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Townshend regrets not staying to mourn after Who stampede

By JOHN CARUCCI Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Forty years after a stampede left 11 people dead and 23 injured at a Who concert in Cincinnati, Pete Townshend says he's always regretted not sticking around to deal with the aftermath. Instead, the band left the Riverfront Coliseum on ...

The Who plans 1st Cincinnati area concert since ’79 tragedy

By DAN SEWELL Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — The rock band The Who announced Tuesday night it will play its first Cincinnati area concert since 11 fans died 40 years ago in a pre-show stampede. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band will play April 23 at Northern Kentucky University's ...

2 police officers dragged by car fleeing traffic stop

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Two Ohio police officers were dragged along a road when a stolen vehicle fled a traffic stop with suspects who earlier tried to run over different officers while in another car, authorities said. One officer got away after being dragged about 50 yards Tuesday evening ...

Cleveland-Cliffs buying AK Steel in $1.1B stock deal

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland-Cliffs will buy AK Steel in a stock deal valued at about $1.1 billion. The companies say the tie-up will create a vertically integrated company that pairs Cleveland-Cliff's iron ore pellet production with AK Steel's rolled and stainless steel ...

Black victims underrepresented in named violent crime laws

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The slayings of Reagan Tokes and Alianna DeFreeze had much in common. Both were abducted, raped and killed in Ohio in 2017. Tokes was a 21-year-old college student, DeFreeze a 14-year-old seventh grader. Both their killers were ...

Zoo names its new baby giraffe

CINCINNATI (AP) — A giraffe born recently at the Cincinnati Zoo now has a name. The male calf born Nov. 23 has been named Theo. Zoo officials said in a news release Monday that they picked that name because it means "divine gift." "He was the gift that our team needed following the death ...

Rock tragedy: Music superstars, small suburb forever linked

By DAN SEWELL Associated Press FINNEYTOWN, Ohio (AP) — The concrete bench in a small northern Cincinnati suburb depicts a guitar, with the message "My Generation" just below it. In the background are plaques with the faces of three teenagers, Jackie Eckerle, Karen Morrison and Stephan ...

Ohio selects rape kit tracking system created by Idaho

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio plans to use a system developed in Idaho that lets sexual assault survivors anonymously track the processing and testing of rape kits collected as evidence. The Plain Dealer reports legislators last year approved use of a tracking system. The law also requires use by ...

State police: Abductor of girl, 15, killed by officers

NANTICOKE, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police say officers killed a 20-year-old man who they say stole a police vehicle and abducted a 15-year-old girl. Citing a news release, PennLive.com reports state police used "deadly force" against Jordan Patrick Oliver late Sunday. The release says ...

Hootie & the Blowfish vocalist to perform at Ohio school

CINCINNATI (AP) — The lead vocalist of Hootie & the Blowfish is set to perform at an Ohio high school in 2020. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Darius Rucker is scheduled to perform at a charity concert at Elder High School in Cincinnati on May 7. The event to be hosted by Elder graduate ...