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Man gets prison time for killing ex-fiancee’s young son

FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio man convicted of killing his fiancee’s 2-year-old son has been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after serving at least 17 years. Twenty-nine-year-old Brent Houdeshell was sentenced last week after his earlier conviction on charges of murder, child endangerment and …

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4-year-old killed, 6-year-old injured in interstate crash

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A 4-year-old boy was killed and a 6-year-old was critically injured when their vehicle was rear-ended while stopped in heavy traffic on an Ohio interstate. Police say the boys were in the backseat of a van and were not wearing seat belts when the crash happened …

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Ohio’s Portman returns money from ex-RNC finance chairman

By THOMAS BEAUMONTAssociated Press Sen. Rob Portman says he has donated money he received from Las Vegas billionaire Steve Wynn to charities working to stem human sex-trafficking in Ohio. In a statement Monday to The Associated Press, Portman spokeswoman Emily Benevides says the Ohio Republican “donated the money to a …

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Man, girlfriend charged in slayings of his mom, grandfather

AURORA, Ind. (AP) – Authorities say a southeastern Indiana man and his girlfriend have been charged in the slayings of the man’s mother and grandfather. Officers discovered the bodies of 78-year-old Walter Bryant Jr. and 58-year-old Faith Craig the night of Jan. 19 at a house in Aurora, about 30 …

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Boy’s shooting spurs questions about armed deputies in court

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio officer’s fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy during a scuffle outside a juvenile courtroom has some people questioning whether such sheriff’s deputies should carry guns while monitoring that court. The Columbus Dispatch reports the Jan. 17 shooting of Joseph Haynes prompted an online petition …

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Dan Rather to speak as Kent State remembers May 4 shootings

KENT, Ohio (AP) – Journalist Dan Rather will speak at Kent State University in May on the anniversary of the fatal Vietnam protest shootings. His appearance coincides with the May 4 site being dedicated as a National Historic Landmark. The school says the former “CBS Evening News” anchor will reflect …

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Sheriff’s office: Gun used to shoot deputy is found in pond

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) – Authorities say the gun used in a shooting that wounded a southwestern Ohio sheriff’s deputy has been found more than a year and a half later. WCPO-TV reports that the rifle was recovered from a pond in Deerfield Township, about 20 miles northeast of downtown Cincinnati. …

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Police: Gunman kills self after deadly shooting

MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) – Police in Ohio say a gunman apparently killed himself during a standoff with officers who were responding to report of a deadly shooting. A woman called Massillon police late Saturday to report that her husband had been shot near a detached building at the rear of …

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Gold treasure recovered from 1857 shipwreck to make debut

By AMANDA LEE MYERSAssociated Press SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) – More than $50 million worth of gold bars, coins and dust described as the greatest lost treasure in U.S. history is about to make its public debut in California. The 3,100 gold coins, 45 gold bars and a trove of …

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Crews to put up fencing where sandbag killed man in car

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) – Crews will begin putting up temporary fencing at an overpass in Ohio where a Michigan man was killed when a teenager tossed a sandbag onto the freeway. Ohio’s Department of Transportation announced earlier this month that it now will require fencing at some overpass construction sites. …

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