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Beanie Wells offering reward for capture of brother’s killer

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Former Ohio State and NFL player Beanie Wells is offering a $5,000 reward for the capture of the person who gunned down his brother. Akron police said 31-year-old Joel "Joey" Wells was found in a driveway in Akron on Thursday morning. He had been shot in the head. Police ...

Authorities: Wrong-way crash that killed 3 was intentional

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A prosecutor in Ohio says a driver going the wrong way on Interstate 75 last March intentionally slammed into another car, killing a couple and their 10-year-old daughter. The Montgomery County Prosecutor says the driver was upset at the time of the crash just south of ...

Ohio governor backs $1B rescue for state’s 2 nuclear plants

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's governor hopes state lawmakers can agree on a bill that would hand over roughly $1 billion to the state's two nuclear plants. Gov. Mike DeWine said Thursday that he'll sign the proposal if lawmakers can get it passed. The financial rescue for the nuclear plants ...

6-state trooper project to focus on Move Over law

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol in Ohio and other members of the 6-State Trooper Project will be collaborating on education and enforcement of the Move Over law. The patrol says the high-visibility enforcement begins Sunday at 12:01 a.m. and ends July 27, at 11:59 p.m. It will ...

Preacher gets deal in rape case after years of court delays

BLAIRSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — An evangelical Ohio preacher accused of repeatedly raping a child has avoided prison mostly because of his attorney, who's said to have used his position as Georgia house speaker to delay court proceedings. Enotah Judicial Circuit District Attorney Jeff Langley told ...

Oklahoma AG calls company ‘kingpin’ in state’s opioid crisis

By SEAN MURPHY Associated Press NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson was a "kingpin" company that helped fuel the most devastating public health crisis in Oklahoma history, the state attorney general argued Monday during the close of his case against the opioid ...

Trial starts for supervisors in Ohio police shooting

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — A trial is underway for a Cleveland police supervisor accused of failing to properly manage a chase that ended with two unarmed black people being killed in a barrage of police gunfire. The supervisor is facing misdemeanor charges related to the 2012 chase that ...

Court says Catholic school can challenge competition rules

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court is keeping the door open for a court challenge of reforms aimed at leveling the playing field for public and private school sports teams. The court on Tuesday ruled that a Hamilton County judge can properly consider a challenge by a Catholic ...

Ohio lawmakers hashing out state budget are set to reconvene

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawmakers who have been negotiating Ohio's next two-year state budget were set to reconvene Tuesday, a day before the extended deadline for the House and Senate to pass the $69 billion spending plan. The conference committee was scheduled to meet late Tuesday afternoon ...

Judge overseeing opioid lawsuits orders release of some data

MARK GILLISPIE Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — A look at how the opioid crisis grew and spread may be much clearer soon after a federal judge overseeing nearly 2,000 lawsuits filed against manufacturers, distributors and retailers of prescription painkillers ordered the release of data ...