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Teen found fatally wounded behind Akron apartment building

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A shooting at an apartment building in northeastern Ohio has left a 17-year-old boy dead, authorities said. Akron police responded to the building around 6:10 p.m. Monday after several people called 911 and reported hearing a loud argument followed by gunshots. The teen ...

Insurers add food to coverage menu as way to improve health

By TOM MURPHY AP Health Writer When COVID-19 first swarmed the United States, one health insurer called some customers with a question: Do you have enough to eat? Oscar Health wanted to know if people had adequate food for the next couple weeks and how they planned to stay stocked up while ...

Officer faces termination over fatal shooting of Black man

By FARNOUSH AMIRI Report for America/Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The fate of a white Columbus police officer who fatally shot a Black man last week hangs in the balance after a disciplinary hearing Monday that may result in his termination. Columbus Safety Director Ned Pettus ...

Police: Girl, 7, hit in back by bullet fired into home

CINCINNATI (AP) — A 7-year-old girl was hit by one of several bullets fired into a Cincinnati house on Christmas night, authortiies said. The gunfire occurred just after 11 p.m. Friday at a home adjacent to the border of the Clifton and Avondale neighborhoods, police said. Officers said the ...

Police: Boy, 14, grazed by bullet fired from vehicle

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A 14-year-old boy riding in a vehicle was grazed by a bullet reportedly fired from another vehicle on Christmas night, police said. Officers were called just before 6:30 p.m. Friday to the north Columbus scene of what was initially reported as a hit-and-run ...

Police: Deaths of Ohio couple believed to be murder-suicide

MARION, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio are calling the deaths of a husband and wife found in the garage of their Marion home over the weekend an apparent murder-suicide. Lt. B. J. Gruber of the Marion police department said preliminary information has led investigators to believe that Max ...

Ohio spent $55M in early 2020 on gowns, 3 million from China

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — More than half the $98 million Ohio spent on personal protective equipment in the early months of the coronavirus pandemic went to buy hospital gowns, including 3 million from China. Ohio spent $55 million on gowns, its most ...

Ohio State tallies hundreds more instances of abuse by doc

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University has tallied hundreds more instances of alleged decades-old sexual misconduct by now-deceased team doctor Richard Strauss, bringing the total to more than 2,000, according to its latest campus crime data disclosed under the federal Clery ...

2 men at hospital report being shot on I-70 in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two men who came to a hospital with gunshot wounds reported being fired upon as they were driving on an interstate in Ohio, authorities said. Columbus police said the 19- and 23-year-old men went to the hospital just before 2 p.m. Friday with gunshot wounds to their ...

Police: Woman shot, killed, while riding in car with 2 girls

CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — A woman was shot and killed in a vehicle in which her two young daughters were also riding over the weekend, authorities said. Cleveland officers responded to Interstate 77 shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday in Newburgh Heights and found local police trying to revive the ...