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Feds say man threatened Ohio State during Michigan game

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities are looking for a man accused of saying he was going to shoot up Ohio State University and hurt players on the football team in a threat made during the university's 2018 game with the University of Michigan, ...

Ohio police investigate multiple New Year’s Eve shootings

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police across Ohio had their hands full New Year's Eve and early Wednesday with multiple reports of shootings, including a woman who police say was fatally shot after her boyfriend started firing his gun right after midnight. In Cleveland, police reported 10 separate ...

Toolkit helps houses of worship prep responses if attacked

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio officials have developed a free, online toolkit to help houses of worship discuss and prepare for how they would respond if they were attacked. The toolkit provides guidance for tabletop preparedness exercises that can be used for congregations of various sizes, ...

State auditor criticizes Ohio city for alleged funds misuse

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio city improperly spent money from its water, sewer and environmental funds and should repay the money from the general fund, the state auditor said. Youngstown should not have spent $4.4 million from those funds in 2017 and 2018, which included improper ...

Ohio school district brings back in-school driver’s ed class

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio school district has brought back in-school driver's ed classes to help more students earn licences before they turn 18 as a way of finding employment. Akron city schools is piloting the program, which takes place after school at a discounted cost, with scholarships ...

Ohio police investigate multiple New Year’s Eve shootings

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police across Ohio had their hands full New Year's Eve and early Wednesday with multiple reports of shootings, including a woman who police say was fatally shot after her boyfriend started firing his gun right after midnight. In Cleveland, police reported 10 separate ...

Man arrested after claiming to be missing child due in court

By DAN SEWELL Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge will hear next week whether a plea deal has been reached in the case of a 24-year-old man authorities say claimed to be a long-missing child. U.S. District Judge Michael Barrett has a Jan. 8 status conference set in the case ...

Not-guilty pleas for dad, 2 women charged after boy’s death

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Not-guilty pleas were entered Tuesday for three adults charged after the death of a 10-year-old Ohio boy who authorities say had long been abused at home. Investigators in Dayton allege Takoda Collins was mistreated by his father. Police were called to the home about the ...

Court to consider jurisdiction over juvenile sex offenders

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to clarify how long juvenile court judges have jurisdiction over youthful sex offenders. At issue is a Cincinnati-area defendant who sexually abused two young relatives when he was 14, ...

Judge suspends prosecutor after state asked for his removal

FREMONT, Ohio (AP) — A county prosecutor who faced allegations of sexual harassment of female employees before pleading guilty to negligent assault was suspended Tuesday, a day after the state filed a complaint to remove him. Sandusky County Judge Jeremiah Ray ordered that county Prosecutor ...