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Ohio teen involved in ATV crash dies of injuries

by Associated Press on January 23, 2019 at 2:08 pm

VERSAILLES, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a 16-year-old boy has died of injuries sustained in an all-terrain vehicle accident in western Ohio. The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office says Trevor Huber, of Versailles (vur-SAYLZ’), died Tuesday. Huber had been hospitalized after the ATV he was riding on Mangen Road in Darke County on Sunday afternoon went… Continue Reading

Hospital: ‘Poor decisions’ by staff giving outsize pain meds

by Associated Press on January 23, 2019 at 12:25 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio hospital system leader says a doctor’s orders for potentially fatal doses of pain medicine given to at least 27 patients were carried out by what he calls “a small number of good people who made poor decisions.” The Columbus-area Mount Carmel Health System says it fired the intensive care… Continue Reading

Board votes to fire elections director over uncounted votes

by Associated Press on January 23, 2019 at 10:40 am

TROY, Ohio (AP) — An elections board in western Ohio has fired its director amid an inquiry into why thousands of early votes were not counted last November. Members of the Miami County Board of Elections voted 3-1 Tuesday to fire Director Beverly Kendall after calling for a thorough investigation into why 6,288 early votes… Continue Reading

Hospital: ‘Poor decisions’ by staff giving outsize pain meds

by Associated Press on January 23, 2019 at 10:30 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio hospital system leader says a doctor’s orders for potentially fatal doses of pain medicine given to at least 27 patients were carried out by what he calls “a small number of good people who made poor decisions.” The Columbus-area Mount Carmel Health System says it fired the intensive care… Continue Reading

Police chief retires, ending inquiry into alleged remarks

by Associated Press on January 23, 2019 at 10:14 am

PICKERINGTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio city is dropping its investigation into alleged offensive remarks by its police chief after the law enforcer announced his retirement. The Columbus Dispatch reports that Pickerington City Manager Frank Wiseman announced Police Chief Michael Taylor’s retirement in a brief video Tuesday. Taylor, who had served as chief since 2003,… Continue Reading

Ohio teen killed, woman critically injured after hit by cars

by Associated Press on January 23, 2019 at 9:22 am

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a 17-year-old girl has died and a 23-year-old woman was hospitalized in critical condition after they were struck by vehicles while walking on a main street at night in southwest Ohio. The Montgomery County sheriff’s office reports the two were hit by separate vehicles in Harrison Township just northwest… Continue Reading

3 adults, 1 child hospitalized after apartment fire

by Associated Press on January 23, 2019 at 9:11 am

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — Three adults and a child have been hospitalized after an apartment fire in East Cleveland. WEWS-TV in Cleveland reports firefighters responded to the fire at around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. A family member at the scene told the station two adult family members sustained burns of unknown severity. A neighboring home… Continue Reading

New Ohio governor makes surprise stop at anti-abortion rally

by Associated Press on January 23, 2019 at 8:57 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s new governor has validated his anti-abortion stance with a surprise appearance at a Statehouse rally. The Columbus Dispatch reports Republican Gov. Mike DeWine, first lady Fran DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted (HYOO’-sted) showed up unexpectedly Tuesday at the Ohio version of the national March for Life event. DeWine told… Continue Reading

New Ohio governor makes surprise stop at anti-abortion rally

by Associated Press on January 23, 2019 at 8:43 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s new governor has validated his anti-abortion stance with a surprise appearance at a Statehouse rally. The Columbus Dispatch reports that Republican Gov. Mike DeWine, first lady Fran DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted (HYOO’-sted) showed up unexpectedly Tuesday at the Ohio version of the March for Life. DeWine told the… Continue Reading

Fund awards more than $90,000 to stop trafficking in Ohio

by Associated Press on January 23, 2019 at 12:12 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A children’s advocacy group has awarded more than $90,000 in grants to help keep at-risk youth in Ohio safe from human trafficking. The awards from the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund come during Human Trafficking Awareness Month, which is recognized each January. The grants are given in collaboration with the Ohio governor’s… Continue Reading