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April 16, 2014 - 5:36am
1 day 13 hours ago

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A community activist group is asking Dayton city schools to reduce its number of out-of-school suspensions.

Vernellia Randall, a University of Dayton law professor, says the district's suspensions rate is four times higher than the state average.

The Dayton Daily News reports ( ) Randall told the Dayton school board Tuesday that black students are suspended more often than other students for the same behavior...

April 16, 2014 - 3:04am
1 day 13 hours ago

CINCINNATI (AP) — The two Ohio cities still in contention to host the 2016 Republican National Convention will be visited in late April by party staff or members of a selection committee.

Teams will visit Cincinnati on April 29 and Cleveland on April 30 for a more in-depth look at factors such as financing, convention venues, media workspace and hotels.

The visits will help officials decide which of the cities on the short list get visits from the...

April 16, 2014 - 3:03am
1 day 17 hours ago

CINCINNATI (AP) — A judge has set sentencing dates for six doctors and the owner of three pain management clinics where they worked, all of whom previously pleaded guilty to charges related to the clinics' operations.

Indictments in 2012 and last year alleged dozens of customers a week would travel hundreds of miles to visit clinics in southern and central Ohio and pay $200 per visit for painkillers.

The indictments said prescriptions were written...

April 16, 2014 - 3:02am
1 day 21 hours ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Anti-drug activists, community leaders, school officials and students are gathering in Columbus to take part in a roundtable discussion about heroin.

Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman of the Cincinnati area was scheduled to host the Wednesday morning gathering on heroin abuse, and prevention, treatment and recovery from the drug that's increasingly causing addiction and deaths across Ohio.

Portman says a comprehensive, "all hands...

April 15, 2014 - 9:36pm
1 day 23 hours ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Four Columbus firefighters have suffered minor injuries after a ladder fell on them during a fire at a business in downtown Columbus.

Authorities tell The Columbus Dispatch ( that two firefighters are being checked at a hospital but that their injuries aren't severe. Two others have been treated at the scene.

Firefighters were called to the business, which houses a bakery, shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday for a fire...

April 15, 2014 - 7:35pm
1 day 23 hours ago

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio woman has been indicted on charges alleging she used a debit card that had been reported stolen from a woman whose body was found last week.

Montgomery County's prosecutor says 29-year-old Tonisha Harris of Dayton was indicted Tuesday on charges of receiving stolen property, theft by deception and misuse of a credit card. The prosecutor says Harris was captured on video using Nichelle McKnight's card.


April 15, 2014 - 6:58pm
2 days 1 hour ago

CINCINNATI (AP) — A man accused of fatally stabbing a woman and her 12-year-old daughter in Cincinnati has been found guilty of murder and tampering with evidence.

A prosecutor's spokeswoman says 37-year-old Brian Everett was convicted Tuesday and sentenced to the maximum 33 years to life in prison for the May 2012 slayings of Nicole Smith and her daughter, Stephanie Smith.

Media outlets report the Cincinnati man testified he killed the two in self-...

April 15, 2014 - 5:37pm
2 days 1 hour ago

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A Bridgestone Corp. executive and two former company executives have been indicted in an alleged price-fixing conspiracy.

The indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Toledo charges the three with taking part in a conspiracy to suppress and eliminate competition in the auto parts industry.

The Justice Department is conducting a wide-ranging investigation into price-fixing and bid-rigging in the parts industry....

April 15, 2014 - 5:23pm
1 day 22 hours ago

TIFFIN, Ohio (AP) — The mother of a northwest Ohio autistic teen who had been missing since Sunday says her son has been found safe.

Jennifer Duffey, the mother of Shiloh J. Robinson, tells The Advertiser-Tribune ( ) she found her son at Cherry Street Mission in Toledo.

Tiffin police had been looking for the 18-year-old, who left behind a note saying he might walk to the Toledo area.

Toledo is about 55 miles...

April 15, 2014 - 4:05pm
2 days 1 hour ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in central Ohio say an 8-year-old boy has died days after being shot in the head, and they expect to file updated charges against the suspect. A report from Columbus police says the child, identified as Jamarion Cox, died yesterday. Officers say he was struck four days earlier while riding in a vehicle with three adults and a younger boy. Police haven't disclosed the circumstances of the shooting.

URBANA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities are...

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