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Retired Ohio sheriff and tiny K-9 partner die the same day

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Ohio county sheriff and his tiny police dog were inseparable, their lives unwaveringly intertwined. It thus seems fitting that retired Geauga County Sheriff Dan McClelland, 67, and his crime-fighting partner Midge, 16, would...

 

Video released in police killing of Black man holding phone

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Body camera footage released Wednesday shows Andre Hill, a 47-year-old Black man, emerging from a garage and holding up a cellphone in his left hand seconds before he is fatally shot by a Columbus police officer. About six...

 

Goat rams through sliding glass door, naps inside bathroom

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio homeowner never envisioned becoming semi-famous because of a goat butting its way into her home and taking a nap in her bathroom. "This is the most random story in the world," Jennifer Keathley said Tuesday, breaking out in...

 

Drug company attorneys seek to disqualify federal judge

CLEVELAND (AP) — Attorneys for eight drug distributors, pharmacies and retailers facing trial next month for their roles in the opioid crisis want to disqualify the federal judge overseeing their cases, saying he has shown bias in his effort to...

 

Email: Opioid talks fail, Purdue bankruptcy filing expected

CLEVELAND (AP) — OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma is expected to file for bankruptcy after settlement talks over the nation's deadly overdose crisis hit an impasse, attorneys general involved in the talks said Saturday. The breakdown puts the first...

 

Pittsburgh synagogue massacre leaves 11 dead, 6 wounded

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A gunman who's believed to have spewed anti-Semitic slurs and rhetoric on social media barged into a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday and opened fire, killing 11 people in one of the deadliest attacks on Jews in U.S. history. The...

 

Grower expects to provide Ohio's 1st medical pot in December

CLEVELAND (AP) — Stepping into the small vestibule, visitors are immediately struck by a slightly musty, slightly skunky odor that provides a redolent clue about what's happening there. The next clue: An employee takes your identification from...

 

Hinting marriage, undercover cop elicits slaying confession

CLEVELAND (AP) — There wasn't much doubt in the minds of police in the Ohio village of Hartville, best known for its fertile muck farms, that Phil Snider killed his wife of 53 years. But it took an undercover female officer who played her role so c...

 

Judge sued over refusal to OK transgender teens' new names

CLEVELAND (AP) — An attorney for the mothers of three transgender teens in Ohio said in a federal lawsuit filed Friday that a county judge has shown a disturbing pattern and practice of not allowing transgender children to legally change their...

 

Judge overseeing opioid suits seeks steps to address crisis

CLEVELAND (AP) — The federal judge overseeing more than 600 lawsuits filed by government entities collectively seeking billions of dollars to address the nation's opioid crisis said Thursday he will continue to push for solutions to the problem whi...

 

Passengers heard window popping on Southwest plane

CLEVELAND (AP) — Passengers on a Southwest Airlines plane first heard a loud pop and then scurried away when they saw a jagged crack in a window that forced the jet to land in Cleveland on Wednesday. Some on board immediately thought back to just...

 

Ohio AG 'encouraged' after start of opioid lawsuit talks

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said Wednesday during the start of settlement talks for more than 250 federal lawsuits filed against pharmaceutical companies and distributors over the nation's opioid epidemic that he's...

 

Ohio's capital city facing near record-high homicide rate

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Earlier this month, with homicides at a near-record high in Ohio's capital and biggest city, the Columbus police chief declared a "call for action, and a call for peace" in hopes of reducing the killing. "This holiday season...

 

Ohio woman reunited with lost tortoise after two-week search

CLEVELAND (AP) — A wayward tortoise's surprising trek around Ohio has ended happily for its owner, whose two-week search, in a twist of fate, might have saved her sister's life. Otis the California desert tortoise managed to push open a sliding gla...

 

Pipeline firm cited for 2M-gallon spill in Ohio wetlands

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Texas company building a high-pressure pipeline to carry natural gas from Appalachia has been issued violation notices for spilling a total of about 2 million gallons of drilling fluid into two separate wetlands last week, the...

 

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