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Man fatally shot in fight with other man in Walgreens store

GROVE CITY, Ohio (AP) – Police say two men got into a fight inside a Walgreens in Ohio that ended with one man fatally shot. Grove City police say 46-year-old David A. Wells was fighting with another man in the store Friday when the other man produced a gun and …

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GOP governor taps advisers for gun policy talks

WASHINGTON (AP) – Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY-sik) says he has convened a diverse group of advisers on gun policy to help him come up with a consensus policy proposal that he can bring forward in the coming days. The Republican governor said during a visit to Washington Friday that …

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Police: McDonald’s manager fired at drive-thru customers

CLEVELAND (AP) – Authorities say a McDonald’s late-night manager who fired shots at a car in a Cleveland drive-thru line is facing assault charges. Cleveland.com reports an arrest warrant was issued Thursday for 52-year-old Mark Fort after police say he shot at a customer’s car Wednesday. Police reports say Fort …

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State attorney general: All untested rape kits now analzyed

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The state attorney general says all previously untested Ohio rape kits have now been analyzed, completing an initiative to check thousands of untested samples. Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine said Friday the work is complete on 13,931 rape kits submitted by local law enforcement agencies for …

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Union: Inmate suspected in attack in wrong security level

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The head of the state prison guard union says an Ohio inmate suspected of stabbing a guard was at a lower security level than required. Christopher Mabe (mayb) is president of the Ohio Civil Service Employees Association. He says prisoner Casey Pigge (pij) is supposed to …

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The Latest: County to open flooding command center

CINCINNATI (AP) – The Latest on Ohio River flooding (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Authorities along the flooding Ohio River plan to open a command center Saturday. Clermont County officials say county and local police and fire departments and other emergency officials will set up at the New Richmond Middle …

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Last teen pleads guilty in death of passenger hit by sandbag

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) – The last of four teens charged in the throwing of a sandbag from an interstate overpass in Ohio that killed a Michigan man riding in a car has pleaded guilty. A 14-year-old boy from Toledo pleaded guilty Friday to involuntary manslaughter and other charges in Juvenile …

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The Latest: Governors push national health care compromise

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Latest on a bipartisan group of governors working on a health care solution (all times local): 2:30 p.m. A bipartisan group of governors working to strike compromise on hot-button policy issues is taking on health care. Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sihk) presented the group’s blueprint …

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Jury recommends death penalty in 14-year-old girl’s slaying

CLEVELAND (AP) – A jury has recommended that a registered sex offender convicted of raping and killing a 14-year-old Ohio girl should get the death penalty. Jurors on Friday recommended the death penalty for 45-year-old Christopher Whitaker. The same jury had found him guilty of aggravated murder and charges including …

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Rain expected to push Ohio River to highest level since ’97

By DAN SEWELLAssociated Press CINCINNATI (AP) – Flooding is swamping more roadways along the Ohio River as forecasters expect the river to reach levels not seen since the region’s deadly 1997 floods. The National Weather Service says the river topped 56 feet (17.07 meters) early Friday in the Cincinnati area, …

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