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Man gets 3 months in jail in crash that killed priest

by Associated Press on October 19, 2017 at 5:18 pm

CINCINNATI (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty in a crash that killed a priest has been sentenced to three months in jail in Ohio The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Jeffrey Higgins was sentenced Thursday in Hamilton County. He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor vehicular homicide charge in the July 9 crash that killed his passenger… Continue Reading

Chlorine leak at preschool’s pool sends children to hospital

by Associated Press on October 19, 2017 at 4:03 pm

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A chlorine leak at an Ohio child care center’s swimming pool has sent five children to the hospital. Fire officials in Toledo say the five preschool students were in the water when the leak was discovered Thursday morning. Two adults also are being treated. Seven other children were treated at the… Continue Reading

2-story ‘Star Wars’ Halloween vehicle replica draws hundreds

by Associated Press on October 19, 2017 at 12:51 pm

PARMA, Ohio (AP) — A two-story, “Star Wars”-inspired Halloween yard display in Ohio is inspiring kids to pick up toy lightsabers and attracting hundreds of visitors from across the state. Thirty-nine-year-old elevator mechanic Nick Meyer spent half a year and over a thousand dollars building the four-legged All Terrain Armored Transport, or AT-AT walker, replica… Continue Reading

Police: No signs of trauma on teen’s body found in Ohio

by Associated Press on October 19, 2017 at 12:15 pm

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say the body of a 17-year-old high school senior has been found in a southern Ohio city. The Chillicothe Gazette reports Chillicothe police say no signs of trauma were found on 17-year-old Jason Bartley’s body after it was found Wednesday morning lying between a fence and garage. He was found… Continue Reading

Ohio state senators to receive sexual harassment training

by Associated Press on October 19, 2017 at 8:13 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Senate president says all state senators will be required to receive sexual harassment training after one of their members resigned this week over allegations of inappropriate behavior. Cleveland.com reports Senate President Larry Obhof (AWB’-hawf) said Wednesday he strongly suggested to Findlay Republican Cliff Hite that he resign over allegations… Continue Reading

Police: Gun found on 3rd-grader at Ohio elementary school

by Associated Press on October 19, 2017 at 7:49 am

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Police say a gun has been found on a third-grader who told authorities he’d been bullied at a southwest Ohio elementary school. Middletown police say the gun was found Monday on a 9-year-old boy after a teacher noticed a bulge in his pocket. Police say the boy grabbed at the teacher’s… Continue Reading

Men help stop teen suspected in ex-girlfriend stabbing

by Associated Press on October 19, 2017 at 5:06 am

WHITEHALL, Ohio (AP) — Three men are being credited for helping stop a 16-year-old boy suspected of stabbing his ex-girlfriend more than 20 times in Ohio. Scott Bryant and Kenneth Kosobud tell the Columbus Dispatch they were driving home from work in Whitehall around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday when they saw their neighbor chasing the boy…. Continue Reading

Grocery store to be sold to its employees, owners say

by Associated Press on October 19, 2017 at 2:20 am

WOOSTER, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio grocery chain is selling each of its 13 supermarkets to its own employees. Company spokesman Dan Buehler says the sale of Buehler’s Fresh Foods is expected to be complete by the end of the month. Employees will be able to buy the 13 stores through an employee stock ownership… Continue Reading

3 in 4 Ohio seniors on track to graduate based on testing

by Associated Press on October 19, 2017 at 12:07 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Education officials say roughly three-fourths of Ohio’s high school seniors have met or are considered highly likely to meet higher test score requirements for graduation this school year. Educators had warned last year that a third or more of that class could be at risk of not meeting the test score… Continue Reading

Gubernatorial candidate proposes surcharge on opioids

by Associated Press on October 19, 2017 at 12:06 am

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A Democratic candidate for governor in Ohio says she would force drug manufacturers to pay a nickel-per-dose surcharge on prescription opioids sold in the state in an effort to help solve the opioid problem. Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley is seeking her party’s nomination for the 2018 gubernatorial race. She says her… Continue Reading