company that helped pioneer the daily dramas. A standoff between Cincinnati's mayor and city manager is in its fourth week. While the battle ...

Kasich seeks federal disaster relief after Ohio River floods

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich has asked President Donald Trump to declare an emergency in portions of the flood-damaged Ohio River valley so that communities can get financial assistance to repair critical infrastructure. In a letter to the Republican president ...

Democrat Cordray would declare opioid emergency as governor

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray on Monday faulted Republicans for doing too little to fight the opioid crisis and said he would immediately declare a state emergency and begin to better fund social services ...

$1.27 million settlement proposed in State Fair death

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A proposed $1.27 million settlement has been announced with the family of an 18-year-old killed in an accident last year at the Ohio State Fair. Court documents show the parents of Tyler Jarrell would receive $870,000, and the rest will go toward attorney fees and ...

Ohio congresswoman sets mark for longest tenure by female

By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The longest-serving woman in the history of the U.S. House raised money for her first campaign more three decades ago by holding a bake sale. Marcy Kaptur still returns from Washington most weekends to the modest single-story home where ...

Keeping refugee families apart, reuniting others next door

By ADAM GELLER, AP National Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In apartment complexes on opposite sides of town, the women — one a former shopkeeper from Somalia, the other a teacher from Bhutan — waited for children to come home. Only the teacher, Devi Gurung, was rewarded for her ...

Body found in garbage can ID’d as missing Ohio woman

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities say the body of a woman found in a garbage can at an abandoned house in Cleveland is a 31-year-old woman reported missing earlier this month. Cleveland.com reports the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's office has identified the woman as Miriam Johnson, of ...