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Ohio police officer injured in shooting range accident

by Associated Press on April 25, 2017 at 3:26 am

OBERLIN, Ohio (AP) — An official says an Ohio police officer accidentally shot himself in the leg at a shooting range owned by a school that provides career training to adults and high schoolers. The police officer was injured at the Lorain County Joint Vocational School in Oberlin. He was flown by helicopter to Cleveland… Continue Reading

Former police officers accused of assault take plea deal

by Associated Press on April 25, 2017 at 3:14 am

CLEVELAND (AP) — Two former police officers in Ohio accused of beating a man they had arrested have pleaded guilty to reduced charges, avoiding a criminal trial for charges including assault and kidnapping. Prosecutors say Denayne Davidson-Dixon and Gerald Spencer II tried to stage a fight between Davidson-Dixon and a man they had arrested in… Continue Reading

Prosecutors: Driver who killed boy cited 3 times since crash

by Associated Press on April 25, 2017 at 3:11 am

CLEVELAND (AP) — Prosecutors want bond revoked for an Ohio woman charged in a hit-and-run that killed a 12-year-old boy, saying she’s been cited three times and involved in another crash since then. Cleveland.com reports (http://bit.ly/2oGEnWN ) that prosecutors in Cuyahoga County have asked a judge to revoke bond for Starlesha Lewis, who is accused… Continue Reading

Ohio House GOP set to unveil its tax, spending priorities

by Associated Press on April 25, 2017 at 12:29 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — House Republicans are set to release their version of Ohio’s upcoming operating budget, which is expected to include significant shifts from the governor’s tax and education proposals. House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger, Chairman Ryan Smith and other GOP members of the budget-writing Finance Committee scheduled a morning news conference to discuss details… Continue Reading

Toy given to police officer as safety talisman gets to Ohio

by Associated Press on April 25, 2017 at 12:25 am

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police in Ohio have received a stuffed toy given by a child to a Pennsylvania police officer to help keep him safe. The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://cin.ci/2owU8hU ) reports that the stuffed moose dubbed “Mr. Moosey” has become a traveling protection talisman sent to police and other first responder agencies around the country…. Continue Reading

Honda to invest $124M for wind tunnel at center in Ohio

by Associated Press on April 25, 2017 at 12:23 am

MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Honda says it will invest $124 million to establish a wind tunnel facility at a research center in Ohio. A statement from the president of Honda R&D Americas Inc. says the new facility at the Transportation Research Center will be integral to the company’s aerodynamic and aeroacoustic research and development. The… Continue Reading

Nearly 1,900 wild turkeys harvested in 2-day youth season

by Associated Press on April 25, 2017 at 12:21 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials say nearly 1,900 wild turkeys were harvested during the two-day hunting season for youths. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says hunters age 17 and under were eligible to participate in the season for young hunters that ran from April 22 to April 23. The total harvest of 1,895… Continue Reading

Cops: Grand jury to review cop’s fatal shooting of armed man

by Associated Press on April 24, 2017 at 7:15 pm

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say the investigation into the fatal police shooting of a man who allegedly confronted the officer with a large knife will be presented to an Ohio grand jury to determine whether to charge the officer. Butler County’s coroner on Monday identified 24-year-old Michael Wilson-Salzl as the man fatally shot Saturday… Continue Reading

Dad of 1-year-old who allegedly had drugs in system charged

by Associated Press on April 24, 2017 at 5:17 pm

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio man whose 1-year-old son tested positive for cocaine and synthetic opiates has been charged with child endangering. Court records show 38-year-old Samuel Mosley pleaded not guilty to the charge on Monday in Clark County Municipal Court in Springfield, about 50 miles (81 kilometers) west of Columbus. Court… Continue Reading

Man gets life in Ohio neighbor’s slaying, dismemberment

by Associated Press on April 24, 2017 at 3:59 pm

MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man convicted in the slaying and dismemberment of a neighbor has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. A Richland County prosecutor says 54-year-old Walter Renz was sentenced Monday in 62-year-old Patsy Hudson’s death. She was reported missing in July 2015 from her home in… Continue Reading