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Source: OxyContin maker seeks to resolve all lawsuits

By GEOFF MULVIHILL and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A settlement being pursued by the maker of OxyContin aims to resolve all claims against the company filed in both state and federal court. The proposal also provides a formula for dividing settlement money ...

Federal charges accuse man of Jewish center video threat

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio man has been charged with threatening a Jewish community center in a video police say shows him shooting a rifle, federal authorities announced Thursday. Police in New Middletown in northeastern Ohio arrested 20-year-old James Reardon on Aug. 16 after police say he ...

Authorities: Man dies after falling from cliff in Ohio park

LOGAN, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Department of Natural Resources says an Ohio man has died in a fall off the edge of a cliff in Hocking Hills State Park. Department spokeswoman Maureen Kocot said in a release that 22-year-old Alexander Colson was hiking Saturday on an overlook trail at Old Man's ...

Probe: guards, gang members smuggled drugs into jail

CLEVELAND (AP) — Prosecutors say guards at the troubled county jail in Cleveland worked with gang members to sell drugs to inmates. State prosecutors on Wednesday charged two corrections officers and one gang member with running a criminal enterprise inside the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'guh) ...

Ohio governor: Opioid lawsuit takeover a ‘serious mistake’

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says allowing the state to take over dozens of pending lawsuits filed by cities and counties against opioid manufacturers and distributers is a "serious mistake." The Republican governor said Wednesday the legal process should go through the court ...

Serial killer pleads guilty in 2 slayings

By DAN SEWELL Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — A man who claims he has killed more than 90 women across the country pleaded guilty Friday to killing two women in Cincinnati in the 1980s. Samuel Little appeared via Skype from the California state prison where he's serving multiple life ...

Accusers in Ohio State doctor scandal top 300

By KANTELE FRANKO Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawyers for men suing Ohio State University over decades-old alleged sexual misconduct by a team doctor say the growing number of accusers has topped 300. Totals confirmed to The Associated Press put the group's size in the same ...

Prison worker jailed over alleged hit list

LONDON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio corrections employee has been charged with aggravated menacing after allegedly telling other employees he had a hit list of corrections officers he would shoot. Twenty-one-year-old Chace Dobbs of Springfield, Ohio, was arrested Wednesday afternoon at Madison ...

Ohio officials investigate 6 reports of vaping illness

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Health officials say they're investigating reports of six Ohioans who vape who experienced breathing illnesses. The Ohio Department of Health on Friday asked healthcare providers to report all suspected cases of serious pulmonary illness where the cause is unclear and ...

District hears backlash after student pointed employee’s gun

MARENGO, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio school district that allows certain employees to be armed says one has been removed from the concealed-carry program after leaving her loaded handgun unsecured in her office, where her grandson, a first-grader, reportedly pointed it at another student. No ...