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Ohio’s first-ever statewide standard on police use of deadly force counsels officers to consider the consequences of pulling the trigger. Stating “the preservation of human life is of the highest value in the state of Ohio,” the standard says police officers must only use deadly force to protect themselves and others from serious injury or death.
AKRON (AP) — A retired Akron mayor was given a verbal warning by police officers for public urination on the University of Akron campus.
A 17-year-old driving a suspected stolen all-terrain vehicle was killed after he crashed early Thursday while being chased by Morrow County deputies. According to deputies, Devon Abbott of Marengo was one of four juveniles, the youngest 14, suspected in a burglary at Extreme Tec ATV near Westview Drive in Mount Gilead about 1:30 a.m.
AKRON (AP) — The daughter of a slain Ohio officer received a police escort to school on her first day of kindergarten.
MASSILLON, Ohio -- A high school football team that has had a live tiger cub at games for decades started the season with its traditional mascot on hand, even though the district hasn't proved to the state that the mascot's display would meet stricter rules for possessing exotic animals.
A northeastern Ohio man avoided the death penalty on Friday in Coshocton when he pleaded guilty to aggravated murder charges and was sentenced to life in prison without parole for robbing and killing an elderly couple, then burning their bodies.
A jury has convicted a man of aggravated murder and other charges in the fatal shooting of a father and his children, ages 14 and 18, during a home-invasion robbery on Dec. 31, 2013.
The local Democratic Party has closed its booth at a county fair in northeastern Ohio because officials won’t ban the sale of Confederate flags at the event.
A comment Hillary Clinton made while in Cleveland Thursday is drawing ire from the GOP, Dispatch Public Affairs Editor Darrel Rowland writes. The former secretary of state and a Democratic presidential candidate said, “Now, extreme views about women? We expect that from some of the terrorist groups. We expect that from people who don’t want to live in the modern world. But it’s a little hard to take coming from Republicans who want to be president of the United States.”
GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — An off-duty police officer working security at a Cleveland-area hospital shot and critically wounded a man early Thursday after the patient tried to rip away the officer’s holstered handgun and used the officer’s stun gun on police officers and a nurse, a police detective said.
Local school leaders, the state’s largest teachers union and others are urging Ohio legislators to pass a bill implementing widespread reforms of tax-funded, privately operated charter schools.
As predictable as pollen in the August air, claims that this is the WORST RAGWEED SEASON IN YEARS have started to fly. Yes, ragweed pollen is tainting our air, just like it does every year about this time. And a lot of rain-free days have left it free to float around, making it feel as if we haven’t had much reprieve lately. But so far, the data from the nearest air monitoring station in Dayton shows a typical year. And experts say they have no way of knowing whether that’ll hold up through September or 2015 will go down as a ragweed-a-thon.
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Ohio oil and gas production continues to grow to record levels despite warnings that sharply falling oil prices will cause the industry to decline. Concerns persist, however, that low energy prices will eventually cause Ohio production to slow.
BARBERTON, Ohio (AP) — Police say a visiting minister at a northeastern Ohio church stole up to $50,000 from an elderly member of the congregation under the guise of helping others “in the name of the Lord.”
CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio corrections department will conduct a review of the jail where a woman was found dead in a cell last month to help officials determine what happened.
LEBANON, Ohio — Judges in a southwestern Ohio county say they are frequently releasing female drug offenders without punishment because the county jail is at capacity.
CINCINNATI -- An attorney for a University of Cincinnati policeman who fatally shot a driver he stopped over a missing front license plate is asking a court to move the trial elsewhere.
CLEVELAND -- A police officer outside Cleveland who authorities say sold guns to felons has been indicted by a federal grand jury. Northeast Ohio Media Group reports that 29-year-old Kevin Lumpkin was charged Wednesday with two counts of unlawful sale of firearms to a felon.
The parents of three boys whose mother is suspected of suffocating them rejected the state’s care plan for the family earlier this year, according to records released Thursday, shedding light on the state’s inability to refer the couple for psychological assessments.
TOLEDO (AP) — The owner of a Toledo funeral home where bodies were found in a state of decay has been charged with several new counts of abuse of a corpse.
While laws are changing to reflect the reality that child prostitutes are victims, cultural attitudes also need to change, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman said Thursday after hearing from experts and a survivor of child trafficking.
Workers decontaminating and decommissioning a Cold War-era uranium plant in southern Ohio are again being notified about hundreds of potential layoffs because of an anticipated funding gap, a reprise of warnings they heard a year ago for the same reason.
Federal safety regulators have cited a Lancaster battery-recycling plant for failing to fix previously identified problems that expose employees to lead and other harmful substances. Retriev Technologies Inc. faces proposed penalties of $74,250 for nine violations, including eight repeat violations.
The Ohio Supreme Court has a short timetable to decide an appeal filed on Thursday challenging state-approved wording on Issue 3, a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana.
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