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July 16, 2015 - 11:32am
1 week 4 days ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say seven people were shot in an overnight drive-by shooting near a park in Cleveland but none were critically wounded.

The victims of the Wednesday night shooting include two women, ages 44 and 21, and five men who range in age from 31 to 21.

A statement issued by Cleveland police Thursday says the victims told officers that a van pulled up and people inside it began shooting. A police spokesman says the stolen van was later...

July 16, 2015 - 11:06am
1 week 4 days ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's top law enforcer says he's investigating whether Planned Parenthood may have violated its nonprofit status and made money from the sale of organs from aborted fetuses.

Attorney General Mike DeWine said Thursday his charitable-law section is reviewing activities of three Ohio locations of the abortion and reproductive health services provider.

The Republican's announcement follows an anti-abortion group's release of a...

July 16, 2015 - 9:53am
1 week 4 days ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Anti-abortion activists hoping to shutter a southwest Ohio abortion clinic are targeting the offices, homes and neighborhoods of gynecologists and obstetricians whose help is needed for the facility to meet a new state mandate.

Created Equal has placed photos of Wright State University physicians who assist Women's Med Center of Dayton in emergencies on its truck bearing bloody-fetus photos. They've traveled the area in the vehicle and parked it...

July 16, 2015 - 8:54am
1 week 4 days ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — Two Cleveland police officers have been disciplined for failing to thoroughly check the background of a rookie patrolman who fatally shot a 12-year-old boy holding a pellet gun.

Northeast Ohio Media Group reports ( ) one officer received a two-day suspension and the other a written reprimand. The officers were accused of failing to check Timothy Loehmann's personnel file at a suburban department before his hiring in Cleveland last...

July 16, 2015 - 8:31am
1 week 4 days ago

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man previously discharged from the military for possessing child pornography has pleaded guilty to posing as an Army sergeant during Toledo's water crisis last year.

Twenty-seven-year-old Richard Newberry of Toledo pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday.

Prosecutors say Newberry identified himself as an Army sergeant, wore a camouflage uniform and handed out bottled water in Toledo last August when algae-induced toxins...

July 16, 2015 - 7:08am
1 week 3 days ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say a man and a woman have been arrested on murder charges in the shooting death of a 16-year-old in Columbus.

Officers responded to a report of a shooting on the south side of Columbus around 5 p.m. Tuesday and found a 16-year-old boy. Police say the teen was transported to a hospital, where he later died.

Police say a 22-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman have been arrested on murder charges.


July 16, 2015 - 6:28am
1 week 4 days ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — An effort to process a backlog of rape kits for DNA matches has yielded another conviction and long prison sentence in Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County.

The county prosecutor's office says 70-year-old Warren Durham was sentenced to 41 years in prison on Wednesday for raping four women in the mid-1990s. DNA testing of old rape kits linked him to the unsolved sexual assault cases that occurred between November 1993 and November 1995.


July 16, 2015 - 4:15am
1 week 4 days ago

CINCINNATI (AP) — A 14-year-old and a 17-year-old charged in the shooting death of a man in Cincinnati are set for juvenile court hearings in July.

Court officials say the boys are charged with aggravated murder and aggravated robbery and were in court for initial hearings Thursday. They are due back in court July 28.

Police said they arrested the 17-year-old Wednesday on warrants charging him in the death of 39-year-old Suliman Abdul-Mutakallim, who...

July 16, 2015 - 4:02am
1 week 4 days ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A group of employees from the Ohio Department of Public Safety is wrapping up a voluntary training course in which they learn basic disaster response skills for situations they might encounter at work or in their communities.

The Ohio Emergency Management Agency says the participants in the four-day course learn basics such as fire safety, search and rescue and disaster medical operations. That training is then put to use in a disaster simulation as...

July 16, 2015 - 3:45am
1 week 4 days ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio man who prosecutors say ran a pill-mill trafficking ring between Ohio and Florida has been sentenced to more than 12 ½ years in federal prison.

Authorities say 41-year-old Donald Fraley promised addicts and other couriers cash or drugs to travel to Florida and bring back thousands of prescription pain pills for him to sell between 2008 and 2014.

The Columbus Dispatch ( ) reports that Fraley...

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