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August 2, 2015 - 2:52pm
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CLEVELAND (AP) — A baby that doctors had been able to deliver successfully after her pregnant mother was fatally shot by her domestic partner in an apparent murder-suicide has died.

WKYC-TV in Cleveland reports ( ) the death of the 4-day-old girl was confirmed Sunday by the Cuyahoga County medical examiner.

The child's 34-year-old mother died of a gunshot wound to the head on Tuesday, but doctors were able to deliver the...

August 2, 2015 - 1:38pm
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LIBERTY TWP., Ohio (AP) — A more than 125-ton piece of medical equipment is making its way to the Liberty Campus of Cincinnati Children's Hospital.

The Dayton Daily News reports ( ) the first piece of the hospital's cyclotron was expected to arrive by the end of July. The equipment powers proton laser beams that fight pediatric cancer.

A second piece will arrive on the back of a special multi-axle trailer in early August. Both...

August 2, 2015 - 1:17pm
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Family and friends have said their goodbyes to a journalist known as the "godfather" in Columbus' black community.

Amos Lynch Sr. helped start the Ohio Sentinel, The Call and Post and The Columbus Post. He was editor of The Call and Post throughout its 33-year existence and was publisher of The Post until his retirement about 10 years ago.

The Columbus Dispatch reports ( more than 200 family members,...

August 2, 2015 - 1:06pm
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A newspaper review of law enforcement agencies across central Ohio found that officers were almost always found to be justified in more than 3,000 use-of-force incidents occurring over a four-year period.

The Columbus Dispatch reported Sunday ( that just three-tenths of a percent of the cases it reviewed were declared out of policy.

Sixty of 69 agencies in Franklin and its six contiguous counties responded...

August 2, 2015 - 11:12am
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GREEN, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio city council has voted to save a historic two-room schoolhouse built in 1870.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports ( ) on Tuesday the Green city council authorized spending $215,000 to move the 2,400-square-foot East Liberty Schoolhouse approximately 550 feet to city-owned land on Warner Alley.

The city plans to move the building by early September to make room for a Circle K gas station and...

August 2, 2015 - 10:49am
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Joe Holbrook, who spent 42 years reporting the weather to Columbus residents for WBNS-TV, has died at 87.

His family told the station Holbrook died Saturday at the Forum At Knightsbridge, a senior living center.

As chief meteorologist for Channel 10 for decades, Holbrook was a staple of the station's newscasts until his retirement in 1992. He took viewers through major weather events, including the Xenia tornado of 1974 and the...

August 2, 2015 - 10:09am
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CLEVELAND (AP) — Residents may no longer get to enjoy a dented, orange traffic barrel that has been stationed at the same Cleveland intersection for more than a year.

The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reports ( ) the barrel, known as "Barry the Barrel," sat on a steel plate covering a hole in the road until recently.

Cleveland City Councilman Martin Keane says he sent e-mails and pictures of the intersection for a year to the city's...

August 2, 2015 - 9:55am
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LANCASTER, Ohio (AP) — Three Ohio agencies are pushing to get many inmates who are released from prison enrolled in Medicaid.

The Columbus Dispatch reports ( ) agency officials were at the Southeastern Correctional Institution near Lancaster July 27 to begin expanding Medicaid signups to men's prisons.

Medicaid is a federal-state program that helps pay for health care for the needy, aged, blind and disabled, and for low-income...

August 2, 2015 - 9:53am
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CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland police say someone fired shots into a large crowd attending the city's Latino Festival, injuring at least two people.

WEWS-TV reports ( that an 18-year-old man was in critical condition Sunday at MetroHealth Medical Hospital after being struck in the back around 10:40 p.m. Saturday. Authorities told the station a second man was also shot, but he refused treatment.

The shooter fled the municipal parking...

August 2, 2015 - 9:01am
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MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — Parents in northeastern Ohio are planning to host a vigil for a 21-month-old girl whose decomposed body was in her crib in an empty apartment.

The Chronicle-Telegram reports ( parents in Medina (meh-DY'-nuh) and Brunswick are planning to hold the vigil Sunday evening in Public Square to remember Ember Warfel, who was discovered by an Armstrong Cable installer Wednesday.

Ember's father, 34-year-old Eric Warfel...

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