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Driver in fatal truck crash sentenced to 9 years in prison

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The impaired truck driver who caused a crash on I-75 near Dayton in 2018 that ended in the death of a doctor and serious injuries to her two passengers was sentenced Thursday to nine years in prison. Thomas A. Massey, of Georgia, was found guilty July 2 of one count of ...

Nearly 60% of Ohio to be under mask mandate as virus spreads

By FARNOUSH AMIRI Report for America/Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A day after a statewide address pushing the importance of personal responsibility in combating the coronavirus, Gov. Mike DeWine ordered nearly 60% of Ohioans to wear a mask in public Thursday. The Republican ...

Authorities: 3 killed in fiery crash; man, child injured

TROTWOOD, Ohio (AP) — A fiery crash that left three people dead and two others injured, including a young child, occurred when one driver went through a red light, authorities said. The crash in Trotwood occurred around 9:40 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. A car ...

Fallen officer’s letter: ‘I hope I died with bravery’

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The mayor of Ohio's fourth-largest city said during a memorial service Tuesday that a police officer shot and killed over the weekend was loyal throughout his life and during his final moments. "In his last gasp, he demonstrated his truth and loyalty. 'Tell my family I ...

Governor requires masks for residents of 7 hard-hit counties

By FARNOUSH AMIRI and JULIE CARR SMYTH Report for America/Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Residents of seven Ohio counties will be mandated to wear a mask when out in public, Gov. Mike DeWine announced during a briefing Tuesday as the number of hospitalizations from COVID-19 reached ...

Toledo police to temporarily suspend use of solo patrols

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The police chief of Toledo says he is temporarily suspending use of single-officer patrols following the shooting death of an officer gunned down in a store parking lot by an intoxicated man holding a beer. Chief George Kral told reporters Monday that the suspension ...

Authorities: Missing 8-year-old boy found dead in hotel pool

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An 8-year-old boy who went missing while staying at a hotel in a Cleveland suburb was found dead early Tuesday in the hotel pool, authorities said. Police responded to the Strongsville Holiday Inn around 3 p.m. Monday after Christopher Johnson, of East Cleveland, ...

Woman found dead in barrel identified; cause of death sought

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — A woman whose body was found in a barrel at an Ohio home last week has been identified, but the cause of her death remains under investigation. The Butler County coroner's office said the remains of 21-year-old Cecily Cornett of Somerville were found June 30 in the ...

Ohio capital removes statue of namesake Christopher Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio capital named for Christopher Columbus removed a large statue of him outside its city hall on Wednesday, taking down what the mayor described as a symbol of divisiveness and oppression. The national outcry in recent weeks over racial injustice has amplified ...

Father accused of abusing son is indicted on murder charges

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A father accused of abusing his 10-year-old son, who died last year, is now facing murder charges in a new indictment that also brings more counts against his girlfriend. Al-Mutahan McLean, 31, faces four counts of murder, two counts of child endangerment and single ...